USAID Jalin- Technical Lead (Intra Health)

The USAID Jalin Project

Scope of Work

Technical Lead

The USAID Jalin Project (hereafter referred to as “Jalin” or the “Project”) is a five-year initiative implemented by DAI Global, LLC and its consortium of partners – IntraHealth, Vital Strategies, and Market Share Associates. The overall goal of Jalin is to contribute to national goals to accelerate maternal and newborn mortality reduction. Indonesia has these national goals, and they have been recently reconfirmed at Presidential level, because the maternal and neonatal mortality rates are among the highest in the region, they are far above the Sustainable Development Goals targets; and they have stagnated in recent years. The overarching problem that Jalin is striving to solve is: the quality of care accessible to mothers and newborns is uneven across the country as seen in both public and private facilities at both primary and secondary levels of care.

USAID Jalin aims to contribute to national goals to reduce maternal and newborn mortality through improvements in maternal and newborn health (MNH) quality of care in public and private, primary and secondary facilities at scale; and through improvements in the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency referral systems at community and facility level at scale. To achieve these high-level results, Jalin will be working to support: a) sustained improvements in practice by clinical hospital teams in treating obstetric and newborn complications; b) stakeholder strategies that are more focused on the main causes of maternal and neonatal death; c) sustained improvements in quality of care by private midwives; d) integrated ICT referral platforms that are scaled; and e) improved referral networks that are scaled.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Technical Lead will work with IntraHealth International, a sub partner to DAI on Jalin, and be based in Jakarta at the Jalin office. S/he works closely with all Jalin staff to oversee and contribute to activity implementation and effectively communicate Jalin approaches, activities, outputs, and impacts with USAID, the Government of Indonesia, and other audiences. This person will report directly to the Portfolio Manager for day-to-day technical supervision.  

The Technical Lead is responsible for managing, monitoring, and reporting on the progress of IR 3 – sustained improvements in quality of care by private midwives with particular attention on IR 3.1 reviving and strengthening Bidan Delima as part of the Jalin Results Framework (RF). The Technical Lead will work with Jalin staff and external stakeholders including Ikatan Bidan Indonesia (IBI) to strengthen quality of care provided by midwives to mothers and newborns, with special attention to strengthening Bidan Delima in Jalin provinces through mentoring and certification of private midwives. The Technical Lead will identify technical assistance (TA) needs for activity implementation and collaborate with the IR 3 Lead for efficient work planning, financial management, procurement and activity monitoring/reporting.

Specific responsibilities of the Technical Lead include, but are not limited to:

·       Lead the planning, implementation and reporting of assigned activities in accordance with the approved workplan

·       Working collaboratively, provide appropriate technical guidance to Jalin, the MOH, IBI and implementing partners, and communicate within and across the portfolio teams to share and receive lessons learned

·       Lead in relationship management and collaboration with IBI and other external stakeholders and organizations

·       Participate at national and international meetings and conferences as required to represent Jalin and/or assigned activities

·       Provide technical support to IBI aligned with IBI subgrant requirements

·       Support the recruitment and selection process for short-term consultants, subcontractors, grantees or other service providers to support assigned portfolio

·       Conduct monitoring visits to ensure the successful implementation of activities and coordinate with the monitoring team to document progress towards milestones

·       Author weekly, monthly and quarterly reports (to MOH, USAID, etc.) for assigned portfolio

·       Coordinate with others in the technical team to produce project success stories, lessons learned, fact sheets, or other project communications projects as assigned

·       If required, represent the project at a variety of national and international health and development fora

·       Other duties as assigned that are consistent with the overall focus of the project.


·       Clinical and public health background, such as degree in Midwifery and a master’s in public health   

·       At least 8 years of experience in maternal newborn and child health including experience in providing clinical services in the private sector

·       Experience managing partnerships with relevant stakeholders to advance public health goals

·       Understanding of and experience with maternal and newborn health, midwifery/obstetric practice in


·       Expertise and demonstrated ability to provide TA in maternal and newborn quality of care across the Jakarta and regional implementation teams

·       Experience in social franchising and/or accreditation systems preferred

·       Ability to prepare and present reports, presentations and other products in English and Bahasa

·       Computer literacy in Microsoft Office applications

·       Excellent oral and written communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia and English

Interested and qualified applicants should send their cover letter and CV on 14 May 2020 at 05.00 PM Jakarta Time to with Technical Lead in the subject line and specify the availability date in the CV. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly.

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