Vacancy at NLR : Program Assistant

NLR, is a professional organization working in the field of leprosy and disability in 16 leprosy endemic countries. Each year, around 219.000 people globally are diagnosed with leprosy. Indonesia ranks number 3, with relatively high disability rates. NLR, with its International Office in Amsterdam, has been supporting projects in Indonesia since 1967. The main partner of NLR is the Ministry of Health (MoH) and activities are aligned to MoH policies and priorities. At provincial level, the Leprosy Control Program Technical Advisors (LCTAs) are strengthening the capacity of the provincial and districs government’s health staff to improve the quality of leprosy services. Next to supporting leprosy control, NLR’s Inclusion and Disability program aims to support and advance holistic, community-based rehabilitation and sustainable inclusive development for persons with disabilities, including children with disabilities and people affected by leprosy.


Currently NLR is looking for:

Program Assistant

The Program Assistant is responsible to provide technical and managerial support for coordinating and monitoring of the Leprosy Control Program to ensure its smooth implementation. The Program Assistant plays a key role in providing project management coordination to multiple partners and functions as a key interface with the partners. The Program Assistant has a primary responsibility for accuracy, and timeliness of the narrative and financial reporting of parnters, while assisting the Technical Advisors in their work in Leprosy Control Program.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Assists Technical Advisors team in the smooth management of the project, preparing TOR, and carrying out proper administration and coordination with the finance team;
Assists finance team in tracking and managing expenditures within approved budget plans and re-programming when needed;
Ensures proper project documentation for all Leprosy Control Program;
Conduct Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities and make overviews of quantitave information;
Serves as communication channel between project team and partners regarding project status and issues that need follow up;
Supports the team in providing technical assistance to partner organizations regarding the implementation of the program during field visits and workshops;
Report to Leprosy Control Program Manager.
Key Requirements

Bachelor degree in public health;
Good understanding of results based management and what this entails;
Experience in community development projects with a focus on capacity building;
Have at least 1-year experience working in NGO
Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with various partners; especially with the goverment
Proven ability to develop workplans, terms of reference;
Used to work in a dynamic and sometimes challenging environment;
A team player and at the same time able to work independantly;
Proven skills in the following areas: reporting, problem-solving abilities, ability to cope with  pressure, mentoring skills, strong communication and networking skills.

How to Apply

Please send an application letter together with an updated CV via email to:

Closing date is July 17, 2020, or until the position is filled.

Applications will be screened immediately upon reaching the above email address.

Qualified candidates will be contacted for requirement process accordingly.

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified.


NLR values diversity and inclusion and encourages all qualified people to apply, regardless of age, religion, race, gender, sexual orientation or disability

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