Country Director

Jhpiego - John Hopkins University



Country Director will provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of Jhpiego’s programs. This includes guiding the strategic planning, design and implementation of country programs and achievement of planned results. The Country Director works closely with the Indonesian Ministry of Health to streamline efforts and ensure complementarity of projects and serves as the primary point of contact for donors, stakeholders and international and local partners. The Country Director is responsible for timely and cost-effective project implementation, compliance with local laws as well as Jhpiego policies and procedures and adherence to the program and technical standards of the organization. Indonesia Nationality is highly encourage to apply.


  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of Jhpiego’s efforts in country;
  • Develop and maintain outstanding working relationships with donors and potential donors, MOH, national and international implementing partners, and others who can help in Jhpiego’s efforts to strengthen support to the country;
  • Ensure that all Jhpiego activities are in line with country priorities, and include substantial engagement of national partners;
  • Understand Jhpiego’s current work and past experience in order to speak fluently about and advocate for Jhpiego in meetings with potential donors and partners;
  • Identify and build relationships with the major donors in Indonesia to learn their funding strategies in country;
  • Lead intensive efforts to develop new business/program opportunities; this will include identifying and developing opportunities; leading program design efforts and identifying and coordinating proposal development teams;
  • Work closely with Jhpiego’s home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated responses to new program opportunities;
  • Provide oversight of program activities, ensuring that the programs are technically sound, follow organizational standards and are responsive to the needs of the country;
  • Lead Program and Technical Review processes and ensure corrective actions are taken when organizational expectations and standards are not met;
  • Ensure the quality and sustainability of all program approaches; work with program staff, partners and funders to continually improve programs to address challenges and meet needs and ensure achievement of the goals, objectives and targets of each project;
  • Provide programmatic and/or technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of interventions;
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to ensure M&E frameworks are developed and data/results are effectively tracked and appropriately reported;
  • Monitor projects for compliance with Jhpiego and donor programming policies, and recommend any necessary assistance to comply with Jhpiego policies;
  • Ensure the program is working within available resources and that the program is fiscally sound;
  • Ensure country compliance with country laws, Jhpiego policies and donor rules and regulations as well as all contractual requirements;
  • Ensure preparations and timely submission of all programmatic and financial reports to Jhpiego and donors;
  • Ensure that internal and external audit findings are corrected in a timely manner;
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results;
  • Represent Jhpiego’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors and other key stakeholders in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in public health, health administration, public administration, business administration or related degree;
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible international public health management experience including design, implementation, monitor, reporting, and financial management;
  • Knowledge of the Indonesian public health sector actors, including program leaders, government representatives, and on-the-ground organization staff;
  • Significant past history of successful fund raising;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage donor funded public health projects and budgets;
  • Proven leadership skills and expertise in strategic program planning, implementation and management;
  • Proven experience in leading highly skilled and qualified program, technical and administrative and finance personnel;
  • Ability to build capacity and collaboration between governmental and non-governmental partners and other project implementers;
  • Understanding of USG donor’s regulations and compliance, reporting requirements, and health strategic framework;
  • Fluent in written and spoken Bahasa Indonesian and English required;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral presentation skills;
  • Ability to work in a complex environment charged with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
  • Technical knowledge in one or more of Jhpiego’s core competencies;
  • A team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating working teams, and developing communities of learning among host country partners and counterparts.

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