15 Dec 2017
Job Vacancy: Technical Advisor for Leprosy Control Program

Netherlands Leprosy Relief (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 Indonesia 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 Indonesia’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 Indonesia is looking for position:

Technical Advisor for Leprosy Control Program

The Technical Advisor’s responsibility is to provide technical advice to the Project Leader of the NLR supported leprosy and yaws control programme in specific provinces (as appointed) and ensure that the project leader have the capacity needed to ensure smooth implementation of the programme. In the aspect of management of the programme, TA will strengthen and enhance the project leader’s capacity in the followings:

  • Producing good reporting and recording of data on the programme;
  • Timely production of provincial Annual Plans and Annual Progress Reports;
  • Advocacy, technical skills and knowledge on leprosy control
  • Ability to conduct on-the-job training at districts and health centres

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in technical as well as organisational meetings which are of relevance to the leprosy/yaws programme in the provinces.
  • Where it seems needed, to provide technical guidance to provincial and districtleprosy/yaws team members.
  • To engage and involve actively in the development of leprosy and yaws training aimed at district and health centre staff.
  • To regularly discuss the progress of the programme and any emerging needs with the Project Leader and Head of the Provincial Health Office and specifically review and support in the analysis of any relevant and detailed findings from the field.
  • The TA will spend at least 35-40% of the time on these in-field activities (including district level meetings) whereas the remaining time will be used for enhancing capacity of the provincial staff and to be involved in other programme-related activities.
  • To participate in technical/co-ordination meetings that will be organised by the office of the NLR Representative and the Department of CDC/EH.
  • To report on the relevant findings of the field visits or of the specific development in the provinces to the office of the NLR Representative, the Department of CDC/EH and the Senior National Consultant. In these reports the TA is expected to provide a summary of the findings, the recommendations for improvement and the plans agreed upon.In the case that the report is made from a field visit, the report should be sent within 2 weeks after any visit.
  • To report on a monthly basis on the monthly plan and expenses to the office of the NLR Representative.
  • Every TA will engage actively in the designing and implementation of all innovative activities relevant to the assigned provinces. To execute this task the TA should work closely withany other team members involved in the innovative project including and not limited only to NLR Representative and NLR Head Quarter’s staff dedicated for the project, in case any.
  • To support the NLR Country Director in developingand implementing a strategyfor obtaining additional funding support for the Leprosy Control Programme.
  • To accomplish additional tasks requested by the Head of the Sub-directorate Leprosy-Yawsand NLR representative.

Key Requirements

  • Medical Doctor preferably have a Master on Public Helath with minimum 5 (five) years experiences in research and demonstrable health program/project management.
  • Have experience/involved in leprosy program with a good/positive record/impression
  • Age between 35-56 years old
  • Proven experience in operational research
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data
  • Demonstrable experience on health project/program management (include the result based planning, budgeting, monitoring, evaluation and reporting)
  • Demostrable experience in coordination with different stakeholders
  • Good facilitator, motivator, and problem solver
  • Sensitivity for intercultural differences
  • Ability to balance macro and micro management
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment where a flexible management style is needed, dealing with setbacks and unexpected events while continuing to make progress and respecting deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Good coaching skills
  • Willingness for frequent travels
  • Proficient in written and spoken English is essential
  • Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, internet, Epi-info, SPSS)

How to Apply

Please send an application letter together with an updated CV via email to: recruitment@nlrindonesia.or.id

Applications will be screened immediately upon reaching the above email address. Qualified candidates will be contacted for requirement process accordingly.

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


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