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Job Opportunity Senior Advocacy Advisor for USAID BEBAS-TBFULL-TIME STAFF (EXTENDED)



About STPI

The Indonesian Tuberculosis Strategic Partnership Foundation or Stop TB Partnership Indonesia (STPI) believes that the elimination of tuberculosis (TB) in Indonesia is achieved if it is based on a strong partnership between government, private and community elements. Since its establishment as a Foundation in 2018, STPI has initiated cross-sectoral advocacy efforts for national TB policies, built a governance model for handling TB across sectors in districts and villages, and campaigned for TB issues in social media and mass media.


Project Background

Bersama Menuju Eliminasi dan Bebas dari Tuberkulosis (USAID BEBAS-TB) is a five-year, USAID-funded TB flagship activity designed to improve the quality of tuberculosis case detection, diagnosis, care, and prevention. The goal of the Activity, led by Management Sciences for Health (MSH), is to assist the Government of Indonesia in addressing the TB epidemic and achieving 2030 TB elimination targets. The USAID BEBAS-TB activity will provide technical assistance to the National TB Program to improve the quality of TB service delivery by introducing and piloting new approaches to case identification, diagnosis and treatment regimens, and bringing international best practices to Indonesia. USAID BEBAS-TB will support the government of Indonesia at the national level and focus on four densely populated provinces with high TB burdens: North Sumatra, West Java, Central Java, and East Java. The initiative will improve TB care in both public and private hospitals by enhancing the knowledge and skills of health care workers and community health workers.


The Opportunity

STPI is a partner to MSH in the implementation of USAID BEBAS-TB primarily focusing on community activities in TB care and prevention, and, advocacy. We are looking for a Senior Advocacy Advisor who will be a full-time staff in the USAID BEBAS-TB team under the technical leadership of MSH and in management coordination with STPI.


Job position: Senior Advocacy Advisor

Direct Report: Technical Director

Status: Temporary Staff (LOE 100%)

Duration: 12 Months

Location: Jakarta

Working Hours: 40 hours/week


QUALIFICATIONS

Educational Background –Master Degree in Public Health, Global Health, Public Policy, International Relations, Political Science or related health field is desirable. Work Experience – At least At least seven (7) years of experience of each of the following areas:

  • Advocacy with multi-stakeholders at provincial- and national-level

  • Providing support to advance political leadership in Health at the national, provincial, district and PHCU levels in Indonesia

  • Guiding and providing technical assistance to project and country governments staff working on Health policy development

  • Interacting with donors, implementing partners and host country government.

  • Experience working in USAID projects is an advantage.

COMPETENCIES

  • Excellent communication, supervisory and interpersonal skills, demonstrated leadership, and the ability to work collaboratively across technical disciplines.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English; fluency in local Indonesian language, a plus.

  • Willingness to travel frequently (up to 50% time) within Indonesia required.

VALUES

  • Uphold integrity and respect for diversity and equality

  • Aim to achieve optimal results and impact

  • Meaningful collaboration with partners and stakeholders

  • Promote innovations that gives leverage to achievement

  • Purposeful in accounting for progress and achievement

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES


OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:

STPI seeks a Senior Advocacy Advisor who will be responsible for providing the overall technical direction of TB related high-level advocacy for the BEBAS-TB activities. S/he will work closely with members of multidisciplinary senior advisors and partners’ activities to mobilize resources (domestic funding optimizing Multi-sectoral Accountability Framework/MAF and innovative resource mobilization), create political will, and drive policies and actions that will accelerate progress toward TB elimination. The advisor is the senior expert who will provide technical support to provincial teams and related key stakeholders in developing strategic policies and regulations in supporting TB elimination. The advisor will be the main focal point that will represent BEBAS-TB to network with multi-stakeholders for national-level advocacy.


SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as senior expert to plan, develop, monitor and evaluate the implementation of advocacy strategies for the TB programs at the national and provincial level that aligns with the USAID BEBAS-TB objectives.

  • Conducting policy research and analysis on relevant policies, laws and regulation (building evidence based for advocacy process).

  • Together with relevant Sr. Advisers, analyze relevant current technical issues (such as insurance coverage, placement of X-ray machines, province/district budget allocation for TB, social support of people with TB, village fund priorities, etc.), identify opportunities, and provide policy recommendations.

  • Coordinating with various stakeholders within and outside the organization to execute advocacy & social and behavioural campaigns (e.g., anti-stigma messaging using social media, TV, and radio).

  • Building partnership with key figures and other organizations to strengthen collaborative advocacy efforts in the TB response.

  • Engaging in dialogues, meetings, and negotiations with multi stakeholders to advocate for political willingness and actions to advance support for TB care and prevention in public, private, and communities.

  • Conducting internal training sessions to equip provincial staff with advocacy skills and knowledge needed to support policy and regulations development and review at the province and district levels.

  • Actively participate in the quarterly or semi-annually national-level policy and regulation development and review meetings.

  • Together with the health care financing experts the advisor will explore sustainable options for maintaining and sustaining TB interventions based on evidence.

  • Provide assistance to the dissemination of operational research related to TB, TB/HIV, and MDR TB, particularly to the policy decision makers.

  • Perform other duties assigned by the BEBAS-TB technical director.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

CV with a contact list of referees needs to be received by STPI no later than 19th November , 2023 at 16.00 WIB via email at hr@stoptbindonesia.org and cc: thea.h@stoptbindonesia.org with email subject: “Full Name – Sr. Advocacy Advisor”.



The applicants will go through the following recruitment process: 1) Administrative selection and CV screening, 2) Interview and written test, and, 3) Reference check and offering. Stop TB Partnership Indonesia is an institution that opens equal opportunities for everyone. Applicants may not be discriminated against because of race, religion, gender, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, skin color and/or marital status.


Stop TB Partnership accommodates applicants with disabilities, where eligible applicants with disabilities can participate in the application process. Please notify us in writing of any special needs at the time of application.

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