Chief of Party The USAID Jalin Project

  • Senior-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 6 December 2018
  • Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Closing on 6 February 2019
  • Current

Job Description

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 – to work with USAID to facilitate and support partnerships through a co-creation process that brings together a diverse range of public and private sector actors to leverage domestic resources, increase the pace at which reliable local evidence is made widely available and utilized to design and implement local maternal and newborn health (MNH) solutions.

Jalin will contribute to a MNH movement in Indonesia that: (a) brings together actors, including those traditionally outside the health system, to use local evidence and global best practices to co-create, test and adapt local solutions; (b) addresses evidence gaps by identifying where and why maternal and newborn deaths are happening and uses that information to co-define and create local solutions; (c) engages the public and private sectors to co-finance scalable local solutions to support partnerships and ensure that the poor and vulnerable have access to essential services; (d) catalyzes new and existing partnerships, local solutions and co-investment through a whole-of-market approach across the projects areas of technical focus; and (e) fosters a culture of learning and adaptation.

Jalin’s Theory of Change is as follows: If MNH evidence is available and compellingly communicated, and if influential multistakeholder actors are engaged and properly incentivized across the health system using market forces, then constructive and inclusive partnerships, solutions, and advocacy can flourish…and these efforts can spur an MNH Movement that contributes to reducing maternal and newborn mortality in Indonesia, specifically for the poorest and most vulnerable.

Jalin began operations in September 2017 and is currently implementing its approved Year 1 Work Plan, which covers January – December 2018. The Project currently operates in six target provinces - North Sumatra, Banten, West Java, Central Java, East Java, and South Sulawesi.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Chief of Party (COP) is responsible for Jalin Project leadership, management, quality and timeliness of deliverables, programmatic impact, external representation, and relations with USAID and other stakeholders. The COP will direct and oversee project activities to ensure compliance with contractual obligations, achievement of project results, and client satisfaction.

The COP is responsible for leading the professional team implementing Jalin and guided by the project’s Theory of Change and Results Framework. He/she will provide strategic vision for Jalin’s approach to reducing maternal and newborn mortality that encompasses:

  • evidence generation and utilization;
  • partnerships and leveraging public and private financing;
  • co-creation and implementation of local solutions;
  • monitoring, evaluation, learning and adaptation, and;
  • catalyzing the spread of successful approaches.

He/she will ensure that project staff and stakeholders work toward this shared vision for improving MNH outcomes in Indonesia.

The COP leads Jalin staff and subcontractors and liaises with USAID, Indonesian government ministries, national and subnational entities, and the various Indonesian health sector institutions and private sector stakeholders to ensure widespread support for Jalin and clarity on roles, activities, and expected project results. He/she serves as the primary point of contact with USAID for all contractual, programmatic, and financial management matters. The COP fosters a culture of learning and adaptation across all project activities.


  • 15+ years of professional experience, with demonstrated ability to manage large, complex donor-funded projects within the health sector.
  • Significant experience working in middle income (lower and/or upper middle income) countries managing partnerships with government and the private sector.
  • Proven success creating a shared vision among diverse teams and implementing toward that vision.
  • Demonstrated professional excellence.
  • Commitment to generating and using high quality evidence for decision making.
  • Outstanding strategic planning and management skills, extensive technical expertise, exceptional communications and presentation skills, strong teamwork and effective cross-cultural interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity with and a demonstrated commitment to co-creation and innovative approaches to collaboratively designing development solutions.
  • Familiarity with complexity aware monitoring and developmental evaluations.
  • Ability to resolve sensitive and complicated work issues with senior high-level country counterparts, donor representatives, and senior-level staff.
  • Experience working closely with host country governments and agencies with the ability to effectively liaise and build consensus with various stakeholder groups.
  • Fluency in English and excellent writing skills required.
  • Previous experience working in Indonesia and Indonesian language skills preferred.

About the Organization

DAI is an international development company. For more than 45 years, we have worked on the frontlines of international development, tackling fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability. Currently, DAI is delivering results that matter in some 80 countries. Our development solutions turn ideas into impact by bringing together fresh combinations of expertise and innovation across multiple disciplines. Our clients include international development agencies, international lending institutions, private corporations and philanthropies, and national governments.

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