Short-Term Consulting Opportunity (Based in Indonesia)

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 1 February 2021
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 2 April 2021
  • Current

Job Description

Scope of Work

The Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHA) an initiative of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids in Washington D.C. is seeking a consultant to help lay the groundwork for preventing future major viral outbreaks in Indonesia. Based on analysis provided by the consultant, GHAI and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) will support local partners to accelerate the adoption and enforcement of laws and policies to end the commercial trade and consumption of wild birds and mammals.

The consultant will identify and begin the dialogue with public health experts and organizations to support national advocacy strategies and augment the impact and reach of existing campaigns. Our approach will be science-based and framed within the multi-sectoral One Health approach, which recognizes the relationships between people, animals, plants and their shared environment.

The consultant reports to the Director of Capacity Building and Organizational Development, Brett Weisel. Brett is based in Washington, D.C.

Political Mapping
The consultant, in coordination with GHAI staff, will work with WCS to conduct a systematic analysis of the political environment in Indonesia to understand all the important decision-makers (i.e. Government agencies and bodies with decision-making power and the legislative or regulatory process through which policy objectives are achieved), influencers (e.g. Key legislators, coalitions and external influencers), policy processes (e.g. Rules and procedures, timelines, legislative calendars) relevant to our policy objective of ending the commercial trade in wild birds and mammals. This will inform the engagement strategy (e.g. messaging, approach, tactics etc). The consultant will work with WCS to build a political map (an outline of relevant relationships and authorities) for Indonesia at the national and subnational levels.

Stakeholder and opposition mapping
The consultant will assess the public health community’s priorities, concerns and plans relevant to the prevention of animal-to-human viral transmission. The consultant will work with GHAI and WCS to identify key allies, experts and champions who can help to amplify and deliver our policy message. Through this process, stakeholders will be identified that might be affected by our policy-change objectives (e.g. those whose livelihoods may be impacted by ending commercial trade and consumption of wild birds and mammals). Conversely, motivations and roadblocks of potential opponents will also be identified.

Partner scoping
Based on the stakeholder mapping– to support our policy objectives, the consultant will identify effective civil society and other advocates including media and public health experts who are current and potential partners.

Country-specific advocacy trainings directed toward priority-setting and strategic planning
The consultant will participate in a five-day GHAI developed and facilitated training. Participants will identify key legislative, policy or enforcement objectives and develop a strategic advocacy plan based on political mapping. The customized curriculum will be based on interviews and capacity assessments with participants.

Topics will include identifying priority issues and setting policy objectives, engaging policymakers, developing persuasive messages, media advocacy, coalition building and activation, evaluation, and action planning.

Timeframe

The work period for this project has a duration of three months, culminating in the training session. Hiring outreach and interviews will begin immediately with project work starting within one week of hiring.

Core Deliverables
  1. A political map for Indonesia relevant to health policy development
  2. Stakeholder and opposition map relevant to policies to prevent animal-to-human transmission of viruses
  3. Identification and selection of core public health champions
  4. A political map for Indonesia relevant to health policy development
  5. Stakeholder and opposition map relevant to policies to prevent animal-to-human transmission of viruses
Experience and Core Competencies
  • Bachelor’s degree required or Master’s degree (preferred) in public health or public policy, law degree or other related degree with global focus highly desirable.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience coordinating and managing projects, including advocacy for policy change in public health; proven ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with government stakeholders, NGO partners, and international organizations.
  • Experience in public health, with background in infectious diseases preferred
  • Strong understanding of political and media environments in Indonesia, with network of contacts in government relevant to the policy area
  • Fluent in English and excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) complex issues in a concise, compelling, and easily understandable manner.
  • Experience facilitating high-level meetings, trainings, and/or strategic planning workshops
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a member of a dispersed team.
  • Ability to work effectively and to report and communicate regularly and promptly with supervisor in a long distance management set-up.
  • A track record of working in an empowering and culturally sensitive style with an array of partners and stakeholders.
To Apply

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, including salary requirement, and attach your resume to: jobs@tobaccofreekids.org. Please reference the position code: CON-IND/12. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Campaign for Tobacco Free-Kids is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. Candidates must have authorization to live and work in Indonesia.

About the Organization

The Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI), a project of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, advances public health policies to build a healthier and safer world. Drawing on decades of international experience, GHAI provides partners with direct, systematic, ongoing technical assistance and capacity-strengthening support to deliver health policy wins in countries around the world, in every type of government system.

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