Advisor on Social Health Protection (Social Protection Programme – SPP) 393 views

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“The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations.

In the context of the bilateral cooperation between the Government of Germany and the Government of Indonesia, the Social Protection Programme (SPP) assists the Government of Indonesia in developing long-term strategies for a comprehensive system of Social Protection. The National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) is its main partner. The collaboration has been reinforced and strengthened during the German-Indonesian Government Negotiations in 2017. SPP is part of the “Sustainable Economic Development and TVET” priority area.

The New SPP aims at improving risk coverage and promotes the independent economic existence for the poor and vulnerable with a view to contributing to innovative approaches to complement the social protection system for the poor and vulnerable. The project works in the following intervention areas: (1) Adaptive Social Protection (ASP) with a focus on capacity development for BAPPENAS and another key stakeholder in performing their tasks to lead the policy consultation at the national level and facilitating the development of the strategic recommendation for expanding social protection against risks from extreme weather events and natural disasters; (2) Financial Inclusion by supporting PT Pos in modernising its services through the digital giro platform and expanding savings products which will increase access to financial services for poor and vulnerable groups; and (c) Labor market access for Person with Disabilities by providing advisory services and technical support for the development of the concept and strategy of inclusive design from employment promotion instruments and reform plans for the vocational education and training sector, through the Social Security Administering Body, BPJS Ketenagakerjaan and other key stakeholders.

Further, from the 1st of January 2022, SPP enters a new approach by introducing the actuarial science technical support to redesign and rearrange the social security benefits for the Indonesian population and improve the programme’s effectiveness and efficiency management under the leadership of Bappenas. This approach is aligned with President Joko Widodo social protection reform agenda as endorsed on the 5th of January 2021.  

Main Responsibilities

  • support the work area on Actuarial Science (component 4) under the Social Protection Programme Indonesia Project
  • provide advice on Actuarial Science related policies on social health protection (SHP), mainstreaming into government development planning and monitoring systems, and financing mechanism
  • supports the Principal Advisor (AV) to ensure the contribution of the GIZ in the social protection reform is legitimised by providing professional advice to partners and maintaining its communication
  • liaise with the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas), the Ministry of Finance (MoF), and other relevant ministries and government agencies, particularly with Indonesia Actuarial Association, and BPJS Kesehatan, concerning the project implementation
  • support the communication process with Bappenas on project administration (Implementation Agreement, grant registration, BAST and quarterly reports)
  • support the preparation of new projects in the thematic area of social protection, such as the upcoming Social Health Protection (SHP) project
  • ensure the synergy and coordination process among national and international actors related to Actuarial Science application and initiatives in Indonesia, particularly within the social health protection area.
  • provide innovation, knowledge management and communication of innovation to partners and important stakeholders and conduct coordination with GIZ communication/knowledge management officer at Country Office Indonesia 

In this context, the position holder fulfils the following tasks:


  1. Project implementation, monitoring, reporting and administration
  • expands the collaboration and dialogue with key stakeholders, especially with BPJS Kesehatan, Ministry of Health, academicians, and universities, in the way to increase the country partnership in the field of social health protection
  • provides overall project management support and performs the role of Advisor in caring out programme activities in a timely and high-quality manner
  • supports project management, including providing inputs to the annual workplan in close consultation with project partners and/or implementing agencies
  • provides recommendations on identified needs, concept development and strategy formulation for social health protection area
  • formulates terms of reference and supervises external support (consultant) assignments for social health protection subject
  • supports the organisation of training sessions, seminars and other events, including event organisation, programme development, input preparation, participant selection and outreach, and event report
  • supports monitoring of project progress and the activities of components through the GIZ tool (Result Based Monitoring), reviews reports and documents on the progress of joint programmes, evaluates and identifies bottlenecks and recommends alternative management options to the AV
  • supports in reporting tasks, including but not limited to annual reports to the Commissioning Party (BMZ) and quarterly and annual reports to Bappenas, as well as compiling relevant data and materials
  • supports the project administration process with Bappenas (Implementation Agreement/IA, IA amendment, grant registrations, BAST and regular reports)
  • uses GIZ’s Capacity Works to organise the project activities.
  1. Professional advisory services
  • provide technical input and advice (writing and verbally) for the evaluation of the government’s current National Social Insurance (JKN) schemes, including for persons with disability and old age
  • provide advice for the baseline study concept on the existing social health insurance programme
  • support the overview, mapping, evaluation, policies, and steps for premium simplification for the social health insurance
  • support the work related to the baseline study and analysis on alternative benefits and/or coverage expansion of social health insurance
  • assists with international/national consultants, academicians and universities for research activities and studies on political issues related to social health insurance, which benefit the overall approaches of the SPP.
  1. Networking and cooperation/liaison 
  • works closely with the Directorate of Demography and Social Protection of Bappenas for implementing the activities.
  • facilitate contacts and manage relationships with high-ranking representatives from government, academia, private sector, civil society/labour organisations (with a focus on liaising with BAPPENAS, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia Actuarial Association, BPJS Kesehatan, Ministry of Health, and National Social Security Council (NSSC/DJSN)
  • supports the preparation of the future new projects such as the foreseen Social Health Protection (SHP) project (organise meetings with project partners, compile inputs for proposal development and project concept, assist the arrangement and communication for project mission)
  • ensures coordination and regular communication with the project team under the Social Protection Programme project
  • ensures cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies, and individuals in the project and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships
  • facilitates communication between national and local government interests and efforts and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the project.
  • communicates regularly with other GIZ projects within GIZ Indonesia and ASEAN on specified topics related to social protection/social health insurance, communication, and digitalisation
  1. Knowledge management
  • compiles information related to actuarial science application and social health protection
  • develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures,
  • draws up reports and presentation documents
  • supports the formulation of reports and presentation documents related to the working areas under his/her responsibilities
  • formulates appropriate input for project reports, including annual reports, and contributes to the information required by the AV, Country Office and GIZ Head Quarter
  • ensures knowledge transfer amongst team members as well as partners
  • acquires relevant information to feed into the Actuarial Technical Science (Output 4) as needed
  1. Other duties/additional tasks
  • performs other duties and tasks at the request of the superior
  • shares information about the project with other relevant projects proactively and seeks synergies across activities
  • provide background research and strategy formulation in the above-mentioned areas
  • support the Principal Advisor in carrying out project activities, especially for reporting, monitoring and evaluation following the GIZ monitoring and evaluation instrument
  • assists other experts – including consultants and subcontractors – and performs additional duties at the request of the AV.


Job Requirements

General requirements:

  • Indonesian citizenship
  • Master’s Degree in Social Health Protection related fields, Demographic, Social Sciences (major on Social Welfare), Economics or related subjects with social insurance
  • specialised social insurance and research knowledge
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • keen analytical, project management, and problem-solving skills
  • strong computer skills; and
  • solid written and oral communication skills.

Professional experience required:

  • at least 6-8 years relevant experience in Social Health Protection and/or social health insurance-related field
  • demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain sound working relationships with high-ranking stakeholders and/or dialogue partners from government, private sector, academia, and civil society in the actuarial related fields
  • working experience with scientific research organisations/institutes and/or social security/social insurance institutions are added value
  • familiar with Indonesia “social insurance” concept and design
  • familiarity with scientific methodology and procedures
  • knowledge on “health economic financing” is an advantage
  • familiarity with the design and implementation of public policy and its development in Indonesia
  • expertise and work experience on multi-stakeholder platform dialogue and communication, facilitation and moderation are valuable
  • proven qualification to provide high-quality advice on politically sensitive issues and to draft documents in Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • international experiences and/or training in Social Health Protection (SHP) and/or Actuarial Science related fields are value-added
  • ability to work independently/with minimum supervision and in an international working environment
  • available and able to travel if necessary to support the implementation and dissemination of the project result (including for expert dialogues/meetings, etc.)
  • ability to operate ITC technologies and computer applications (particularly MS Office)


Duty Station: Jakarta

Expected to Join: April 2022 (possible to start in advance, is considered)

Direct Supervisor: Principal Advisor

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a motivation letter, CV, training attended, and list of references (a must), addressed to The closing date to submit the application letter is on 20 February 2022.

Please indicate your application by putting the following code in the subject line: SPP – Advisor SHP

Please name your file as follow the format:

[Your Complete Name]_[Motivation Letter/CV/Latest Education Certificate]_SPP – Advisor SHP


Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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