Program Manager

Vital Strategies is seeking qualified candidates for the consultancy position of program manager for air quality improvement in the metropolitan city of Jakarta, Indonesia. The candidate will be responsible for supporting DKI Jakarta with its air pollution mitigation efforts under the Grand Design for Air Quality Improvement (the project) – which is a multi-stakeholder effort to better understand the scale and scope of air pollution in the Greater Jakarta region, and propose a technical, policy and political package of interventions to be adopted by government and civil society.

The candidate will be hired as a Vital Strategies consultant who will be embedded within the DKI Jakarta office of Spatial planning and Environment, located at Balai Kota Permerintah Provinisi DKI Jakarta, Jln. Medan Merdeka Selatan 8-0, Lantai 5, Jakarta 10110 – Indonesia and have a dual reporting line to Vital Strategies and the Deputy Governor of Spatial Planning and Environment for DKI Jakarta. The anticipated start date would be February 1, 2019 or earlier.

Duration – 10 months, with possibility of expansion to be confirmed after six months

Key Responsibilities:
• Lead the coordination and management for all activities pertaining to the project
• With technical support from Vital Strategies, gather and analyse air pollution and heath data to guide decision-making about air pollution in Jakarta
• Engage with stakeholders from government, academic institutions and civil society to extract relevant information and data to characterize air pollution exposures sources and impacts on Jakarta.
• Convene relevant stakeholder and planning sessions in Jakarta
• Supports Deputy Governor of Spatial Planning and Environment of DKI Jakarta Province in managing engagement especially with internal DKI Jakarta and working team
• Facilitate community engagement events run by DKI Jakarta Province
• Communicate progress on the project to multiple stakeholders
• Develop content for a website to showcase air quality information, Grand Design progress and results from the project
• Develop a final report for the project
• Work with Vital Strategies colleagues on communications activities pertaining to the project

The Ideal Candidate:
• Is bilingual in English and Bahasa
• Is familiar with the Jakarta region
• Has at least 5+ years working experience
• Is experienced in working with the Indonesian government, especially at the city/provincial level
• Has proven capacity in multidisciplinary partnership and stakeholder management
• Possesses excellent communication and presentation skills
• Possesses a graduate degree in public health, environmental science, public administration or a related field
• Has experience in data management (e.g. in MS Excel, Access) and analytical tools (e.g. SPSS, R)

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter, including salary expectations, and CV to Closing date for applications is January 10th, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About the Employer:

Vital Strategies is an international public health organization.  We develop and oversee programs to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality, providing expertise in project implementation and management, strategic communications, epidemiology and surveillance, and other core public health capacities. Our specific programs include road safety, obesity prevention, tobacco control, and activities to strengthen public health data systems and the use of public health data to guide policy and decision-making. Activities are based in low and middle-income countries and cities in Africa, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. Please visit our website at to find out more about our work.


In 2016, Vital Strategies created its Environmental Health division with the intention of using the tools of public health to ensure healthy and sustainable outcomes for people living in an increasingly urbanized world. This means developing the technical capacity to address environmental threats beyond the traditional span of public health control— reducing air pollution, mitigating climate change, and improving water, sanitation, and transportation systems. It involves assisting in prioritizing investments that can amplify health gains in urban areas, and engaging the public to recognize the immediate and long-term health impacts as the world urbanizes, particularly in low- and middle-income countries

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