Program Manager (PM) Vacancy for AT (Assistive Technology)
The Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. (CHAI) is a global health organization committed to our mission of saving lives and reducing the burden of disease in low-and middle-income countries. We work at the invitation of governments to support them and the private sector to create and sustain high-quality health systems.
CHAI was founded in 2002 in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic with the goal of dramatically reducing the price of life-saving drugs and increasing access to these medicines in the countries with the highest burden of the disease. Over the following two decades, CHAI has expanded its focus. Today, along with HIV, we work in conjunction with our partners to prevent and treat infectious diseases such as COVID-19, malaria, tuberculosis, and hepatitis. Our work has also expanded into cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and other non-communicable diseases, and we work to accelerate the rollout of lifesaving vaccines, reduce maternal and child mortality, combat chronic malnutrition, and increase access to assistive technology. We are investing in horizontal approaches to strengthen health systems through programs in human resources for health, digital health, and health financing. With each new and innovative program, our strategy is grounded in maximizing sustainable impact at scale, ensuring that governments lead the solutions, that programs are designed to scale nationally, and learnings are shared globally.
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Exclusion due to children’s disability is one of the largest hidden problems in obtaining equal opportunity. It is estimated that more than 200 million children in low-resource settings are lacking this equal opportunity. Those children, particularly from 0 to six years old, are usually segregated from the community due to stigma and social disgrace, minimizing their learning capacity in the vital developing years.
Children with disability need early identification and assistive technology to ensure and maximize their development and learning skills allowing them to be integrated into social aspect and fully functioning.
However, limited facilities offer qualified screening and proper intervention, play therapy and assistive technology, e.g. wheelchair, hearings, visual aids. When the assistive aids are available, it is often the prices are high, limiting affordability and access to better quality aids. Health providers are usually untrained staffs and children are missed to early screening and proper early intervention.
The Government of Indonesia (GoI) is a signatory to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Additionally, GoI has committed to achieving the Universal Health Coverage agenda. Access to AT is necessary to achieve the aims of these global commitments, as lack of access to AT prevents individuals’ ability to participate in work, school, family and their community. To uphold these commitments and influence the complex system for AT access, a broad set of stakeholders across sectors is needed to coordinate a multi-faceted, systematic approach spanning data and evidence generation, market development, capacity development, and policy reform.
CHAI is looking for a highly qualified, very dynamic, energetic person with exceptional people skills and experience of working in challenging environments, to support its Indonesia assistive technology team. This is a very demanding post which will prove to be very rewarding for the right candidate. This Program Manager’s work will be focused in three strategic goals:
- Improving early detection of children with disability guidelines & policy, aligning with recent international best practices/standards.
- Improving AT access, supply chain management, optimizing AT stock availability and AT access policy, transcending from charity-based to right based policy
- Integrating Play Therapy intervention within early children development platform in public education & health system, as an equal access to better interventional therapy for children with disability
- Design & conduct strategic activities to improve early detection of children with disability for health worker and social worker with the required skills & training.
- Managing key activities to improve & integrate service delivery points/center for early child development program (child screening & interventional therapy), in health facilities or at schools/education programs, including AT services (repair & fittings).
- Develop & perform strategic activities in the integration of play therapy into the existing child intervention platforms.
- Mapping national AT suppliers, & managing coordination, communication with key AT suppliers and distributors, relevant to the use of AT in early detection & early intervention programs
- Develop monitoring & progress update of the three strategic programs, and execute mitigation strategy for the problems arise, in coordination with SPM & global team.
- Conduct & manage engagement with key stakeholders (MoH, MoSA, DPOs and other relevant stakeholders) to implement & achieve key strategic goals.
- Perform basic finance and administrative functions as needed under the guidance of finance team
- Support SPM and global team in developing new innovative strategy in AT provision & disability policy.
- Perform any other relevant works assigned by SPM and country leaderships
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent plus 6 years work experience; or Advance Degree or equivalent plus 4 years work experience; or equivalent total work experience
- Understanding in disability issues and related knowledge both in national and subnational level in Indonesia
- Experience and sound knowledge healthcare & education system for disability intervention within Indonesia public system
- Proven strong in-country networking capacity with disability related organizations, including relevant governmental departments/ministries, in national and subnational level
- Understanding government bureaucracy culture across ministries/governmental and expressing good communication skills as well as convincing capacity
- Ability to work as a team and independent.
- Experience to work in fast-paced situation and dynamic deadlines while managing quality of result and analysis
- Experience in the planning and execution of large scale projects; including budgeting and activity planning
- Strong written and oral communication skills in Indonesian and English, with the ability to prepare compelling presentations
- Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb/synthesize a broad range of information
- Experience structuring and leading evidence-based decision-making processes.
- Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously whilst mentoring a team to perform consistently.
- Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment
- Strong analytical (quantitative and qualitative) and communication (written and oral) skills
- Demonstrated strong analytical, organizational, leadership, and problem-solving skills.
- High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet applications
- Ability to travel extensively to focus provinces and other locations as needed.
- Experience living and working in Indonesia.
- Fluency in Bahasa and English
Interested candidates can apply to https://careers-chai.icims.com/jobs/12516/program-manager%2c-assistive-technology/job
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified for interview.