Country Director

John Hopkins University (Jhpiego)
  • Location
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    May 04

Position description

Entrepreneurial, proven and strategic leader who will direct the country office through an exciting time of transition and new business development. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding leader to build upon the extremely successful accomplishments of Jhpiego Indonesia and to expand Jhpiego’s impact in the country. The Country Director works closely with the Indonesian Ministry of Health to streamline efforts and ensure complementarity of projects and serves as the primary point of contact for donors, stakeholders and international and local partners. The Country Director is responsible for timely and cost-effective project implementation, compliance with local laws as well as Jhpiego policies and procedures and adherence to the program and technical standards of the organization.


Strategic Leadership

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of Jhpiego’s efforts in country;
  • Develop and maintain outstanding working relationships with donors and potential donors, the private sector, MOH, national and international implementing partners, and others who can help in Jhpiego’s efforts to strengthen support to the country;
  • Ensure that all Jhpiego activities are in line with country priorities, and include substantial engagement of national partners.

New Program Development

  • Understand Jhpiego’s current work and past experience in order to speak fluently about and advocate for Jhpiego in meetings with potential donors and partners;
  • Identify and build relationships with the major donors and the private sector in Indonesia, regionally and globally to learn their funding strategies;
  • Lead intensive efforts to develop new business/program opportunities; this will include identifying and developing opportunities; leading program design efforts; and identifying and coordinating proposal development teams;
  • Work closely with Jhpiego’s home office staff to identify opportunities and to maximize ensure effective and timely responses to new program opportunities.

Technical and Program Quality Assurance

  • Provide oversight of program activities, ensuring that the programs follow Jhpiego program, technical and project management standards and are responsive to the needs of the country;
  • Ensure corrective actions are taken when organizational expectations and standards are not met;
  • Ensure the quality and sustainability of all program approaches; work with program staff, partners and funders to continually improve programs to address challenges and meet needs and ensure achievement of the goals, objectives and targets of each project;
  • Provide programmatic and/or technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of interventions;
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to ensure M&E frameworks are developed and data/results are effectively tracked and appropriately reported;
  • Monitor projects for compliance with Jhpiego and donor programming policies, and recommend any necessary assistance to comply with Jhpiego policies.

Financial and Management Compliance

  • Ensure the program is working within available resources and that the program is fiscally sound;
  • Ensure country compliance with country laws, Jhpiego policies and donor rules and regulations as well as all contractual requirements;
  • Ensure preparations and timely submission of all programmatic and financial reports to Jhpiego and donors;
  • Ensure that internal and external audit findings are corrected in a timely manner.

Human Resource Management

  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results.

External Relations and Communications

  • Represent Jhpiego’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to donors and other key stakeholders in public, private sector and professional circles through networking, meetings, conferences, and presentations.


  • Proven entrepreneurial and strategic leader;
  • Action-oriented, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning;
  • Advanced degree and/or at least 10 years of senior public health, business development and/or management experience;
  • Knowledge of the Indonesian public and private health sector actors, including program leaders, government representatives, and on-the-ground organization staff;
  • Ability to point to provide specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth;
  • Significant past history of successful fund raising;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage donor funded public health projects and budgets;
  • Proven experience in leading highly skilled and qualified program, technical and administrative and finance personnel;
  • Ability to build capacity and collaboration between governmental and non-governmental partners, private sector and other project implementers;
  • Understanding of USG donors’ health strategic framework and ability to support country office staff in ensuring adherence to USG finance and compliance standards;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Bahasa Indonesian and English required;
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral presentation skills;
  • Ability to work in a complex environment charged with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform;
  • Technical knowledge in one or more of Jhpiego’s core competencies;
  • A team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating working teams, and developing communities of learning among host country partners and counterparts.

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