Indonesia: Indonesia Country Manager (USAID Project)Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia 221 views

Closing Date : 2019-12-13
Duty Station : Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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Organization: ThinkWell
Country: Indonesia
Closing date: 13 Dec 2019

Do you believe that everyone deserves access to affordable, quality healthcare? Are you driven by creativity, bold ideas, and disruptive innovation? Are you inspired by exceptionally talented, diverse, impact-oriented colleagues? Do you thrive in a dynamic, high-growth, fast-paced environment? Most importantly, are you fed-up with the status quo of foreign assistance in the health sector? Then consider a job with ThinkWell.

ThinkWell is implementing two projects in Indonesia. The five-year project, Health Financing Activity (HFA) funded by USAID and a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Strategic Purchasing for Primary Health Care (SP4PHC). ThinkWell is seeking a dynamic forward-thinking Country Managerwho has experience in managing contracts and grants of technical assistance programs in the Indonesian health sector. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a transformative program.

The Country Manager will report to the Public Sector Lead in Washington DC and support the Chief of Party for the HFA Project and the Senior Health Financing Advisor for SP4PHC. The Country Manager will supervise Administration, Operations and Human Resources staff as needed depending on program needs and growth. The Manager is responsible for day to day management including oversight of financial and operational systems, quality control of contract reports and deliverables, and all human resource functions.

Please note: Indonesian nationals are encouraged to apply. This position includes an Indonesian benefits package and does not include international relocation or expatriate benefits.

The Manager brings substantial technical and managerial expertise as well as in-country experience. The ideal candidate is a hands-on manager, enthusiastic to shape the growth of a cutting-edge enterprise.


Project Planning and Management

Implement a system for project planning and reporting to include annual workplan preparation with the government partners and sub-contractors and other team membersEnsure that the work plan meets client requirements and standardsSupport activity monitoring systemQuality control, technical and editorial, of deliverablesImplement a system to capture timely inputs for monthly, quarterly, six monthly and annual reporting to clientsOversee the preparation of quarterly travel plans and travel requests

Human Resources & Team Management

Recruit, onboard and lead team members across operational and programmatic areasManage HR systems, processes, policy documents/handbook and compliance with local labor lawsLead by example, delegate effectively, demonstrate integrity, motivate and inspire othersEffectively manage in-country admin/ops team, proactively growing team members by focusing on their professional development and capacity buildingCreate a positive, respectful country team operating culture and environment


Ensure effective use of donor resources and compliance with funders policies and regulationsManage sub-contracts related the HFA projectManage local procurement of goods and services including local consultantsAct as the lead contract focal point for USAID in country


Ensure the stringent management of financial systems, including financial tracking, recording of financial transactions, financial risk management, fraud preventionReview financial report from the sub-contractorsOverseemonthly financial projections and cash flowRequirementsUndergraduate degree and 8+ yrs exp or graduate degree and 6+ yrs exp;5+ years professional experience managing donor contracts, preferably USAID contracts, for technical assistance projects in the Indonesian health sector;Experience managing technical assistance projects in the health sector successfully;Demonstrated team and people management abilities with a focus on growing staff, mentoring and coaching;High level of IT skills, inclusive of word, document editing, excel, database management;Strong presentation skills, ability to synthesize management data in terms of activity progress, link with financial analysis, preparations of briefs and presentations from a management perspective;A thoughtful systems thinker with grounded, pragmatic understanding of the complexities of our work;Proven track record in budgeting and financial management and analysis;Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with external strategic partners, donors, government ministries and stakeholders;Full written and verbal fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesian;Outstanding cross-cultural communication skills, including the ability to relate respectfully with staff at all levels, ages, genders, nationalities and orientations as well as across work areas;Ability and willingness to travel in-country and internationally as needed.

Who You Are:

Inspiring leader who models the principles of conscious leadership

Have a can-do , anything is possible, start-up ethos combined with a strong sense of urgency and action orientation

Thoughtful systems thinker with grounded, pragmatic understanding of the complexities of achieving development outcomes

Committed to modeling a work culture that strongly espouses individual authenticity, radical feedback, intelligent failure, and collective impact

Able to flourish in a dynamic, often chaotic, organization that fundamentally values iteration and evolution over stability and predictability

Able to externally represent and convey ThinkWell s passion, conviction, impatience, and desire to see change

Intuitive ability to relate and connect with people from different cultures, orientations, and operating lenses (political, technical, funder, business partner, etc.); with special acumen on maintaining positive relations in a virtual world.

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