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In Indonesia, CHAI has been working in immunization program since 2017, supporting MoH for introduction of PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine). PCV had been initially introduced starting from 2 districts in Lombok island, and will be scale up gradually to national level in the period 2020 to 2024. Challenges and problems arise in the process of introduction of the new vaccine (PCV), such as suboptimal data management, undertrained health staffs, logistical & cold chain management issues, as well as budgeting and planning problems. With the fact that Indonesia had been graduated from Gavi (Global Vaccine Alliance) support, local resource mobilization become critical to optimally and efficiency fund for new vaccine introduction (PCV) program. In addition, the prevailing decentralized health and financial system in Indonesia had made additional complexity in health program implementation. CHAI will support MoH in strengthening immunization system, for the transition process of adopting PCV as one of the national routine immunization program. The works will be focusing in certain key areas, such as readiness assessment on the new area, improvement of health care worker capacity (e.g. variety of trainings), immunization data and planning strategy, cold chain & logistic management, immunization coverage monitoring, and immunization budgeting, as well as other relevant works. The area of works will cover several key provinces, which are east, central and west Java provinces, Jogjakarta, Banten, south Sumatra, and Lampung provinces.
The Senior Program Officer will help accelerate Indonesia’s drive towards PCV program implementation by providing support at both national and subnational health levels for the roll out of PCV program strategies in context of PCV introduction and strengthening of immunization system to ensure successful transition of PCV towards national routine immunization and sustainability of the national immunization program in long term. This work will focus on strengthening immunization systems, including, but not limited to, service delivery, data management, supply chain management, microplanning, budgeting and strengthening health staff capacity.
The Senior Program Officer will establish and maintain relationships with provincial and district health offices in selected areas and will ensure that the CHAI’s team of program officers in PCV program is delivering high-quality, impactful work as per CHAI goals. S/he will actively identify bottlenecks in implementation and support areas for capacity-building across the health levels. The SPO will need to work very closely with the Program Manager, Senior program Manager and CHAI team at central level to ensure national-level policies are operationalized appropriately on the ground.
The Senior Program Officer must be a highly motivated, entrepreneurial individual with outstanding problem-solving, managerial, analytical, and communication skills. He/she must be able to function independently and have a strong commitment to excellence. It’s highly important that the Senior Program Officer feels comfortable in and is able to persist in unstructured environments with little available information and involving multiple stakeholders.
The Senior Program Officer will oversee a team of program officers working on daily basis with different targeted provinces. The position entails high level of coordination with the CHAI team at the central level. The position reports to the Program Manager vaccine, in Indonesia and will be based in Jakarta CHAI office. Substantial travel within designated selected provinces is expected.
Set-up of CHAI’s Sub-national PCV Program