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Health System Strengthening Specialist

Yayasan Inisiatif Perubahan Akses menuju Sehat (IPAS) Indonesia, is a local foundation works as affiliation of Ipas global so that women and girls have improved sexual and reproductive health and rights through enhanced access to and use of comprehensive reproductive health care including contraception, as per Indonesia’s Law.

We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Health System Strengthening (HSS) Specialist, based in Jakarta.

 Position is open for Indonesian nationality only.

The Health System Strengthening (HSS) Specialist works with other staffs in the Health System Strengthening (HSS) unit to establish comprehensive and women center post-abortion care, health care for survivors of sexual/gender based violence, contraceptive care service for women and girls in the pilot health facilities and resilient primary health care. This role includes providing technical assistance (TA)’s to national ministries, professional associations, and other key stakeholders on women-centered care.

This position is responsible to plan intervention model based on thorough assessment.  S/he supports the implementation of clinical and non-clinical training, monitor the progress, and draw lesson learned from piloting in health facilities.

This position report to the Health System Strengthening Advisor/Team Leader, and s/he will need to coordinate with other units and relevant staff in Yayasan Ipas Indonesia to execute high quality program implementation.



  • Under direction of Health System Strengthening Advisor/Team Leader, develop piloting design of post-abortion care, comprehensive reproductive health service for women and girls survivors of sexual/gender-based violence, and contraceptive care in health facilities based on thorough assessment and consultation with potential partners
  • Designs, Plans, organizes, implements, evaluates, and documents clinical trainings and workshops on high-quality care related to post-abortion care, comprehensive health care for survivors of sexual/gender based violence, contraceptive care in projects
  • Provide technical assistance in relevant assessments (baseline/community assessment) and/studies related to health system and health care
  • Contribute to the national level policy/program advocacy in health system and to the development of organization program design and when deemed necessary to the establishment of Yayasan Ipas’ organization strategy

Project Management

  • Support the implementation and monitoring of HSS focused projects in Yayasan IPAS Indonesia
  • Provide technical assistant to the pilot health facilities, health authority at all level, and medical professional association related to comprehensive SRH service for women and girls
  • Strengthen partnership between the comprehensive SRH service for women and girls in health facilities with other relevant services as required by the beneficiaries (women and girls)
  • Collaborate with other unit to ensure HSS strategy is in line with other units’ and the organization strategy and program design
  • Supporting Project coordinators and HSS Field Officers with technical advice and supervision in performing their responsibilities in program implementation
  • Ensures supportive supervision and program mentoring to program sites and providers in accordance with organizational guidelines and standard operating procedures


  • Work with R&E unit to ensure that data on training activities, supports provided to facilities and providers, and women served are collected, analyzed and findings are shared
  • Monitor the progress of HSS detailed implementation plan which include conducting monitoring mission, spot check, review the performance of external consultant, and suggesting corrective action when deemed necessary
  • Coordinate within HSS unit and collaborate with other unit in documenting and drawing lesson learned from piloting comprehensive SRH service for women and girls in health facilities
  • Document program activities and other relevant documents and products in the designated portal (for instance in Luna and Terra)


  • Support HSS advisor, Develop detailed budget plan for HSS activities. This includes ensuring budget plan at central, provincial and district implementation comply with Yayasan Ipas Indonesia’s regulation

HR & Administration

  • Understand and comply with the HR regulation in Yayasan Ipas Indonesia
  • Supervise HSS Officers and collaborate with other teams in Yayasan IPAS Indonesia
  • Ensure all activities comply with the regulation in Yayasan Ipas Indonesia


  • Understand and practice ethical process and behavior as per the organization’s standard
  • Contribute to safe working environment where every team member is treated equally and respectfully
  • Ensure external consultant understand and practice ethical process and behavior while in partnership and implement program with Yayasan Ipas Indonesia


  • Perform other related duties as required


  • Masters in relevant field (reproductive health or public health) and has health professional background, with more than 5 years of working experience relevant field
  • Proven experience in managing team
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with health facilities, professionals, and the professional association.
  • Deep knowledge of Health System and Reproductive Health issues with orientation towards improving the space for health
  • Ability to influence, strengthen and nurture network of medical professionals related to Reproductive Health
  • Passion, enthusiast, and interest in Yayasan Ipas’s mission, and flexible to adapt to challenging work environment.
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with partners, stakeholders, and other staff
  • Fluent in Indonesian and English (speaking and writing)
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to travel when needed.

How to apply

Application shall be sent by email to [email protected], and indicating the name of the position you are applying as the subject of the email.

Applications shall include a cover letter, CV and copy of educational certificates obtained.

 Application shall be sent by 12 January 2024, at the latest.

 Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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