Global Health Security Advisor, Indonesia


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Tech for Development
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Focus of the Role

We are looking to hire a Global Health Security Advisor with experience and expertise across health and government advisory.  The role would start immediately, based in Jakarta.

The postholder should have experience and expertise across health and government advisory, and have previously worked on global health security.

The postholder will work with the Ministry of Health, relevant agencies, technical committees and the wider TBI team to support the Ministry of Health’s Global Health priority issues and programmes.

The incumbent will work to the Senior Health Advisor, and closely with both TBI’s regional leadership and the central team in London, especially the Global Health Security team and the Technology for Development team including the Head of Health.

The postholder will also work closely to draw on the expertise of the Global Health Security Consortium.  The Global Health Security Consortium (GHSC) provides insight, analysis and support for leaders around the world to help them deal with Covid-19 today and prepare for the health security challenges of tomorrow. It is a joint initiative of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, the Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine and a team of scientists at the University of Oxford.

The newly launched Tech for Development initiative, enabled by a dynamic external partner, is being delivered in 30 countries in Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia, and aims to transform developing and emerging nations through the application of sustainable scaled technology and innovations across public services, food systems and agriculture, healthcare and climate.

Key Responsibilities

  • To develop and deliver a global health strategy with the Government of Indonesia’s Minister of Health based on the following strands of activity
    • Support mobilisation of financial and health resources for pandemic preparedness, prevention and response
    • Support the enhancement of global surveillance through genomic sequencing
    • Support the harmonisation of global health guidelines
    • Support efforts to build global health information system interoperability
    • Support the expansion of global manufacturing hubs for vaccines and therapeutics
    • Support the strengthening of scientific global networks in disciplines related to health crises
  • Thereafter the role will support the wider partnership between the Government of Indonesia and TBI, based on supporting the initiatives identified by the Global Health Security Consortium
  • Key performance targets will be established and delivered through effective development, deployment and management of the partnership’s goals

Programme Management Role:

  • Planning: Working closely with TBI team and government interlocutors, design, maintain and continually improve country project plans and tools
  • Execution and Monitoring: Under the direction of the Country Head review and maintain project goals, plans, proof points and KPIs. Report to and engage with Country Head and Head of Health Tech for Development, to drive delivery, ideate, troubleshoot and manage roll-out
  • Government Relations: Support the TBI Indonesia team to maintain effective and trusted relationships in government in line with the country project strategy and positioning, and in service of the overall TBI mission to support political leaders to achieve results that benefit the people of the country and our tech for development initiative
  • People: Support the recruitment and management of team staff, as required. The post holder will be expected to develop strong working relationships
  • External Relations (non-governmental): Support the Senior Health Advisor to engage with relevant external stakeholders such as tech companies, Partners, other actors and stakeholders in the tech and Health sectors as directed for resource mobilisation and other partnerships.
  • One TBI: the post holder will formally report to the Senior Health Advisor, Indonesia, dotted line to Global Health Security Consortium coordinator for TBI

Person Specification

We are looking for an experienced Global Health Security Advisor:

  • Experience and qualifications in Global Public Health or related field
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience working on global public health security and strengthening programmes
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate strategic discussion to co-create a common vision among stakeholders.
  • Ability to work under pressure, and to coordinate with teams and multi-disciplinary advisors
  • Strong communication and project management skills
  • Who can work flexibly and be adaptable, open to changing approaches in response to changing situations on the ground
  • With proven understanding of the political context, how to influence policy and the discretion and judgment needed to navigate a complex environment
  • Fluency in English and Indonesian required

About The Institute

The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) is a mission-driven not for profit organisation. We exist to equip political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies. We work hard, every day, to make a difference. When governments work well they are able to create economic and social change in a way that promotes fairness, social justice and opportunity. We work relentlessly to support leader and governments with the challenges they face. Giving them practical solutions and actionable insights, that once implemented, can be transformative for their people  

We do this within two connected divisions: 

 Government Advisory 

Our Government Advisory teams work directly with political leaders and governments around the world to implement reforms that improve the lives of their citizens. It works with a variety of partners and its outputs cover a range of disciplines and projects across countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South Asia.

 Policy Futures 

Our Policy Futures work encompasses three broad areas: 

  • Renewing the Centre: developing a bold and innovative domestic policy programme to help renew the centre ground of British politics; 
  • Tech and Public Policy: exploring the policy challenges and opportunities presented by the technological revolution; and 
  • Extremism Policy Unit: creating solutions designed to tackle the threat of extremist ideologies in the UK and around the world. 

As an organisation, the core beliefs we all embrace are: 

  • Open and Progressive: you’ll believe in the value of teamwork 
  • Bold and Pragmatic: you’ll approach everything you do with integrity and authenticity 
  • Optimistic Changemaker: you’ll be focused on results 

TBI believes embracing diversity and inclusion make us a better place to work.  It’s our goal to reflect everyone in society and we actively welcome applications from individuals and groups who are under-represented in the workplace. We celebrate difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. We will only ever assess you on your abilities and fit for a role. We’re happy to discuss any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during recruitment and, if you\'re successful, discuss any adjustments you might need to thrive in your role.