Chief of Party, Maternal and Newborn Health Project – Indonesia At Project HOPE

Project HOPE is an international NGO of engaged employees and volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

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Project HOPE seeks a Chief of Party (COP) to provide vision, leadership, and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of an upcoming USAID Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) Flagship project in Indonesia, a five-year, $50-$99.99-million-dollar activity. The MNH Flagship will assist the Government of Indonesia (GOI) in reducing preventable maternal and newborn mortality and achieving the SDG 2030 targets by focusing on strengthening the quality of care and enhancing equity.

The COP will oversee the implementation of the entirety of this activity, be the primary point of contact for USAID, provide strategic technical vision, and ensure ethical and excellent management of the activity, its staff, and consortium members. The COP will liaise with USAID, relevant GOI officials, health and development donors, and other implementing partners to cultivate open, productive, and collaborative relationships that support the implementation of this activity. The COP will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner, suggest appropriate program adjustments, and ensure that systems are in place to mitigate the risk of fraud, waste, and abuse. The proposed COP candidate must fulfill the requirements detailed below.

This position will be based in Indonesia. Indonesian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply. It is anticipated to begin in mid 2025.

This position is contingent upon award.


  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships and alliances with USAID, the Indonesian Government Ministries, other USG implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Indonesia to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure the programmatic and financial integrity of the integrated health project and to achieve rapid and sustained project goals, objectives, and targets
  • Oversee the project’s operational, financial, and administrative priorities; direct the planning and budgeting processes; design and oversee an annual project cycle in accordance with USAID’s annual planning cycles
  • Ensure compliance with the project results and oversight of project activities to achieve the stated objectives
  • Ensure the development of strong M&E mechanisms, program monitoring tools and efficient systems to ensure high quality implementation
  • Represent Project HOPE’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to key Indonesian stakeholders including USAID and implementing partners in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Provide technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of interventions
  • Develop strategic plans, annual and quarterly work plans, and overall management of the program in line with USAID guidelines to achieve project objectives
  • Ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions within Government health facilities particularly in the areas of MNH and capacity building of district staff and national partners
  • Participate in relevant technical advisory groups with counterparts and partner institutions
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID, Indonesia Government Ministries, project team, and project partners
  • Oversee preparation of periodic project reports to donor
  • Mentor, support, supervise, and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results
  • Provide guidance, in collaboration with key staff, to subcontractors and subgrantees and coordinate activities with other agencies
  • Manage multiple project partners
  • Write and/or review technical components of materials and publications related to integrated health and its development
  • Ensure resources for project implementation are available
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets and ensure project is implemented in budget
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data and results and establish a culture of data for decision making
  • Work closely with Project HOPE home office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation
  • Ensure compliance with USAID operational policies and regulations
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree or other advanced degree (PhD, MD) in a relevant field such as public health; development studies; social sciences or management; and other relevant fields
  • Minimum of ten years’ progressive experience in a senior role managing large, complex, and integrated programs of similar scope and dollar value
  • USAID experience required
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with foreign governments, various ministries, development partners, the private sector, and community organizations to advance health and well-being
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams to achieve project results in a fast-paced and complex environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, oral, and English language skills. Additional fluency in Bahasa Indonesian language is preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID projects, regulations, compliance, and reporting
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, team-building, and representational skills
  • Previous experience working in Indonesia, with intimate understanding of local health systems and maternal and newborn health
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines, and intense pressure to perform
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including TEAMS and PowerBi
  • Ability to travel nationally


  • Previous experience working on and/or technical expertise in maternal and newborn health
  • Recent experience working with government counterparts in different capacities
  • Familiarity with relevant Indonesian stakeholders (Ministries, donors, private sector, civil society and other)


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form and must be able to travel internationally.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Work environment:

  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  • Emergency deployments may be in resource-deprived environments with austere living conditions.
  • Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation.
  • While international travel is not a regular part of every job, programmatic needs may require it intermittently.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship