Jumat, 16 April 2010

URGENTLY NEEDED - VAS Consultant [Vitamin A Technical Consultant] - Jakarta

The Micronutrient Initiative (MI) is a not-for-profit organization
established in 1992 as an international secretariat within Canada’s
International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and incorporated in Canada
as a separate entity in 2001. The MI was created directly as a result of
commitments made by world leaders at the 1990 United Nations World Summit
for Children, to support efforts to control micronutrient deficiencies in
developing countries. MI's mission is therefore to stimulate and support
national actions to eliminate micronutrient malnutrition assuring universal
coverage and sustained impact on the health and well being of people. Since
2006, MI Indonesia office was established  and directly intervene in Vitamin
A supplementation and micronutrient fortification programs in the country
including the promotion of universal salt iodization (USI). MI Indonesia
invites applications from qualified Indonesian citizens for the following

Vitamin A Technical Consultant

The consultant will be based in Jakarta, work closely with the MI Director
and national stakeholders. The specific terms of reference include:

·         Support in the development of a monitoring system for performance
of the consultancy (in consultation with Director)

·         Work closely with the government and key stakeholders to get their
attention on Vitamin A and be responsible for coordination and liaison with
key players at national and regional levels  (Governments, UNICEF, other
UN/NGOS, Universities and relevant tasks forces or committees, etc).

·         Support the Government program through initiatives that may
include, formation of a task force, policy formulation including development
of specific guidelines, act as a resource person for the VAS related

·         Participate in the Central/Province Government Task force/informal
working group on Vitamin A.

·         Support in the recruitment of district level extenders.

·         Facilitate the district level extenders to work with the district
local government (DOH)

·         Provide technical support and guidance to district level extenders
and supervise their work.

·         Facilitate and support the advocacy meeting/activities and
organize technical or programmatic workshops at the district and province

·         Monitor all components of vitamin A supplementation program at the
province and district levels and identify gaps and areas of support.

·         Consolidate, validate and analyze coverage data and build capacity
at the district and provincial levels to analyze and take corrective actions
on coverage data.

·         Compile and analyse monthly reports and share with MI Director.

·         Liaise with the Director and Logistic and Supply Chain Management
Project Officer in the Directorate of Nutrition and as serve a link between
central provincal and district levels.

·         Draft proposals for advocacy or operational activities for budget
allocation or to other potential donors to support the program, at the
districts, provincial and national levels.

·         Travel within the district, province and to attend national level
activities as required.


·         Academic degree in nutrition/health sciences, public health, food
sciences/technology, health management, international development or related

·         At least 5 years of working experience with Government Agencies,
NGOs, Donor, Industry and /or UN agencies;

·         Good knowledge of policies and programs of government and donor

·         Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as a team

·         Ability to work independently and innovatively;

·         Excellent computer and communication skills (presentation and
writing), with fluency in spoken and written English.

Interested and competent applicants are requested to submit i) application
letter; ii) recent Curriculum Vitae (CV); iii) photograph; and, iv) address
of two referees. Please indicate position applied for in the subject line.
Applications can be submitted through email to *
miindonesia@micronutrient.org*, post or hand delivered to the address: *MI
Indonesia Office, Gedung Wirausaha, Lt. 2, Jl. H.R.Rasuna Said, Kav C-5,
Jakarta 12920*

The last date for receiving applications is *30 April 2010*. Only short
listed candidates will be called for further interview.

Thanks and Regards,

Intan Utoyo

Program Assistant
Micronutrient Initiative (MI) Indonesia

Wirausaha Building, 2nd Floor,

Jl. H.R Rasuna Said Kav. C5, Jakarta 12920, Indonesia

Phone: +62 -21-52 77 644

Fax     :  +62 -21-52 77 645


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