GEDSI Coordinator

 GEDSI Coordinator

Program Background

The Australia Indonesia Health Security Partnership (AIHSP) is a 5-year program supported by the Australian Government and implemented by Cardno. AIHSP’s overarching goal is to increase national health security in Indonesia so that women, men and communities are less at risk of emerging infectious diseases (EIDs), thereby contributing to Australian, regional and global health security as well as supporting sustainable economic development and food security in Indonesia. To support the achievement of this goal, AIHSP will work in partnership with Indonesian Ministry of Health (MoH), Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) and other relevant agencies and Government of Australia to achieve the following ‘End-of-Program Outcomes’ (EOPOs):

1.                   Stronger GoI systems to prevent, detect and respond to public health and animal health emergencies from EIDs; and

2.                   Stronger national coordination of responses to national, regional and global health threats.

Gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI) are important components of the program. The program integrates GEDSI considerations into all activity planning and implementation where possible; gender equality, disability and social inclusion strongly influence health security and how health systems are developed and delivered.

Purpose of the Position

The GEDSI Coordinator will coordinate and support the ongoing development and implementation of AIHSP’s approach to gender equality, disability, and social inclusion and work with the GESI Adviser to implement AIHSP’s GEDSI Strategy. The GEDSI Coordinator will work in close collaboration with team members to mainstream GEDSI across program activities and be the focal point for both team members and partners regarding GEDSI in AIHSP.


The objectives of the position are to:

·       Work with GESI Adviser to implement AIHSP’s GEDSI Strategy

·       Work with AIHSP team to ensure GEDSI is mainstreamed across program activities

·       Support the implementation and monitoring of activities to ensure GEDSI is a key consideration

Key Activities

The GEDSI Coordinator will:

·       Coordinate and support the development and implementation of a range of mainstreamed GEDSI activities in human and animal health activities in program provinces

·       Work with AIHSP team members to ensure a GEDSI focus is mainstreamed in program activities where possible

·       Conduct field visits to understand specific GEDSI issues in pilot activity districts supported by GESI Adviser

·       Report on the implementation of GEDSI activities implemented to Team Leader and GESI Adviser

·       Work with AIHSP program managers to ensure all AIHSP activities are sensitive to gender equality, disability, and social inclusion

·       Work with GESI Adviser to ensure GEDSI activities are incorporated in periodic reporting requirements indicating progress towards key program milestones

·       Ensure GEDSI activities are compliant with contractual, regulatory and policy requirements

·       Monitor progress of GEDSI-related activities and work with AIHSP M&E staff to ensure monitoring of activities are sensitive to gender equality, disability and social inclusion and support the implementation of GEDSI disaggregation across program reporting

·       Provide reports as required for the GESI Adviser and Team Leader.

·       Undertake other tasks as delegated by the Team Leader that are appropriate according to the position holder’s skills and experience.

Selection criteria

1.       A tertiary qualification in a relevant development field. A post graduate qualification would be an advantage.

2.       A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in mainstreaming GEDSI across program activities in Indonesia, preferably in the health sector. Experience working in DFAT-funded programs would be an advantage.

3.       Sound understanding of DFAT’s Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Strategy and Development for All 2015-2020: Strategy for strengthening disability-inclusive development in Australia’s aid program.

4.       Strong network and experience working with women’s organisations, DPOs, NGOs and relevant Indonesian government agencies at both national and sub-national levels.

5.       Experience in program management would be an advantage.

6.       Excellent team working and interpersonal skills including dealing both directly and indirectly with communities and government officials at various levels.

7.       Ability to communicate clearly with people of different educational backgrounds, free of jargon, would be an advantage

8.       Good English and Indonesian oral and written communication skills.

9.       Good computer skills including Microsoft Office applications.

10.    Possess initiative, reliability, and honesty.

11.    Demonstrated ability to work productively in a diverse, fast-paced environment, and to work under pressure to tight deadlines.

Position details

Reports to:                         AIHSP Team Leader (in close coordination with AIHSP GESI Adviser)

Assignment:                       Full-time national employment agreement

Duration:                           12-month contract, with possibility of contract extension

Commencement:               August 2021

Location:                            Jakarta, with travel to program provinces/districts
Remuneration:                 Successful Indonesian nationals will be engaged under a local contract in IDR, and will be subject to Indonesian employment regulations and tax obligations.


·     Minimum two-page cover letter outlining your suitability for the role

·     CV

·     Details of three professional referees

·     Please apply from the following link : GEDSI Coordinator | Jobs at Cardno

Our Recruitment Policies
Cardno is an equal opportunity employer.

Cardno is committed to Safety and the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH), Child Protection and bribery prevention. We want to engage with the right people to deliver our client programs. As part of our approach you will be subjected to formal background screening, criminal record checks, employment verification, and periodic compliance checks. All Cardno staff receive safety, compliance and safeguards training and are responsible for contributing to a safer working culture.

We thank all applicants. However, due to the anticipated volume of applications, only the shortlisted candidates will be contacted.