Data Analyst, JKN Performance

Palladium International, Indonesia

Skill Required:, IT and ICT
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th December, 2017

Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. As Indonesia continues to scale up the Jaminan Kesehatan Nasional (JKN) scheme towards universal coverage for all Indonesians, Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial Kesehatan (BPJS-K) and other key Government of Indonesia entities will need to generate evidence to inform policy decisions that can justify continued and increasing government funding and promote the long term financial viability of the scheme. The USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) project is collaborating with BPJS-K and other partners to provide technical assistance in support of these objectives in 2018.

HP+ is seeking a qualified candidate to conduct robust quantitative analysis of various data obtained from BPJS-K and other entities. S/he will support analyses of the performance of the JKN scheme to date, the impact JKN has had on health outcomes, and model scenarios of likely performance in future. The Data Analyst will be responsible for sourcing, compiling, cleaning, analyzing, and presenting data on the JKN scheme such as beneficiaries, utilization, claims, and health outcomes. Experience working with large data sets and anonymized patient-level utilization and claims data is strongly preferred. A sound understanding of actuarial principles and experience conducting actuarial modelling (in health or other sectors) is an advantage. The selected candidate will work closely with DJSN on a day-to-day basis and liaise and coordinate with a multi-stakeholder team to conduct these analyses. The candidate will also work closely with HP+ staff in country and from headquarters.

This is a full-time, fixed-term 9-month contract based in Jakarta, starting in January 2017 with the potential for extension. This is a local hire position; no relocation or expatriate benefits will be provided.

The data analyst will perform the responsibilities listed below. Responsibilities:

  • Work in close collaboration with BPJS-K and other stakeholders to execute the data analysis strategy and plan
  • Clean, analyze, and interpret data with descriptive statistics, identifying and interpreting trends or patterns from complex datasets
  • Maintain databases/data systems of detailed scheme data, merging datasets or results where appropriate to generate insights on scheme performance
  • Clean, analyze, and interpret large and complex datasets using Microsoft Office and other statistical software
  • Develop scenarios and models based on historical data to project future states of the JKN scheme.
  • Develop solutions for anticipated and unanticipated data challenges, including varying data quality, validity, and completeness
  • Contribute substantially to the production of interim and final products, such as Excel spreadsheets, policy briefs, Excel tools and models, PowerPoint presentations and reports
  • Assist in the coordination and facilitation of meetings, training workshops and results dissemination, as requested Required Qualifications:
  • At least a Master's Degree in Economics, Finance, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Mathematics or other related disciplines
  • At least 8 years' work experience (with at least one year post-Master's degree) with increasing responsibility and demonstrated expertise is quantitative analysis
  • Sound understanding of the Indonesian health systems context and the JKN scheme, including benefits packages, provider payment mechanisms, supply chain and service delivery channels, human resources for health, and health financing issues
  • Experience collecting, managing, and analyzing large data sets and other quantitative data
  • Ability to independently manage work streams and advance activities with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Access, etc.)
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Fluency in Bahasa and excellent English writing, communication, and reporting skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and resourcefulness

The following is also desirable:

  • Past actuarial modelling experience (for health or other sectors)
  • Experience using statistical software (e.g. Stata, SPSS, R, SAS)


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