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Job Vacancy Available: Part-Time Public Health Specialist & Research Assistant [CLOSED]

December 21, 2020 News - By: Dimas Prasetyo

Role 1: Public Health Specialist (part-time)

Role 2: Research Assistant (part-time)

Location: Remote (virtually)

Deadline: Friday, 1 January 2021, 18.00 WIB.

We are hiring short-time positions to help nudgeplus team run a study on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). They are expected to work for 3 months (January – March 2021) with the behavioural economist and communication specialist from nudgeplus. The works and meetings are held virtually; thus, candidates from any city in Indonesia can apply.

Who are we?

nudgeplus is the pioneer of nudge services in Indonesia. It is established to meet a huge demand in hacking notorious behavioural problems with backups from the fast-growing development of behavioural sciences and the cutting edge of experimental research.  Our goal is to narrow the gap in knowledge of behavioural sciences and help public and private institutions, as well as non-profit organisations, to change their stakeholders’ behaviour through research, consultancy, and training.

What are we currently doing?

Despite moving to more developed countries, Indonesia still faces some challenges in improving inclusive access to water and sanitation for all people. More efforts and attention have been paid to close the gap in achieving universal access to water and sanitation. Along with public sector programs, the private sector plays an important role in market-driven approaches. For instance, encouraging financial sectors’ involvement to mobilize commercial funds towards the water and sanitation sector. The initiative allows people to have an opportunity to improve their sanitation facilities, such as household water connection, borewell, toilet, and septic tank. 

To accelerate the initiative, we plan to develop new Behavioural Change and Communication (BCC) tools aimed to strengthen the demand generation process. The tools include water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) manuals, videos, and posters to empower the field agents in conveying appropriate and effective messages into the communities. While the tools seem promising to support the achievement of universal access to water and sanitation, the impact has not been scientifically tested. With a rigorous study, the intervention can be further evaluated whether it is impactful enough to be implemented in a wider population.

Roles & Position:

  1. Public Health Specialist


  • Possess deep understanding in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) topic.
  • Holds a master’s degree in public health, health economics, public policy, or other related studies.
  • Demonstrates strong ability for coordination support, and with excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in project monitoring and research work, especially in public health.


  • Gather relevant literature in public health pertaining to the behaviour of WASH in Indonesia and in other parts of the world.
  • Provide inputs for the design of the impact evaluation study.
  • Collect and analyze data and provide relevant indicators and information related data on the condition of water and sanitation access in the studied area.
  • Provide insights on creating WASH index for the survey purpose.

2. Research Assistant


  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in public health, economics, statistics, or related study.
  • Fresh graduates are welcomed.
  • Has experience in research project or survey is appreciated.
  • Good skill in statistical tools (STATA/Eviews/etc) is a plus.


  • Assist the senior researchers throughout the study.
  • Collect and summarize literature reviews from academic sources as well as public information needed for the study.
  • Supervise survey data collection from the survey.
  • Clean and tabulate data.
  • Other activities as requested.

If you are interested in filling the position, kindly send us your CV to info@nudgeplus.net and CC pyan.amin@nudgeplus.net.

Use the following format for the subject mail: WASH_Position_Name

The application deadline is Friday, 1 January 2021, 18.00 WIB.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview.