Maluku, North Maluku
Program Summary – NZAID EDA
The agriculture industry in Indonesia consists of a large number of complex product-specific value chains, which in turn involve many different market actors. The government of Indonesia (GOI) recognizes that the development of the Indonesian agriculture sector faces dynamic domestic and international challenges, and requires increased partnership among different groups, including NGOs, Donors, local Community Social Organizations, and the Private sector, to obtain competitive advantage in global markets and to improve livelihoods for farmers. To increase its competitiveness, the Indonesian agriculture industry needs improved production system efficiency, increased quality control management for sustainable production, and improved product promotion for local and export markets.
The New Zealand Aid Program, acting through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) has approved the Concept Note for the design and implementation of an economic development activity in Eastern Indonesia that was submitted, and will be implemented, by Mercy Corps Indonesia (MCI). The program will initially focus on Maluku and North Maluku with the ultimate aim of scaling up to other areas of Eastern Indonesia (e.g. West Papua ) using a market development approach.
The 4 years program’s objectives are:
1. 30,000 farmers in the spices (nutmeg and cloves), fisheries and seaweed value chains will increase their net income by 40% by the end of 2017
2. Increased growth in overall trade by 30% in the spice, fisheries and seaweed sectors in Maluku and North Maluku
To achieve the goal, MCI will conduct rigorous sector study that will be carried in the design phase, on the first six months of the program. The study will adopt Making Market Works for the Poor (M4P) approach with the objective to: 1) Understand the sector profile and dynamic of Spices, fisheries, and Seaweed, 2) Understanding the underlying causes that hindering the benefit for farmers in Spices, fisheries, and seaweed sector, 3) Identifying potential intervention area.
The output of the study will be: 1) Draft result framework diagram, 2) Activity Design Document (ADD) and final costed work plan. MCI will then employee the Activity Design Document produced during design phase to fully implement the activity in 3,5 years.
To ensure the effectiveness of the design phase, and followed by the implementation of the ADD, MCI is currently looking for a sharp entrepreneurial Intervention Manager.
During the design, the intervention manager will be responsible to oversee the sector study, identifying intervention area, and lead the analysis process
During the implementation phase, the intervention manager will responsible to oversee the implementation of the proposed interventions stated in the ADD. The intervention manager will be responsible to ensure that the intervention will not only focusing in core value chain of the sectors, but also addressing entire market system which include core value chain, business enabling environment (regulation, local formal and informal law, national/international standards) and supporting function of the system (financial access, technology, skills/capacity building, marketing, infrastructure, etc)
Responsibilities include: facilitating the relation between spices, fisheries, and seaweed sector market players, private sectors mobilization and engagement, providing guidance in business start-up and trouble shooting, and ensuring transparent information regarding the community, including timely reporting on issues that may impact the project.
- University degree in Economic, Business or related fields;
- 3-4+ years of field-based community development experience, preferably with a focus on economic development and poverty reduction;
- Experience in working with private sectors related to agriculture product and services will be an advantage;
- Experience in farmer mobilization, conducting economic research, assessments and surveys;
- Experience in facilitating trainings to farmers in good agriculture practices ;
- Experience in facilitating relation between Intervention partners including government and private sector ;
- Moderate English. Native level of Bahasa Indonesia.
Please send your CV with position applied on the email subject to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacancy will be closed 21 September 2014 and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.