Mercy Corps’ Agri-Fin Mobile program (Agri-Fin) “bundles” mobile phone-based services for smallholder farmers, resulting in increased productivity and incomes. Services offered include agricultural advisory services such as weather data, market pricing and good agricultural practices delivered via SMS, along with financial services such as value chain payments, loans, micro insurance and savings. Agri-Fin was highlighted for its potential for far-reaching impact at the Clinton Global Initiative 2012 annual meeting as a featured commitment to action. Agri-Fin aims to increase the income of 180,000 low-income farmers in Indonesia , Uganda and Zimbabwe by at least 30% within the first three years (2013-15) of the program.
Agri-Fin was designed to close the information and services gap that exists for many rural farmers. Lack of access to information and financial services can keep smallholder farmers from emerging from poverty. But through mobile technology we can reach even the most remote farms and deliver services to farmers to help them thrive. We envision a world of millions of mobile-equipped smallholder farmers conducting business, accessing technical information and utilizing financial services to build successful agribusinesses that feed the world and lift farmers permanently out of poverty.
This program will add an important business and financial literacy component to Agri-Fin targeting female farmers in Indonesia . Training will be delivered both through in-person sessions and through Android applications, using our proven curricula. The Business and Financial Literacy for Female Farmers Initiative will enable 20 female extension workers and 200 female farmers to increase their business and financial literacy to improve the productivity of their farms and success of their agribusinesses.
By the end of the grant period, 20 female extension workers will be trained to work with female farmers on financial and business literacy. 200 female smallholder farmers will successfully complete the business and financial literacy training and will have the tools needed to either expand or strengthen their existing businesses. 25% or more will have the knowledge and skills to successfully start or expand a business. 12.5% of program participants will be monitored over a longer period of time to track the impact of the intervention beyond the life of the program.
GENERAL POSITION SUMMARY:
The Program Coordinator will be responsible to develop a program design and workplan, including training and communication strategies. Develop monitoring and evaluation framework to ensure the program will achieve the result statements above. Select location, female agricultural extension workers and female farmers in order to ensure 200 female farmers will train on financial and business literacy at the end of program.Coordinate with Mercy Corps Indonesia Communication Officer to develop media campaign plan. Develop training modules and identify the delivery channels (classroom and digital) to the female farmers and Prepare reports as required by the Master Card.
· BA/S or higher More than 2 years working as program coordinator (in agricultural sector and digital finance and business literacy would be an advantage);
· Experiences with qualitative and quantitative target/measurements;
· Experiences doing an evaluation of training program;
· Experiences work with press (local press would be an advantage);
· Computers skills with strong familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required;
· Fluency in English verbal and written communication is essential.
Please send your CV with position applied on the email subject to:firstname.lastname@example.org
Vacancy will be closed 06 February 2015 and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
This position will be as temporary staff for 5 months.