HIVOS Vacancy: Agriculture Specialist - Jakarta, Indonesian

HIVOS Vacancy: Agriculture Specialist - Jakarta, Indonesian

Position Title: Agriculture Specialist
Location:        Jakarta
Group:            Enterprise & Agriculture

Position summary:
The Agriculture Specialist will manage the day-to-day operations of the joint Winrock-Cargill Coconut Farmers Empowerment Program in South Minahasa, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The Agriculture Specialist will be responsible for designing and implementing a training and capacity building program for 400 farmers in South Minahasa.

The Agriculture Specialist will assume additional responsibilities, i.e. managing a unique horticulture development project for farmers in Sumba. Winrock implements this project in cooperation with Hivos[1]. The project aims to improve the livelihoods of farmers through improved farming practices of horticultural crops, supported by the introduction of solar energy water pumping and value chain development.


I. Coconut Farmers Empowerment Program;
  • Manage day-to-day operations
  • Coordinate with Winrock partners of the program, i.e. Cargill, Syngenta, PISAgro, Pupuk Kaltim, Local Government, Trainers, Extension Agents and Farmers;
  • Prepare and submit detailed quarterly and annual activity reports; 
  • Manage all administrative aspects of the program including the budget;
  • Monitor and conduct evaluations of the impact of all training activities;
  • Discussions, interviews or meeting with related stakeholders on the value chain actors, especially with farmers and traders
  • Assessment on Impact of PV water pumping on livelihoods of farmers and economic cost benefit of System
II. Sumba PV water pumping and horticulture value chain development project
  • Design of project including crops to cultivate, fertilization and water requirements, best cultivation practices 
  • Co-develop and finalize best practices training modules for local NGO and farmer groups.
  • Capacity building of local NGO and farmer groups
  • Supervise Winrock’s Ag field support staff
  • Manage day-to-day operations
  • Closely work with Winrock’s Clean Energy team to monitor performance and provide suggestion for further improvement
Qualifications and Experience:
  • Must have minimum five years’ experience managing agricultural development projects in collaboration with local communities;
  • Experience in horticulture, coconut and corn agronomy and supply chains desirable;
  • Must be able to work with limited supervision;
  • Experience working for international NGOs preferred
  • Must have good communication skills and demonstrated experience reporting to donors and other project partners;
  • Advanced written/oral skills in English preferred;
  • Must be willing to travel frequently within Indonesia
  • Accustomed to field related development work
Candidates should have at a minimum a BA or BSc in Agriculture. MSc preferred.