HIVOS Vacancy: Agriculture Specialist - Jakarta, Indonesian

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HIVOS Vacancy: Agriculture Specialist - Jakarta, Indonesian
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

Responsibilities:

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
Education:
Candidates should have at a minimum a BA or BSc in Agriculture. MSc preferred.


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