UNDP REDD+ Vacancy: Small Scale Agriculture Business Expert (International post) - Sarmi, Papua Province

Description of the assignment: Formulate a Concept Note and Plan to support sustainable coconut sector development in Sarmi Regency, Papua Province.

Project name: People Centered Development Programme

Period of assignment/services (if applicable): estimated 30 working days, preferably to be completed in September or the first week of October 2014 (the latest)


I. Academic Qualifications:
Masters in sustainable development, development, agriculture, law or similar areas.

II. Years of experience:
  • At least six years of relevant work experience in a mixture of agriculture development, agro-industry development, rural development, law and environment/REDD+, green commodities facility. 
  • Extensive experience in working with government, development agencies, and/or International NGOs. 
  • Experience developing and managing livelihoods activities. 
  • Demonstrated experience in producing high quality documents for a range of audiences.
III. Competencies:
  • Applied knowledge of and experience in local economic development approach, sustainable livelihood, income generation strategy and access to finance. 
  • Applied knowledge of and experience in agriculture and small scale agro-industry.
  • Familiarity on the coconut sector.
  • Knowledge on UNDP green commodities framework and REDD+ is an advantage.
  • Understand the national and sub-national policy on local economic development.
  • Knowledge about Indonesia’s decentralisation & Special Autonomy Policy for Papua, gender and human rights issues in agriculture sector.
  • Previous experience working as in individual consultant and of arranging and leading meetings with diverse stakeholders and formulating successful livelihoods project proposals. 
  • Willingness to travel to the field and work through an interpreter.
  • Ability to adequately cover the range of areas required to prepare the project submission including but not limited to land tenure, local governance, value chains and reduction in deforestation.
Proposal should be submitted at the following address bids.id@undp.org  no later than 22 August 2014