Swisscontact Job Vacancy: Gender and Community Development Specialist, Kolaka – Southeast Sulawesi

Posting Job


December 11, 2018

Expired Job


August 20, 2019



Swisscontact promotes
economic, social and ecological development by supporting people to
successfully integrate into local commercial life. Swisscontact creates
opportunities for people to improve their living conditions as a result
of their own efforts. The focus of its systemic
intervention in the private sector is the strengthening of local and
global value chains. Through its projects, Swisscontact works to enable
access to professional training, promotes local entrepreneurship,
creates access to local financial service providers
and supports the efficient use of resources with the goal of
successfully promoting employment and income generation. The foundation
is based in Zurich, Switzerland. With 86 million in annual turnover in
2016, Swisscontact is now implementing more than 100
projects in 34 countries with more than 1,200 staff. Swisscontact has
been active in Indonesia for the past 43 years.
The Swisscontact Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP) in Indonesia leads
consortium of chocolate
and cocoa companies for the development of a sustainable cocoa economy
throughout Indonesia. To date, SCPP has reached over 138,000 cocoa
farming families with technical training, finance, and better technology
for cocoa production. SCPP is currently accepting
applications for the position of:
Gender and Community Development Specialist 
Based in Kolaka,  Sulawesi Tenggara (Job Code: ADV.000033)
Job Brief
for the smooth implementation and coordination of monitoring and
evaluation activities, for the specific quality and timely results and
follows all necessary administrative and financial regulation
related to implementation of Equality for Sustainable Cocoa Production

Task, Authority & Responsibility


Technical Support
  • Identify potential target groups for the piloting
    area of Equality for Sustainable Cocoa
    Production (ESCP) in cocoa-producing area
  • Prepare trainings or other capacity building
    activities in order to improve equality of men and women participation
    in the Gender Action Learning System (GALS) approach
  • Provide inputs in the development of strategy for
    SCPP’s intervention for gender equity in accordance with ESCP
    Implementation Plans
  • Provide inputs to training modules, learning
    materials, and implementation of GALS approach that are relevant to
    agriculture or cocoa farming
  • Work with program implementation team to set priority for the implementation of the plans
Project Management
  • Collect information related to gender equity
    required for the program to ensure program & awareness on the latest trends in the sector
  • Monitor the implementation on related activities and policies in the local context
  • In collaboration with Monitoring and Result
    Measurement Team, prepare data and information for report, lessons
    learnt, publications , case studies, manuals, etc.
  • Contribute to the preparation of presentations, speeches and papers, etc.
  • Prepare term of references, monthly quarterly report and supporting documents required for the implementation of the approach
  • Conduct coordination with local government agency related to the and review term of references and reports
  • in collaboration with Monitoring and Result
    Measurement unit, elaborates and assures that monitoring is conducted
    according to the framework.
  • Carries out coaching and mentoring to the target groups
Knowledge Sharing
  • Support the program implementation team to ensure
    program’s intervention in gender equity and community development are
    well planned, monitored and evaluated with purpose to align SCPP
    practice with the state of the art in the
  • Participate and contribute in workshops and
    conferences on the cocoa agricultural sector related
    to gender equity and community development as
    efforts for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge sharing Assist
    PR and Media Team to develop content for communication materials
    related to gender equity such as posters, flip charts, brochure, flyer,
  • Participate in related gender platform both local and nationally .


  • Degree in relevant field of social related subject,
    sociology, political science, or related fields
    from credited academic institution
  • At least 5 years or more of professional work experience in community development and/or related gender sensitive issues
  • Knowledge and understanding of rural development
    issues and relevant work experience in the field of Gender equality
    applied to rural development work
  • Familiar with gender and child labor issues in Indonesia
  • Experience with capacity building and training facilitation
  • Has a good networking with NGOs both international
    and local, and with various government institutions/ agencies national
    or local
  • Experience in working and/or liaising with the communities and various partners and institutions
  • Strong proficiency in use of Microsoft Office applications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skill -Bahasa Indonesia (advanced level) and English (at least intermediate level)
  • Possess good knowledge of Village Law (Undang-undang Desa)
  • Good knowledge on gender and advocacy for gender mainstreaming village fund
  • Excellent skill in training facilitation
Please visit CLICK HERE 
for further application submission

Please send your application by 21 December 2018, however we are continuing shortlist and conducting interviews for the right candidate before the deadline.
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