Swisscontact International Job Vacancy: Project Officer Training - North Kolaka

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 90 million in annual turnover, Swisscontact is now implementing more than 100 projects in 32 countries. Swisscontact has been active in Indonesia for the past 42 years.
The Swisscontact Sustainable Indonesian Patchouli Production Program is currently accepting applications for the position of:
The PO Training will be responsible for grower selection and training in Good Agriculture Practice, Good Nutrition Practice and Good Financial Practice. Recipients of training will be patchouli growers and their families.  Curriculum and materials will be provided by Swisscontact, and the PO Training will lead the adjustment of these materials. Training will be delivered using the farmer field school methodology directly in fields and cultivation areas, and the PO Training will be the exclusive trainer. Base line, participation and post line data will be collected by PO Training (along with the rest of the program team) through cloud-based traceability software.
Task, Authority and Responsibility
Good Agriculture Practice:
  • Community Relations: socializing the project and developing a network of growers willing to participate in training activities and data collection;
  • Training: Providing training in GAP directly with 800 growers in their fields. Using the provided materials and adapting them to grower needs. Looking for innovative methodology for increasing yield and fighting disease and pests;
  • Sustainable fuel wood plantation: Supporting growers to look for opportunities to maintain fuel wood plantations and promote sustainable patchouli distillation;
Good Nutrition Practice:
  • Community Relations: Reaching out beyond the GAP participants to include families (mainly women);
  • Curriculum: Adopting the Swisscontact manual for use by patchouli growers;
  • Training: Providing training for 800 grower families in GNP and planting 80 home gardens;
  • Sanitation: Adopting the curriculum to include basic village sanitation when the program shifts to Buton Island.
Good Financial Practice:
  • Community Relations: Working to engage the same participants from the GNP cycle;
  • Curriculum: Adopting the Swisscontact manual for use by patchouli growers to improve their home finance abilities;
  • Training: Providing training for 800 grower families in GFP.
Data Collection
  • Collecting base-line, training participation and post-line for all growers involved in the program via tablet from the field;
  • Submitting monthly activity reports;
  • Providing spending reports for each activity.
Employee Requirements
  • University Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Minimum 5 years in project implementation for an NGO or relevant business
  • Experience in agricultural farmer field school methodology / patchouli experience preferred
  • Experienced trainer with ability to develop curriculum
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with local community
  • Experience report writing in Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Experience with agro-forestry programs
  • Knowledge of patchouli cultivation
  • Comfortable with technology and adoption of new programs and applications
  • Comfortable working in the field, establishing relationships with farmers/ producers
  • Ability to work legally in Indonesia
  • Excellent communication skills in English: (written and spoken)
  • Native spoken and written Bahasa Indonesia and expert knowledge of Indonesian government structure on local, provincial and national levels
  • Strong coordination/ team cooperation skills
  • Active communicator
  • High level of integrity
  • Independent/ Self-starter
  • Proven intercultural skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Expert use of MS Office
Please submit your application letter addressing the above qualifications and experience with your CV until May 19th, 2017at the latest with a JOB CODE on Email subject to: