Save the Children Job Vacancy: Cocoa Life Program Officer - Soppeng, South Sulawesi

Save the Children in Indonesia is changing for the better. We've begun to build a national organization that aims to be a strong, local, and self-sustaining voice for children in Indonesia. To this end, SC Indonesia has been designated as a “Prospect Member”. As ‘Prospect Member’ Indonesia has been identified as part of the next way of new member development, which focuses on strengthening and localizing our voice for children in strategic middle income countries. Indonesia has been authorized by member ballot to start fundraising locally as a first step towards building a financially sustainable local organization. Future work will also involve developing a strong local governance structure and building key partnerships with local government, the private sector, local civil society among others. Success of the pilot phase will set the Indonesia on a pathway to full membership.
We are currently seeking to fill the following position: Cocoa Life Program Officer
1 (one) position based in Soppeng, South Sulawesi
The goal of the Cocoa Life program is to empower cocoa farmers and their families, with an emphasis on youth and women, in order to improve their well-being and promote sustainable cocoa farming in South Sulawesi, Lampung & West Sumatera provinces. The project will address outcomes in the areas of community development, livelihoods, and youth. The significant impact our partnership can make in the lives of children, youth, women and farmers, is outlined below:
  • Farmers’ income is more stable and sustainable,
  • Village agriculture is developed, especially in cocoa farming,
  • Families in cocoa communities achieve increased well-being in terms of basic needs,
  • Youth have the analytical skills needed to better understand the value of cocoa farming and have the skills and support needed to make this a viable livelihood,
  • Women are empowered to become active in village society, particularly in decision-making, thereby contributing to village development to support cocoa farming,
  • Vulnerable children in cocoa farming communities are prevented from participating in exploitative labor,
  • Families and communities are more resilient to shocks, including natural disasters, and contribute to environmental issue including conservation of forest through community campaign,
  • Cocoa communities and local governments are better connected and support is delivered. 

This post will support Cocoa Life Project Coordinator and Project Manager in the implementation of the Cocoa Life Program in Soppeng District.
  • Bachelor degree in agriculture, economic, social development, development studies, or other relevant studies.
  • Recommended a minimum of two years of management experience in a contractor, corporate, or NGO environment, including significant field implementation experience.
  • Experience in direct working with children, woman, youth and farmer groups are preferred.
  • Experience with sustainable livelihood approaches including value chain development is a plus
  • Experience with Cocoa sector is a plus.
  • Working experience in Soppeng District is preferred.
  • Solid project management skills with a proven history of delivering results
  • Ability to analyze information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken Indonesian, strong English written and spoken skills
  • Ability and willingness to frequent travel to field locations.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles including rights-based approaches
To apply for this position, please click the link CLICK HERE

Closing date for application is up to April 9th , 2019