Edu Farmers International Job Vacancy: Field Operations Manager (Coffee) - Humbang Hasundutan, North Sumatra

Field Operations Manager – Coffee

Edufarmers Foundation was initially founded in 2015 and currently working on enhancing agricultural productivity for smallholder farmers in Indonesia while developing youth to become future talents in the agriculture industry. Since our establishment, we have helped more than 1,370 youths and 6,295 beneficiaries.

Bertani Untuk Negeri is our flagship program, was first piloted in September 2020, and currently had scaled up to reach 400+ poultry, maize, and horticulture farmers and 200 youths per batch of implementation. In this program, we first create a demo plot to inspire farmers to adopt the best agricultural practice, and then mobilize, train, and develop youths as Farmers Development Associates (FDAs) to be an agent of change for smallholder farmers. We encourage a transfer of knowledge and technology through FDAs so that farmers are going to be able to adopt better farming practices, thus improving their agricultural productivity and income.

In the coming years, we are planning to expand our commodity reach to include coffee in North Sumatra. We are looking for a Field Operations Manager to open up a new program location for Bertani Untuk Negeri, and later on, manage the operations of the program to help coffee farmers to adopt best farming practices and improve their yield.

Basic Information and Responsibilities
  • Employment type: 1-year contract, extension based on performance
  • Work location: Kab. Humbang Hasundutan, North Sumatra
  • Function: Product – BUN Operations
  • Seniority level: Senior Officer / Manager
  • Reporting to: Head of Product
As a Field Operations Manager, you will mainly work on managing the on-the-ground processes for preparing and implementing the Bertani Untuk Negeri program to improve coffee farmers’ yield. The details of the job will include, but might not be limited to the following:
  • Build relationships with local stakeholders and government to map out potential farmers and program locations.
  • Secure demo plot for our showcase to farmers.
  • Work together with the BUN Product Team to prepare on-the-ground needs and logistics.
  • Build and lead a team of Field Facilitators to implement the program.
  • Train Farmers Development Associates (FDAs) to prepare them for the on-the-ground job.
  • Manage daily operations of the Bertani Untuk Negeri program, incl. regular performance monitoring, cadence, financial administration, etc.
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Production Agronomist or similar role in agriculture;
  • Good understanding of coffee production;
  • Track record in leading and managing direct reports;
  • Track record in doing projects/building something from scratch;
  • Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills;
  • Have a can-do mentality to make something happen;
  • Ability to work independently and resourceful with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to build relationships and liaise with local stakeholders, especially with government and farmers’ groups;
  • Ability to create timeline and budgeting;
  • Ability to work full-time on the project site.
If you are interested to explore the role, feel free to reach out to Ignatius Egan Jonatan at fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format " Field Operations Manager (Coffee) – Bertani Untuk Negeri_(name of candidate)" Deadline: November 30, 2022