Edu Farmers International Job Vacancy: Field Operations Manager – Broiler, South Sulawesi

Field Operations Manager – Broiler

Edufarmers Foundation was founded in 2015 and is working on enhancing agricultural productivity for smallholder farmers in Indonesia while developing youths 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. It was first piloted in September 2020 and has scaled up to 400+ poultry, maize, and horticulture farmers and 200 youths per batch of implementation. In this program, we utilize a demo plot to inspire farmers to adopt best agricultural practices and then mobilize, train, and develop youths as Farmers Development Associates (FDAs) to be an agent of change for smallholder farmers. We encourage the transfer of knowledge and technology through FDAs so that farmers can adopt better farming practices, thus improving their agricultural productivity and income.

While broiler is one of the earliest commodities we worked on, our scope is still limited to farmers within Java Island. In the coming years, we are planning to expand our commodity reach for broilers beyond Java to include other regions in Indonesia. We are looking for a Field Operations Manager to lead the program’s operations for Bertani Untuk Negeri to help broiler farmers adopt best farming practices and improve their productivity.

Basic Information and Responsibilities
  • Employment type: 1-year contract, extension based on performance
  • Work location: South Sulawesi (High possibility for location transfer)
  • 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 process for preparing and implementing the Bertani Untuk Negeri program to improve the productivity of broiler farmers. The details of the job will include, but might not be limited to the following:
  • Build relationships with the partner organization (mainly PT Ciomas Adisatwa) to map out potential program locations and farmers.
  • Work with the Bertani Untuk Negeri 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 and cadence, financial administration, etc.
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a Technical Service or Production Supervisor in broiler commodity.
  • Good understanding of broiler production.
  • Track record in leading and managing direct reports.
  • Good problem-solving and critical thinking skills to solve problems on the ground.
  • Have a can-do mentality to make something happen.
  • Ability to work independently and resourcefully with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to build relationships and liaise with the partner organization.
  • Ability to create timelines and budgets.
  • Ability to work full-time on a project site.
  • Ability to travel constantly and move to another region as needed by the program.
If you are interested in exploring the role, feel free to reach out to Ignatius Egan Jonatan at  ignatius.egan@edufarmers.org. fill the “subject” column of the e-mails in this format " Field Operations Manager – Broiler– Bertani Untuk Negeri_(name of candidate)" Deadline: December 31, 2022

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