Consultancy: Engagement and Relations Consultant

NATIONAL SITUATION ASSESSMENT ON CHILD LABOUR AND CHILD SLAVERY
IN THE COCOA SECTOR OF INDONESIA

 

Consultancy: Engagement and Relations Consultant

 

We are
looking for a short-term resourceful consultant

to provide
logistical, interpretation and local knowledge for

an
international research team in Indonesia

 

Embode
is an international consultancy agency dedicated to the promotion of human
rights in business with a specialist focus on child protection, responsible
business and organisational dynamics. See www.embode.co
for more details.

 

Background

Embode
is undertaking national situational assessments on child labour and child
slavery in the cocoa sectors of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Indonesia commissioned
by Mondelēz International with a focus on providing recommendations. These
national situational assessments are part of Mondelēz International’s Cocoa
Life program, which seeks to make cocoa sustainable through the empowerment of
farmers and development of communities. Each national situational assessment
will include a literature review, field research visit to the respective
country.

 

Scope
of Work

Embode
is looking for a dynamic and resourceful national consultant to support the
field research visit in Indonesia over an approximate period of 2 weeks to take
place between 23 February and 11 March
2016
(dates are to be finalised). The consultant’s specific
responsibilities will consist of facilitating the smooth engagement of the Team
Leader and Research Specialist with national and local stakeholders in Indonesia.
This will include:  

·        
Coordinating, communicating and consulting regularly with the Team
Leader before and during the field research visit in Indonesia.

·        
Making logistical arrangements, scheduling and bookings for meetings and
events during the field research visit.

·        
Organise and ensure follow-up of the itineraries of Team Leader and Research
Specialist during their field research visit.

·        
Provide translation and interpretation, where required, for meetings,
interviews and other research events.

·        
Accompany the Team Leader and Research Specialist to all meetings and
events as part of the field research study in Indonesia.

·        
Travel with research team to sites in Jakarta, South Sumatra and
Sulawesi.

 

 

·        
Facilitate meetings with high-level national and local government, and

other relevant organisations.

·        
Support and assist group discussions and consultations in communities
with Team Leader/ Research Specialist.

·        
Provide important and relevant local knowledge in areas such as local
infrastructure (i.e. transportation, government), culture/norms and such
conditions.

The
consultant will report to and be supervised by the Team Leader. Where the

consultant has technical expertise in the area of child rights, there may be
further scope to provide technical input to the assessment.

 

Required
Competencies

•       
High-level of fluency in spoken and written English and Bahasa.

•       
Well-spoken and presentable manner for purposes of formal and informal
meetings and events.

•       
Credible experience and background working with government,
international organisations or corporations in Indonesia.

•       
Excellent interpersonal skills; able to work with people from diverse
backgrounds and maintain good relationships with internal and external
stakeholders

•       
Strong information technology skills and competency in using Microsoft
Office software

•       
Strong problem solving skills and ability to take initiative in
delivering results.

•       
Ability to think in your feet and take initiative.

•       
Capacity to understand purpose of project and contribute creatively.

Desirable
Competencies

·        
Technical
background and experience in the field of development, government relations or
research, particularly child rights.

·        
Graduate
qualifications in related field.

·        
An interest and curiosity in child protection, human rights and
responsible business.

Child
Protection Requirements

As
this position may involve direct interaction with vulnerable children, the
consultant will need to fulfil preliminary background and records checks before
finalisation of contract, in accordance with Embode’s child protection policy.  

 

Application
process

Interested
applications are requested to send a cover letter and CV to Aarti Kapoor [email protected]
outlining why you are interested in the position and your proposed day rate by 5 February 2016.

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