[DevJobsIndo] Re – Advertised for REVISION VERSION for Livelihood Assistant ( SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE AND FARMING ACTIVITIES FOR PESANTREN – Banda Aceh based)/


To promote sustainable economic
and social development through development programmes, helping the needy
regardless of race, religion or gender. 




Islamic Relief is a UK based charity
that seeks to alleviate the sufferings of the world’s poorest people. The
Indonesia programme was established in 2003 to deliver emergency relief and
developmental activity in disaster prone and impoverished areas. Since then the
agency implemented multi – sectoral programme in Banda Aceh, Banten, West Java,
Jogjakarta, NTB and West Sumatera.


Presently IR is implementing a
child welfare programme in Aceh and rolling out an integrated sustainable
development programme in NTB. The main sectors for Indonesia Programme include
Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), WASH, Sustainable Livelihoods and Orphans’
. The Indonesia programme is managed by Jakarta based country office
that provides administrative, programmatic and financial oversight to the field


promote sustainable economic and social development through development

programmes, helping the needy regardless of race, religion or gender. 


LOCATION           :Banda
Aceh with frequent travel to project locations in Aceh Besar

: 12 months with possibility of extension based on performance and availability
of funds
(Local Hire)


In the anticipation of a potential
intervention in Aceh Besar – Aceh province, Islamic Relief Indonesia has to
recruit a ‘competent
personnel to demonstrate competencies in business
development and training and capacity building of beneficiaries in agriculture,
aquaculture, and entrepreneurship. The assignment is expected to commence
towards November 2015, for a period of 12 months. The position will be based in
Banda Aceh with frequent visit to the field to support agriculture/aquaculture
activities project in Aceh Besar District.

the successful implementation of phase 1 under which 11 Pesantren(Islamic
Boarding School) were provided income generating opportunities in Aceh Besar, a
follow up project (phase 2) is proposed to extend the benefits to 12 other
Pesantren within the greater Aceh Besar district of Aceh Province.  The
proposed project seeks to a) promote agriculture and aquaculture as an income
generating activity for 12 Pesantren schools; b) provide the students
agriculture/aquaculture vocational skills and being ready for start business or
for the workforce, and; c) create and strengthen marketing linkages and
enterprise building capacities amongst supported institutions in order to
achieve sustainable impact.


the overall objective of improving the quality of services provided by
Pesantren and traditional Islamic boarding schools and within the specific
objective of enhancing their income generating capacities, the project will
focus on indigenous traits with established demand in the local markets
including vegetable farming and aquaculture. Sustainability will be ensured by
creating market linkages and strengthening business management capacities of
beneficiary Pesantren.


The upcoming intervention seeks to identify
high value of agriculture/aquaculture cultivation, enhance profitability of
supported groups through training, capacity building and provision of inputs
for the formulation and implementation of business expansion plans.  With
this background, IR seeks an innovative, motivate, dynamic and experienced
individual for the delivery of project activities and for achieving the
objective of enhanced profitability for supporting youth in Pesantren.


1. Livelihood Assistant (1 person)



holder reports to:
Livelihood Officer




Work in collaboration with livelihoods
officer to conduct project socialization, community meeting and focus group
discussion in each targeted intervention sites

Assist in community outreach activities and recruit direct
beneficiaries for enrollment in program in consultation with project team
members and relevant goverment agencies/institutions

Assist livelihoods officer  in designing and disseminating technical trainings in agriculture/aquaculture
well as other capacity building initiatives foreseen in the

Ensure that support Pesantren
students also teachers
and maintain recommended
standards at all stages i.e.
seeding, planting, harvesting, post harvest management, value addition and marketing; 

Provide on-going technical assistanceto
beneficiaries in

through structured
trainings and follow up monitoring and farm-level extension;

Conduct frequent monitoring of project activities and target
farmer groups for the collection of  quantitative and qualitative data for
the purpose of reporting and impact assessment;

Assist the livelihood officer to build and manage meaningful
relations with local project participants in the village, such as heads of villages,
religious leaders, women’s groups, local NGOs and specialized government
agencies, to ensure their active participation and contribution to the project.

Assist in the oversight of IRIndonesia complaints handling
mechanism at the field.

Field reporting.


Other tasks as directed by line manager



A university degree or other suitable qualification in a related
(extensive experience in the production and marketing of mushroom products
can be considered in lieu of educational requirement)

1 – 3 years experience in women
economic empowerment, community development and

communication skills for advocacy, training, and facilitation

Good report
writing skills, and good computer skills, including internet and email

Ability to provide leadership as well as work as a member of a

High degree of adaptability to varied working environtments and
good interpersonal skills

Able to maintain good relationship with government
agencies/institutions at all levels, Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), and
Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)

Experience in program monitoring

Good spoken
and written Indonesian is a must while proficiency in English language
and local language as an advantage;

Sincere commitment to engaging women and involving gender
consideration into project planning required

Islamic Relief is an equal opportunity employer and all
recruitments are processed without any prejudice due to color, race, religion
or gender. However, the successful candidate must understand and respect the
Organization’s core values and adopt follow necessary guidelines for
interaction with beneficiaries; particularly women and children.

Eligible local candidates will be highly preferred


All Islamic Relief team members are expected to support all
efforts towards accountability, specifically to our beneficiaries and to
international standards guiding international relief and development work while
actively engaging beneficiary communities as equal partners in the design,
monitoring and evaluation of our field project

If you meet the above requirements kindly send ONLY your
Application letter and detailed CV including recommendations from 3 referees
(one of them your immediate former employer) to: [email protected].
Please put the job title and your name in subject of your email.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 09 November 2015



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