[DevJobsIndo] Vacancy for Livelihood Officer and Livelihood Assistant ( SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE AND FARMING ACTIVITIES FOR PESANTREN – Banda Aceh based)

ISLAMIC
RELIEF  PURPOSE:

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

 

COUNTRY
PURPOSE:

 

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’
Support
. The Indonesia programme is managed by Jakarta based country office
that provides administrative, programmatic and financial oversight to the field
offices.

 

JOB PURPOSE    : To
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 district         

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

Background

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.

Following
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.

 

Under
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 Officer (1 person)

 

REPORTING LINES:

Post holder         😀irectly
report to the Area Coordinator in Banda Aceh under the overall guidance and
supervision of the Country Director/Head of Program.

 

 

KEY DUTIES AND
RESPONSIBILITIES:

     
Guiding the formulation and
implementation of business plans, assume a lead role in conducting  market
research and assessment studies, designing and imparting project trainings
business and enterprise development and marketing;

     
Explore opportunities for
linking supported beneficiary groups with key market players on the demand side
(i.e. chain of hotels, medium and large restaurant, retailers, etc.);

     
the post holder will guide
beneficiaries in obtaining necessary certifications (i.e. Halal and Health
Certificates, etc) while assisting beneficiary groups with product registration
and packaging;

     
Supervise Livelihood assistant
in designing and disseminating technical trainings in agriculture/aquaculture
production, product development, marketing in addition to other capacity
building initiatives as foreseen in the project;

     
Ensure that support women
groups develop and maintain recommended standards at all stages of production
i.e.seeding, planting, harvesting, post-harvest management, value addition and
marketing; 

     
Provide on-going management and
technical assistanceto beneficiaries in agriculture/aquaculture
cultivationthrough structured trainings and follow up monitoring and on-farm
extension;

     
Frequently monitoring project

activities and target women groups and collect quantitative and qualitative
data on beneficiaries, market trends and project impact;

     
Build and manage meaningful
relations with local stakeholders, such as the heads of villages, religious
leaders, women’s groups, local NGOs and specialized government agencies, to

ensure their active participation and contribution in the project;

     
Implementation of compliant and
response mechanism;

     
Any other tasks as assigned by
the line manager

 

SKILLS AND
COMPETENCIES: 

 

     
A university degree or other
suitable qualification in a related field (Agriculture graduate is preferred)

     
At least 4 years’ experience
coupled with demonstrated knowledge of sustainable livelihoods, women economic
empowerment, community development and
project development.

     
Excellent communication and
interpersonal skills;

     
Demonstrated competencies in
designing and imparting trainings in business development and marketing;

     
Excellent report writing
skills, and advanced computer skills with proficiencies in MS Office, Windows,
Internet and Email

     
Ability to provide leadership
as well as the spirit to work as a member of a team

     
High degree of adaptability to
varied working environments 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)

     
Demonstrated experience in
monitoring, data gathering and report generation

     
Fluent spoken and written

Indonesian is a must while proficiency in English language is highly desired;

     
Sincere commitment to engaging
women and involving gender considerations 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.

 

2. Livelihood Assistant (1 person)

 

REPORTING LINES:

Post
holder reports to:
Livelihood Officer

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

·        
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 mushroom
cultivation
as well as other capacity building initiatives foreseen in the
project

·        
Ensure that support women groups
develop 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
 mushroom cultivationthrough 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

 

KEY COMPETENCIES

·        
A university degree or other suitable qualification in a related
field
(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
project
development

·        
Good
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
team

·        
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

ACCOUNTABILITY:

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: 08 November 2015

 

 

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