Hivos Job Vacancy : Fundraiser–Sustainable Food Systems

Hivos Southeast Asia is an International
non-governmental organization guided by humanist values. It aims at structural
poverty alleviation with a strong focus on civil society building and
sustainable economic development. Hivos Southeast Asia provides financial
support for local NGOs, is active in networking, lobbying and exchanging
knowledge and expertise. For its Hivos Southeast Asia (Hivos SEA) seeks
qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of:



Title                  :  Fundraiser–Sustainable
Food Systems

Duty Station      : 
Jakarta, Indonesia

Duration           :  One year, with possibility of extension

Report to          :  Regional Director





Our current food system is contributing to
climate change, ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss, but is also
affected by these environmental problems. This vulnerability is exacerbated by
social and political problems, not allowing those depending on it to move out
of poverty into decent livelihoods. Hivos’s Sustainable Food Systems approach
moves beyond the limitations of focusing on single commodities and individual
farms, and integrates both economic/environmental and social/political
dimensions into its thematic strategy.


The Fundraiser–Sustainable Food Systems
position performs the programme development function for
Hivos SEA’s Food thematic team.  Drawing
from an expert understanding of Hivos’s organisational values, its global Green
Society strategy, and Hivos SEA’s individual strategic plan for the Food theme,
s/he creates new projects and programs that address persistent challenges in
regional, national and local food systems. 
S/he identifies and builds a network of key stakeholders from
government, international organisations, civil society and the private sector,
and works with them to co-create solutions. 
S/he builds donor relationships and identifies funding


A successful incumbent of the
role will build a diverse portfolio of innovative, high-quality projects with
strong stakeholder buy-in; achieve internal funding targets; and contribute to
the development of Hivos’s reputation as a thought and innovation leader on the
theme of Sustainable Food Systems.


As leader of Hivos SEA’s Food team, the Fundraiser
is responsible for developing the strategic and financial resilience plans for Hivos
SEA’s Food theme, and leading the Food team towards achievement of its
programmatic objectives.  S/he organises
internal processes for idea co-creation within the Food team, as well as in
collaboration with the other Hivos themes. 
The Fundraiser is responsible for translating these ideas into viable
solutions, and securing funding opportunities for the resulting projects.


This position also oversees the individual projects
managed by Hivos SEA’s Food team to ensure continuing relevance with Hivos’s
overall Green Society goals.  S/he is responsible for management of Food team members, including the annual
performance review cycle.


The position is a member of Hivos SEA’s
Management Team.


Roles and


Together with the Global
Office, other Hivos Regional Offices, and the local Food team, develop and
implement a fundraising strategy to support the ongoing implementation of the

Identify and secure funding
sources for the programme.  Build a
comprehensive network of donors and other potential sources of funding

With civil society partners, like-minded
organisations, local governments and other allies, co-create innovative,
high-quality project ideas aligned with Hivos’s global Green Society strategy

Develop ideas into successful concept notes and
full proposals for interested donors

Provide input and
contribute program highlights for communication materials etc. for internal and
external audiences

Oversee implementation
of projects within the Sustainable Food Systems portfolio, including
coordination of planning, reporting and learning

Present Hivos’s vision
on Sustainable Food Systems in an attractive and leading way during
conferences, seminars and other donor-facing opportunities

As a member of the
Management Team, contribute to and support the management and overall
organizational functioning of Hivos Southeast Asia


Mandatory Qualities


1.     An advanced tertiary degree in a relevant
field (international development, food studies, political studies, public
health, urban studies, sociology, etc)

2.     Proven track record of successful fundraising
for an NGO

3.     At least 5 years work
experience for an NGO in programme management, lobbying and advocacy, campaigning,
policy analysis, or another relevant area

4.     Innovative mindset with the ability to work
with others to develop transformative solutions for complex, persistent global

5.     A strong affinity for Hivos’ mission and for
social and environmental concerns

6.     Extremely high proficiency in verbal and
written English

7.     At least business-level proficiency in


Desirable Assets

Existing personal
network of international development donors such as EC, DFAT, GIZ, SIDA, DFID, ADB,
private foundations, etc.

Experience convening
multi-actor initiatives for systems change

Experience working on
sustainable food systems issues

Familiarity with social
innovation practices (design thinking, Theory U, etc)



What do we offer?


An inspiring and
dynamic working environment, dedicated colleagues and the possibility to work
for an ambitious international initiative.


Hivos Southeast Asia
salary grade: 11-12 (of 12)





How to apply?


To apply for this
position please submit your CV and a cover letter to [email protected] no later than 26 August 2016.


This position is open
to suitably qualified Indonesian applicants, or international applicants who are
already resident in Indonesia.


Please specify the position name you are applying
for (‘Fundraiser—Sustainable Food
) in the ‘subject’ line of your email. Only shortlisted candidates
will be notified.


Previously unsuccessful candidates for the
‘Coordinator/Programme Development Manager—Sustainable Food’ position need not


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