Job Vacancy: Program Officer-Community Development Implementation, based in Kolaka, Sulawesi Tenggara

Swisscontact promotes economic, social and ecological development by supporting people to successfully integrate into local commercial
life. Swisscontact creates opportunities for people to improve their living conditions as a result of their own efforts. The focus of its systemic intervention in the private sector is the strengthening of local and global value chains. Through its projects,
Swisscontact works to enable access to professional training, promotes local entrepreneurship, creates access to local financial service providers and supports the efficient use of resources with the goal of successfully promoting employment and income generation.
The foundation is based in Zurich, Switzerland. With 90 million in annual turnover, Swisscontact is now implementing more than 100 projects in 32 countries. Swisscontact has been active in Indonesia for the past 42 years.


The Swisscontact
Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP) in Indonesia, is currently accepting applications for the position of: 

Program Officer Community Development Implementation

Based in Kolaka, Sulawesi Tenggara, (Job Code: POCDI-KLK),

The SCPP is a large Public Private Development Partnership (“PPDP”) in Indonesia, launched in January 2012. The Program is financed by the Swiss Secretariat for
Economic Affairs SECO, the International Fund for Agriculture Development IFAD, the Millennium Challenge Account for Indonesia (MCA-I), and six leading Private Sector cocoa and chocolate companies for the duration from 2012 – 2020. The Program works with 60,000
cocoa farming households in six Indonesian Provinces, with planned expansion to include 130,000 cocoa farmers within 50 districts, to improve farm productivity and cocoa quality, livelihood conditions, and supply chain transparency, while reducing the environmental

The Program Officer Community Development Implementation is responsible
to provide leadership, technical and managerial support for coordinating and monitoring of Cocoa Life community development program to ensure its smooth implementation in Kolaka and East Kolaka, Southeast Sulawesi.



Responsible to monitor the annual plan and progress of implementation of Cocoa Life program in Kolaka and Kolaka Timur, be updated in any potential problems and seek
problem solving to ensure well implementation of the plan

Provide regular update on progress of implementation of Cocoa Life program to the SPM Community Development,
Regional Program Manager and other related personnel, and in close coordination with them initiate problem solving actions.

To serve as a primary contact person for Swisscontact with field implementation staff, as well as for the local implementing organization and other stakeholders, when

To be engaged and conduct advocacy to related stakeholders at the district and field level for implementation of Cocoa Life plan in Kolaka and Kolaka Timur.

Provide inputs for development of regular reports (narrative and financial) that required by Swisscontact and other involved partners; including
ensuring program quality through implementation of country-specific project review systems and comprehensive M&E systems by donor.

Coordinate and provide technical and managerial backstopping for the local
implementing agency team for Cocoa Life Program in Kolaka and East Kolaka, as required


Supervision and Reporting


With acknowledgement of SPM Community Development, coordinate regularly with Regional Program Managers, Program Officers and District Program Staff to ensure that they
are aware of the progress of community development activities and plan; 

Provide monthly update on the main progress/update (if any) and quarter reports to the Program Implementation team;


Employee Requirements

Bachelor degree in social studies, public health and other related development studies with at least 5 years-experience working in field of community development;

Good understanding on  effective management of community development program with a focus on networking and training delivery

Have at least 5-year experience working at the community level in community development program including program management;

Ability to communicate effectively and engage with stakeholders from public and private sectors;

Ability to develop and maintain wood working relationship  with various partners

Proven ability to develop and monitor work plans, training plans and implement participatory methods for M&E

Used to work and live in dynamic and sometimes challenging environments in the community;

A team player;

Good skills specifically in these following areas:


Problem-solving abilities;

Ability to cope under pressure;

Mentoring skill;

Strong communication skill and networking skills.



Please submit your application letter addressing the above qualifications and experience with your CV until May 27th, 2016 at the latest with a JOB CODE on Top Left of the Envelope or Email subject
Swisscontact-SCPP, Human Resources Unit, The Vida Building, 5th floor, Jl. Raya Perjuangan No. 8, Kebon Jeruk – Jakarta Barat 11530 ,

E-mail: [email protected]


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