SurfAid International Job Vacancy : Assessment Team Leader mentawai

SURFAID
INTERNATIONAL – JOB VACANCY

Assessment Team Leader Mentawai

Food
Security and Economic Development Programme through Agriculture for 14
relocated communities post tsunami Mentawai 2010

Reporting
to                          
:
West Area Manager

Period/
Duration                   
:
6-9 months (expected to start: 1 October 2016)

Program
Location          
        :
Mentawai,
West Sumatra, Indonesia.

 

1.
Introduction

SurfAid
is a non-profit, international organisation working in remote locations in
Indonesia connected through surfing. SurfAid has been working with programmes
and issues concerning Mother and Child Health under the umbrella of Health
Promotion from Health Department. Having experience for more than a decade
working with the issues, SurfAid recognized that there are other issues which
are closely linked to Mother and Child Health: food security and economic
development.

Building
from the recovery program post tsunami in 2012-2016, SurfAid will scale up the
program to directly improve resilience, economic and food security through
agriculture for 14 displaced communities (2853 people) resettled inland post
tsunami, South Pagai, Indonesia. The program is addressed to increase access to
sustainable, more resilient and nutritional varieties of crops, increase their
yields, ultimately restoring livelihoods. Crops initially will be used to meet
immediate food demands, and then support micro-businesses. With sufficient
surplus, markets within communities and subdistrict will be established.

SurfAid
is seeking an expert in assessment on food security to provide SurfAid with
assistance in designing the practical interventions for the community based
food security and economic development programme. The consultant should be
fluent in Indonesian and English and have extensive experience in the
Indonesian contact, and preferably Mentawai contact.

 

2. Tasks

The
general task is to conduct the baseline assessment on food security and
economic development in the area, as input to the program interventions design.

The assessment is expected to cover the four main
dimension of food security:

1.     Physical availability of food

Assessing
the “supply side” of food security and the level of food production, stock
levels and net trade in the area

2.     Economic and physical access to food

 Assessing
economic levels and opportunities, market access and market development

3.     Adequate food utilization

Assessment
of general hygiene and sanitation, water quality, health care practices and
food safety and quality, including  feeding practices, food preparation,
and diversity of the diet and intra-household distribution of foodStability of the other three dimensions over the
programme timeline

Assess
the risk of adverse effects the other three dimensions: food availability,
access to food or food utilization and suggest potential mitigation plan.

 

3.
Expected Deliverables

Outcomes:

  1. Assessment data input to baseline data to the
    program.
  2. Program intervention formulation.
  3. Final project document/handbook based on
    assessment and program intervention formulation.

 

4.
Duration and Location

The
duration of the assignment is 6 months with possible extension into 9 months
(commencing week 4 of September 2016). It is anticipated that the consultant
will work in several stations: the field in Mentawai, support office in Padang
and Headquarter office in Medan.

 

5.
Requirements

The
consultant should have:

·        
Master
degree in food security or rural economic development or any related fields

·        
Having
at least 5 years’ experience in research/survey/assessment of any of the
topics: food security, agriculture-based livelihood, market, value chain, small

and medium sized enterprise development in the rural areas

·        
Has
strong experience in programme formulation on community based/community
development programmes

·        
Master
participatory approaches;

·        
Good
English (written and verbal).

·        
Strong
Bahasa Indonesia skills

·        
Having
experience working in isolated island/relocated community/rural area and
understand Mentawai context would be an advantage

 

If you fulfil the criteria, WRITE DOWN 5 MAIN
REASONS THAT SHOWS YOU MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENT
and please send YOUR
CV/RESUME
to [email protected]
with “ATLM” as your email subject. Deadline of submission is 16

September 2016. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

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