INTERNATIONAL – JOB VACANCY
Assessment Team Leader Mentawai
Security and Economic Development Programme through Agriculture for 14
relocated communities post tsunami Mentawai 2010
: West Area Manager
: 6-9 months (expected to start: 1 October 2016)
West Sumatra, Indonesia.
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
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.
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.
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
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
economic levels and opportunities, market access and market development
3. Adequate food utilization
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
the risk of adverse effects the other three dimensions: food availability,
access to food or food utilization and suggest potential mitigation plan.
- Assessment data input to baseline data to the
- Program intervention formulation.
- Final project document/handbook based on
assessment and program intervention formulation.
Duration and Location
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.
consultant should have:
degree in food security or rural economic development or any related fields
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
strong experience in programme formulation on community based/community
English (written and verbal).
Bahasa Indonesia skills
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.