Technical Progrmme Officer Rattan for SNV Indonesia

  Vacancy AnnouncementTechnical Project Officer (Sustainable Energy for Rattan Producers) SNV Netherlands
Development Organisation
 SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation.
Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence
in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global
team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip
communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and
connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic
services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own
 In agriculture, SNV works to improve the livelihoods
of smallholder farmers, pastoralists and forest-dependent communities. In turn,
we engage with companies to provide innovative, market-based solutions to the
issues of sustainable markets, food security and climate change.
 To support the program, we are now seeking a qualified
candidate to fill the post of Technical Project Officer to work on the EC
funded PROSPECT Indonesia project – Promoting Sustainable Consumption and
Production of Eco Friendly Rattan in Indonesia. 
SNV is supporting Perkumpulan Untuk Peningkatan Usaha Kecil (PUPUK) in
implementing this project with a particular focus on working with processors to
implement Inclusive Business Models: sustainable entrepreneurial initiatives
that contribute to poverty reduction by including lower-income communities
within the value chains of companies as employees, suppliers, consumers or
 From 2016-2017 SNV will focus on introducing and
promoting new energy saving technologies for the small and medium scale Rattan
furniture producers, especially in Cirebon. 
Technologies include the introduction of better wood fired
steamers/boilers built with affordable local materials and improved gas
burners. These technologies are simple and not expensive, but save a
considerable amount of energy. Through including larger and smaller businesses,
SNV wishes to spread knowledge and interest in these new technologies
throughout the Rattan industry.
  ResponsibilitiesIn coordination with the SNV Renewable Energy expert
and Rattan Project Manager

  1. Work towards understanding and
    promoting rural and small scale industry energy saving technologies
  2. Encourage large and small scale
    rattan processors to introduce Energy Saving Practices within their operations.
  3. Support the creation a market model
    for the energy saving products develop within the project framework: including
    cost-benefit analyses, production costs, cost savings etc at different levels
    of the Rattan production chain
  4. Organize trainings for Large
    and Small scale industry in relation to, improved energy techniques, factory
    safety and clean production practices
  5. Support training on inclusive
    business models to promote knowledge sharing within the sector. 
  6. Support the Agricultural Sector
    Leader and Project Manager in implemention of other aspects of the Agricultural
    program when needed
  7. Deliver support in content and
    knowledge to PUPUK whenever needed

 Technical Project Officer will work in close
cooperation with PUPUK under supervision of the SNV Project Manager and the SNV
Sector Leader for Agriculture.

  • A degree in Marketing, business management, (social)
    entrepreneurship,  or other relevant
  • A minimum 5 years of relevant working experience: Strong expertise
    in Business to Business sales or product promotion a strong advantage
  • A willingness to learn quickly the new technologies being promoted.
  • Experience in working with Small and Medium scale industries.
  • Good networking skills with willingness to take initiative 
  • Results orientated with an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Very good skills in sales and promotion, preferably in the private
  • An understanding of the rattan furniture industry is an advantage
  • Strong communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia

 Duty station: Cirebon with frequent travel to other areas in Indonesia. Please
note that the successful candidate needs to be based in Cirebon on a permanent
: 9 month with fixed term type of contract.
 Desired start
: As soon as possible.
 How to apply? Please send your application letter describing how you
meet the candidate profile and CV (in English), together with an indication of
your current or expected salary and compensation package by 26 February 2016 to
[email protected] with
subject: “TPO Rattan”
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