The Forest Trust Opening Job Vacancy : Rurality Program Officer

Dear Moderator,Mohon ijin posting Job vacancyterimakasih———————————————————————————————————————————————–The Forest Trust (TFT) is a global non-profit membership
organization that helps companies and communities deliver responsible
products.  Our
members are international retail and manufacturing companies committed to
sourcing responsibly-produced products, meaning products that respect the
environment and improve people’s lives. Since 1999,
TFT’s main focus has been to provide solutions to the issues of deforestation
and the empowerment of forest dependent communities through market-based
incentives. We act on the ground internationally in forests, farms and
factories to help resource managers learn best management practices.  We are active at key stages of the supply
chain, providing unrivaled technical, traceability and communications support
also concern in the exploitation of people as huge issue in global supply chain.
We currently have offices in 15 countries and employ more than 90 people
worldwide. For more information on TFT, please visit our website:                  RURALITY PROGRAM OFFICER      
Reports to:  Program Manager
Key Roles and Responsibilities :

  • The position will require regular field visits, discussions and meetings with farmers and local stakeholders. In addition the position will require planning, organizational skills and report writing.
  • Carry our field survey using a “Rural Dynamics Diagnostic” (RDD) tool to systematically gather information on the rural dynamics, such as stakeholder mapping, community dynamics, farming systems, living conditions, market opportunities, business relationships, education, access to health services, access to water & sanitation and infrastructure, etc.
  • Provide advice, ideas, and innovations; and participate actively internally and externally for helping spread and develop Rurality Program: from the vision to the day-to-day work.
  • Engaging with local stakeholders, understand their role and build trust.
  • Collaborating with local stakeholders and proactively looking for solutions how to improve farmers’ resilience, including their profitability and agricultural production, enhancing environmental and social stewardship and to foster development needs at the smallholder’s level.
  • Assist in preparing participative action plan for farmers’ transformation projects.  Assist in implementing action plan for farmers’ transformation project.
  •  Providing thorough analysis and recommendation for TFT and TFT Clients in creating strong smallholder engagement and empowerment programs in their supply chains.
  • Writing Reports for internal and external audiences on work done related to collected data and discussions with relevant stakeholders.
  •  Undertake regular communications with Rurality Coordinator and Rurality Manager with a view to providing clear updates on progress, challenges and issues for which additional support may be require

·Special Conditions :

  • Ability  travel extensively
    and willingness to live in remote rural areas and/or plantation estates
    away from home for longer periods of time
  • To fulfill the duties of employment, this position needs to be accessible
    to the communities they serve. This means the work will often include
    unsocial hours, such as evenings and weekends, so considerable flexibility
    is required.

Education, Qualifications, Skills, Experience

  • Master’s or Bachelor degree in social, rural development ,
    agricultural, forestry, natural resource management, plantation,
    environment, biology or any relevant field related community engagement
    especially with farmers. 
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant working experience with local
    communities, in rural areas with agriculture environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding on agronomy practices.
  • Knowledge and understanding tools/ methods SIA (Social Impact
    Assessment), PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal) and PM (Participatory
  • Knowledge and understanding on environmental and social issues
    related to agriculture production such as oil palm, pulp and paper, and
    other agricultural commodities.
  • Skilled in data collection, data analysis and report writing.
  • Advanced writing and communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia and
    basic writing and communication skills in English.
  • Having social and negotiating skills and able to mediate conflicts
    if occur.Well-developed communication and listening skills, team player,
    good presenter.
  • Humble person with leadership, innovative thinking and problem
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office program.


  • Able to use GIS software, e.g.  Arc GIS is an added advantage.

send your resume and cover letter in English to : [email protected] 
Please indicate
the Job Code ‘RPo’ in the subject of your email. 
shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone
inquiries will be accepted.

Closing date: 21 June 2016Terimakasih dan Salam,Rias

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