URGENTLY REQUIRED: Program Officer based in Polewali Mandar, West Sulawesi

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. Based in Zurich, Swisscontact is active in 27 countries and has some 800 employees. For our Sustainable Cocoa Production
Program (SCPP) in Indonesia, we are looking for a:


Job Title                                             : Program Officer

Job Code                                           : PO-PM

Place of duty                                    : Polewali Mandar, West Sulawesi

Number of position                         : 1 person

Contract Duration                           : Annual basis, which can be extended upon agreement

Type of Staff                                     : Indonesian Nationality


Overall Task

The Program Officer will play important roles in establishing cocoa development program activities at field level in the district/region, maintain linkage among the districts/region with government
and private sector and other agribusiness development opportunities.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead and responsible to establish technology transfer system  component on cocoa;
  • Responsible to ensure the project implementation in the district, in coordination with SCPP Field Coordinator, other PO specialist and program management;
  • Oversee and supervise  District Management Unit in terms of administration procedure and approval  process;
  • Responsible for financial expenditures of   district activities and ensure that internal controls are in place;
  • Responsible for all regional and district level activities based on their respective topical leader of each component, ensuring timely and effective delivery of activities and output based on quality management system as
    well as strengthening technical cooperation with local constituent and social partners;
  • Provide district’s  monthly, quarterly and yearly plan and update (report);
  • Prepare budget plans and Term of Reference of activities that will be conducted in the district;
  • Build and maintain partnerships with implementing partners, government and other key stakeholders  of SCPP Program;

With minimum supervision, the PO’s will demonstrate a quality of work standards that is an example to other. 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific duties and responsibilities under the overall direction of the Regional Program Manager and close collaboration with other stakeholders, to:

  • Support Sr. Program Manager and Regional Program Manager in developing and adapting  implementation of cocoa farmer training for the component :

Farming Good Practices and Technology Transfer System;

Farmer Organization, Market Access and Certification;


Nutrition and Gender Sensitivity Integration;

Integrated Agribusiness Financing and Co-operative Development;

Stakeholder Management and Networking Platform

  • Provide overall direction and guidance for the implementation of topical activities;
  • Provide other technical and strategy advice as requested to the Field Coordinators;
  • Support implementation of each topical activity and conduct monitoring based on each topical standard operating procedure and/or guideline);
  • Ensure compliance with program’s gender strategy and policies in all of each component activity, planning and development;
  • Support and advise the district management unit  in the assessment and selection of project areas, identification, development and empowerment of farmer group, and internal control system;
  • Provide support and advice to the district management unit on the collecting of village data, farmer group, and farmer field school baseline data, Training of Trainers and demo plot data according to program requisition.
  • Initiate and facilitate of farmer groups on cocoa marketing and value chain;
  • Support Monitoring & Result Measurement responsibilities, in supervising quality data collection process;
  • Build and maintain coordination with local government agencies in the district, in coordination with Government Relation Officer;

Support other project activities according to the SCPP project management direction;




Knowledge in Cocoa Good Agriculture Practice;

Understanding  opportunities and constraints for sustainable development;

Good in facilitating training;

Strong sense of responsibility and control;

Good interpersonal skills and commitment to work in a team;

Skills in computer, software systems (windows, spreadsheet, word processing, e-mail, internet; 

Good presentation skills;

Proficiency of English, both in written and verbal English.




University degree in agriculture, economic, community development , preferably with post graduate qualification;

Minimum five years, including two years in management level;

Previous experience in managing project operation and staff;

Previous work with International NGO;

Experience in writing narrative and financial report;

Experience in planning and managing budget;

Experience in risk mapping & Capacity Assessment on a local level.


Please submit your application letter addressing the above qualifications and experience with your curriculum vitae on
12 February 2016, with a JOB CODE on Top Left of the Envelope at the latest to:

Swisscontact, Human Resources Unit, The Vida Building, 5th floor, Jl. Raya Perjuangan No. 8, Kebon Jeruk – Jakarta Barat 11530 , Tél. +62 21 2951 0200

Or E-mail your job application to
[email protected].
Please indicate in the email subject: (JOB CODE) – (Your Name)

Only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for interviews.




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