Advisor for Community Engagement
SNV Netherlands Development Organization
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in
the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 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
South Sumatra Partnership for Landscape Management Support Project
This project is titled South Sumatra Partnership for Landscape Management
Support Project, and aims to facilitate and support the government, private
sector and local communities, to establish and pilot the sustainable
landscape management partnership approach in the Sembilang-Dangku landscape
of South Sumatra. This landscape broadly matches the Banyuasin watershed and
includes the South Sumatra's priority peatland landscape. The landscape has
greatest potential for greenhouse gas emission reductions through improved
peatland and forest protection and management in South Sumatra, and can act
as a model for the replication of this approach both within and beyond South
SNV will contribute on the implementation through some interventions,
namely: 1) Support the sustainable and resilient expansion of oil palm and
rubber production 2) Promote better management practices (BMP) to increase
oil palm and rubber productivity, 3) Support an inclusive business model to
improve the oil palm and rubber value chain. These interventions support the
transition to a zero-deforestation and sustainable production system through
improved land use planning and environmental awareness, enhancing economic
growth and reducing poverty through increased productivity of smallholder
oil palm and rubber plantations, strengthened and develop farmer
organisations in order to ensure impact at scale, and effective transfer of
knowledge in order to improve the ability of smallholders to organise
Scope of works
To initiate the project in the inception phase, SNV is recruiting for the
position of Advisor for Community Engagement to conduct the advisory
services that will carry out the following activities and deliver the below
services and products to the team:
* Conduct socio-economic analysis of local communities at
provincial, district and site levels.
* Identify the potential location of smallholders for implementation
phase and develop engagement with local communities.
* Contribute to the development of project implementation plan
* Work closely with SNV colleagues and other consortium partners in
socio-economic related issues.
* Establish socio-economic analysis report of the community level,
including the potential location of smallholders for implementation phase.
* Implementation plan.
The assignment will be of a total of 40 days starting from 18th April to
30th June 2016.
The consultant will directly report to the Sector Leader for Agriculture.
* University degree with relevant background in social, economy,
agriculture, or development study.
* Minimum 5 years' experience in the field of community engagement
or development, in particular in palm oil and /or rubber smallholders.
* Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and the ability
to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues,
partners, external actors and allies.
* Good understanding and knowledge on agriculture, forestry and
climate change issues in Indonesia.
* Fluent English and Indonesian.
* Advanced computer skills.
* Ability to work under-pressure, meet deadlines, prioritise
workload and 'multi-tasking'.
Interested applicants are invited to send their CV to
Please send applications no later than 8 April 2016. Applicants are
instructed to write "Advisor for Community Engagement- NAME" as the subject
line of their email.
We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of all applications and
only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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