Project Overview and Role
The Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Rural Economic Development (AIP-Rural) is a suite of programs focussed on market-based development aimed at improving farmer's competitiveness and access to new markets, better inputs, know-how and technology. It plans to achieve a sustainable 30 percent increase in the net income of 300,000 farmer households in eastern Indonesia by December 2018. AIP-Rural operates in East Java, West and East Nusa Tenggara, Papua and West Papua.
AIP-Rural comprises four programs – PRISMA, SAFIRA, TIRTA (the ‘Program’, managed by Palladium) and ARISA (managed by CSIRO) – which all use the same market development approach, known as Making Markets Work for the Poor, or M4P. As the largest, Promoting Rural Income through Support for Markets in Agriculture (PRISMA) helps spur growth along the value chain by reducing constraints and barriers to farmer productivity, performance and market access. Strengthening Agricultural Finance in Rural Areas (SAFIRA) focuses on agricultural value chain financing to expand smallholder farmer’s access to formal finance. Tertiary Irrigation Technical Assistance (TIRTA) aims to increase access to water for poor farmers by encouraging investment in water management by user groups and the private sector. Lastly, Applied Research and Innovation Systems in Agriculture (ARISA) tests ways to stimulate collaboration between industry and research and development in applying new technologies to improve farmer competitiveness.
Applications close on 2nd January 2017. Please apply via this link.
The post is open for Indonesian national only. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
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Specifically, this person will be expected to:
• Provide cross-platform support to the suite of programs under AIP-Rural according to AIP-Rural’s Communication Strategy Matrix to communicate effectively with the key stakeholders, i.e. internal program staff, Australian Government (DFAT), Government of Indonesia agencies at the national and sub-national level, public and private sector partners, other specific target groups, and general public;
• Plan, implement, evaluate, and maintain the Communication Strategy Matrix, including tracking & updating the targets for the annual action plan. This includes the identification of key stakeholder groups, understanding & articulating the key messages / key issues (e.g. program goals, strategies, activities, achievements) to be communicated, use of appropriate media / channels, and coordination across AIP-Rural programs on communication issues;
• Demonstrate an understanding of DFAT’s branding guidelines and an ability to translate them to AIP-Rural’s communication strategy and ensure compliance in the production of all internal and external publication materials.
• Coordinate with DFAT to manage high-level visits, events and other types of activities as directed by DFAT.
• In coordination with the AIP-Rural Secretariat Operations Manager, oversee and manage the Program’s website, online photo and video gallery to ensure that these resources are fully operational and properly maintained to reflect the vision and achievements of the Program;
• Provide advice to implementation staff under the relevant AIP-Rural programs on the use of different communication tools, channels, and media to help them achieve their communication objectives.
• Plan, execute and supervise all public events such as partner gatherings/related events (in coordination with implementation staff), VIP visits, media tours, exhibitions, presentations, cross visits from other programs (in coordination with the Capacity Building Manager) and workshops;.
• Provide capacity building for implementing staff to enhance their knowledge and skills on communication-related issues (i.e.: photography, handling the press, presentation techniques, public speaking, story writing, branding and markings);
Essential skills and experience:
• Proven experience in setting up and implementing effective communication strategies for large organisations;
• Proven experience with a variety of communication channels and tools (internet, printed media, social media, public relations, advertising etc.);
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
• Sound problem solving and decision making skills
Desirable skills and experience:
• Masters degree in communication, journalism, or public relations;
• Familiarity with international donor systems and requirements, DFAT in particular;
• Experience with developing videos;