Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Vacancy Announcement "Consultant to Promote Sustainable Smallholder Agribusiness Model in Rural Indonesia


Promoting Sustainable Smallholder Agribusiness Model in Rural Indonesia; Disaster Risk Reduction and Indonesian Climate Alliance

USAID’s five year “Adaptasi Perubahan Iklim dan Ketangguhan” (APIK) Project supports the Government of Indonesia to strengthen climate and disaster resilience, working in an integrated manner from the national level down to the regional and community levels. In support of this overall objective, APIK seeks to:
•           Mainstream climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction into national and sub-national governance frameworks;
•           Build the capacity of local communities and the private sector to address climate change and weather-related natural hazards; and
•           Support the use of information for climate and disaster risk management among key stakeholders.
At the national level, APIK provides technical assistance to national level ministries to strengthen their understanding of climate change (including climate variability) and the impact of weather-related natural disasters, and to mainstream tools and approaches that facilitate the systematic consideration of climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) in their core planning, budgeting, and operations as well as monitoring and evaluation. Given the cross-cutting nature of CCA/DRR, APIK works with economy-wide agencies—such as the Ministry of Planning (BAPPENAS) and the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB)—as well as technical ministries such as  Environment and Forestry (KLHK), Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP), Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR),  Public Works and Public Housing (PUPERA), Agrarian and Spatial Planning, and Agriculture (Kementan).
At the sub-national level, APIK seeks to build the capacity of local governments in East Java, Southeast Sulawesi, and Maluku to address CCA & DRR through planning and operations, public outreach, and the institutionalization of resilience-building practices in day-to-day activities. With a regional office located in the respective provinces, the Project works in targeted landscapes with the communities on the front lines of climate change and disaster resilience in the target districts to implement measures and link those measures to the relevant government processes in a holistic systems approach.
Crosscutting the national and sub-national levels, APIK further seeks to mainstream CCA/DRR into the private sector as well as the improved uptake and utilization of relevant climate vulnerability and climate risk,  climate and weather information (CWI) services. Private sector engagement is critical to addressing shared economic risks and livelihoods, while improved climate and weather information services empower public and private institutions alike to better prepare for and respond to climate and disaster risk.

2.1  Objective
The series of workshops will be organized by the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and Indonesian Climate Alliance (ICA) with the support from the APIK project is aims to formulate strategies and business model small land holder food farmers by applying the principles of disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation. This strategy will be a feeder to the convergence of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction at a practical level.

2.2  Result
The most important results that would be achieved from a series of workshops to be held is the module to entrepreneurs in business development sustainable small-scale agriculture. This module will include strategic issues as follows:
1)     Overview of the general condition of food agriculture and rural development in Indonesia.
2)     Challenges of the small-scale food crop agriculture amid the threat of disaster and climate change.
3)     Summary of lesson learned, good and bad practices:  the empowerment of farmers and development of agriculture sector.
4)     Strategies for the development of small scale agricultural business that is sustainable for businesses and policy-makers.

3.1  Desk Study
Desk Study undertaken to perform analysis using secondary data in order to gain an initial understanding of the substance of agricultural and rural development policies and the protection of small-scale agricultural enterprises. This activity will be conducted using two methods; literature review and secondary data analysis.

3.2  Focus Group Discussion (FGD)
Discussions Guidelines
National Policy on Agriculture and Rural Development in Indonesia; Directions, dynamics, and challenge.
Representatives from ministry of agriculture, ministry of village, ministry of Agrarian and Land Use, Ministry of Public Work and Housing, NGOs (Bina Desa, KPA, Sayogyo Institute), academician, rural development and community development practitioner.

How general development design of agriculture and rural areas in Indonesia? And how these policies answer complex issues in agricultural development, such as access to land, the supply chain and the agricultural trade governance, what is the strategy to anticipate adverse impacts of liberalization of agricultural markets, and protection of the welfare of farmers.

Challenges Small Scale Agriculture business amid the threat of disaster and climate change.

BMKG, BNPB, KLHK, farmers, farmers association, NGOs, academician and practitioner.
How the challenges and threats of climate and disaster to the small-scale agricultural enterprises as well as the extent of the ability of the agricultural sector small-scale food businesses facing the threat of disaster and climate.

Summary of lesson learned good and bad practices in the empowerment of farmers and agriculture and rural development.
Practitioners empowerment of farmers and agricultural sector development of small-scale food crop of NGOs, private sector, academia, and government.

IDH, Bina Desa, Bina Swadaya, Unilever, Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Dompet Dhuafa, asosiasi petani, dll.
Any experiences both good and bad practices in the empowerment of farmers and small-scale agricultural development?

Alternative strategies for business development sustainable small-scale agriculture, for businesses and policy-makers.
Academics, practitioners and observers of empowerment of farmers and rural development, agriculture and rural development planners.
How alternative strategies to ensure the sustainability of farming small-scale food? The response to the global dynamics in agriculture, and climate hazards, and strategies to improve the welfare of small-scale farmers in Indonesia.

3.3  Key Informant Interviews
Key informant interviews aimed to deepen understanding of the issues under review. 

The entire process is facilitated by a joint committee formed by the National Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Indonesian Alliance (ICA) and supported by APIK-DAI.

5. Location
The activity will be based in Jakarta, Indonesia

6. Reporting
The Consultant will report to Climate Adaptation Governance Advisor

7. Application Send
Interested applicants are invited to send their CV to APIK_Recruitment@DAI.com. Please send applications not later than 24 March 2017. Applicants are instructed to write “Climate Risk Modeling and Policy Formulation Consultant – 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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