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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung seeks for an Organizational Development Coordinator

The foundation Hanns R. Neumann Stiftung designs and manages sustainable agricultural development projects worldwide. With over twenty years of experience in project design, implementation and management, the foundation contributes to improving the living conditions of smallholder coffee and cocoa farmers through a business approach to sustainable development.


Financed by private and public donors, HRNS has started implementing 2 projects to promote sustainable smallholder Robusta coffee production in OKU Selatan, Southern Sumatra. These projects aim to create a long term viable living for Robusta farmers by capacity building and facilitating access to technology, agri-input and financial services.

The program includes farmer training on good agricultural practices, product quality, marketing, and farmer organizational development. In the second phase of the program topics such as access to finance, gender mainstreaming, coffee & climate, integrated farm management and biodiversity become more important. These components will be integrated where possible and have to contribute to the overall goal of empowering the farmers in these communities.

Job Opportunity

The project is looking for an Organizational Development Coordinator who will be based in South Sumatra Province, in charge of the following tasks:
-       To map and assess the current structure of Kelompoktani and Gapoktan/ KPB (e.g. governance, legal mandates, service provision to the members,…) and recommend a suitable legal structure to establish business oriented farmer organizations.
-       To design Training of Trainer (ToT) and Farmer Field School (FFS) manuals and programs (content and implementation plans) on organizational development topics i.e. establishment of farmer organizations, their governance and management, business strategy, etc.
-       To train field officers, extension officers and representatives of farmer groups and second tier organizations on Good Organizational and Management Practices.
-       To support interested farmers/farmer groups to establish and professionalize their own first and second tier farmer organizations.
-       To participate in and moderate on a regular basis farmer group meetings in order to strengthen the farmer organizations in their daily operations.
-       To liaise the farmer organization with reliable business partners (e.g. input suppliers, financial institutions, product off-takers,…) and facilitate negotiation between the farmer organization and those partners.
-       To design and implement a farmer group saving and credit scheme.
-       To be the main contact person for the farmer organization (FO) director board and assist where required.
-       To report weekly to the Project Manager.

Duration of Assignment

Definite contract until end of 2019 with option for prolongation. Starting date as soon as possible.

Profile
Experience:

-       Minimum 10 years of relevant working experience in organizational development and community empowerment.
Required:
-       Indonesian candidate with a university degree in Social, Agribussiness, Management or related subjects.
-       Proficiency in standard MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook and Project).
-       Proficiency in English (verbal and written); concise reporting skills.
-       Self initiative and communication skills; accustomed and willing to work under pressure.
-       Willingness to live and work in remote, rural areas.
Competencies:
-       Integrity and Accountability, Commitment, Thrive for Excellence and Respect
Salary: Negotiable, including option to relocate family

Please apply by sending an email to jobs.indonesia@hrnstiftung.org including CV, motivation letter and salary expectation before 15.08.2017; only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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