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Current Opportunities

Swisscontact is an international development agency founded by the Swiss private sector, with over 43 years of experience in Indonesia. It has a track record for innovative, pragmatic approaches in vocational education and training, urban ecology and small and medium sized enterprise development. As an agency with its origins in the Swiss private sector, Swisscontact has a strong private sector orientation, in terms of culture, staff and working practices. Swisscontact is offering employment opportunities for the following position:

 

 

Program Officer for Tourism Product and Service Development

Swisscontact (www.swisscontact.org), the Swiss foundation for technical cooperation is a private and independent operating foundation, promoting sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. For Swisscontact the private sector is the most important driving force behind economic development and sustainable poverty reduction to open up pathways into a future of opportunities.


Swisscontact is implementing the Sustainable Tourism Destination Development Project “SUSTOUR” as part of the Swiss-Indonesian Development Cooperation. Tourism is an important part of the Indonesian economy and an important source of employment and foreign exchange reserves. The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has been actively supporting the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism since 2009 to strengthen the competitiveness of selected tourism destinations. The SUSTOUR project focuses to develop a sustainable and inclusive expansion of tourism in Indonesia. Two targeted destinations, namely Western Flores (East Nusa Tenggara) and Wakatobi (Southeast Sulawesi) will be benefitting from economic, social and environmental sustainability which will favour the local population. SUSTOUR runs from July 2018 until December 2022.


For program activities in the Labuan Bajo – Flores Office, Swisscontact is looking for an enthusiastic and independent professional in the following field of expertise:


Program Officer for Tourism Product and Service Development

Based in Labuan Bajo


Under the supervision of the Technical Advisor for Destination Development, the Program Officer for Tourism Product and Service Development will be responsible to implement at least two interventions, each of which aim to improve the competitiveness of markets for sustainable tourism services in Flores promoted under the project. One of the target market systems revolves around hospitality, and sustainability advisory services (training and consulting) for tourism SMEs and MSMEs.


The Program Officer for Tourism Product and Service Development works in close collaboration with his/her intervention teams. He/she focusses on research, identification and development of new business opportunities and implementation of interventions.


Task and Responsibility

  • Conducting analyses/ diagnostics of the tourism market and selected sub sectors such as hospitality and training and consulting
  • Developing strategies to introduce sustainable business models and innovative intervention ideas
  • Developing and adjusting intervention plans based on designed strategies, including preparation of business cases
  • Building and managing partnerships, including finding and approaching potential intervention partners, managing and monitoring relationships and revising tactics if needed
  • Facilitating/ implementing interventions based on designed strategies
  • Coordinating implementation of intervention activities with partners
  • Monitoring and measuring intervention results in order to improve intervention performance, including developing/revising results chains, analysing results and assessing progress towards systemic change
  • Representing the project towards external stakeholders and attend/ facilitate relevant meetings, workshops, etc.
  • Working closely with international and/or national technical short-term consultants
  • Ensuring smooth coordination with the SUSTOUR Offices in Bali and Wakatobi
  • Development of related presentation material and capitalization of lessons learned
  • Preparation of project documentation, including project and intervention reports, evaluations and intervention plans
  • Other tasks as reasonably requested by the Superior

Key Selection Criteria

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in business, tourism, hospitality and/or related fields;
  • Minimum of three years working experience with the private sector, or development agencies/ projects which apply a market systems approach/ engage in private sector development
  • Experience in engaging and collaborating with the private sector on innovative market driven solutions
  • Experience and understanding of tourism market systems/ businesses preferred
  • Excellent analytical and diagnostic skills with the ability to think strategically
  • Excellent facilitation and coordination skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Constructive problem-solving skills with high tolerance for uncertainty
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Intercultural and contextual sensitivity
  • Motivated and enthusiastic personality
  • Strong commitment to project, target destination and its cause
  • High flexibility to adapt to dynamic project demands
  • Excellent English skills (verbal and written).
  • This vacant position is for Indonesian citizen only.

We can offer you an exciting, fast-paced working environment, a culture of mutual respect and the opportunity to play a vital role in the project. If you are interested in joining our team, where your talent will impact the project’s outcome, please apply by 16 January 2020


Please visit https://recruitment.swisscontact.or.id for further application submission


Business Administration Assistant


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. The foundation is based in Zurich, Switzerland. With 86 million in annual turnover in 2016, Swisscontact is now implementing more than 100 projects in 34 countries with more than 1,200 staff. Swisscontact has been active in Indonesia for the past 45 years.


Skills for Competitiveness (S4C)

The S4C-Project is implemented by the Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation (Swisscontact), the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH-CDC) and the Association for Swiss International Technical Connection (SITECO) working in close collaboration with the Centre for Industrial Education and Training (CIET) of the Ministry of Industry (MoI) and the Directorate for Higher Education (DIKTI) of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEK).

Through the strengthening of Polytechnic institutes (Polys) in selected sectors and geographic locations and through the improvement of structures and services at the interface between Polys and industry, an important contribution to an improved quality and relevance of the overall Poly system in Indonesia is made.


S4C is currently accepting applications for the position of:


Business Administration Assistant

Based in Kendal, Jawa Tengah (Job Code: ADV.000047)


Job Brief


This position will assist Program Officer to deliver daily works and events as well as supporting the Program Officer in its communication with school, S4C team, Swisscontact office and global projects


Task, Authority & Responsibility


  • Maintain an efficient filing system for all administrative and operational records
  • Collect and provide necessary information and contribute to the planning, organizing and developing of all aspects of the projects
  • Prepare visitor and mission calendar
  • Prepare and filling internal and external letter
  • Organize and maintain an adequate office stationery
  • Distribute invitation and follow up with participants'attendance
  • Provide administrative and logistical services pre, post and during the events as well as other tasks assigned by the superior
  • Maintain and fill the vehicle LOGBOOK book and report it periodically to Superior
  • Make sure all project'assets condition is maintained well


Employee Requirements


  • D3/D4 or S1 in Any Major, Management are preferred
  • Must be flexible, willing to perform other duties and work irregular hours
  • Able to communicate fluently and effectively in Indonesian and/or English
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to encourage collaboration with other programs, international offices, and partners
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and able to manage multiple deadlines and deliver highquality work products
  • Willingness to up-skill as required by the tasks to be performed-corresponding measures are agreed with management.
  • Focused, proactive and positive working attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced office environment, both independently and as part of a global team
  • Must be familiar with using Microsoft office, email, and website.


This vacancy is for Indonesian citizen only


Please visit https://recruitment.swisscontact.or.id for further application submission.
Please send your application by 15 November 2019, however we are continuing shortlist and conducting interviews for the right candidate before the deadline.


Program Officer Management Support


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. The foundation is based in Zurich, Switzerland. With 86 million in annual turnover in 2016, Swisscontact is now implementing more than 100 projects in 34 countries with more than 1,200 staff. Swisscontact has been active in Indonesia for the past 45 years.


Skills for Competitiveness (S4C)

The S4C-Project is implemented by the Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation (Swisscontact), the Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH-CDC) and the Association for Swiss International Technical Connection (SITECO) working in close collaboration with the Centre for Industrial Education and Training (CIET) of the Ministry of Industry (MoI) and the Directorate for Higher Education (DIKTI) of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEK).

Through the strengthening of Polytechnic institutes (Polys) in selected sectors and geographic locations and through the improvement of structures and services at the interface between Polys and industry, an important contribution to an improved quality and relevance of the overall Poly system in Indonesia is made.


S4C is currently accepting applications for the position of:


Program Officer Management Support

Based in Bantaeng, Sulawesi Selatan (Job Code: ADV.000044)


Job Brief


The Program Officer Management Support will focus on the technical assistance for the establishment and strengthening of the Poly:


Task, Authority, and Responsibility


Management Systems and Processes:


  1. Coach the activities to strengthen the school managerial processes
    • Strategic and operational planning
    • Quality assurance
    • Administration processes
    • Tracer studies
  2. Promote cooperation Poly - industries - expertise (partners)
    • Establishment of an industry network in the Poly-region
    • Internship management
    • Job placement
    • Knowledge and technology transfer
    • Workshop for development of occupational profiles, curricula and training methodologies
    • Regular events between the Poly and local industry


Employee Requirements


  • School management and leadership experience
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience in Vocational Education and Training institutions (VET)
  • Curricula development, teacher training
  • Knowledge about the Indonesian Poly and TVET system development
  • Communication skills in English
  • Desirable: Degree/working in a technical sector (metal, wood, or food processing)


This vacancy is for Indonesian citizen only


Please visit https://recruitment.swisscontact.or.id for further application submission.
Please send your application by 15 November 2019, however we are continuing shortlist and conducting interviews for the right candidate before the deadline.


Swisscontact
Swiss Foundation for Technical Cooperation
Hardturmstrasse 123
CH-8005 Zürich

Tel. +41 44 454 17 17
Fax +41 44 454 17 97
E-Mail info@STOP-SPAM.swisscontact.ch