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:
A consultant to conduct Impact Assessment on gender equality and farming management in Sulawesi Cocoa
The Swisscontact Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP) together with chocolate and cocoa companies had initiated and continuously empower smallholder families for the development of a sustainable cocoa economy throughout Indonesia. To date, SCPP has reached over 161,000 cocoa farming families with technical training, finance, and better technology for cocoa production. SCPP is currently accepting applications for the position of:
A consultant to conduct Impact Assessment on gender equality and farming management in Sulawesi Cocoa
Background and objectives
Swisscontact and Cocoa Sustainability Partnership (CSP) are working together to deliver Equality for Sustainable Cocoa Production (ESCP) project. ESCP proposes the most suitable mechanism to ensure equal participation and access for both men and women in cocoa value chain which bring economic value to cocoa industries. The project focuses on enhancing equal participation between men and women in economic and non-economic activities to improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers that support cocoa farm development. Building upon the lessons learned from the previous Social Gender Inclusive Plan (SGIP) brought into cocoa sector by SCPP and based on that, integrating Inclusive Market approach in which participation and role of women and men in the cocoa value chain will be equally and economically measured. Emphasizing on diversifying family income, the project also attempts to improve food security and wellbeing of the family member.
The result of this impact assessment will be used to develop recommendations for gender equality mainstreaming. It will act as crucial inputs for designing and planning gender equality mainstreaming protocols to ensure the adequate equality impacts. The objectives of the impact assessment are:
- To identify and define the gender equality immediate results of the ESCP project
- To provide the success factors and learning points for farmers in implementing GALS’ tools
- To identify the most useful tools
- To share recommendations for improvement
The main approach of ESCP project is GALS, a participatory tool to promote equality in managing family resources including cocoa farming management as described in the logical framework and result chains. GALS consists of various tools that enable family members to create vision and develop action plan to secure the family livelihood. The project is also coaching families in the realization of the action plan. Following the ESCP dynamics, the project also promoted sustainable livelihood approach through agribusiness model of diversifying farming business that support cocoa farm development. This impact assessment will be including the livelihood aspect integrated into ESCP’ activities. As reference of impact assessment analysis, below shows the detail aspects of analysis.
A. The GALS approach focuses behavior changes on the below key areas
- Division labour in the household (more equal and efficient): productive and reproductive activities
- Equality of earning power and entrepreneurship (gender equality perspective) in the household
- Household Income and Expenditure (financial management)
- Equality in ownership of property/balance access for family assets
- Equality in making decision
- Leadership in the community (Leadership to change, in the self-determination and community)
- Change in communication and social engagement among the household member and community
B. Changes in on cocoa farming and other farming management
- Adopted good farming management in cocoa and other crops (due to better financial and resources management)
- More sustainable practices adopted
- Productivity changes
- Household member participation in the farming management
- Household investment in cocoa farming
- Business development in farmer and farmer group
- Vulnerability analysis at household level
Deliverables and target respondent
The consultant is expected to deliver:
- Assessment Design including methodology and assessment tools
- An Impact Assessment report
- Recommendation on most useful tools and implementation improvement
- Presentation the report to the ESCP team and partners
The target respondents (minimal) are:
- 40 respondents including the assisted and voluntary (second layer) champions in South Sulawesi Province, East Luwu District (Mangkuntana, Tomoni, and Burau Subdistrict)
- 5 Mars Field and Management Staff
- 5 Relevant respondents (at village, sub-districts level who involve or understand about the program)
- Preferably Master Degree in Social Development study, Economic Agriculture, and other field relevant to rural development and gender equality
- Demonstrated conceptual and analysis skills on designing and conducting impact assessment
- Familiar with participatory approach
- At least 7 years professional experience in gender equality and agricultural projects especially in the Indonesia, preferably Eastern Indonesia
- Proven ability and record to analyze, interpret and present quantitative and qualitative data in gender and agricultural sector
- Possessing advanced and up-to date knowledge of gender integration issue in agriculture sector in Indonesia as demonstrated with work experience and recent publications.
Please send your application by 17 July 2020, however we are continuing shortlist and conducting interviews for the right candidate before the deadline.
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.
The Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP) was initiated in 2012 and is currently the largest Public Private Partnership development program of its kind in Indonesia. It is funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and collaborates with nine local and multinational cocoa and chocolate companies. The program facilitates capacity-building measures for 165,000 smallholder cocoa farmers in 57 selected districts across 11 cocoa producing provinces. The USD 60 million program is in the progress completing three of the four overlapping phases from its 2010 to 2020 timeline. The overall objectives are to increase the farmer household income from cocoa by 75% and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the cocoa sector by 30%. The Program facilitates and implements specific activities in the social, economic and environmental dimensions.
SCPP is currently accepting applications for the position of:
Based in Jakarta, DKI Jakarta (Job Code: ADV.000051)
- The intern will be assigned tasks and assignments that will contribute to the work of the MRM unit at the Swisscontact Jakarta Office
- The assignment is expected to start as soon as possible. The earliest start date is by April 2020.
- Full-time internship for 2 months duration. Part-time commitment is also welcome for longer duration of internship.
Task, Authority & Responsibility
The intern will work on the following assignments but not limited to:
- Conduct desk research on commodity sector issues such as sustainable commodities, agroforestry, etc.
- Support SCPP result measurement team in conducting data analysis of cocoa farmers agriculture practices and environmental practices, livelihood, and other data as required by the team.
- Present data analysis result and other desk research to SCPP team
- We encourage the final year (or looking for thesis research project) of an undergraduate/graduate student to experience working in an International Non-government Organization.
- We are looking for university degree in in Agriculture, Forestry, or Environmental Management, but also other Social Science with background in rural development and majoring in Economics, Finance, Business Management are.
- Knowledge and understanding of agriculture sector issues, particularly on agroforestry, crop diversification or landscape management.
- Experience in quantitative data analysis in using STATA, R-plus and/or Advance Excel are desirable.
- Working experience in PowerBI and other data visualization are an asset including advance use Power Points or other presentation application.
- Proven strong academic track record.
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented and ability to work in a team.
Please visit https://recruitment.swisscontact.or.id for further application submission
Please send your application by 10 April 2020, however we are continuing shortlist and conducting interviews for the right candidate before the deadline.
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.
Swisscontact is currently accepting applications for the position of:
Program Officer Management Support (POMS)
Based in Sulawesi Selatan
The Program Officer Management Support will focus on the technical assistance for the establishment and strengthening of the Community College:
Task, Authority, and Responsibility
Management Systems and Processes:
- Conduct the activities to strengthen the school managerial processes:
- Educational management systems (e.g. strategic planning, accreditation, academic services, research and community services, capacity building, technical and administrative tasks, tracer study)
- Establishment of an industry network in the Academy Vocational-region
- Internship management
- Job placement
- Knowledge and technology transfer
- Regular events between the Academy Vocational and local industry
- School management and leadership experience
- At least 5 years of relevant working experience in Vocational Education and Training institutions (VET)
- Experience in processes such as accreditation, curriculum development, teacher training, research and community services, public-private cooperation, strategic planning
- Knowledge about the Indonesian Academy Vocational/Community College and Technical and Vocational Education and Training system development
- Communication skills in English
- Desirable: Degree/working in a technical sector (metal, industrial manufacturing)
This vacancy is for Indonesian citizen only
Please visit https://recruitment.swisscontact.or.id for further application submission.
Please send your application by 30 June 2020, however we are continuing shortlist and conducting interviews for the right candidate before the deadline.