Change Makers for the aGROWForests project in Bangka Belitung province, Indonesia

aGROWForests Project

The aGROWForests project is a three year project funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) to increase the income and productivity of smallholder pepper farmers through climate-smart agriculture (CSA) and implementing regenerative agroforestry practices. The project targeted smallholder pepper farmers in Bangka Belitung province and Lampung province in Indonesia. The project aims to reach 2,300 farmers (30% of whom are women and 15% are youth). The aGROWForests project is looking for Change Makers to support project implementation.

Change Makers

The Change Makers will be based in Bangka Belitung province. The primary responsibilities of Change Makers are as follows:

  1. Facilitate the field implementation of the aGROWForests project and ensure that all activities and deadlines are met.
  2. Implement CSA practices, as well as providing farmers with technical assistance to encourage adoption.
  3. Deliver training to farmers and other stakeholders on CSA principles, practices, and techniques.
  4. Regularly conduct farmer’s visits to provide technical assistance for the implementation of CSA on their farms.
  5. Monitoring and evaluating the performance of CSA practices, and developing strategies to improve productivity and sustainability.
  6. Support the implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities such as baseline surveys, and regular monitoring, and suggest improvements to increase the adoption of CSA on the farm level.
  7. Promoting aGROWForests products and services that will be developed during the project to farmers and related stakeholders.
  8. Serve as a focal point for farmers in the area to which you have been assigned. 
  9. Collaborate with government agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), research institutions, and other stakeholders to promote the adoption of CSA practices.
  10. Provide assistance to procure pepper and other farm-produced commodities from farmers.

Requirements 

Essential skills and experience:

  1. University degree or diploma in agroforestry, agriculture, or related field.
  2. Willingness to travel daily to meet farmers and discuss the implementation of CSA on their farms.
  3. Able to develop written plans and reports for project activities.
  4. Familiar with facilitating and/or delivering training activities.
  5. Excellent communication and relationship-building skills.
  6. Excellent leadership, problem-solving, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.
  7. Experience working with farmers and other agricultural-related stakeholders in Bangka Belitung province.
  8. Preferred 2-5 years of experience in designing and/or managing regenerative agroforestry systems, or recently graduated with relevant experiences such as internships, research projects, or volunteer work, and a strong understanding of agroforestry principles, practices, and techniques, particularly in the Indonesian context.

Desired skills and experience:

  1. Familiar with conducting regular monitoring and using M&E tools such as Kobo or Akvo Flow.
  2. Experience working with smallholder farmers.
  3. Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English, with the ability to communicate effectively in both languages.
  4. Experience in community mobilization and working with farmer groups is highly desirable

Procedure and timeline

We request interested individuals to send us a cover letter, and Curriculum Vitae (CV). All applications (Cover Letter and CV) should be sent by email to the project management team ([email protected]) by 15 July 2023.

Submission of application

23 May - 15 July 2023

Interview

19 - 24 June 2023

17 - 18 July 2023

Announcement

27 June 2023
&
20 July 2023

Start Working

1 July 2023
&
24 July 2023

Contact 

If you have any questions or need clarification on the position, please contact our team via email ([email protected]).

Notes

This recruitment is generally open to qualified professional individuals. We ensure that this recruitment process will be carried out in an open and fair manner for all applicants who meet the required qualifications. All applicants will be given an equal chance of employment regardless of race, gender, religion or political affiliations.

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Cinquer, Administrator May 23, 2023
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