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Livelihood Manager - Riau Landscape, Indonesia

Deadline: 26/05/2024

About Earthworm Foundation

With most of our staff operating directly on the ground where the issues are, we work with our members and partners to make value chains an engine of prosperity for communities and ecosystems.

We see a world where forests are a boundless source of materials and a home for biodiversity; communities see their rights respected and have opportunities to develop; workers are seen as productive partners, and agriculture becomes the instrument to feed a hungry planet and keep our climate stable.

About the Landscape Programme

Protecting fragile ecosystems means finding a way to create value for people without sacrificing nature. This is too complex a challenge for any one company, commodity supply chain, NGO, or government to handle alone. To secure a future for natural resources and the people who rely on them, collective action and collaboration are critical – we must go beyond the bounds of individual supply chains.

This is why we work in high-value landscapes across the globe to support local and international stakeholders in constructing pathways for regenerating lives and nature, building supply chain and farmer resilience, and achieving the goals of responsible sourcing.

Your Role

As the Livelihood Manager in Riau, you will be primarily responsible for:

  • Support Landscape Manager in developing community livelihood program strategies and workplan according to the landscape context.
  • With Landscape Manager, co design and develop business analysis and business plan for various agricultural commodities for e.g. food crops, horticulture, and livestock.
  • Conduct managerial and technical activities and support for field team to ensure implementation of livelihood activities is delivered according to the workplan and targets.
  • Explore and determine the most efficient, effective, and regenerative techniques, equipment, and technology to implement livelihood activities based on agribusiness.
  • Conduct engagement and communication with relevant stakeholders to support livelihood programme, such as banks/financial institutions, input suppliers, companies, training institutions, etc.
  • Create technical reports within country and globally on livelihood aspects.

Your Profile

You are passionate about applying regenerative and agroforestry knowledge to family farming, social com-munication and popular education, project management and management of social and environmental im-pacts in promoting the sustainable transformation of the Riau ecosystem.

With demonstrated experience managing complex projects in relation to smallholder’s livelihood, you have a strong appetite for sharing knowledge, advising, and guiding the team toward the successful implemen-tation of workplans. Prior experience working with farmers to develop business unit will be an advantage.
Adaptive and consultative with excellent communication skills in writing (proposals, story of success, etc.), able to explain your field to a variety of audiences with confidence.

You are analytical and structured, have an entrepreneurial spirit to grow the farmer business for farmers’ economy sustainability. Fact oriented you value the impact measurement to enable informed decision making. You are agile and can consistently implement response to unpredictable events.

Working Conditions:

  • University Degree or equivalent (preferable)
  • Minimum 4 years of experience
  • Fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English (spoken and written)
  • Full-time, Fixed term (1 year contract)
  • Based in Pekanbaru, Riau
  • Start Date: as soon as possible
  • Working on-site, roster work system
  • Indonesian National or valid work permit

To Apply

If you are in search of having a meaningful impact, with a desire to innovate and act for the environment, this offer is for you! The team you would join is truly committed to and passionate about finding concrete solutions to improve relationship between People and Nature.

To join this adventure, apply by sending your application (resume and cover letter) here with the subject “LHM 2024” followed by your name.
Application will be accepted on a rolling basis until 26/05/2024.

Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Good Luck !