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Thematic Manager - Semarang, Indonesia

Deadline: 12/08/2022


Earthworm Foundation is an international dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature.

Earthworm Foundation is seeking a motivated, Thematic Manager, based in Semarang, Indonesia, with min. 10 years of experience in in agriculture, livelihood, natural resource management and rural development project at sub-national and local level, excellent communication and writing skills, preferably with experience in food and cash crops production and regenerative farming system. The Thematic Manager will have a proven experience in conducting Business Analysis, Feasibility Studies, and developing Business Plans, related to agriculture and livelihood activities for value generation and be interested in a career with a dynamic non-profit that builds relationships with companies, governments and civil society organizations to bring responsible products to market.

The Thematic Manager will be working with various stakeholders (e.g. local government, companies, or NGOs) on agriculture/livelihood related activities. He/she should be a self-starter and innovator who believes that farmers are entrepreneurs with vision and leadership.

The Thematic Manager will work in a team, in close collaboration with the Earthworm Foundation Landscape Team Leader and also participate in the implementation of conducting Business Analysis, Feasibility Studies, and developing Business Plans, related to agriculture and livelihood activities for value generation. This information will be analyzed and presented as a written report covering local conditions and market access, but also used to develop future capacity building activities and provide individual coaching.

About Earthworm Foundation

Earthworm Foundation currently has presence in 16 countries including Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ more than 250 people worldwide and work with big and small companies, communities and producers of raw materials to create compelling cases of transformation. With an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, we work on the ground with people to create inspiring transformation stories. We focus on creating value, engage without judging and carry hope and a positive vision of the future.

What Makes Us Unique

  • Our profound belief in people, their capacity to change and be a force for good.
  • Our desire to work where the problems are, to innovate and find practical solutions on the ground.

What We Offer

  • A unique work experience in a non-profit impacting nature and communities around the world.
  • The opportunity to lead complex projects with direct impact on the growth and well-being of our staff.
  • A caring working culture that the candidate will take part in sustaining and growing.
  • A fast moving, agile working environment with the chance to work in a multicultural team.

Responsibilities

  • Support Landscape Lead in developing livelihood program strategies and workplan according to the landscape context;
  • With each landscape manager, co design and develop business analysis and business plan for various agricultural commodities for e.g. food crops, horticulture and livestock;
  • Provide technical supervision and backstopping support for each landscape team to ensure implementation of livelihood activities is delivered according to the workplan and targets;
  • Develop approach, methodology and toolkit required to implement and monitor results from livelihood activities based on agribusiness;
  • 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. ;
  • Contribute in technical discussions, within country and globally, on livelihood aspects that focus on methodology, toolkit, approach, impact measurement and interrelation with other social workstream;
  • Conduct regular monitoring and develop technical/thematic report on the progress of livelihood activities across landscape.

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  • Min. 10 years of practical working experience in agriculture, livelihood, natural resource management and rural development project at sub-national and local level. Preferably experience in food and cash crops production and regenerative farming system;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding governance and institutional contexts, nationally, sub nationally and locally;
  • Proven experience in conducting Business Analysis, Feasibility Studies, and developing Business Plans, related to agriculture and livelihood activities for value generation;
  • Experience in working with various stakeholders (e.g. local government, companies, or NGOs) on agriculture/livelihood related activities;
  • Committed to Earthworm’s values.

Language skills:

  • Proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia;
  • Proficiency in English.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • Based in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia;
  • Possibility to travel;
  • Work with smallholders and mill in remote and rural regions, which may include stays in rustic conditions.

Other information:

  • 1-year contract;
  • Full-time position;
  • Immediate start;
  • Valid authorisation to work in Indonesia required.

To apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV via email to indonesia.recruitment@earthworm.org by the 12th of August 2022. Please put your last name and Thematic Manager 2022 in the subject line of the email. Successful candidates will be contacted by email for an initial interview. The position will be open until filled. Only candidates who send a full application will be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted.