GAP Master Trainers SNV
Background SNV is a partner in the Kemitraan Kesejatheraan Hijau (KeHIJAU) Berbak Partnership - Green Prosperity Project that is funded by the Millennium Challenge Account-Indonesia. The goal of KeHIJAU Berbak and Muaro Jambi is to increase household incomes and reduce GHG emissions from deforestation and peatland degradation through inclusive low carbon economic growth in the Berbak landscape and priority palm oil areas in Muaro Jambi. SNV is particularly engaged in supporting Component 3: Private Sector Commitment and Action.

The private sector component aims to ensure that companies operating in the landscape understand the sustainability context and apply relevant policies and practices. This will be achieved by four outputs: (i) Sustainability assessment of oil palm and HPH concessions on peatland, (ii) Incentivizing palm oil mills and timber concessions to adopt sustainability standards, (iii) Regular audits of company performance by local NGOs working in partnership with government and private sector, and (iv) The use of Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) for renewable energy. 

SNV is looking for a consultant that could support the project team in two specific areas:
  • Setting up the infrastructure required to manage and implement the project on scope, on time, on budget and delivering outcomes fulfilling donor requirements; 
  • Revises and simplifies the training products developed for palm oil and rubber producers;
Activities and deliverables
In order to avoid agricultural expansion into forest areas, systematic change in the production systems has to be induced. In order to provide assistance and incentives to smallholders to make a transition to more sustainable production systems, SNV has developed a Better Management Practices training programme. The programme focuses on strengthening smallholder knowledge and capacity to increase yields and incomes while creating awareness on important ecosystem services and functions and guidance on minimizing negative environmental impacts. Participants receive training on agronomy, institutional development, internal control systems, environmental management and optimizing use of agricultural waste for energy production. We strive to enhance farmer awareness about their environmental impact and the value of ecosystem services.

To maximize efficiency and impact of trainings on GAP and environmental awareness, we work through cooperatives or farmer groups. Organising smallholders in groups is essential to have impact and create economies of scale and facilitate collaboration between smallholders and companies further downstream. It also enables more effective communication on standard operating procedures and allows to work towards group certification.

The consultants will work with the SNV team to developed a training package for smallholder cooperatives with a focus on implementation Internal Control Systems.

The consultant will carry out the following activities and deliver the below services and products to the team: 

  • Review existing materials SNV 
  • Propose training program outline
  • Develop training program building on SNV existing materials
Training program for cooperative development for palm oil smallholders in line with the HIT approach

Candidate profile
  • Relevant tertiary degree; 
  • Ability to coordinate with the private sector, government and local communities
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Understanding of the palm oil sector is an advantage 
Timing & Duty station 
The assignment will be of a total of 125 days starting from 1st March and ending in May 2016. Out of the total assignment a maximum of 93 days will be spend in the field.

The consultant will directly report to the Project Manager Palm Oil

How to Apply
  • Application opened until 26 February 2016 at the latest CV and resume shall only be sent to with email subject "GAP Master Trainer"
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted