Location: Aceh Besar district, Aceh Province, Indonesia
Application Deadline: April 5th, 2016
Consultant Languages Required: Bahasa Indonesia
Duration of Initial Contract: 6 months

Islamic Relief is start implementing a SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE AND FARMING ACTIVITIES FOR PESANTREN Project to provide alternative livelihoods opportunities to resource poor, marginalized, and vulnerable youths. The project also serves as a means to mitigate the negative impacts of climate variability on the agriculture based livelihoods of the local populations. Towards this end, the project is aim to work with 5Pesantren in Aceh Besar. Beneficiaries have also been linked with the provincial agriculture/aquaculture to receive technical and market related support beyond IR intervention. Supported Pesantren going to learn the agriculture/aquaculture. Islamic Relief is convinced that profitability can be significantly increased by enhancing our beneficiaries’’ involvement in the value-chain and entrepreneurship model. The upcoming intervention seeks to identify high value of agriculture/aquaculture cultivation, enhance profitability of supported groups through training, capacity building and provision of inputs for the formulation and implementation of business expansion plans.  With this background, IR seeks an innovative, motivate, dynamic and experienced consultant for the delivery of project activities and for achieving the objective of enhanced profitability for supporting youth in Pesantren.

Interested consultants are advised to carefully study all the sections of this ToR and ensure that they meet the general requirements. If successful, the candidate will be recognized as unique mix combination of expert, trainer, and business person in hydroponic fields.
Duties and Responsibilities Consultants will provide a range of advisory services and technical assistance to clients (Pesantren and partners as needed).

The range of tasks for the consultant may include:
  • Training and capacity development activities, for 5 pesantrens in Aceh Besar 
  • On-site support to Pesantren and Islamic Relief Indonesia,
  • Project monitoring and feedback, among others.
  • Demonstrates highly skilled and experience in hydroponic technique and method; 
  • Deep understanding hydroponic business landscape; 
  • Strong reporting and writing abilities; 
  • Ability to work in a team, develop synergies and establish effective working relations with partners; 
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment, tact, and negotiating skills, and the ability to cope with situations that may pose conflict;
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
  • Ability to accommodate additional demands on short notice; 
  • At least five years of proven working experience relevant to hydroponic;
  • Experience with training and facilitation to Pesantren or youth is an asset.
Languages: Bahasa Indonesia

Evaluation of Applicants: Applicants will be screened against qualifications and the competencies.

The financial proposal (daily fee in Rupiah) provided by the consultant is tentative and will be subject to negotiations. An agreement contract will be issued to the consultant, detailing the timeframe and deadlines.

Application procedures: Qualified candidates are requested to apply online

The application should contain:
  • A Proposal, stating strategy and budget to do the training and monitoring for the 6 months periods 
  • CVs
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure that you have provided all requested information.