Advisor for Community Engagement

SNV Netherlands Development Organization

SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in 39 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services - empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development. 

South Sumatra Partnership for Landscape Management Support Project 

This project is titled South Sumatra Partnership for Landscape Management Support Project, and aims to facilitate and support the government, private sector and local communities, to establish and pilot the sustainable landscape management partnership approach in the Sembilang-Dangku landscape of South Sumatra. This landscape broadly matches the Banyuasin watershed and includes the South Sumatra's priority peatland landscape. The landscape has greatest potential for greenhouse gas emission reductions through improved peatland and forest protection and management in South Sumatra, and can act as a model for the replication of this approach both within and beyond South Sumatra.
SNV will contribute on the implementation through some interventions, namely: 1) Support the sustainable and resilient expansion of oil palm and rubber production 2) Promote better management practices (BMP) to increase oil palm and rubber productivity, 3) Support an inclusive business model to improve the oil palm and rubber value chain. These interventions support the transition to a zero-deforestation and sustainable production system through improved land use planning and environmental awareness, enhancing economic growth and reducing poverty through increased productivity of smallholder oil palm and rubber plantations, strengthened and develop farmer organisations in order to ensure impact at scale, and effective transfer of knowledge in order to improve the ability of smallholders to organise themselves.

Scope of works

To initiate the project in the inception phase, SNV is recruiting for the position of Advisor for Community Engagement to conduct the advisory services that will carry out the following activities and deliver the below services and products to the team:
  • Conduct socio-economic analysis of local communities at provincial, district and site levels.
  • Identify the potential location of smallholders for implementation phase and develop engagement with local communities.
  • Contribute to the development of project implementation plan
  • Work closely with SNV colleagues and other consortium partners in socio-economic related issues.
  • Establish socio-economic analysis report of the community level, including the potential location of smallholders for implementation phase.
  • Implementation plan.
Timeframe The assignment will be of a total of 40 days starting from 18th April to 30th June 2016.
The consultant will directly report to the Sector Leader for Agriculture.

Candidate profile
  • University degree with relevant background in social, economy, agriculture, or development study.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in the field of community engagement or development, in particular in palm oil and /or rubber smallholders.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, partners, external actors and allies.
  • Good understanding and knowledge on agriculture, forestry and climate change issues in Indonesia.
  • Fluent English and Indonesian.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Ability to work under-pressure, meet deadlines, prioritise workload and 'multi-tasking'.
Interested applicants are invited to send their CV to
Please send applications no later than 8 April 2016. Applicants are instructed to write "Advisor for Community Engagement- NAME" as the subject line of their email.

We regret that we are unable to acknowledge receipt of all applications and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.