Yayasan Kalla and its consortium (Kalla Kakao Industry and Lembage Ekonomi Masyarakat Sejahtera of South-East Sulawesi), in collaboration with MCA-Indonesia is implementing a 27 months project of sustaianable Cocoa Devalopment in South-East Sulawesi, Indonesia. We are currently looking for Reforestation Consultant, with the qualification detailed in below Terms of Reference.

Please send your Letter of Interest with updated CV stating three consecutive salary’s history and 3 references not later than April 30, to Mr Hakim Haslia at; cc to Yatie Saloh at



(Economic, Quality and Sustainability Improvement from Community Centered Cocoa Fermentation Stations, Diversified Agro-forestry and Agribusiness Systems and Social Development Programs)

A Green Prosperity / MCA-I Partnership Grant Sustainable Agriculture Project

EQSI, Economic, Quality and Sustainability Improvement from Community Centered Cocoa Fermentation Stations, Diversified Agro-Forestry and Agribusiness Systems and Social Development is a collaboration project between MCA-I, Kalla Foundation with its consortium, Kalla Kakao Industry and Lembaga Ekonomi Masyarakat Sejahtera (LEMS).

This EQSI project supports MCA’s Compact between USA and Indonesia. GP the largest project of the Compact, seeks to address critical economic growth constraints while supporting the government of Indonesia’s commitment to a more sustainable, less carbon-intensive future.

The project addresses technical and economic requirements, provides for environmental and spatial land use issues, learning, and considers potential risks and social and gender impacts and opportunities, will be implemented over 2.25 years, across three districts in 20 priority villages
in Southeast Sulawesi Province of Indonesia

Our Sustainable Agriculture Project, set in selected Cocoa-growing landscapes of Sulawesi Island, aligns to and supports MCA-I’s Compact between USA and Indonesia. Green Prosperity (GP) the largest project of the Compact, seeks to address critical economic growth constraints while supporting the government of Indonesia’s commitment to a more sustainable, less carbon-intensive future. Assistance given will be enduring cooperation focused on sustainable economic, agro-forestry and agribusiness and social development, especially for communal efficiency and technical strengthening of post-harvest practices - particularly for Cocoa fermentation methods.

The project aims to:
  • Promote sustainable natural resources management 
    • Improve cocoa garden land-use practices to protect natural resources 
    • Promote agroforestry to enhance integration of cocoa farms and agroforestry with income generating plants and trees that give shade, shelter and assist biological control of insect pests
    • 7,000 hectare air-seeding vulnerable highland forests for land rehabilitation, control of erosion and protection of water catchments as proven by Kalla Foundation’s successful pilot project in Bone, South Sulawesi.
  • Reduce poverty 
    • Address cash-flow and labor shortage issues via community fermentation
      /drying stations
    • Supply 19,600 liters of yeast inoculums and give training to assure fermented cocoa quality.
    • Reduce the impact of Cocoa Pod Borer (estimated at >40% cocoa crop down grading and losses) via frequent harvesting, phyto-sanitation and biological controls. 
    • Extend Kalla Foundation’s successful community agricultural systems development model at Mallari to establish in and strengthen 20 villages targeted in this project’s target areas.
    • Generate better household incomes for farmers through diversifying on-farm agribusiness
    • Improve market opportunities because of quality derived from cocoa fermentation practices
Project Objectives: Overcoming the barriers of sustainable cocoa development, and address the fundamental resource obstacles. Preventing farmers from undertaking fermentation as a proper post-harvest practice:
  • Thus we will improve cocoa production through farmer involvement in community fermentation centers, agroforestry with predator-hosting trees /plants , community natural resource management activities (such as air-seeding vulnerable highland areas) and training for integrated pest and disease management practices. Overall the project has 5 Objective / Component as follows:
Reforesting 7,000 ha of degraded lands and improving hydrologic conditions

  • Training around 25,000 farmers, farm workers and community folk for improved agriculture practices, and institutionalizing sustainable NRM. Objective
  • Promote agro-ecologic, agro-forestry intercropping systems on Cocoa farms covering 27,000 hectares, for Income generation and equity within rural communities. Objective
  • Providing 20 Community Cocoa Fermentation and Drying Centers Objective 
  • Produce and Supply 19,400 lt of yeast inoculants, training and assist for providing smallholder Solar Cocoa Bean Driers
The benefits will be:
  • Quality control and proper post-harvest fermentation for quality cocoa;
  • Faster cash income for growers;
  • Overcoming labor issues that cause grower resistance to ferment cocoa
  • Efficient use of assets and resources employed for fermenting and drying cocoa
  • As more farmers get encouraged by the better returns the industry will grow and in turn lower atmospheric CO2
  • Villages develop stronger independence, improved economics
  • More non-diseased beans available for fermentation to achieve quality cocoa;
  • Supplementary income streams for growers (e.g. from minyak kayu putih);
  • Higher productivity and returns to growers;
  • Reduced dependence on pesticides and herbicides
  • Lowering of atmospheric CO2
  • Villages develop stronger independence
  • Technical improvements over the current “uncontrolled” hit and miss fermentation methods thereby achieving high or complete success rates in fermentation to achieve quality cocoa;
  • Shorter length of time in fermentation, and thus higher capacity
  • through the community Fermentation Centers or on farms where it is used;
  • Assured better flavored chocolate;
  • Distribution of the starter culture creates more face to face contact with farmers for improved agricultural extension and encouragement of farmers to continue with cocoa.
  • Villages develop stronger independence
Up to now, Field activities of EQSI Project have not been implementad much as it planned, due to late staff recruitment and late development of “program design” of each objective/component, particularly objetive/component 1, reforestation program. The project management has an initiave to finalize the design program, however due to lack of time and personel, the project design has not been compleled well. In order to accelerate the process, the management plans to collaborate with reforestry expert or consultant of reforestry, who have experiences in reforestation program activities.

To develop detail design of reforestation program be focused on improving sustainable natural resources management system, increase institutional capacity, and detail work plans in managing their own natural resources and be responsable for the environment economically, based on program developed, included;
  • Reforesting 7.000 ha of degraded land and improving hydrological condition via community greening program and or air-seeding for dificult terrain / ├írea.
  • Mapping of critical land within 3 Districts (Konawe, Konawe Selatan and Kolaka Timur), specifically close to the EQSI village program location ├írea. (List of Village EQSI Program Location is attached)
  • Select an appropriate trees that suitable with the local condition.
  • Select planting method.(manually and or air-seeding method)
  • Community training, before during and after the program to ensure the sustainability the program
  • Develop a demo-plot for agro-busnisses model.
  • Management of state forest program
  • Develop community sustainable natural resources management
  • Community participation and women support to the program.
  • Detail budget estimation needed during the life of the project.
ACTIVITIES In developing the program design the consultant will do, but not limited to:
  • Preparation; develop ToR and workplan
  • Desk study related to reforestration program, particulary reforestation in South-east Sulawesi
  • Coordination with Provincial and District Forestry Services for program sincronization.
  • Field survey and visit to several villages project location.
  • Report witting of detail desain Reforestration Program
  • Consultant activities for implementing above activities is planned on week first week of May, 2016.
  • The draft of project design be completed by end of May 2016
  • Finalization of design project of Reforestry program be done by first week of May 2016.
  • Reforestry Program Design and Action Plan
  • Input for program integration with government land use plan in forestry sector
  • Desk study: 1 Day
  • Coodination with Goverment Services (Dinas Kehutanan) and Field Survey: 3 days
  • Report writing of project design and input for integration with government land used plan: 4 days
  • TOTAL 8 days of works,
Qualification of Consultant:
  • Advance education in forestry, natural resources or relevant field
  • Experience in planning, design and conduct study or research in forestry and natural resources field, minimum 10 years.
  • Speak and write English well.
  • Advance skill in report writing
  • Familiar with government land-used planning
  • Comfortable deal with local government officials for consultancy preparation and get data and information.
  • Computer literate
For detail info, please contact Ms Yatie Saloh at
EQSI Project Field Office

Kendari, South-East Sulawesi