Berbak Green Prosperity Partnership Job Vacancy: Livelihoods Program Manager - Jambi - Kerja Ngo

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Berbak Green Prosperity Partnership Job Vacancy: Livelihoods Program Manager - Jambi

Project: Berbak Green Prosperity Partnership
Duty station: Jambi, Sumatera
Donor: MCA-I
Consortium lead: Euroconsult Mott MacDonald
Duration of contract: One year (with possibility of extension upon good performance)

The Berbak Green Prosperity Partnership (BGPP) works in Jambi, Sumatra in the 250,000 ha peatland dominated Berbak landscape. It aims to rehabilitate degraded peatland and provide enhanced and alternative economic opportunities for communities that derive their livelihoods from palm oil production and other peatland-based agricultural activities/enterprises. It will deliver four components:
  • Peatland, Land Use Zoning, Hydrological Rehabilitation and Water Management to establish the biophysical basis for GHG emission reductions and land use to enable green prosperity. It involves canal-blocking to reverse peatland drainage and improve community farm water management systems.
  • Low Carbon Communities and Smallholder Livelihoods focuses on improving smallholder yields and income from palm oil, rubber, rice and aquaculture and helping palm oil smallholders on the border of the landscape to deliver sustainable production in line with emissions reduction goals.
  • Private Sector Commitment and Action to ensure that companies operating in the landscape understand the sustainability context and apply relevant policies and practices. It will focus on oil palm and HPH concessions and involve the use of palm oil mill effluent (POME) for renewable energy.
  • Promoting District and Province-wide Green Prosperity. This area of work includes the development of a Carbon Initiative to sell and share the benefits of Jambi’s carbon stocks.
Background of the assignment
In June 2016 a BGPP design team developed plans for a USD2.7 m livelihoods and alternative species programs to support 19 villages in the project site to improve their incomes through utilizing low carbon practices as a part of BGPP peatland conservation and green prosperity partnership objectives. The program is to be delivered by three Jambi-based NGOs who are part of the BGPP consortium.  A project manager is required to to support delivery of the Livelihoods Program (Component 2, Outcome 2) over the period August 2016 to March 2018 (20 months).

Purpose of the position
The purpose of the position is to provide technical guidance, capacity strengthening and administrative support to the three implementing NGOs to ensure that Outputs under the BGPP Component are satisfactorily delivered in accordance with the project plan.

Scope of Work
The Program Manager is required to undertake the following:
  • Support the BGPP in oversight and management of programs under Component 2, Outcome 2.
  • Ensure that implementation is coordinated as necessary with other BGPP projects and activities.
  • Support and ensure the delivery of milestones and other deliverables agreed under sub-contractsfor the Livelihoods Program,
  • Provide technical guidance to, and monitor performance of, and discuss issues arising with sub-contractors.
  • Support the establishment of a grievance mechanism and that grievances are satisfactorily addressed and documented.
  • Coordinate with the NGOs to ensure that quarterly progress and financial reports, are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Support the timely submission of invoices, and disbursement of payments.
  • Support timely processing of any variations in design and/or proposed activities.
  • Coordinate with the Communications function to develop appropriate communications materials and produce stories from the field and lessons learned documents for website content.
  • Support in gathering information for monitoring utlising the Akvo FLOW system.
  • Monitor substantive progress of activities, anticipate and take corrective actions to handle problems in an effective and timely manner.
  • Undertake regular field supervision missions to ensure that methodology is being followed and safeguards (SGIP, environmental, FPIC) adequately observed, targets are being achieved in a timely manner and to trouble-shoot in case of any problems or grievances.
  • Provide liaison service with other components and contractors.
  • Prepare content to support BGPP quarterly reports.
Duration and Schedule
The assignment will commence on 1 August 2016 for an initial one year contract and a possibility of extension up to 31 March 2018 upon good performance.
Skills and experiences required
The candidate will have the following:
  • A masters’ degree in rural development community development or related socio-economic fields.
  • At least eight years’ experience in development project management in rural livelihoods/conservation projects in Indonesia
  • Experience in delivering rural development and community-driven development livelihoods programs.
  • Experience in community forestry.
  • Experience working in international development projects.
  • Experience in facilitation, training and organisational capacity building of NGOS.
  • Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
Application process
Interested candidates should send their CV and a cover letter that indicate how they fit the criteria outlined in the advert, by email to
Applications must be received by 5 pm (WIB) on the Sunday, 24 July 2016.

Applicants should clearly indicate the position they are applying for in the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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