Swisscontact promotes economic, social and ecological development by supporting people to successfully integrate into local commercial life. Swisscontact creates opportunities for people to improve their living conditions as a result of their own efforts. The focus of its systemic intervention in the private sector is the strengthening of local and global value chains. Through its projects, Swisscontact works to enable access to professional training, promotes local entrepreneurship, creates access to local financial service providers and supports the efficient use of resources with the goal of successfully promoting employment and income generation. The foundation is based in Zurich, Switzerland. With 90 million CHF in annual turnover, Swisscontact is now implementing more than 100 projects in 32 countries. Swisscontact has been active in Indonesia for the past 42 years.

The Swisscontact Sustainable Cocoa Production Program (SCPP) in Indonesia, is currently accepting applications for the position of:

Based in Maumere, Nusa Tenggara Timur

The Regional Program Manager plays an important role in implementing the cocoa development program at the Nusa Tenggara regional level and supporting overall operation of program. Main responsibilities include:
  • Responsible for operation and implementation of the SCPP program in the Nusa Tenggara Timur Region;
  • Supervising local implementing partner organizations in the region to insure compliance in the areas of program implementation and program administration;
  • Assuming responsibility for all regional level activities, ensuring timely and effective delivery of activities and output based on partner management system as well as strengthening technical cooperation with local constituent, government and private partners;
  • Building and maintaining partnership between implementing partners, government and other key stakeholders in the region for the development of SCPP;
  • Providing monthly, quarterly and yearly plan and monitoring reports to the Head of Program Implementation, and program partners;
  • Providing detailed budget plans of activities for the region in monthly and yearly basis.
Task, Authority, and Responsibility
Under the direction of the Head of Program Implementation and in close collaboration with other Core Leadership Team (CLT) and other stakeholders:
  • Lead cocoa-farmer adaptation of good agricultural practices, market access and cocoa-certification activities, nutrition and gender sensitivity integration, agribusiness financing, Coop establishment, stakeholder management and networking activities;
  • Providing overall direction and guidance for the implementation of all activities in the region;
  • Providing management, technical and strategy advice to local implementing NGOs in close consultation with the Head of Program Implementation; 
  • Manage the implementation of all SCPP components and conduct monitoring based on standard operating procedure and/or guidelines;
  • Ensure compliance with gender strategy and policies in all component activities, planning and development;
  • Conducting regular coordination and communication with stakeholders and private partners in collaboration with the Public Relation Unit and other relevant team;
  • Supporting other Program activities according to the SCPP project management direction;
  • Supporting the MRM and PR Team, in supervising quality data collection process and preparation of reports.
Communication, Supervision, and Reporting
  • Close coordination and communication with private partner project managers;
  • Conducting regular monitoring of project areas in coordination with partner staff and local government officers;
  • Preparing information and documents in English and Bahasa Indonesia for program development and evaluation.
Employee Requirements
  • University degree (in Agriculture or Community Development) , preferably with post graduate qualification;
  • Minimum of six years experiences (included two years on management level);
  • Previous experience in managing project operation and at least 10 staff;
  • An understanding on UTZ/Rainforest Alliance Certification process;
  • Experience of writing narrative and financial report;
  • Experience of planning and managing budget, risk mapping & Capacity Assessment on a local level;
  • Understanding of opportunities and constraints for sustainable development;
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in development of agricultural financing
  • Proven teambuilding and problem solving skill
  • Develop, maintain and encourage relationship with program stakeholders
  • Strong sense of responsibility and control;
  • Good interpersonal skills and commitment working in a team;
  • Skills in computer and Microsoft Office applications;
  • Presentation skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia;
  • Excellent English skills written and verbal.
Please submit your application letter addressing the above qualifications and experience with your CV until September 12th, 2016 at the latest with a JOB CODE on Top Left of the Envelope or Email subject to:
Swisscontact-SCPP, Human Resources Unit, The Vida Building, 5th floor, Jl. Raya Perjuangan No. 8, Kebon Jeruk – Jakarta Barat 11530 , Tél. +62 21 2951 0200