VECO International Job Vacancy: Rice Business Officer - Solo, Central Java - Kerja Ngo

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VECO International Job Vacancy: Rice Business Officer - Solo, Central Java

VECO is an international NGO with more than 40 years of experience in partnering with farmer organisations and food chain actors across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Our activities in 14 countries are carried out by eight regional offices worldwide. And VECO Indonesia is now recruiting an Indonesian National for the position of Rice Business Officer, who will support the implementation of Premium Rice Development Program in Central Java, with duty station in Solo, Central Java.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Support the Premium Rice Consortium team in implementing the Premium Rice development program in Central Java.
  • Facilitate business coaching/training/capacity building activities for members of rice producer organisations (Gapoktans) of the Premium Rice Consortium in Central Java
  • Facilitate linkages between rice producer organisations and private sector to develop business opportunities benefitting farmers
  • Facilitate the strengthening of rice producer organisations
  • Facilitate network building and dialogue between rice producers and value chain stakeholders in Central Java
  • Facilitate access to market for the rice producers organisations
Key competencies and qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years experiences in business development or agricultural development and holding a formal education in Economics, Agriculture or Agronomy or equivalent
  • Working experience in business or in the development cooperation sector
  • Good knowledge of Rural Development specifically on Agriculture and Chain Development for agricultural products
  • Has a good business network which can be linked with rice producers in Central Java
  • Good understanding of local economic context and political and institutional framework in Central Java
  • Facilitation skills to support partners' capacity building in developing business plan, strengthening the organisational institution
  • Facilitation skills to assist partners and organise stakeholder dialogues, meetings, workshops etc.
  • Good computer operation skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good report writing skills in Bahasa Indonesia and good understanding of English
  • Preferably knowledge of the local Javanese language
To maintain a good gender balance in our team, we especially encourage female candidates to apply.

Please indicate your salary expectations for this position and submit your CV and application letter before 5 April 2017 to: VECO Indonesia, Jl. Badak Agung X No 22, Sumerta Kelod, Denpasar, Bali, email:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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