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STRIVE

Program Summary
Micro and small enterprises (MSEs) play a significant role in Indonesia’s economy, particularly in terms of creating job opportunities and business services. The ‘Strivers’ (entrepreneurs with 2-10 employees) in the business community are key to the growth and success of MSEs. Despite the large number of micro and small businesses, their role in economic growth remains low as they are faced with various constraints, including obtaining formal registration and access to resources such as loans from financial institutions.  Mercy Corps (MC) proposes to support the Strivers population in Indonesia with increased market participation and business development. The project will be carried out in the city of Malang and throughout Malang District over a period of 18 months. In its initial stage, the program will conduct research to understand the constraints and opportunities faced by the Strivers population and conduct a gap analysis on the needs of the Strivers and the products/services that are available or are already being used. To achieve the program objectives, MC will use a partnership model to implement training and mentoring, to increase access to the products and services of formal financial institutions and other resource providers, and to link Strivers to private sector entities and community business organizations (CBOs) that can enhance their market access. Considering the locations of the Strivers’ business activities and MC’s previous experience in facilitating the access of farmer entrepreneurs and small business owners to resources, the program will identify effective delivery channels, including by partnering with extension services and using digital channels. By the end of the program, it is hoped that 2,250 Strivers (approximately 60% female) will have taken part in the training and mentoring. It is hoped that 1,125 Strivers will have improved access to resources. Of those 1,125 Strivers, 50% will experience business development, increased income, and contribute to job creation. The program aims to see 280 Strivers experience a sustainable increase in income.

By the end of the grant period, it is expected that:
  • 2,250 businesses will participate in the program; 1,350 of which will be owned by women
  • 450 at-risk individuals will be served during the program, 270 of which will be women
  • 280 Strivers will have a sustained increase in profits 1,000 of the 2,500 farmers who receive mentoring financial literacy and business literacy will select and use the appropriate financial products. 
District Coordinator – Malang District (STRIVE Program)
The STRIVE Program - District Coordinator will be responsible for carrying out the tasks needed for the implementation for the project under the guidance of the Program Manager.  Duties will include; carrying out assessments and survey, mobilization and engagement of STRIVERS beneficiaries, support and facilitate beneficiary training and mentoring, providing guidance in the implementation of the STRIVE program for program partners, and ensuring transparent information regarding the community, including timely reporting on issues that may impact the program.  S/he will be STRIVE coordinator’s direct representative in the Malang District area, and an indispensable component of the program’s success, so willingness to learn, motivation, innovation, flexibility and commitment to the community and the program is a must.  S/he will be responsible for updating his/her weekly and monthly work plans and carry his/her work with a sense of urgency.

Qualifications:
  • University degree, preferable in social sciences, economics, rural development;
  • 2+ years’ experience working in development programs with emphasis on economic development in rural setting (experience in training and mentoring programs for Micro-Small entrepreneurs would be an advantage);
  • Experience working with the private sector, business organizations and government agencies at the district level;
  • Computers skills with strong familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • English verbal and written communication skills (passive).

City Coordinator - Malang City (STRIVE Program)
The STRIVE Program - District Coordinator will be responsible for carrying out the tasks needed for the implementation for the project under the guidance of the Program Manager.  Duties will include; carrying out assessments and survey, mobilization and engagement of STRIVERS beneficiaries, support and facilitate beneficiary training and mentoring, providing guidance in the implementation of the STRIVE program for program partners, and ensuring transparent information regarding the community, including timely reporting on issues that may impact the program.  S/he will be STRIVE coordinator’s direct representative in the Malang City area, and an indispensable component of the program’s success, so willingness to learn, motivation, innovation, flexibility and commitment to the community and the program is a must.  S/he will be responsible for updating his/her weekly and monthly work plans and carry his/her work with a sense of urgency.

Qualifications:
  • University degree, preferable in social sciences, economics, rural development;
  • 2+ years’ experience working in development programs with emphasis on economic development in rural setting (experience in training and mentoring programs for Micro-Small entrepreneurs would be an advantage);
  • Experience working with the private sector, business organizations and government agencies at the district level;
  • Computers skills with strong familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • English verbal and written communication skills (passive).

Please send your CV with position applied on the email subject to: hrd@id.mercycorps.org 
Vacancy will be closed 14 May 2017 and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.

Human Resources Department
Mercy Corps Indonesia