Swisscontact Job Vacancy: Project Manager SIPP - North Kolaka, West Sulawesi

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 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 Indonesian Patchouli Production Program is currently accepting applications for the position of:
PROJECT MANAGER, Based in Kolaka Utara (Job Code: PMSIPP)
The Project Manager will be responsible for the implementation of a project designed to increase the sustainability of patchouli cultivation and distillation in the Kolaka Utara and Pula Buton regions of Sulawesi Tenggara. The Project Manager is responsible for implementation and revision of program documents (including training curriculum), negotiating with local government, managing project budgeting, reporting and the supervision of four full-time employees and rotating interns. The Project Manager will also provide Farmer Field School training and collect farmer data when necessary.
Task, Authority and Responsibility
To increase sustainability of patchouli production in the Kolaka Utara and Buton regions:
  • Securing ratified local government buy-in for large-scale planting and maintenance of sustainable distillation fuel wood trees;
  • Developing sustainable fuel wood plans with local patchouli growers (together with local government lands resulting in the planting and maintenance of 21,700 trees);
  • Supervising the development and implementing of training in Good Agriculture Practice for 800 farmers;
  • Supervising the development and implementing training for Good Environmental Practice and Good Financial Practice for 800 patchouli-grower families;
  • Supervising efficiency improvements to be made in 40 traditional patchouli stills.
Supporting the development of traceability software that will track all participating growers:
  • Cooperating with software developers to create forms and questionnaires to be used to collect data from farmers;
  • Holding socialization meetings with farmers to facilitate accurate data collection;
  • Collecting data from farmers and supervising the data collection of other team members;
  • Providing input to revise the data-collection platform created;
  • Continuously analyzing the data collected to identify anomaly, trends and progress.
Project Management:
  • Submitting monthly activity reports;
  • Reviewing and confirming monthly financial reports submitted by the Administration Assistant;
  • Submitting quarterly progress reports that analyze collected data, track spending, summarize activities performed and identify challenges;
Employee Requirements
  • University Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Minimum 5 years in project implementation for an NGO or relevant business
  • Experience in agriculture-focused program or the essential oil industry
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain relationships with local government
  • Experience report writing in Bahasa Indonesia and English
  • Experience with agro-forestry programs
  • Knowledge of patchouli cultivation and distillation
  • Comfortable with technology and adoption of new programs and applications
  • Comfortable working in the field, establishing relationships with farmers/ producers
  • Ability to work legally in Indonesia
  • Excellent communication skills in English: (written and spoken)
  • Native spoken and written Bahasa Indonesia and expert knowledge of Indonesian government structure on local, provincial and national levels
  • Strong coordination/ team cooperation skills
  • Good leadership skills
  • High level of integrity
  • Active communicator
  • Proven intercultural skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Expert use of MS Office
Please submit your application letter addressing the above qualifications and experience with your CV until May 7th, 2017 at the latest with a JOB CODE on Email subject to: