Veco Indonesia Job Vacancy: Seaweed Sector Coordinator - Bali, Denpasar

Job Vacancy for Seaweed Sector Coordinator

VECO Indonesia is now recruiting an Indonesian National for the position of:

Job TitleSeaweed Sector Coordinator

Duty Station / Work LocationDenpasar / Bali  Province

Reporting toProgram Director

Effective date1 October 2017

General Overview of the Position
The Seaweed Sector Coordinator acts as VECO Indonesia’s focal point for this specific sector commodity (seaweed), although the candidate is also required to familiarise him/herself with other commodities such as coffee, cocoa, rice, cinnamon and for all upcoming VECO Indonesia programmes in general. The candidate should pro-actively represent VECO Indonesia on a local and national level both with internal and external partner/stakeholders in the area of his/her responsibility.

As the internal sectoral point of contact, the Seaweed Sector Coordinator plays an active role in contributing ideas, program reporting and monitoring evaluation of the program, as well becomes a commodity-expert in the whole agriculture value-chain, with particular attention to sustainable practices.

The Seaweed Sector Coordinator under the supervision of Program Director should ensure that program activities is in line with the respective donors/partners. In coordination with the Programme Director, he/she contributes to make decisions related to the programme and activities and is responsible to implement the program in collaboration with other technical staffs and relevant partners.

Key Responsibilities

Program Planning and Implementation

  • Initiate, coordinate and ensure the implementation of the VECO Indonesia Seaweed Programme; in coordination with other technical staff members to improve and develop program and its activities;
  • Ensure that the program to achieve synergy and integration among other program activities.
  • Facilitating of and participating in program event, dialogues on agricultural chain development among stakeholders in related sectors;
  • Identifying and developing partnerships with relevant stakeholders for concrete collaboration to scale up the program results;
  • Promoting, developing and implementing sustainable agriculture and innovative agribusiness models;
  • Report and discuss program planning and progress with Program Director and provide regular updates to the VECO programme team.
  • Support and coordinate program planning and budgeting of partners, and ensuring its compliance with the program director and administrative and financial regulations.
Report - Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Prepare and produce regular narrative reports related to the program activities: update, provide ideas and recommendation as necessary based on field observations.
  • Contribute to monitoring and evaluation of the program implementation in the sector, in coordination with the PLA Coordinator;
  • Contributing to VECO’s communication programme (website, magazine, Facebook, Instagram, special publication materials, etc.) in coordination with the Communication team.
Network / Stakeholder Management

  • Monitoring developments and opportunities in the value chains in the related sector including potential partners, markets and potentially new products;
  • Facilitating business links between farmer organizations and the private actors, financial institutions, decision makers and commodity networks;
  • Facilitating farmer organisations and private actors in adopting inclusive business practices;
  • Regularly communicate, coordinate, engage and ensure synergy with the local and provincial governments.
Operational and Team Management

  • Managing the day to day administration and financial administration of the program and to follow both VECO and Donor administration policy and procedures.
  • Coordinate regularly with other sector managers/coordinator and support staffs.
  • Contributing to the fundraising activities of VECO Indonesia; especially the respective sector.
  • Taking the responsibility to protect the dignity, values, identity and reputation of VECO Indonesia;
  • Being open to and contributing to Teal Management practices;


Education and Experiences

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Economics, Environmental Sciences and Business or equivalent.
  • About 3 to 5 years work experience in agriculture value-chain, rural development, sector development, agricultural development or equivalent.
Specific Knowledge

  • Concepts of sustainable agriculture, value chain development and inclusive business in the respective sector;
  • Farmer organization development strategies and tools;
  • Agriculture commodity development and marketing;
  • Monitoring, evaluation & learning tools and methods;
  • Knowledge of the actors in the sector at local and national level.

Specific skills

Communication and networking skills

  • Lobby and advocacy skills;
  • Being able to engage with government, private sector and other stakeholders in a value chain setting;
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills (in Bahasa Indonesia and English);
  • Facilitation skills to assist partners and organize stakeholder platforms, meetings, workshops, etc. ;
  • Affinity with sustainable, humane and environmentally friendly practices.

General skills

  • Good knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Office365;
  • Excellent proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia (speaking and writing);
  • Good proficiency in English (in reading, speaking, understanding and writing).


  • Has strong affinity with the mission and value of VECO Indonesia;
  • Act with integrity and respect others;
  • Reliable and responsible;
  • Collaborative and Result oriented;
  • Well-organized;
  • Analytical; Innovative;
  • Active, communicative and diplomatic;
  • Enterprising;
  • Facilitating;
  • Flexible;
  • Team-oriented;

Willing to learn and share
If you meet the requirements and you are passionate in working in the development field with VECO Indonesia, please submit your application letter, recently updated CV and salary expectation to VECO Indonesia email: no later than September 13th, 2017.

To maintain a good gender balance in our team we especially encourage female candidates to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.