Palladium Job Vacancy: Business Communication Coach, Jakarta

Business Communication Coach 

Company Overview
Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children.. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

The Government of Indonesia partners with the Government of Australia on an initiative to boost smallholder farmers incomes: The Australia-Indonesia Partnership for Rural Economic Development (AIP-Rural).

AIP-Rural is a program with 4 projects: PRISMA (agricultural development), TIRTA (irrigation), SAFIRA (value chain finance) and ARISA (applied agriculture research). It follows a Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach and will contribute to a 30%, or more, increase in net incomes for 300,000 smallholder farming households by December 2018. It works in a range of sub-sectors in collaboration with farmers, businesses, government and civil society partners to increase the competitiveness of farm businesses through (i) increased productivity; (ii) improved business practices; (iii) a growing share of an expanding market; and (iv) the continuous adoption of innovations. The project works in five (5) provinces in Eastern Indonesia: East Java, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Nusa Tenggara Timur, West Papua and Papua.

To reach these objectives, PRISMA strengthens the capacity of our partner companies by sharing the risk associated with entering a new market that would be financially beneficial for both partner company and farmers. To successfully expand their market, partner company's field staff needs to understand partner company's farmers partnership model, which would be commercially viable and sustainable for both partner company and partners; as well as to approach potential farmers and to present a 'business pitch' to showcase the benefits of partnership with PRISMA's company partner;

To perform these tasks successfully, company field staff must possess strong communication skills. Therefore, a workshop or training on developing these skills is required to strengthen field staff credibility to potential farmer partners and to increase the farmers' buy-in towards the proposed partnership model.


In close collaboration with the PRISMA and partner company teams, the Consultant is expected to deliver a 3-day effective communication workshop, develop a brief module for the program, as well as a comprehensive job description for future field staff positions. The areas of work are as outlined below:

Develop a brief effective communication guideline
  1. Travel to farming areas in East Java and/or Central Java (exact locations are to be confirmed) to conduct field research to gain knowledge including on the following subjects but not limited to:
    • Agricultural sector in which partner company is a part of;
    • Farmers' and other stakeholders' behaviour and culture;
    • Farmers' and other stakeholders' communication preferences; and
    • Effective communication tools that fit best with farmers and other stakeholders.
  2. Discuss with the partner company's field staff team to identify the challenges that they face while communicating with farmers and other stakeholders; and
  3. Propose a draft of communication guidelines.
Conduct a 3-day effective communication workshop/training for 5-10 field staff to enhance their skills on the subjects including but not limited to:
  1. Communicating / Business Pitching to farmers about commercial opportunity with partner company;
  2. Utilizing field knowledge such as farmers' incentives and challenges, supply chain condition, and market projection to encourage partners to consider partnership with company;
  3. Identifying farmers that would fit criteria for partnership with company, through intensive discussions with farmers and other stakeholders as well as field observation;
  4. Developing adaptive strategies to ensure captivating and convincing proposal presentation to farmers and other stakeholders about partnership with company.
  5. Administering future training activities to enhance applicable and adaptable communication skills of future field team members
Develop a comprehensive job description for future field staff
  1. Discuss with PRISMA team and stakeholders of partner company on expectations and preferences of future field staff positions
  2. Propose draft of job description for job opening announcement.
The consultant and PRISMA team may propose other relevant activities to carry out the assignment.


Essential skills and experience:
  • Minimum a Master's degree in Communications or Business Administration major (or related discipline) from a reputable university
  • At least 5 years of experience in communications industry and/or business management
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Relevant experience in delivering communication skills workshops, and
  • Reporting skills and liaising with multi stakeholders.
Desirable skills and experiences
  • Relevant experiences in business management, commercial partnership development, especially in rural areas
Read the full details and how to apply here: Palladium - Business Communication Coach

Application close on 30 September 2018.

This is a Short Term position up to 15 days and open to Indonesian Nationals only, Female candidates are encourage to apply