Swisscontact Job Vacancy: Program Officer for Business Development - Bali, Denpasar

Swisscontact, the Swiss foundation for technical cooperation is a private and independent operating foundation, promoting sustainable economic growth in developing countries and emerging economies. For Swisscontact the private sector is the most important driving force behind economic development and sustainable poverty reduction to open up pathways into a future of opportunities.
Swisscontact is implementing the Sustainable Tourism Destination Development Project "SUSTOUR" as part of the Swiss-Indonesian Development Cooperation. Tourism is an important part of the Indonesian economy and an important source of employment and foreign exchange reserves. The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) has been actively supporting the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism since 2009 to strengthen the competitiveness of selected tourism destinations. The SUSTOUR project focuses to develop a sustainable and inclusive expansion of tourism in Indonesia. Two targeted destinations, namely Western Flores (East Nusa Tenggara) and Wakatobi (Southeast Sulawesi) will be benefitting from economic, social and environmental sustainability which will favour the local population. SUSTOUR runs from July 2018 until December 2022.
For project activities in the Denpasar Office, Swisscontact is looking for an enthusiastic and independent professional in the following field of expertise:

Program Officer for Business Development
Based in Denpasar, Bali (Job Code: ADV.000042)

Job Brief
The Program Officer for Business Development operates on a national scope and reports to the Technical Advisor for Destination Development. He/she is responsible to support in market systems diagnostics and management of project interventions which aim to improve the competitiveness of markets for sustainable tourism products and services in Western Flores and Wakatobi.

Task, Authority & Responsibility
Support in market system diagnosis and intervention management: 
  • Conducting analyses/ diagnostics of the tourism market and interrelated market systems as an on-going and integral part to guide the project strategies
  • Developing and/ or refining intervention plans, including developing innovative intervention ideas and models, preparing business cases and pitching documents to potential partners
  • Building and managing partnerships, including finding and approaching potential partners, pitching and co-developing intervention ideas/models, negotiating partnership agreements managing relationships with partners, monitoring relationships and revising tactics if needed
  • Monitoring and measuring intervention results in order to improve intervention performance, including developing/revising results chains, gathering data, analysing results and assessing progress towards systemic change
  • Facilitating/ implementing intervention activities together with intervention partners 
Support in general aspects:
  • Representing the project towards external stakeholders and attend/ facilitate relevant meetings, workshops, etc. 
  • Working closely with international and/or national technical short-term consultants to carry out related assignments in quality and time
  • Ensuring smooth coordination with the SUSTOUR Offices in Flores and Wakatobi
  • Development of related presentation material and capitalization of lessons learned
  • Preparation of project documentation, including project and intervention reports
Employee Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in business, political economy and/or related fields Master's degree preferred
  • Minimum of three years working experience with the private sector, or development agencies/ projects which apply a market systems approach/ engage in private sector development
  • Experience and understanding of tourism market systems/ businesses preferred
  • Experience in engaging the private sector on innovative market driven solutions 
  • Excellent analytical and diagnostic skills with the ability to think strategically
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, facilitation and coordination skills
  • Constructive problem-solving skills with high tolerance for uncertainty
  • Ability to manage complexity and adapt to changing work conditions
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Ability to mentor team members
  • Intercultural and contextual sensitivity
  • Motivated and enthusiastic personality
  • Excellent English skills (verbal and written). 
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Please send your application by 17 July 2019, however we are continuing shortlist and conducting interviews for the right candidate before the deadline.