IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative Job Vacancy: Landscape Manager - Papua & West Papua

IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, has been heavily investing to accelerate the sustainable production and trade of agricultural commodities produced in Asia, Africa and South America in the last 10 years

With funding from the Dutch, Swiss, Danish and Norwegian Governments, and from business partners, IDH organizes scoping, development and implementation of public-private partnerships in 11 sectors such as palm oil, timber, coffee, tea, aquaculture, apparel and 16 landscapes across 12 countries. We are a young, thriving, and dynamic organization to solve sustainability issues in the commodity sector and sourcing areas.

Landscape and Commodities program brings together businesses, government, farmers, communities and civil society to build sustainable governance models across tropical forest regions, or landscapes. Through our three-pronged PPI approach, we create areas where agricultural products are grown sustainably (Production), forests and natural resources are safeguard (Protection), and communities thrive (Inclusion). We believe through this program we can broaden our outcomes in the improvement of the sector’s growth, together with a wide range of private and public partners, over 500 companies in 12 sectors and 12 landscapes in total 600 projects in 50 countries.

To strengthen the scale-up of the program of commodities and landscape, Yayasan Inisiatif Dagang Hijau (Yayasan), a grantee of IDH is recruiting a:

Landscape Manager this role is based in Papua & Papua Barat, Indonesia

Position overview
The Landscape Manager reports directly to Senior Program Manager Landscape and Commodities Papua and West Papua with focus on:
  • Identifying and prototyping scalable investment and financial mechanisms for PPI (Production, Protections, Inclusion) compacts and solutions.
  • Identifying, developing and prototyping business and investment model and trade linkage (with value chain connection) for indigenous, village and conservation forests in Papua – having alignment with other partners and projects incl. GEG (green economic growth).
Job Description
  • Develop and implement strategic business and investment models.
  • Lead the overall process of making final investment agreements which consist of client origination, deal structuring and monitoring that achieve optimum result in line with the YIDH’s investment strategy and objectives.
  • To identify and secure, evaluate and prioritize a pipeline of business opportunities.
  • Write reports and present to relevant stakeholders on investment opportunities.
  • To promote the organization externally, including attending the events, networking, presentations and building relationship with key stakeholders.
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience, in a role as an investment professional in an investment firm, bank or relevant consultancy.
  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline, such as economics, business or law.
  • Extensive knowledge in international commodity supply chains and sustainability issues in the landscape and commodities sector.
  • Strong networks in financial institutions and the world of impact investors/donors.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to remote areas in Indonesia.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia and English.
Next to these criteria, the following competencies are expected of applicants:
  • A Team player and able to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • A practical approach to problem-solving and the identification of opportunities, and the ability to make clear and concise decisions.
  • Ability to effectively work with senior management and decision-makers both internally and externally.
  • Strong writing, presentation and reporting skills.
Yayasan offers a challenging position within an enthusiastic and passionate team. As a Yayasan team member you can contribute to positive global change. The position is a full-time position. The successful applicant will initially be offered a one-year contract but with the possibility to extend.

How to apply
Would you like to apply? Just send us your motivation and resume in English by using the following hyperlink: CLICK HERE

We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible, latest by 2 January 2020.