Rainforest Alliance Job Vacancy: Palm Oil Technical and Smallholder Associate - Sintang or Pontianak (West Kalimantan)

Palm Oil Technical and Smallholder Associate
Location: Sintang or Pontianak (West Kalimantan)
Department: Regions, Asia Pacific
Reports to: Team Manager, Palm Oil
Status: Full-time
Closing date of sending the application: 31st December 2019

About the Rainforest Alliance
At the Rainforest Alliance, we are building an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal. To advance our mission, we focus on amplifying our impact on the ground through systemic transformation: change across the entire supply chain, change in the relationship between people and nature, and change within our own organization. We achieve this transformation by working in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders to create a stronger Alliance. Together, we amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways. We embrace transparency because we believe that the best way to build trust across our alliance is through openness about our tactics, our impact, and partners on the ground. Together, we can achieve our vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.

Position summary:
The Palm Oil Technical and Smallholder Associate will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of a training programs for donor-supported farmer sustainability projects. S/he also support the Team Manager, Palm Oil, in implementing all other palm oil and other related  commodities field-related field programs in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. S/he will help in implementing series of field activities in Ketungau Hulu and Ketungau Tengah subdistrict, Sintang District, West Kalimantan. The Associate will also help communities to develop their communication skills to have dialogue with other stakeholders, especially with private sectors and Sintang district government.  S/he will also contribute to plan training related to good agricultural practices and sustainability, develop training materials, monitor of field implementation, coordinate field work with others in the farm programs team, and support farmer access to preferred markets development from the commodity source. The As
sociate will take care of adequate communication and information exchange on field activities with all stakeholders at field level.

Responsibilities:
  1. Conduct landscape and jurisdiction palm oil data collecting as well as conduct database management.
    1. The Palm Oil Technical and Smallholder Associate responsible to conduct landscape and jurisdiction level palm oil data collecting (as well national level data per requested); maintaining and manage palm oil data base; conduct palm oil data analysis as well as assist place-base sustainable palm oil program data collecting and management.
  2. Assisting palm oil related research and analysis.
    1. The Palm Oil Technical and Smallholder Associate responsible to support research at the landscape and jurisdiction level that related to program or project deliverables. The research might include governance and spatial planning research.
  3. Lead palm oil smallholder inclusiveness works.
    1. Lead Rainforest Alliance works and interventions related to oil palm smallholder inclusiveness initiative implementation at the landscape and jurisdiction level. Palm Oil Technical and Smallholder Associate lead Rainforest Alliance works in promoting Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Best Management Practices (BMP) for smallholders and other oil palm growers, this include the design of training modules and curricula.
  4. Support the promotion of sustainability certification.
    1. Palm Oil Technical and Smallholder Associate support Rainforest Alliance to works on promoting palm oil sustainable certification scheme.
  5. Report.
    1. Prepare and maintain periodical reports and analyses such as progress of transformation and outcome for internal and external use.
  6. Represent Rainforest Alliance to conduct consultation and coordination with key stakeholders at the Sub-national level on issues related to oil palm agronomic, certification, oil palm data and smallholders.
  7. Support Palm oil related analysis and research as well as support national palm oil program deliverables.
  8. Other duties assigned by Team Manager, Palm Oil.
Qualification
  1. Minimum Bachelor Degree in agronomy, forestry, NRM, or other related fields;
  2. Minimum 5 years of professional work experience with organization and community in Indonesia farming sector and project management;
  3. Reasonable understanding of computer programs for reporting purposes (MS Office and Internet) and use of GIS tools are preferable;
  4. Familiar with supply chains, farming and agriculture production and processing activities, Oil palm issues, training, value chains, auditing and group events especially related with smallholder farmer producer;
  5. Strong written and verbal communications skills in Indonesia and English;
  6. Ability to work independently and guide a trainer's team towards defined objectives and goals; and
  7. Willingness and ability to spend significant periods in rural areas, in areas with some relative hardships in living conditions.
Salary
Commensurate with experience.

How To Apply
Asia - Pacific - Send resume, cover letter and salary history in one single document to Human Resources, Rainforest Alliance, E-mail: hrapro@ra.org. If emailing, use the following format in the subject line: first name and last name, job title of position you are applying for.

Only candidates authorized to work in Indonesia will be considered, preferable local people of West Kalimantan.