Lowongan Community Engagement and Stakeholder Liaison Specialist

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Job Description
Post title: Community Engagement and Stakeholder Liaison Specialist

Project title: Sustainable Development of Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining in Indonesia (SD-ASGM)

Duration:10 months         

Date required:September

Duty station:Tobongon and Tatelu

Counterpart:Artisanal Gold Council (AGC)      

Organizational context

Yayasan Emas Artisanal Indonesia (YEAI) is an Indonesian foundation and the local affiliate of the Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) a not-for-profit organization based out of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada dedicated to the sustainable development of artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) communities in the developing world. Based out of Victoria, Canada, the Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the work conditions and opportunities, as well as environment, and health of the millions of people involved in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in the developing world. The AGC helps to improve the global gold sector by promoting better practices in ASGM through technology transfer, policy development and awareness raising in Africa, Asia and Latin America.. The AGC consists of a core staff, associates and a council of experts (Board of Directors) in areas of ASGM, economics, sustainable development, social responsibility, human and environmental health, and gold production and extraction. For more information about the AGC and its projects please visit www.artisanalgold.org

Project Description

The SD-ASGM project is a five-year project funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC). It is being executed by the Artisanal Gold Council (AGC) in partnership with the Government of Republic of Indonesia (GoI), and Lentera Kartini with the support of GAC. The direct beneficiaries of the project include men and women gold miners, stakeholders in the responsible gold supply chain, and government actors at national and subnational levels. The project is known locally as Program Emas Rakyat Sejahtera, or “PERS”.

The project aims to improve livelihoods (incomes, health, and environment) of the vulnerable and marginalized men and women dependent on the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) economy in proposed target areas in Central Kalimantan and North Sulawesi Indonesia. The project improves mining, environmental and social practices for men and women involved in the ASGM, including identifying and implementing behavioral and technical alternatives to mercury use..  The project also supports targeted provincial governments to better collaborate with the formal extractive sector and supports the formalization of ASGM activities through legal trade of responsible artisanal gold and value-added products in domestic and international markets.  The Project is built upon three pillars, (1) direct intervention through improved practices and education, including the construction of a mercury-free gold processing facility in three project areas; (2) enhanced institutional and policy support for responsible ASGM activities; and (3) increased trade of responsible artisanal gold from Indonesian ASGM communities via formal supply chains. The third pillar includes establishing collaborative mechanisms with other relevant initiatives that promote responsible gold and diversification of the ASGM economy. This initiative supports the Government of Indonesia’s implementation of the Minamata Convention on mercury, which both Canada and Indonesia signed in 2013. 

Main Duties and Expected Outputs/Outcomes

The Project is seeking two Community Engagement and Stakeholder Liaison Officers to be based in the province of North Sulawesi – one in Tatelu Village project area and one in Tobongon Village project area. 

The Community Engagement and Stakeholder Liaison Officers will be responsible for capacity building of miners and community members situated in the ASGM community of their assigned project area. Capacity building will involve mobilization and engagement of miners and ASGM community members in support of community events, meetings, trainings, and workshops in support of Project activities, particularly under Pillars 1 and 2. Capacity building is to be carried out  through a lens of gender equity and toward the ultimate mission of improved miner livelihoods. 

Community Engagement and Stakeholder Liaison Officers will also be responsible for engaging and liaising with other key ASGM stakeholders (provincial and district government, PTSP, miners cooperatives, women’s cooperatives, local NGO partners, gold shops and traders, etc.) to accomplish Project objectives and maintain good relationships between the Project and stakeholders. This includes working with the Business Development Specialist to promote responsible gold production, processing, and trading.

Community Engagement and Stakeholder Liaison Officers will report directly to the Field Coordinator. She or he will work closely with the Training Development Manager, and the Project’s team of Field Engineers (the Technical Team), and the M&E Officer to engage the community, and support the delivery and evaluation of trainings, community festivals, workshops and other Project-related events. S/he will work closely with the Business Development Specialist to promote responsible gold production and trade, and work independently to liaise with key stakeholders.

Roles and responsibilities

1.. To play a leading, central, and proactive role in building capacity among artisanal and small-scale miners and community members in the two project areas in North Sulawesi.

2. To play a leading, central, and proactive role in leasing with key ASGM stakeholders in the province (provincial and district government, PTSP, miners cooperatives, women’s cooperatives, local NGO partners, gold shops and traders, etc.).

3. Develop and deliver a community and stakeholder mobilization and engagement plan to support trainings and capacity building activities developed by The Training Development Team and Technical Team.

4. Work with the Technical Team, Communications Manager, and Training Development Manager to organize various events in the project areas that promote all of the Project’s components (Best Practices, an Enabling Policy Environment, and Strengthening the Supply chain).

5. Work with the Business Development Specialist to promote responsible gold production, processing, and trading.

6. Where appropriate, deliver a “Training of the Trainer” (ToT) program for local miners and the community to create a group of responsible gold processing trainers who can teach others beyond the life of the project.

7. Contribute to the development and implementation of monitoring systems and do regular field visits to project areas to assist the M&E Officer in monitoring Project activities, collecting required data, and ensuring that indicators are efficiently being met according to The Project’s Performance Measurement Framework (PMF). 

8. Advocate to local authorities and communities on a gender inclusive approach to ASGM sector development

9. Contribute to knowledge development and document development, including lessons learned during Project implementation. 

10. Ensure expenses are reported in parallel with activity implementation and coordinate with finance staff on financial reporting.

11. Contribute to dissemination of results and sharing of information through website articles, presentations, contributions to brochures, travelling exhibit, etc.

Knowledge, experiences and competencies

A degree in social science or equivalent 
Proven experience in and understanding of community engagement and mobilization in rural Indonesia
Familiar with gender mainstreaming within development projects
Good understanding of socio-economic, gender and development projects.
Professional written and verbal communication skills including public speaking in Bahasa Indonesia, working knowledge and experience in English.
Show successful track record working in and within multidisciplinary teams.
Experience coordinating  research activities and undertaking monitoring and evaluation
Strong interpersonal communication to effectively interact with civil society organizations, government officials, miners, and community.
Sound experience in contributing to partnerships and multi actor initiatives
Previous working experience in an international environment/organization would be an advantage
Having respect for humanitarian or humanist principles and willing to work in a non- discriminating, neutral, impartial and gender equal environment is necessary.
Having familiarity with local customs, social structure, and local informal law ispreferred.
Previous experience in mining is an asset
Being a resident of North Sulawesi and/or a rural population is an asset
Expected Start Date: Available immediately 

Report to: Field Coordinator

Works directly with: Training Development Manager, M&E Officer, Business Development Specialist, Technical team, HR/Finance/Admin Manager 

Please send your CV with position and province applied on the email subject to: YEAI – Community Engagement Officer, to the following address: jkt.agc@gmail.com and regen@artisanalgold.org

Vacancy will be closed on Friday, September 20th 2019 and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.


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