Lowongan Business Development specialist/consultant

Job Description
Post title:
Business Development specialist/consultant
Project title:
Sustainable Development of Artisanal Small-scale Gold Mining in Indonesia (SD-ASGM)

5 months            

Date required:

Duty station:
Manado, Palangkaraya, or Jakarta

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 Business Development Specialist will work under the direction of the Country Project Manager and will be responsible for overseeing the development and pilot testing of a business model associated with each of the three mercury-free gold processing facilities, which will include (1) the transition of the facility to effective ownership and management and (2) 

establishing an OECD-compliant responsible gold trading value chain and ecosystem. The ecosystem includes but is not limited to:

·     the core value chain players (ASGM miners, processors, funders, traders, local shops, national gold buyers, manufactures, and refineries),

·    the supporting function (financial institutions, government agencies, brand developers, access to market information)

·    regulators and enablers (government regulations, local customs and informal law, gender-equity, etc.)

The Business Development Specialist will ensure that the value chain actors involved in responsible gold processing and trading will receive benefits that incentivize the long-term sustainability of the Project’s mercury-free processing facility, business model, and responsible gold ecosystem, eventually facilitating access for ASGM miners to adopt, adapt, and scale up responsible gold production, processing, and trading in the project areas, that could be replicated to other areas in Indonesia.

Main Duties



Providing Business Modeling training for 4 assisted entities (Cooperative/BumDes) in conjunction with Country Project Manager

Training/Workshop Delivered

January 28-February 1st

Developing market lead for mercury-free gold processing facility and mercury-free gold trading.

Developing market lead of local mercury gold processing enterprises that are interested to adopt the Project’s facilities.

Develop financial model/s for each of the Project facilities informed by field data and knowledge of the investment landscape.    

Reports prepared

February 28

Develop a strong pitch deck presentation to garner the interest of potential investors and business partners.

Pitch Deck and ppt

1st Draft - March 13

Final Draft – March 30 

Project products (technical and programmatic reports, manuals, event materials, etc.).

Reports and ppts prepared

May 30

Monthly and Final report

Presentation documentation and ppt

End of every month / Jan. 31, 2020


Ø  At least 5-years experiences providing technical assistance or as a consultant of small enterprises advising the entire phases of the business cycle including preparation or start-up phase’s activities.

Ø  Experience in micro finance in relation to seeking financial source to small enterprise to improve its business. 

Ø  Experience developing strategic plans, financial projections, and other analyses of small businesses in relation to a business development plan.

Ø  Understanding market system development principle is preferred

Ø  Having strong and proven track record in sales and marketing is preferred

Ø  Experience working with central and local government bodies relating to small enterprises advocacy would be additional credit points. 

Ø  Experience in community facilitation and training

Ø  Able to work independently with limited supervision in his/her designated areas

Ø  Excellent team player with a range of people, excellent interpersonal skills

Ø  Experience in report writing, preferably in English

Expected Start Date: Available immediately 

Reports to: Country Project Manager

Works directly with: Field Coordinator, Community Engagement Officer, Training Development Manager, Technical team, HR/Finance/Admin Manager

Please send your CV with position and province by email with subject line: “YEAI – Monitoring Evaluation Officer”, to the following address: jkt.agc@gmail.com

Vacancy will be closed on January 15, 2020 and only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.

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

Thank you and best regards,

Human Resources Department

Yayasan Emas Artisanal Indonesia

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