Oxfam in Indonesia Vacancy - Consultant for Baseline Study on Palm Oil Mills and Value Chain Analysis for Cocoa and Coconut (INT6539)

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Do you have experience in agricultural and commodity?
Do you have experience in business and value chain analysis?
Do you have experience in providing recommendation for project intervention based on your analysis? If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you

The Role

We are looking for Consultant for Baseline Study on Palm Oil Mills and Value Chain Analysis for Cocoa and Coconut. FAIR Partnership Project has achieved success in its pilot project implementation in 5 communities in Pelalawan District, Riau. Building on continued interest from PepsiCo and following the geographic priorities as directed by the Indonesian government, Oxfam has redirected its focus to local economic development needs in Sulawesi. A scoping study for selecting intervention area based on the target commodities (palm oil, cocoa and coconut) is done and has resulted in the decision to proceed with the Co-Creation and Preparation Phase of FAIR Project in North Konawe, South East Sulawesi.

Oxfam requires the engagement of a Consultant to conduct a baseline study on palm oil mills and a value chain analysis for cocoa and coconut in North Konawe. The result of this consultancy will be included in the qualitative data collection (as part of Oxfam’s mixed-methods approach to monitor progress and measure impact) as an essential element of the monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL). Further, the Activity should contribute directly to Expected Outcome 2: Private sector coalition partners have established activity plans and budget commitments.

The Consultant will support the FAIR Project Manager and Private Sector Engagement Specialist in conducting two important baseline studies and in providing recommendation for designing the project intervention. These studies are:

To study the identified palm oil mills in relation to the legality aspects, (smallholder) supply base, production capacity, challenges etc.
To analyze the three value chains needs to inform decision making on objectives, outcomes and activities of the demonstration project and Private Sector motivators
What we are looking for

Organisation or team (consist of individuals) may apply
Team members with excellent knowledge and understanding of analysis of market, business and value chain analysis, community and business network relationships;
Team member with a master’s or higher degree in Agriculture, Business, Economics, Development Studies, or other relevant field;
At least 5 years of experience in value chain analysis, agricultural and commodity sector,
Experience in conducting market and/or firm research;
Understand research protocol such as data protection;
Excellent oral and written communications skills;
Excellent knowledge of the English language, with exceptional writing, presentation and communication skills

Complete ToR can be found on attached document here:


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Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

How to apply 

Requirements and Submission of Deadline:
Interested parties should submit the following required documents:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Organisation Profile
Personal statement/ cover letter stating your suitability for this piece of work during the period time
Proposal that is consist of proposed methodology, data collection plan, etc and include daily rate proposal for this consultancy
Samples of writing of similar pieces of work conducted (if any)
Please send all the requirement files to HRJakarta@oxfam.org.uk with subject e-mail “Consultant Baseline Studies on Palm Oil Mills and Value Chain Analysis – INT6539”  before 7 May 2020

About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


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