(Position Announcement) Technical Officer – AgResults Indonesia Aquaculture Challenge Project

Technical Officer – AgResults Indonesia Aquaculture Challenge Project
Longtime partner INGOs Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and IMA World Health (IMA) have founded Corus International to spearhead new collaborations and innovations across the global development, aid, public health, and private sectors that achieve transformational change and build self-reliance.

Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is seeking candidates for the position of Technical Officer for the upcoming AgResults Indonesia Aquaculture Challenge Project. The AgResults Initiative is a US$152 million multilateral initiative financed jointly by the governments of Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. AgResults uses “Pay-for-Results” prize competitions to incentivize, or “pull”, the private sector to overcome agricultural market barriers by investing in innovative research and delivery solutions that improve the lives of smallholder farmers. The AgResults Indonesia Aquaculture Challenge Project aims to use a private sector prize competition to enhance smallholder aquaculture farmers’ productivity to meet existing and growing demand for fish and fish products in Indonesia.

The Aquaculture Challenge Technical Officer will be responsible for competitor and Advisory Committee engagement from a technical standpoint. The Technical Officer will help align the Project’s industry engagement, government engagement, and day-to-day oversight strategies to support the Team Leader in smooth Project launch and implementation.

Specifically, The Technical Officer’s responsibilities will include the following:

·       Serve as Acting Team Leader when the Team Leader is absent.

·       Support the Team Leader and the Secretariat to define and adjust strategic and operational plans to achieve AgResults and project objectives.

·       Engage competitors on a regular basis to understand progress, challenges, opportunities, and potential adjustments the Project should make.

·       Support all technical meetings, especially annual TAC meetings to review competitor applications and input proposals.

·       Provide inputs to the Team Leader for all program reports and deliverables. Assist in checking that all deliverables are complete and to quality standards.

·       Support operations, particularly weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting.

·       Travel to the regions to coordinate activities and government meetings on a quarterly basis.

·       Coordinate and provide support as needed to the Independent Impact Evaluator to harmonize work plans and facilitate the Independent Evaluator’s work, in order to meet the objectives of their work along with those of the Project.

·       In support of the Team Leader, liaise with project stakeholders including AC, Competitors, Verifier, and government officials.

·       Support the Team Leader as needed with verification oversight, annual work plan development and implementation, and in the preparation of all deliverables for the Secretariat.

·       Ensure quality verbal and written reporting on Project operations as required.

·       Ensure that Project deliverables are met on a timely basis with quality standards.

·       Perform other duties as assigned.


·       Aquaculture value chain expert with a minimum of seven years of experience.

·       Bachelor’s degree required in a related field. Master’s degree preferred.

·       Private sector experience in fish production, processing, and/ or inputs supply is highly desired.

·       Experience in government regulation of the aquaculture sector is preferred.

·       Excellent analytical, project management, time management, and problem-solving abilities.

·       Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.

·       Demonstrated excellence in oral, written and reading comprehension abilities.

·       Proficiency in MS Project, MS Outlook, MS Word and other Microsoft Office programs.

The Technical Officer position will be based in either Jakarta or Surabaya, Indonesia. Actual hiring is contingent upon successful project award and approval of AgResults.

To apply please send CV and cover letter to JobsIndo@lwr.org not later than June 10th, 2020.

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