Looking for : A consultant to conduct Impact Assessment on gender equality and farming management in Sulawesi Cocoa

Swisscontact promotes economic, social and ecological development by supporting people to successfully integrate into local commercial life. Swisscontact creates opportunities for people to improve their living conditions as a result of their own efforts. The focus of its systemic intervention in the private sector is the strengthening of local and global value chains. Through its projects, Swisscontact works to enable access to professional training, promotes local entrepreneurship, creates access to local financial service providers and supports the efficient use of resources with the goal of successfully promoting employment and income generation. The foundation is based in Zurich, Switzerland. With 86 million in annual turnover in 2016, Swisscontact is now implementing more than 100 projects in 34 countries with more than 1,200 staff. Swisscontact has been active in Indonesia for the past 46 years.

Swisscontact and Cocoa Sustainability Partnership (CSP) are working together to deliver Equality for Sustainable Cocoa Production (ESCP) project. ESCP proposes the most suitable mechanism to ensure equal participation and access for both men and women in cocoa value chain which bring economic value to cocoa industries. The project focuses on enhancing  equal participation between men and women in economic and non-economic activities to improve the livelihood of smallholder farmers that support cocoa farm development.  Building upon the lessons learned from the previous Social Gender Inclusive Plan (SGIP) brought into cocoa sector by SCPP and based on that, integrating Inclusive Market approach in which participation and role of women and men in the cocoa value chain will be equally and economically measured. Emphasizing on diversifying family income, the project also attempts to improve food security and well-being of the family member Equity in Sustainable Cocoa Production

(ESCP) is currently accepting applications for the position of:

Impact Assessment Consultant

Based in Luwu Timur,  Sulawesi Selatan


The result of this impact assessment will be used to develop recommendations for gender equality mainstreaming . It will act as crucial inputs for designing and planning gender equality mainstreaming protocols to ensure the adequate equality impacts. The objectives of the impact assessment are:

1.            To identify and define the gender equality immediate results of the ESCP project

2.            To provide the success factors and learning points for farmers in implementing GALS’ tools

3.            To identify the most useful tools

4.            To share recommendations for improvement


The main approach of ESCP project is GALS, a participatory tool to promote equality in managing family resources including cocoa farming management as described in the logical framework and result chains. GALS consists of various tools that enable family members to create vision and develop action plan to secure the family livelihood. The project is also coaching families in the realization of the action plan. Following the ESCP dynamics, the project also promoted sustainable livelihood approach through agribusiness model of diversifying farming business that support cocoa farm development.  This impact assessment will be including the livelihood aspect integrated into ESCP’ activities. As reference of impact assessment analysis, below shows the detail aspects of analysis.

A. The GALS approach focuses behavior changes on the below key areas

1.            Division labor in the household (more equal and efficient): productive and reproductive activities

2.            Equality of earning power and entrepreneurship (gender equality perspective) in the household

3.            Household Income and Expenditure (financial management)

4.            Equality in ownership of property/balance access for family assets

5.            Equality in making decision

6.            Leadership in the community (Leadership to change, in the self-determination and community)

7.            Change in communication and social engagement among the household member and community


B. Changes in on cocoa farming and other farming management 

1.            Adopted good farming management in cocoa and other crops (due to better financial and resources management)

2.            More sustainable practices adopted

3.            Productivity changes

4.            Household member participation in the farming management

5.            Household investment in cocoa farming

6.            Business development in farmer and farmer group

7.            Vulnerability analysis at household level

Deliverables and target respondent

The consultant is expected to deliver:

1.            Assessment Design including methodology and assessment tools

2.            An Impact Assessment report

3.            Recommendation on most useful tools and implementation improvement

4.            Presentation the report to the ESCP team and partners

The target respondents (minimal) are:

1.            40 respondents including the assisted and voluntary (second layer) champions in South Sualwesi Province, East Luwu District (Mangkuntana, Tomoni, and Burau Subdistrict)

2.            5 Mars Field and Management Staff

3.            5 Relevant respondents (at village, sub-districts level who involve or understand about the program)

Consultant Requirements:

Preferably Master Degree in Social Development study, Economic Agriculture, and other field relevant to rural development and gender equality
Demonstrated conceptual and analysis skills on designing and conducting impact assessment
Familiar with participatory approach
At least 7 years professional experience in gender equality and agricultural projects especially in the Indonesia, preferably Eastern Indonesia
Proven ability and record to analyses, interpret and present quantitative and qualitative data in gender and agricultural sector
Possessing advanced and up-to date knowledge of gender integration issue in agriculture sector in Indonesia as demonstrated with work experience and recent publications.
Please send your CV to recruitment.indonesia@swisscontact.org for further application submission.

Please send your application by July 24TH, 2020, however we are continuing shortlist and conducting interviews for the right candidate before the deadline. 



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