Rikolto Indonesia Vacancy: Cocoa Programme Officer Based in Denpasar, BALI Province

Rikolto in Indonesia (formerly VECO Indonesia) located in Denpasar, Bali Province, is the regional branch of Rikolto, an international NGO with more than 40 years’ experience in partnering with farmer organisations and food chain stakeholders across Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America committed to developing sustainable agriculture value chains and food systems.  

Rikolto runs programmes in 15 countries worldwide through eight regional offices. We’re a close-knit network of accessible and knowledgeable colleagues, willing to share experience and eager to inspire others. We are currently looking for a professional for the position of:  

Cocoa Programme Officer  

Based in Denpasar, Bali Province  

Job Overview:  

The Cocoa Programme Officer is responsible for the day-to-day program implementation by providing technical assistance in the respective working areas in collaboration with the partners. Under the direction of the respective Sector Manager, takes the responsibility to implement the project activities in accordance with the planning and expected results. He/she deals directly with the boundary partners and facilitates their linkages with the strategic partners such as buyers, financial institutions, service providers, research institutes, universities and other relevant actors. Cocoa Programme Officer represents Rikolto in Indonesia in the respective working areas and is responsible to maintain and improve regular communication and coordination with the local governments.  

Roles and Responsibilities:  

1.    Project Planning, Development and Implementation  

Taking the lead in the proper implementation and monitoring of project activities at Rikolto and partner level that contribute to innovative agribusiness models and a sustainable food system;  
Supporting each partner in the annual budget planning for their activities and operations so that the budget and operations comply to the project direction and administrative and financial regulations;  
Contribute to the development of new cocoa program within his/area responsibility.  
Taking the responsibility in the programme operation and it’s administration  
2.  Accountability and Communication

Collecting, monitoring, verifying and validating project related data according to the PLA standards;  
Producing monthly reports of project implementation and reporting them to the Cocoa Sector Manager with carbon copy (cc.) to the Program/Regional Director and PLA Coordinator;  
Providing reliable and accurate narrative and financial reports according to Rikolto’s policy and procedures, not limited to the donor regulations;  
Contributing to Rikolto’s communication programme (website, magazine, Facebook, Instagram, special publication materials, etc. by giving concrete stories and describing experiences.  
3.  Learning and Innovation  

Providing updates of information to the partners on matters related to the project innovations, project tools/methodologies, partnership and way of working;  
Identifying and organising capacity building for the partners to improve their organisational, business and technical capacities;  
Contributing to Rikolto’s knowledge management and learning initiatives.  
4.  Stakeholders Management  

Responsible to initiate, develop and maintain networking in the related sectors at the local (district and provincial level).  
Identifying and proposing to the respective Cocoa Sector Manager, partnerships with relevant stakeholders for concrete collaboration to scale up the project results;  
Working under the direction of the respective Cocoa Sector Manager in facilitating business links between farmer organizations and the private actors, financial institutions, decision makers and commodity networks;  
Working under the direction of the respective Cocoa Sector Manager in facilitating farmer organisations and private actors at the local level in adopting inclusive business practices;  
Regularly communicating, coordinating, engaging and seeking synergy with the local governments, and ensuring that the progress report / activities of the program are regularly delivered to related government.  
2.    General  

Playing an exemplary role with respect to the values, identity of Rikolto  in Indonesia; ensuring compliance with the Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics in order to safeguard its organisational reputation;  
Supporting activities regarding the general well-being of the staff-members and healthy and environmentally friendly practices at the office and in the operations;  
Special assignments which have not been described here.  

Education & Experience:  

Bachelor degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Economics, Environmental Sciences or Rural Development;  
At least 4 years in rural development, sector development, agricultural development, business development or equivalent.  


Concepts of sustainable food system, value chain development and inclusive business;  
Farmer organization development strategies and tools;  
Agriculture commodity development, technologies, business and market facilitation;  
Monitoring, evaluation & learning tools and methods including database;  
Knowledge of the sector and actors in the sector at local level and their positions;  
Knowledge of local political and institutional framework;  
Knowledge of the principles of developing activity budget and financial report in the area of their responsibility.  
Knowledge on the government planning and budgeting process.    
Rikolto Competencies:  
Core (competencies applied to all job levels and career stages):  
Communications for results;  
Leading self.  
Technical (more specific than Core; the knowledge & skill required for a specific job):  
Building networks;  
Quality oriented.  
Leadership (knowledge & skill important to be an effective leader):  
Problem solving;  
Stimulating others;  
Leading the organization.  
Other Requirement:    
Good knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Office365;  
Excellent proficiency in Bahasa Indonesia (speaking and writing);   
Good English (in reading, understanding, speaking and writing).  
How to Apply:  

Please submit by e-mail your letter of interest, most recent CV, and minimum salary expectation , by the latest on Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 to recruitment.id@rikolto.org  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  
Discover more about Rikolto worldwide in our website: http://www.rikolto.org 

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