EoI: Consultant for Smallholder Producers, Workers, and Agricultural SME Development

 Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial or Humanist and Social Innovation Foundation is an affiliated   organization of Hivos. Currently we are looking for a candidate to fill this position:

Title :  Consultant for Smallholder Producers, Workers, and Agricultural SME Development
Duty Station :  Jakarta
Report to :  ACTION Project Manager
Duration :  March 2021 - April 2022

ACTION – Active Citizens Building Solidarity and Resilience in Response to COVID-19 is an EU funded project. The main objectives is to enhance poor and marginalised community resilience and solidarity in responding to the impacts of pandemics.The project is implemented by a consortium initiated by Hivos and consist of other 5 national NGOs, namely: CISDI, KAPAL Perempuan, PAMFLET, PUPUK, and SAPDA. 
This project targets marginalized and high-risk populations in rural and urban areas in two phases. Phase one focuses on activities response, such as health care, and water and sanitation systems. Phase two addresses the social and economic recovery. The project will be implemented in 5 provinces in Indonesia, which included Jakarta, South Sulawesi, Yogyakarta, West Nusa Tenggara, and West Java. The duration of ACTION is in 24 months. 

The project will support essential health care, mental health services, water and sanitation systems, farming initiatives, employment and skills training, fundraising assistance, financial assistance assessment, as well as relevant public awareness campaigns. The project will also support the government at all levels to tackle the impacts of the pandemic and respond to emergency needs. Using a multi-sectoral approach, many parties will be involved, such as civil society, community organizations, government, and the private sector in fields ranging from health and social welfare, to governance, livelihoods, and food security. Amongst the beneficiaries are people with disability, the elderly, women, children, youth, marginalised groups, farmers, landless laborers, and micro and small-scale producers. The project aims to reach 15000 beneficiaries of rural and urban poor.

Assuming the improvement in COVID-19 response and sustainability of the Economic Recovery Program (PEN), the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs projected Indonesia’s growth will rebound with 4,5%-5,5% growth in 2021 (Outlook Perekonomian Indonesia, November 2020). One of the supporting factors of this growth is the farming sector, which tends to have higher resilience compared to other industry sectors in dealing with the pandemic. Using technology to widen market reach is a prospective opportunity as there is an occurring shift of lifestyle during the pandemic that grows towards online based activities. With SMEs dominating the economic structure, we are having a momentum for technology acceleration amid COVID-19 from production and marketing perspectives.

In implementing the project, the consortium will have various activities related to Outcome IV: Smallholder producers, workers, and agricultural SMEs with improved access to markets and new opportunities to sell their goods. The activities will be carried out during the project period, from February 2021 to July 2022 in the 4 project areas. A team of consultants will be required to conduct activities specifically related to the Outcome IV.

The objectives of this assignment is:
- To Connect small scale producers to new urban markets and food distribution centers
- Support and connect urban farming initiatives to marketing opportunities

The specific target of this assignment are:
- 400 of small scale producers and farmers with increased skills & knowledge of food production planning and market access
- 70% of small scale producers and farmers with new market linkages established
- 2000 of poor and marginalised community households from 40 villages with increased skills & knowledge of urban farming

- Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in conducting participatory community research
- Advance knowledge and skill on Smallholder Producers, Workers, and Agricultural SME development and capacity building
- Experience in market assessment, module development, conducting online training and events will be an added advantage
- Proven experience with logical frameworks and other strategic planning (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory). 
o Good program design skills, including capacity to prepare logical, coherent and consistent documents. 
o Capacity to work in a multi-disciplinary team, including coordinating technical input into a framework. 
o Ability to work rapidly, both in person and remotely, with team members in various locations.

For more detailed Term of Reference (ToR) information please click the following link: http://bit.ly/317aPWW

How to apply?

Interested candidates should submit the Expression of Interest and CV to hr@hsi.foundation and cc Ms Catharina Utami cutami@hivos.org and Ms Annissa Maulani amaulani@hivos.org by 31 March 2021
Please put  “ACTION SME Urban Farming” as  email subject
Applications without any proposal will be excluded from the selection process

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