Vacancy at Solidar Suisse : Business Coordinator, Central Sulawesi based. Yahoo / Inbox





Position                                          :             Business  Coordinator (Consultancy 100%)


Duty station                                  :        Donggala Regency, with frequent travels to Palu,

                                                                       Central Sulawesi


Reporting line                               :        Response Representative






Solidar Suisse is a Swiss NGO established in 1936 (then called Swiss Labor Assistance). Today, the organization is active in development cooperation and humanitarian aid in 16 countries worldwide, fighting for global fairness.


In Indonesia, Solidar Suisse became active following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Sulawesi and immediately started to collaborate with partner organizations to provide humanitarian assistance.


For the recovery phase, Solidar Suisse is implementing a comprehensive emergency project with the local partner organization MDMC in the livelihood sector to support affected people mainly in rural areas in Central Sulawesi.

For this purpose, we are seeking a motivated, skilled and experienced Business Coordinator to coordinate and manage the value chain development component of the livelihoods project of this program. The project already started on 1 July 2020 and will end on 30 April 2021 (replacement of previous Business Coordinator).


With the support of external experts and the team, the Business Coordinator will conduct value chain assessments, engage and empower producer organisations, BUMDES and other actors along the value chains of the selected products, manage trainings and provide ToT for the field team.





With support from the Response Representative, the Business Coordinator will coordinate and manage the program activities in the selected villages. Under direct supervision of the Response Representative, s/he will facilitate several value chain assessments, establish or revive and empower local producer organisations and engage other actors along the value chains of the selected products. S/he will also facilitate trainings of trainers for the business facilitators and coordinate other relevant activities for micro-entrepreneurs to recover their livelihoods following the devastated earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi. S/he will support the management of a team of approximately five business facilitators from the local partner organisation. S/he will establish and maintain positive, collaborative and productive relationships with project staff, implementing partner, beneficiaries and relevant stakeholders. S/he will also collaborate with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Expert to ensure the implementation of the MEAL framework.



The Business Coordinator is entrusted with the following tasks:

·     Coordinate the value chain assessments of the selected products

·     Coordinate and facilitate the process of producer group selection, establishment, engagement and empowerment

·     Develop and/or adapt the training curriculum and training materials

·     Coordinate the schedules of trainings and exposure visits for the target producer organisations, BUMDES and other actors along the value chains of the selected products

·     Develop and produce training curriculum, training material and IEC materials

·     Lead training activities and when relevant facilitate training of the business facilitators and the producer organisations

·     Ensure quality control and management of training, assessment and engagement activities

·     Facilitate data collection for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) framework for information to be used for planning, learning and reporting purposes

·     Liaise and coordinate with the implementing partner to ensure effective delivery of value chain development activities

·     Regularly report to the Response Representative (incl. written reports)

·     Perform other duties as assigned by the Response Representative



The training coordinator has the following profile and experience:

·       University degree or relevant working experience of at least 7 years

·       Experience in agribusiness and working for private companies

·       Experience in the implementation of value chain development projects

·       At least 5 years of training facilitation, coordination and partner collaboration experience, preferable some experiences in post disasters contexts

·       Understanding of and experience with community facilitation and participatory training techniques

·       Passion for working with micro-entrepreneurs and good understanding of the situation of survivors following the devastated earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi

·       Experience in developing and adaptation of training curriculum, materials and IEC

·       Ability to collaborate with partners and colleagues and establish a constructive working atmosphere

·       Excellent skills in activity planning and coordination

·       Proven ability to develop, coordinate and monitor work plans and training plans

·       Strong interpersonal, time management and communication skills

·       Strong verbal and written English skills would be preferred

·       Ability to work under pressure and willingness to work flexible hours




We look for a candidate who is able to start as soon as possible, with contract duration until 30 April 2022.



The consultant monthly fee shall take into account the following information:

           Solidar Suisse will cover the cost for Air Fares to/from Palu (beginning and end of contract – induction and exit interview)

           All Expenses such as accommodation, insurances and taxes are included in the consultancy fee

           Working time: 40 hours per week, from 8 am to 5 pm with 1h of lunch break

           Insurance, Taxes: The consultant is responsible for taxes and any social insurance contributions. The Contractor shall maintain liability insurance at its sole expense covering the performance of the Services by the Contractor.


If you are interested in this assignment and meet the requirements, please send your application in English
including detailed CV, and contact details of 3 referees by e-mail with Subject “Business Coordinator” to  Due to the urgency, the position will be filled on a rolling basis.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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