vacant position: Supply Chain Officer SCORE Program

 I.        Background

Yayasan Rumah Energi (YRE) is an Indonesia NGO that was established in 2012 in the social and humanitarian fields . The organization is mandated to contribute and create positive impacts on poverty alleviation, strengthening the livelihood of grassroots’ communities,  adaptation and mitigation to climate change and assisting in disaster risk reduction through innovation and shared knowledge. The overarching mandates are translated into YRE’s 3 (three) main YRE programs, namely: i) Renewable Energy; ii) Sustainable Food; and iii) Social Business Incubation. This program diversification was carried out by YRE as an effort to adapt to the opportunities and needs of the YRE targeted beneficiaries for the past 8 years. Our social business incubation program is aimed at increasing beneficiaries’ entrepreneurial skill, sharpening their business resiliency and amplifying their social and environmental impacts.

YRE in collaboration with Cocoa Life will carry out a 2 (two) year business incubation program under the SCORE Program (Sustainable Cacao Farmers and Organic Fertilizer Market). The Program will take place in Pringsewu and Pesawaran Districts in Lampung Province. The Program’s goal is to improve the welfare of 16 farmers groups through building a local composting market  whilst strengthening the resiliency of cacao farmers groups farming practices to the impacts of climate change.  The specific objectives from the Program are to increase the application of composting by cocoa farmers; create local market ecosystem for compost and strengthened the entrepreneurial capacity of cocoa farmers groups in driving the sustainable compost business in Lampung Province.

Hence the YRE is looking for an experienced Supply Chain Officer (Officer) who will be working closely with farmers, private sector and local government offices in the agriculture sector in Lampung Province. The Officer will be responsible for assessing, identifying and develop local supply chain for compost/bioslurry/fertilizer business. The Officer will provide the baseline assessment and the supply chain analysis to the SCORE program farmers groups to enhance their understanding of the local fertilizer business ecosystem. Furthermore, the supply chain officer will also be involved in the incubation component of the Program where the officer will provide legal and administrative requirements for the product to be launched. Market analysis conducted by the Officer will also be the basis for product knowledge and development required by the Market. One of the KPIs of the Officer is to have secure supply agreements between the compost/bioslurry supplier to the Farmers Groups. The Officer will be working in a Program team that comprises of a Program Manager, 3 (three) Mentors and a Promotion Officer. To maximize the Program engagement to the market key stakeholders, the Officer will be working on site in Pesawaran and Pingsewu District in Lampung Province.

II.         Scope of Work

The Supply Chain Officer is expected to take responsibilities in assessing, identify and develop the supply chain of compost/bioslurry/fertilizer in Lampung Province based on the existing data on compost/bioslurry suppliers and the farmers groups. The Officer will also be responsible for securing supply agreements between the raw material/feedstock supplier to the farmers groups. Moreover, as part of the supply chain analysis, the Officer will also be involved in the farmers groups on the legal and administrative requirements know-how of the products.

III.    Key Responsibilities

The Supply Chain Officer is expected to carry out the following responsibilities:

·     Assess and identify existing supply chain of compost bioslurry business based on the available data and information

·     Identify compost/bioslurry supplier and offtakers

·     Create local compost/bioslurry supply chain market in Pringsewu and Pesawaran Districts.

Engage, secure supplier arrangements and maintain relationship with compost/bioslurry suppliers and offtakers

·     Build the capacity of farmers groups’  product knowledge and product development of compost/bioslurry and its derivatives

·     Build the capacity of the farmers groups on legal and administrative requirements in establishing compost/bioslurry business

·     Engage and coordinate with local government offices regarding potential collaboration between the Program and the local government development planning

·     Engage, coordinate and maintain relationship with suppliers, farmers groups, offtakers and supporting industries within the local compost/bioslurry supply chain.

IV.   Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

The Supply Chain Officer is expected to have the following qualifications:

·       Bachelor degree in agriculture or business management with a minimum of 5 (five) years of experience working in agribusiness   

·       Proven experience and demonstrable success in community development programs specifically in of agriculture sector

·       Has a good knowledge and proven experience working in supply chain management

·       Good oral and writing skills in Indonesian and English.

·       Willing to travel to remote areas and work in rural areas

·       Excellent communication and coordination skill with local communities and government

·       Excellent presentation and report writing skills

V.           Contract Period

The contract period is for nine months from the 1st October 2021 to end of June 2022

The applicant is invited to present their application letter and resume by email to at the latest of 18 September 2021.

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