Job Description

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is an international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations on behalf of the German Government.

The global program “Sustainability and Value Added in Agricultural Supply Chains” is part of the special initiative “ONE WORLD – No Hunger” (SEWOH). On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the program promotes the sustainability of selected agricultural supply chains in partner countries.

Agricultural commodities like coffee, cocoa, natural rubber, palm oil or soybean play an important role for rural development in many developing and emerging countries where they form the basis for the life of millions of households. However, their production and processing are accompanied by numerous ecological, economic and social challenges. Often supplied as unprocessed raw material into global supply chains, limited value is added in producing countries. Many farming households are struggling to meet their basic needs and invest in sustainable production practices. Furthermore, coffee, cocoa, palm oil and soybean are often perceived as drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. With consuming markets and multi-national companies strengthening their efforts to eliminate deforestation and human rights abuses from the supply chain, sustainability of raw material is becoming a precondition for market access.

To address these challenges the program implements the project “Sustainability and Value Added in Agricultural Supply Chains in Indonesia” (SASCI+). SASCI+ focuses on natural rubber, palm oil, cocoa and coffee in two biosphere reserves in West Kalimantan and Central Sulawesi. By increasing the sustainable production of agricultural commodities and strengthening downstream processing and market linkages, the project aims to increase the farmers’ incomes, safeguard natural resources and establish deforestation free supply chains. SASCI+ follows a jurisdictional approach to align relevant stakeholders on shared objectives for sustainable production as a means for long-term market access and security of supply.

SASCI+ is implemented together with the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture, the political partner of the project and in close cooperation with the bilateral GIZ portfolio related to agriculture and forestry. The project furthermore cooperates with the Indonesian Ministry of the Environment and Forestry, regional and district governments in the targeted biosphere reserves, as well as stakeholders from civil society, research and the private sector involved in sustainable agricultural supply chains.

The project is recruiting an Advisor on Knowledge and Communication to support the team in Jakarta and the project areas in internal and external communications as well as knowledge management.

 

  1. Responsibilities

 

  • Raise the awareness on and understanding of SASCI+ and sustainability in agricultural supply chains amongst relevant stakeholder groups
  • Promote collaboration and smooth flow of information within the SASCI+ team
  • Advise on tools and procedures for project management and knowledge sharing
  • Organize the active engagement external stakeholders in project activities
  • Promote the use of ICT to meet project objectives

 Tasks

1. Internal and external communication

  • Create and execute the project communications strategy and plan
  • Develop and disseminate communication material for a wide range of channels (including social media) and audiences (including international) in coordination and alignment with the GIZ communications team and other projects
  • Formulate communication content on project activities and progress
  • Support the design, editing and layout of communication material as well as technical documents (e.g. infographics, presentations, brochures, blog posts, e-mail blasts, invitations, presentations)
  • Manage and supervise service providers in the production of communication products (e.g. videos, studies) in accordance with GIZ communication guidelines
  • Ensure the availability of photo and video material for communication purposes
  • Act as the communication focal point for SASCI+ and respond to GIZ enquiries and requests related to communication and knowledge management
  • Develop online and offline procedures and formats for internal communications amongst team members across geographically dispersed offices
  • Coordinate internal and external feedback and consultation processes on communication material, including technical documents (training manuals, cooperation agreements, Terms of Reference etc.)

2. Knowledge Management and ICT

  • Identify information needs for external and internal communication
  • Explore and document success stories to showcase project achievements
  • Maintain a system for knowledge sharing amongst SASCI+ team members
  • Introduce and maintain procedures and tools for effective collaboration amongst SASCI+ team members
  • Develop guidelines for online storage and sharing of project documents and information
  • Support the team in the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for effective communication in general
  • Support team members with tools and formats for progress monitoring, ICT and paper based
  • Advise on ICT tools to be promoted with the target group to meet project objectives

3. Stakeholder engagement and events

  • Support the project management in organizing events (internal and external) and meetings (online and offline), in coordination with the Office Manager and the GIZ Travel and Event team
  • Summarize and document results of internal and external meetings, workshops and events
  • Design and manage a process to generate innovations in sustainable agricultural supply chains with small and medium sized enterprises
  • Promote stakeholder engagement to foster partnerships and cooperation with the private sector, civil society and development agencies
  • Act as a point of contact for external stakeholders and coordinate their requests

Job Requirements

Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • At least a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as, English, social studies, communications, information technology or public affairs
  • 5 years of professional experience in communications and knowledge management
  • Track-record in successful implementation of communication strategies and plans
  • Proven experience in developing and maintaining multi-media communication products and processes
  • Experience in planning and organizing events
  • Knowledge of sustainability challenges in agricultural supply chains
  • Experience in international development cooperation, experience with Indonesian government institutions is considered and advantage
  • Experience working with different communication technology platforms and ICT Tools 

        Other knowledge, additional competences

  • Network in sustainable development community, business associations and media
  • Knowledge of GIZ instruments, procedures, and rules is considered an advantage
  • Pro-active, can-do attitude and flexibility
  • Ability and desire to work in teams and in a support function
  • Passion to work on sustainable development in agriculture and forestry
  • Excellent intercultural communication skills
  • Excellent written and spoken skills in English, German language skills are considered an advantage 

Duty Station: Jakarta

Joining Date: As soon as possible

Direct Supervisor:  Principal Advisor

How to Apply

Please submit your motivation letter and comprehensive resume (including training and list of references) to recruitment-indo@giz.de by December 3rd, 2020 with subject line SASCI+ AKC

Please name your file as follow format:

[Your Complete Name]_[Motivation Letter/CV/Latest Education Certificate] (i.e: Nakula Sadewa_CV or Nakula Sadewa_Motivation Letter or Nakula Sadewa_Reference)

 

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

 

Only paid candidates can apply for this job.
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