Business Development and Financial Services Program Officer (BDFS) – Humbang Hasundutan District or Tapanuli Utara District 52 views

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Empowering women in coffee origin communities in north sumatera

About Mercy Corps Indonesia

Mercy Corps Indonesia (MCI) is a local Indonesian non-profit organization, which implements humanitarian and development assistance programs throughout the country. MCI’s mission is to empower people in Indonesia to become healthy, productive, and resilient communities. Resilience means an ability to recover form or adjust easily to misfortune or change.

 

Program Summary

Mercy Corps Indonesia will reach 3,500 direct participants (70% of them are female coffee farmers/farmers’ wives) and 200 young participants (70% of them are women) from coffee farming families in Tapanuli Utara and Humbang Hasundutan Districts in North Sumatra. Throughout the 2 years of implementation we will partner with women on both sides of the coffee farming equation – women currently earning a living by working on smallholder coffee plantations and young women who are part of coffee farming families and choosing their career direction. We will improve the health and economic resilience of women coffee farmers/farmers’ wives and their families through the bundling of health education, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), financial literacy, and business literacy activities. The

program will include agripreneurship/entrepreneurship activities for young women from coffee farming families to boost interest and knowledge of their families’ businesses or creating their own. We will ensure male stakeholders are incorporated into activities where appropriate.

 

Objectives:

  1. Improve the quality of health of coffee farming families through health education and WASH facilities,
  2. Increase economic resilience of women coffee farmers and their families through financial and business literacy, and
  3. Development of agripreneurship and entrepreneurship for young women (up to age 35) from coffee farming families.

 

The program will directly reach 3,500 participants who own or work on smallholder coffee plantations up to 2 hectares (70% of them are female coffee farmers/farmers’ wives) and 200 young women (70% of them are women). We estimate that 14,000 people (participants, family members and people from the broader coffee-producing community) in Tapanuli Utara and Humbang Hasundutan Districts will benefit directly and indirectly. Women are represented across all levels of production and perform all activities on these plantations, from the planting process, through crop maintenance and harvest, to postharvest when they sell the crops to markets or middlemen. Data indicates that most smallholder coffee plantations in Tapanuli Utara and Humbang Hasundutan Districts are generally managed by residents over age 45. Young people in coffee farming families have little interest in coffee plantations, especially young women who often seek opportunities outside of the region. But they are very comfortable using social media.

 

 

  1. Business Development and Financial Services Program Officer (BDFS) – Humbang Hasundutan District or Tapanuli Utara District

 

General Position Summary

Business Development and Financial Services Program Officer will support the Program Coordinator to design the training, mentoring framework & tools for the program and provide technical supervision of the training and mentoring activities to ensure that at least 3,500 direct participants (70% of them are female coffee farmers and coffee farmers’ wives) and 200 young participants (70% of them are women) gaining access to financial services, business development, business and financial literacy. In addition, S/he will support the program coordinator to ensure 1,850 participants received mentorships and engage with 450 volunteers’ mentors under MicroMentor Indonesia platform, 1,400 participants have accessed to financial services, 700 program participants have accessed to other resources (include market), 200 jobs created, and 370 household with increased income.

The position is based in Humbang Hasundutan or Tapanuli Utara and requires up to 40 % travel to program locations (depend on COVID-19 development).

 

 

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Support the Program Coordinator to ensure the program will have 1,850 participants completed business and financial literacy trainings.
  • Support the Program Coordinator to ensure the program will have 1,850 participants received mentorships and engage with 450 volunteers’ mentors under MicroMentor Indonesia platform.
  • Support the Program Coordinator to ensure 1,400 participants gaining access to financial services and 700 participants to other resources. Therefore, 370 household with increased income and 200 jobs created.
  • Develop criteria to identify the program participants who will participate in financial literacy and business literacy trainings and mentorings.
  • Based needs assessment, develop training and mentoring workplan to improve direct participants access to financial services and business development services from formal financial institutions and other resources.
  • Develop monthly workplan and target and provide monthly progress against the target and workplan.
  • Support Program Coordinator to prepare the consultant SoWs needed to reach the program key success metrics.
  • Support Program Coordinator to develop partnership agreements with government and private agencies based on needs assessment results to provide direct participants access to financial and business literacy, financial services and business development services.
  • Ensure the data needed for program monitoring, evaluation, learning and report are available.
  • Attend coordination meetings and maintain regular contact with relevant stakeholder

 

 

Qualifications:

  • University degree in Economic, Business, Social Studies, Public Health, or related fields.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience working with NGOs and Local Government Agencies in Emergency, Recovery and Livelihood Programs.
  • 3+ years’ experience working as a training and mentoring officer in development programs. Experience in design and implementing the training and mentoring on financial and business/entrepreneurship for women and youth would be an advantage.
  • Have knowledge on women businesses, community business organizations, formal financial institutions who is leveraging financial services to women and youth businesses would be an advantage.
  • Experience in deliver capacity building with the formal financial institutions and business development services’ providers would be an advantage.
  • Understanding of working together with local partners and local government agencies.
  • Good problem solving and written and oral communication skills.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office software such as Excel, Word, and Access.
  • Able to write and understandable spoken English are preferred.

 

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives.

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact.

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

 

Safeguarding & Ethics

Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesua is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.

 

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

 

 

How to Apply

Please send your CV together with the form on this link with the subject: “EMPOWERING WOMEN_(The Position)_Your Name” to hrd@id.mercycorps.org .

The vacancy will be closed on 15 May 2022 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. We look forward to hearing from those who are interested in taking this opportunity to grow and develop with us.

 

 

 

Thank You,

Human Resources Department

Mercy Corps Indonesia

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