Indonesia is a paradise of spices and is a leader in the global market for several commodities. The country is globally well-reputed for its spices but the sector faces many challenges and the success of its reputation does not trickle down to and neither is it felt by all actors in the value chain. To address this, the Sustainable Spices Initiative – Indonesia (SSI-I) platform was created to provide a space where stakeholders can work together to overcome challenges and create new and exciting opportunities in the sector.
SSI-I is a multi-stakeholder platform driven by the private sector, CSOs, research and knowledge institutions, farmer organizations, and a strong collaboration with the Indonesian government and other global platforms. The platform is closely affiliated with SSI Global, based in the Netherlands, and is the third platform to launch following SSI India and SSI Vietnam.
- The Executive Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the SSI-I. She/he is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the SSI-I’s operational and administrative functions. Working under the guidance of the SSI-I Advisory & Executive Board, the Executive Director defines the organization’s strategic vision and is accountable for its implementation and the results achieved.
- The Executive Director maintains strong relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders that are important collaborators in the SSI-I’s mission and activities.
- The Executive Director has the responsibility and accountability to set the tone for the SSI-I Secretariat’s internal and external interactions by exemplifying values of high ethical standards, integrity, and fairness. She/he must act in the best interests of SSI-I in all contexts, and is responsible for ensuring this culture prevails across the organization’s employees and contractors.
- Develop and implement strategies aiming to promote the organization’s mission and “voice”
- Create complete business plans for the attainment of goals and objectives set by the SSI-I Advisory & Executive Board
- Build an effective team of leaders by providing guidance and coaching to subordinate managers
- Ensure adherence of the organization’s daily activities and long-term plans to established policies and legal guidelines
- Convene resources to promote sustainable spices and promote inclusive membership in the SSI
- Perform policy analysis and communicate update government regulations
- Plan, organize, coordinate and facilitate audience, meetings, FGD, workshop and visit with the government officials and stakeholders
- Direct and oversee investments and fundraising efforts
- Forge and maintain relations of trust with shareholders, partners and external authorities
- Act as the public speaker and public relations representative of the company in ways that strengthen its profile
- Review reports by subordinate managers to acquire understanding of the organization’s financial and non-financial position
- Devise remedial actions for any identified issues and conduct crisis management when necessary
- An attractive remuneration with a dynamic and multi-cultural work environment in the humanitarian and development field.
- The position is a full-time position. The successful applicant will initially be offered a one-year contract but with the possibility to extend.
- 5+ years of relevant working experience in in international organizations/settings.
- Holding relevant a master’s degree or equivalent preferably in business, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, finance or a comparable field of knowledge.
- Knowledge in commodity supply chains, sustainable landscape development, and the reality of developing & emerging economies.
- Proven leadership skills and management experience, including the ability to develop team performance and a genuine desire to coach and mentor.
- Proven track record and high proficiency in project management across various stages of project development, implementation, and delivery.
- Strong budget management experience and adherence to governance, detail-oriented, and able to work well in evolving circumstances.
- High level of knowledge and understanding, especially as it relates to program replication, connecting programs to funding, creatively generating other resources, and building strategic partnerships.
- Strong senior networks in private sectors as well as in governments and multilateral partners, preferably also in knowledge institutes and civil society.
- Ability and willingness to travel to remote areas in Indonesia are required.