Brewing change: Women’s Empowerment in Communities in Indonesia
About Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia
Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia (YMCI) is a local Indonesian non-profit organization, which implements humanitarian and development assistance programs throughout the country. YMCI’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.
Mercy Corps will support female coffee farmers, coffee farmers’ wives, and young women in communities in Bandung and Garut Regencies to improve their economy, hygiene, health and leadership to contribute to the resilience of coffee growing families in Indonesia. We will achieve this through increased access to financial services, business training and mentoring, and technical expertise for business development. We will pair these activities with critical water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) activities and infrastructure support, as well as training on healthy development, particularly related to stunting management. Through our collaborative partnership model, we will work with a variety of stakeholders (financial institutions, business organizations, peer networks and local government and private sector) to deliver products and services to program participants, while building networks and infrastructure that will enable sustainable impact well-beyond the life of the program.
- Improve access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, as well as support health education related to stunting management,
- Enhance the knowledge of financial and business literacy for female coffee farmers through training and mentoring, in collaboration with formal financial institutions, and
- Support the development of nonfarming businesses for coffee farmers’ wives through digital mentoring services and access to formal financial products and services.
This program will directly impact 1,800 female coffee farmers/coffee farmers’ wives (who have non-farming businesses), as well as 200 young women (< 35 years) in Bandung and Garut Regencies. The 2,000 direct participants will receive training and mentoring in financial and business literacy and development, access to financial services, and support via WASH infrastructure and education. We anticipate that 5,400 family members will benefit indirectly through education and/or access to financial services and increased economic activities.
Program Coordinator (PC) – Bandung Raya
General Position Summary
Program Coordinator will ensure to reach 1,800 female coffee farmers and coffee farmers’ wives (~5,400 family members) and 200 young women through a health and hygiene awareness campaign, provision WASH facilities and access to financial services, financial and business training and mentoring to improve their economy, hygiene, health and leadership to contribute to the resilience of coffee growing families. S/he will work together with the provincial and district governments, financial institutions, the Digital Finance Access Acceleration Team, community business organizations, coffee farmer groups/cooperatives, and associations related to female coffee farmers/coffee farmers’ wives and young women. In addition, s/he will supervise a project team consisting of five people and lead the program plan, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and learning.
The position is based in Bandung Raya and requires up to 40 % travel to program locations (depend on COVID-19 development).
Essential Job Responsibilities
- Prepare the kick-off program event in partnerships with local government and donor;
- Ensure the program will have 1,800 female coffee farmers and female farmers’ wives and 200 young women directly impacted and 5,400 coffee farmers’ family indirectly impacted;
- Ensure 2,000 participants gaining access to education, 1,000 participants received mentorship through Micromentor Indonesia (MMI) platform, engage with 250 volunteers mentors under MMI platform, 800 participants gaining access to financial services and 400 participants to other resources, 1,800 participants will improved access to health services, 600 participants increased access to safe drinking water, 600 participants increased access to sanitation, 600 households with new or improved infrastructure, 200 households with increased income, and 125 jobs created;
- Develop a program design, monitoring and evaluation framework and plan.
- Develop monthly workplan and target and provide monthly progress against the target and workplan;
- Develop criteria to identify the program participants;
- Conduct needs assessment to determine locations in Bandung and Garut Regencies that lack access to WASH Facilities, have high rates of open defecation, as well as areas with high rates of stunting prevalence.
- Conduct needs assessment to identify constraints and opportunities for female coffee farmers, including mapping institutions which currently provide services to female-owned micro-scale business; complete a gap analysis on the financial inclusion and cyber hygiene
- Conduct technical water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) assessment to determine the types of water sources, latrines, and waste management systems;
- Selection of subdistricts and villages after assessment is conducted and aligned with the Bandung and Garut Regencies’ WASH and female coffee farmers, coffee farmers’ wives and young women business development strategies;
- Develop partnership agreements with government and private agencies based on needs assessment results to provide female coffee farmers, coffee farmers’ wives, and young women access to financial services, business training and mentoring, and business development;
- Adopt the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach as one of the Indonesian Government’s strategic programs in the Health sector;
- Ensure the data needed for program monitoring, evaluation, learning and report are available
- Maintain close regular contact with the local government agencies and local partners to ensure quality outputs/services and trouble shoot any administrative problems.
- Attend coordination meetings and maintain regular contact with relevant stakeholder.
- Conduct travel to project locations to monitor quality of implementation, and adjust plans and approaches to meet the project objective;
- Develop a set of participants’ stories, which will be used to illustrate opportunities and benefits of participating in the project.
- Prepare bi-weekly report on project progress, obstacles and recommendations.
- Prepare interim and final report.
- University degree in Agriculture, Social Studies, Economic, Business, or related fields
- Minimum 3 years’ experience working with NGOs in Emergency, Recovery and Livelihood Programs
- Experience work with the local government agencies in Emergency, Recovery and Livelihood Programs
- Experience work with Province and District Bappeda, SME and Cooperative, Health, Public Works Agencies would be an advantage
- Experience work on WASH programs would be an advantage
- Experience in in design entrepreneurship training and mentoring for young people would be an advantage
- Have knowledge on agribusiness, micro and small business, community business organizations, formal financial institutions who is leveraging financial services to female coffee farmers, coffee farmers wives, and young women
- Have Knowledge on branchless banking for financial inclusion would be an advantage
- Experience in deliver capacity building for female farmers, farmers’ wives, and young women
- Experience using digital data tools
- Understanding of working together with local partners
- Experiences work with the private company or private foundation donor would be an advantage
- Understanding of working together with local partners
- Proven experience managing diverse and disparate projects
- Experience in managing staff and understanding the need for regular support and follow-up to ensure that project objectives are being met
- Good knowledge of MS Office software such as Excel, Word, and Access
- Good problem solving and written and oral communication skills
- Able to write and understandable spoken English are preferred.
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
The vacancy will be closed on 18 October 2021 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.
Human Resources Department
Yayasan Mercy Corps Indonesia