Senior Program Manager Commodities & Landscape

IDH Sustainable Commodities and Landscape in Papua

The Papua and West Papua provinces, with the help of different organizations, have issued commitments and developed relevant policies that can be used as good frameworks to foster Green Economic Growth (GEG).

Other key commodities such as cocoa, coffee, spices and aquaculture hold some promises. These commodities, nevertheless, would need to be strongly developed in time to significantly increase productivity while promoting the protection of forests, link to scalable market and investment, especially if they are to be seriously delivering on livelihoods and economic output.

The outcomes of the program are:

  • Orchestrating and convening the development and mainstreaming of green growth visioning or planning in the two provinces and key selected districts and linking this with provincial mid-term development plans (RPJMD) and budget plans (APBD).
  • Identifying, developing and prototyping PPI (Production, Protection and Inclusion) compacts and business solutions that focus on existing large-scale concessions that cannot be developed or expanded due to the current government’s moratorium policy or NDPE (no deforestation, no peat and no exploitation) policy of CGF (consumer good forum) companies, as well as solutions for alternative commodities (e.g. coffee, cocoa, sago, spices, coastal fishery) – having alignment with other partners and projects incl. GEG (green economic growth).
  • Identifying and prototyping scalable investment and financial mechanisms for PPI compacts and solutions.
  • Identifying, developing and prototyping business and investment model and trade linkage (with value chain connection) for indigenous, village and conservation forests in Papua – having alignment with other partners and projects incl. GEG (green economic growth).

Job Description

The Senior Program Manager will provide leadership and strategic guidance to the Commodities & Landscapes program in Papua and West Papua by building networks and partnerships that result in effective implementation of the project. This role will work closely with the Indonesian Country Director and Global Program Director of Landscape in the Netherlands.

Position Overview

To deliver the abovementioned outputs, the Senior Program Manager is directly reporting to the Indonesian Country Director with the further oversight given by the Global Program Director of Landscape in the Netherlands. This role has three key areas:

  1. Responsibility for leading the management of the Commodities and Landscape Programs.
  2. Responsibility for liaison with Program, Learning and Operational teams ensuring the effective working and efficient outcomes.
  3. Accountability for meeting or exceeding own objectives and personal development plan.

Core Job Functions

  • Develops relevant implementation strategies to address critical challenges in multiple commodities relevant to the landscapes in Papua & West Papua.
  • Manages the development and monitoring of projects in line with the implementation strategy in Papua & West Papua.
  • Builds partnerships necessary to secure cooperation and implementation through convening and facilitating stakeholder collaboration including partnerships with local and national government, the private sector, and civil society.
  • Maintains knowledge of relevant commodity and supply chain initiatives to allow benchmarking and challenge current practice.
  • Facilitates sharing of data and best practice among the program partners.
  • Acts as the main representative for the Landscapes Program in Papua & West Papua.
  • Develops the linkage between commodities and the relevant markets as well as possible investments.


IDH is a fast-growing organization and offers a challenging position within a highly committed and professional team.  As an IDH team member, you can contribute to positive global change.

We offer a competitive salary and solid fringe benefits.

Job Requirements

  1. Working and thinking at Master degree level.
  2. 7+ years of relevant working experience as a change agent.
  3. Strong knowledge of financial administration and budgets.
  4. Good experience in project and stakeholder management.
  5. Knowledge of sustainability issues in the commodities and landscape sectors.
  6. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially a very good working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.
  7. Active-, service- and detail-oriented, analytical, structured and business minded.
  8. Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia (required).
  9. Able to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

How to Apply

For questions about this position, please contact Fitrian Ardiansyah (

For more information about IDH, please visit

Interested candidates are invited to send their CV and application to mentioning “Senior Program Manager for Papua & West Papua” in the subject line. We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible, Friday 20 April 2018.

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