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.
Training and Mentoring Officer (TMO) – Bandung Raya
General Position Summary
Training and Mentoring Program Officer will support the Program Coordinator design the training, mentoring framework & tools for the program and provide technical supervision of the training and mentoring activities to ensure that at least 1,800 female coffee farmers and coffee farmers’ wives and 200 young women gaining access to business and financial literacy and 1,000 of them received mentorships and engage with 250 volunteers’ mentors under MicroMentor Indonesia platform. In addition, S/he will support the program coordinator to adopt information, education, and communication materials on COVID-19 prevention and accurate vaccine information, healthy living community movement (GERMAS), and stunting prevention developed by Mercy Corps Indonesia and other official and tested references (e.g. KPCPEN, Satgas Perubahan Perilaku, Ministry of Health, and Ministry of Village and Remote Area Development) and as needed help tailor the materials to suit the context of local communities to ensure 1,800 participants will be improved access to health services and 600 participants will be improved access to WASH facilities.
The position is based in Bandung Raya and requires up to 50 % travel to program locations (depend on COVID-19 development).
Essential Job Responsibilities
- Support the Program Coordinator to ensure the program will have 1,800 female coffee farmers and coffee farmers’ wives and 200 young women completed business and financial literacy training;
- Support the Program Coordinator to ensure the program will have 1,000 female coffee farmers, coffee farmers’ wives, and young women received mentorships and engage with 250 volunteers’ mentors under MicroMentor Indonesia platform.
- Support the Program Coordinator to ensure 800 participants gaining access to financial services and 400 participants to other resources, 1,800 participants will be 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.
- Develop criteria to identify the program participants who will participate in financial literacy and business literacy trainings and mentoring.
- Based needs assessment, develop training and mentoring workplan to improve female coffee farmers, coffee farmers’ wives, and young women access to financial services and business development services from formal financial institutions and other resources.
- Based on needs assessment and technical WASH assessment, develop training plan to improve female coffee farmers, coffee farmers’ wives, and young women access hygiene and sanitation infrastructure and supplies;
- Facilitate identification of existing good practices, gaps, and challenges (knowledge, supply, and infrastructure) toward healthy live particularly on hygiene and sanitation practices, COVID-19 prevention and vaccination, and stunting prevention with local authorities, community leaders, and champions;
- Develop monthly workplan and target and provide monthly progress against the target and workplan;
- Support Program Coordintor 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 female coffee farmers, coffee farmers’ wives, and young women access to financial and business literacy, financial services and business development services, and WASH services;
- Ensure the data needed for program monitoring, evaluation, learning and report are available;
- 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;
- Support Program Manager to prepare final report.
- 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 businesses would be an advantage
- Experience in design and implementing the training and mentoring on WASH, stunting prevention, and COVID-19 prevention and accurate vaccine information would be an advantage
- Have knowledge on women businesses, community business organizations, formal financial institutions who is leveraging financial services to women 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
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