Term of Reference
Commodity Supply Specialist
The Belantara Foundation (Bersama Lestarikan Nusantara – Conserving the Nation Together) aims to preserve Indonesia’s natural environment by supporting holistic conservation projects, focusing on ten critical landscapes across Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia. Belantara uses landscape scale approach to help ensure the balance between long term economic development, sustainable livelihoods for local communities, and environmental conservation. The Foundation supports restoration and endangered species protection, studies to strengthen sustainable landscape management, as well as community engagement and local economic development, especially in areas with a heavy reliance on natural resources.
A multi-stakeholder approach is used in all aspects of the Foundation’s activity in order to address the challenge of operating across concession boundaries. Areas of High Conservation Value (HCV), High Carbon Stock (HCS), and peat stretch across our landscapes, requiring a coordinated response between all concession holders if ecosystems are to be effectively managed and preserved.
As an independent foundation, Belantara is uniquely positioned to work with all interested parties, coordinating and collaborating with those engaged in conservation projects in each of our ten landscapes. Belantara helps ensure multiple existing initiatives are aligned, minimizing the risk of project overlap while maximizing information and data sharing. Belantara also allocates funding to outside initiatives that share its conservation objectives.
Belantara is seeking a Commodity Supply Specialist to ensure that its program would commence in accordance to its Masterplan and also Strategic plan.
Key Responsibility of the incumbent would be:
- Introduce practical innovative production technologies and practices on agroforestry product;
- Work with Centers of Excellence to develop extension materials and methodology and train trainers;
- Increase farmer access to improved inputs (seed, fertilizer, farm equipment and crop protection products) by stimulating demand via market-friendly voucher systems that also stimulate competitive input supply chain development and include an exit strategy;
- Train and develop agro-input dealers and trade associations;
- Help establish farmer-based organizations and link them to credit and other service providers and train NGOs and other trainers;
- Help develop a market information system for key commodities;
- Provide technical support for soil, staple crop and other relevant surveys;
- Provide training of farmers and extension staff involved in the on-farm trials;
- Work in close collaboration with other partners.
- Masters degree in agribusiness, agronomy, agro-economy or a related field;
- At least 5-10 years experience in agribusiness development in Indonesia;
- Solid knowledge of private sector development. Solid knowledge of key private sector actors in Indonesia (including the financial sector and the fertilizer sector) and preferably having worked in private agribusiness globally;
- Knowledgeable in development of major value chains in Indonesia (both inputs and outputs) and access to credit (including innovative credit mechanisms) Experience in agribusiness development;
- Experience in development and management of Public-Private-Partnerships;
- Donor knowledge;
- Proven experience in project development/new business development;
- Team worker/team builder, proven ability to inspire. A go-getter who gets things done;
- Excellent communication skills in English and preferable local language;
- Relevant computer skills: Word, Excel, Internet, SPSS.
For those interested, please email your latest CV, cover letter and expected salary to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also state the date you can join on your cover letter. Only short listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. Preference will be given to candidates willing to join immediately.