Program Officer, Jakarta – Indonesia

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact? Do you want to be part of the discussion and get to work towards sustainable trade every day with various stakeholders, such as companies, producers, governments, investors, and other partners? We have an excellent opportunity for a Program Officer to strengthen our Landscape team. This position will be supporting IDH landscape program in promoting green growth plan and implementing production, protection, and inclusion in the target landscapes.

The IDH Landscape Program

The IDH Landscapes program is one of IDH’s interventions to drive transformative systemic change towards sustainable trade. In the 18 landscapes in 12 countries currently part of the program, agricultural and forestry commodities are being produced at an increasing rate while problems like deforestation, water stress, biodiversity loss and soil erosion are becoming increasingly acute. IDH brings together key representatives of different interests and priorities, such as governments, large multinational companies, small and medium size local businesses, farmers, international organizations, NGOs, and civil society organizations, and helps them cooperate towards a common goal.

The work is intended to disrupt and change the existing system, so that agricultural products are grown sustainably, forests and natural resources are safeguarded and restored, and communities prosper. Two of the main approaches of IDH landscape program are the technical assistance for investment and the co-funding program with the private sectors to support landscape sustainability. To support the development and implementation of both approaches, YIDH is looking for a suitable candidate with strong knowledge on sustainability and/or business, and high interests to learn on the project management and business process of YIDH landscape projects and programs in the target landscapes across Indonesia.

The role

You will be based in Jakarta and report directly to Program Manager. This position is a support role and will focus primarily on supporting Manager in performing the key responsibilities below:

  • Provide technical support in the development of concepts and proposal for the investment and co-funding programs with the private sectors in the target landscapes.
  • Provide technical and administrative support in developing and maintaining tracking projects status, work plan, and budget to ensure the deliverables/outputs of the projects are met.
  • Monitor and review general financial activities from partners and ensure that budget allocation and finance reports are accurate and comply with IDH policies and procedures.
  • Develop program/project summaries, reports, and other publications reports on YIDH projects as needed.
  • In coordination with operations team, draft financial agreements under co-funding scheme design, including the support in negotiation process of investment with donors, partners,and key stakeholders.
  • Assist in conducing due diligence process for potential partners.
  • Support in procurement process of the projects according to IDH policies.
  • Support in strong relationship buildingand managing with the players in the innovative financing and sustainable investment community.

Who you are

You are a trustworthy experienced sparring partner for internal colleagues and external stakeholders. You enjoy collaboration and teamwork, but you are also able to work independently. You can manage change and gain commitment easily as you are able to connect to different people with different backgrounds. Working in a results-oriented, flexible, cooperative, and hands-on manner, you know how to drive the process, keep focus and discipline, guide and evolve to a successful planned outcome.

You are highly proficient in spoken and written English. You have strong verbal and written communication skills.

What you bring

  • Advance degree preferably in Economic, Finance, Development Studies, business, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or a comparable field of knowledge.
  • 3+ years of relevant working experience in international organizations/settings, preferable experience in either business development, project management, fundraising, and/or developing public-private partnerships.
  • Strong knowledge of financial administration and budgets.
  • Experienced in project and stakeholder management.
  • Strong knowledge and willing to learn project contracting and administration process.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially a very good working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with current issues in forest management, sustainable landscapes, and impact investment.

Who we are

IDH restores flourishing markets with better jobs, better incomes and a better environment. When IDH is successful, companies rebalance the relationships between the workers they employ, the customers they serve and the planet that serves all of us.

IDH achieves this by creating public-private partnerships, and by using data to design, test and invest in more sustainable ways of doing business. IDH is headquartered in the Netherlands, with over 250 employees globally, operating in 20 value chains and sourcing regions with over 600 public and private partners. In 12 years of operation, IDH has generated over 390 M in private sector investment and support for new business models that create positive impact. This has reached 4 M farmers with access to finance or good agricultural practices; supported protection, restoration, and sustainable rehabilitation of over 550,000 hectares of agrarian landscapes; improved the working conditions and wages of over 580,500 laborers.

IDH’s work is made possible because of the funding and trust of multiple European governments and private foundations.

Yayasan Inisiatif Dagang Hijau (YIDH), a grantee of IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative (“IDH”), accelerates and up-scales sustainable trade by building impact-oriented coalitions of front running companies, civil society, governments, knowledge institutions and other stakeholders in several commodity sectors and landscapes.

What we offer

We offer a challenging position within a dynamic international environment and an enthusiastic and passionate team.  As a team member you can contribute to positive global change. The position is a full-time position. The successful applicant will initially be offered a one-year contract but with the possibility to extend.

Interested

Would you like to apply? Just send us your application letter and CV in English by using the following hyperlink: https://idhtrade.inhroffice.com/en/job/314954/apply. We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible, at the latest by 24 May 2024.

For more information, go to www.idhsustainabletrade.com or follow @IDHTrade on Twitter and LinkedIn