Mei 31, 2023

Job Vacancy Mercy Corps Indonesia: Field Officer (FO) – RESOURCE


Mercy Corps Indonesia (MCI) is a local Indonesian non-profit organization, which implements humanitarian and development assistance programs throughout the countryMCI’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.

Program Summary

The climate crisis is having a deep impact on Indonesia, a country that faces a wide variety of natural hazards throughout its territory, exposing local communities to numerous natural disasters. In the case of Sigi District, Central Sulawesi Province, climate-related disasters have humanitarian and development implications, as farming is a main source of livelihood and is extremely dependent and affected by climate-related disasters. Mercy Corps Indonesia’s current MRED program in Sigi District has been working with several communities recently affected by multiple disasters, including earthquakes, landslides, and flash floods. In partnership with the communities, MRED conducted assessments to determine underlying issues that greatly affect the vulnerabilities of communities when a disaster occurs. The result of the assessment of the biggest loss during a disaster (especially flooding) is the loss of community livelihoods due to the degradation of ecological functions.

The situation is getting worse due to changes in community farming patterns from polyculture to monoculture farming, as well as the high dependency on chemical pesticides that lead to soil quality degradation. To address the issues mentioned above, MRED and Regenerative Solution for Climate and Economic Resilience (RESOURCE) program will be introducing regenerative agriculture practices, to reverse these negative feedback loops by improving the land and soil quality and increasing the availability of more productive land and livelihood opportunities for the community. The practice of regenerative agriculture will revitalize the soil and the environment by applying in situ composting, bio pores infiltration holes, mulching, and crop rotation, and supported with the use of technologies of soil sensors and microclimate sensors. And in turn, it will help address the threat the climate crisis has to the livelihoods of these communities.

Palu, Central Sulawesi

1.  Field Officer (FO) – RESOURCE

General Position Summary

The Field Officer will be responsible for directly working with the communities in the project location areas for the implementation of the Regenerative Solution for Climate and Economic Resilience (RESOURCE) program will be introducing regenerative agriculture practices, to reverse these negative feedback loops by improving the land and soil quality and increasing the availability of more productive land and livelihood opportunities for the community, in close collaboration with the Agriculture Department and other stakeholders. The Field Officer will support Program Coordinator to make coordinate to ensure that at least 100 smallholder farmers increase productivity and raise their incomes by 10% against baseline measures in the RESOURCE location (Sigi District).

This position will be based in Palu in Central Sulawesi with a regular visit to the field in the target villages and sometimes have to stay at villages where the environment is largely stable but the living conditions may be rudimentary.

Essential Job Responsibilities

  1. Together with Program Coordinator, develop a working knowledge of the RESOURCE Program, and project progress, challenges, and accomplishments based on a review of project documents including RESOURCE Strategy, Operational Plan, quarterly reports, strategy documents, annual work plans for 1 Year, and project budgets.
  2. With guidance from the Program Coordinator, he/she will mobilize communities from Desa levels to meaningfully engage in the program.
  3. Collaborate with the whole project team, and MRED team, contributing to the entire project lifecycle.
  4. Organize and monitor schedules and see that deadlines are met.
  5. Coordinate efforts within the team and with outside consultants efficiently.
  6. Report updates verbally and in written form to management
  7. Complete any necessary administrative tasks, such as research and email.
  8. Provide recommendations to Program Coordinator on the related finding from the field or community.
  9. Support the coordination and monitoring of project activities at the field level, ensuring implementation schedules are met as per the detailed activity plan, and that adherence to systems for quality project implementation are strengthened.
  10. Support beneficiaries throughout the project life cycle and conduct regular data collection for project progress monitoring. This is conducted through different activities that include but are not limited to follow-up calls, field visits, coaching, and mentorship.
  11. Compile data provided at the community level as per project requirements and contribute to the preparation of reports, assessments, and evaluations.
  12. Shares insights and perspectives based on observations and interactions with the community
  13. members, colleagues, and stakeholders.

Knowledge and Experience

  1. Minimum education Bachelor of Agriculture
  2. Degree in relevant subject matter or equivalent combination of education and experiences
  3. At least 2 years of working experience in Livelihood programs at the community level
  4. Training and workshop facilitation skills
  5. With guidance from the Program Coordinator, he/she will mobilize communities both from Desa levels to meaningfully engage in the program.
  6. The ability to meet deadlines and be agile/flexible.
  7. Strong management, team building, and capacity development skills.
  8. Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks.

Ongoing Learning

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

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

Mercy Corps Indonesia 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

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

Please send your CV and a cover letter that specifically addresses how you will handle this job responsibilities, together with the form on this link with the subject: “RESOURCE_FO_Your Name” to hrd@id.mercycorps.org .

The vacancy will be closed on 04 June 2023 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.


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