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Vacancy Announcement

Technical Project Officer


(Sustainable Energy for Rattan Producers)
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands in
1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and
Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to
equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they
need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services empowering them to break the
cycle of poverty and guide their own development.
In agriculture, SNV works to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, pastoralists and
forest-dependent communities. In turn, we engage with companies to provide innovative, marketbased solutions to the issues of sustainable markets, food security and climate change.
To support the program, we are now seeking a qualified candidate to fill the post of Technical
Project Officer to work on the EC funded PROSPECT Indonesia project - Promoting Sustainable
Consumption and Production of Eco Friendly Rattan in Indonesia. SNV is supporting Perkumpulan
Untuk Peningkatan Usaha Kecil (PUPUK) in implementing this project with a particular focus on
working with processors to implement Inclusive Business Models: sustainable entrepreneurial
initiatives that contribute to poverty reduction by including lower-income communities within the
value chains of companies as employees, suppliers, consumers or distributors.
From 2016-2017 SNV will focus on introducing and promoting new energy saving technologies for
the small and medium scale Rattan furniture producers, especially in Cirebon. Technologies
include the introduction of better wood fired steamers/boilers built with affordable local materials
and improved gas burners. These technologies are simple and not expensive, but save a
considerable amount of energy. Through including larger and smaller businesses, SNV wishes to
spread knowledge and interest in these new technologies throughout the Rattan industry.
Responsibilities
In coordination with the SNV Renewable Energy expert and Rattan Project Manager
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Work towards understanding and promoting rural and small scale industry energy saving
technologies
Encourage large and small scale rattan processors to introduce Energy Saving Practices
within their operations.
Support the creation a market model for the energy saving products develop within the
project framework: including cost-benefit analyses, production costs, cost savings etc at
different levels of the Rattan production chain
Organize trainings for Large and Small scale industry in relation to, improved energy
techniques, factory safety and clean production practices
Support training on inclusive business models to promote knowledge sharing within the
sector.
Support the Agricultural Sector Leader and Project Manager in implemention of other
aspects of the Agricultural program when needed
Deliver support in content and knowledge to PUPUK whenever needed

Technical Project Officer will work in close cooperation with PUPUK under supervision of the SNV
Project Manager and the SNV Sector Leader for Agriculture.
Candidate profile

A degree in Marketing, business management, (social) entrepreneurship, or other


relevant discipline
A minimum 5 years of relevant working experience: Strong expertise in Business to
Business sales or product promotion a strong advantage
A willingness to learn quickly the new technologies being promoted.
Experience in working with Small and Medium scale industries.
Good networking skills with willingness to take initiative
Results orientated with an entrepreneurial attitude
Very good skills in sales and promotion, preferably in the private sector
An understanding of the rattan furniture industry is an advantage

Strong communication skills in Bahasa Indonesia

Duty station: Cirebon with frequent travel to other areas in Indonesia. Please note that the
successful candidate needs to be based in Cirebon on a permanent basis.
Contract duration: 9 month with fixed term type of contract.
Desired start date: As soon as possible.
How to apply?
Please send your application letter describing how you meet the candidate profile and CV (in
English), together with an indication of your current or expected salary and compensation package
by 26 February 2016 to jobsindonesia@snvworld.org with subject: TPO Rattan
For more information on SNV please refer to our website: www.snvworld.org
We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.