Friday, June 22, 2012


AMARTA II is a USAID funded program that aims to improve the competitiveness of the value chains of export and high-value agricultural commodities, including Coffee, Cocoa and Horticultural crops through improving access to credit, information and markets in these three sectors. The project will work extensively with local government, farmers groups, marketing companies, processors, input suppliers and other stakeholders to increase the income of the whole sector and the proportion of income retained by farmers. Our project and offices are in Medan, Makassar, Bandung, and our National Office is located in Jakarta. We are currently seeking experienced professionals to fill the Mobile Application Specialist (MAS) based in Jakarta. Mobile Application Specialist (MAS)S/He will participate in identifying, developing and training mobile money cash in/cash out agents as well as enrolling merchants. S/He will also support AMARTA II in the deployment of Short Message Service (SMS) and other mobile apps for the capture as well as delivery of e.g. relevant information. S/He will support market research and analysis that will inform the overall design of AMARTA II use of mobile applications and the execution of pilots. Requirements:Minimum of 3 years demonstrated experience working in mobile finance and/or mobile applications, preferably with a service provider. Display the capacity and business acumen to help scale up mobile money services. Understanding of micro, small and medium enterprises’ business models; experience providing advisory and training, preferably in agriculture, recommended. Demonstrated knowledge of financial services and payment products; ability to think creatively about alternative payment systems and applications of mobile finance in agriculture. Experience working on designing and analyzing market research, particularly related to Mobile Network Operator's (MNO) and mobile service providers, is preferred. Experience leading, coordinating and monitoring the implementation of projects. Strong communication skills and ability to work with a wide range of actors. Ability to travel; position will require frequent visits in collaboration with AMARTA II staff to ensure that pilot activities are progressing effectively. Strong English language skills. Duration of assignment is 12 month and starting date immediately. Interested candidates are requested to provide a Cover Letter, CV, state availability, and provide contact details by e-mail position applied for in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Last date for receipt of applications is 27th June 2012.


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