Saturday, September 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 Value Chain Leader for Horticulture based in Jakarta.
Value Chain Leader for Horticulture. S/he will be responsible for the full range of value chain development activities (production, post-harvest, value addition, processing and marketing (domestic and export). S/he will be
responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive training plans for producers, supporting farmers’ groups/associations and regional agribusiness associations and provincial level coordination. The Value Chain Leader for Horticulture will have broad based experience in value chain development, especially in production and post-harvest management and linking producers with marketing chains.

M.S. in Agriculture with 7 years of experience or B.S. in Agriculture with 10 years of experience working in the specialty area. 
Additional training in post-harvest management and marketing is desirable. 
Demonstrated experience in principal value chain activities, especially production and post-harvest management, knowledge of productivity and quality improvement technologies and developing and implementing farmer training programs is required; monitoring technology adoption, productivity and quality improvement changes and output marketing. 
Native (Bahasa) language skills required. One or more local languages (Provincial level languages) and English language skills at level 4.
Very good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Excel,Word, Outlook & Power Point, the internet including email and web browsing.
Initial duration of assignment is 12 months, with the option to extend the duration of up to four years total if performance targets are met.

Interested candidates are requested to provide a Cover Letter and CV by e-mail to with Value Chain Leader for Horticulture in the subject line.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Last date for receipt of applications is 1st October 2012. 


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