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The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is an Australian Government authority that operates as part of Australia's Aid Program. It furthers Australia's national interest through poverty reduction and sustainable development.

A program called Support for Market-Driven Adaptive Research (SMAR) has been initiated. The main aim of SMAR is to work with Indonesian agricultural R&D institutions (both government and private) to improve the linkages between agricultural research and extension.

To do this, SMAR will implement 15-20 research projects over the next three years in Eastern Indonesia on problems that limit smallholder agricultural production and marketing.

To this end, ACIAR is seeking two Indonesian nationals to fill senior positions to support its market-driven adaptive research subprogram:
<a href="#1">Research Management Advisor (RMA)</a>
<a href="#2">Institutional Development Adviser (IDA)</a>

These positions are open to Indonesian citizens only. Positions will be recruited on 3 year contracts subject to annual performance reviews. Appointees will be engaged through an intermediary employment management agency. ACIAR is an equal-opportunity employer.

A complete CV addressing the Selection Criteria (see below) must arrive before 20 August 2006 to:

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or by email (preferred) to: garydean@okusi.net

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</td></tr><tr><td class="bodycopy_title" valign=top><a name="#1"></a>Research
Management
Adviser (RMA)

(Makassar-based)</td><td class="bodycopy">
This is a position for a senior and experienced person, and will focus on the planning and management of agricultural research and development activities. This person will represent SMAR at meetings and deputise for the SMAR Manager when required.

The Research Management Adviser will be largely responsible for coordinating the research projects, and tasks would include:

  • conducting workshops among partners to set research priorities.
  • assisting research partners to convert priorities into project proposals that can be funded by SMAR.
  • helping to guide the field implementation of these projects.
  • organising training programs to strengthen the skills of research staff in adaptive research.
  • monitoring and reporting progress of these projects

Key responsibilities of the position include:
Together with the subprogram manager
  • Coordinate the identification of possible adaptive research needs and priorities.
  • Assist with the development of procedures for the on-going identification and prioritisation of R&D needs, and to ensure that these procedures are institutionalised within relevant Indonesian Government agencies.
  • Coordinate the preparation of concept notes and detailed designs for adaptive R&D activities to be funded under the SMAR.
  • Coordinate the preparation of annual workplans and budgets for the SMAR, particularly R&D activities.
  • Supervise and assist in the implementation of adaptive R&D activities and short-term technical advisor inputs in the four program provinces.


Liaison
  • Routinely liaise with the B2PTP, BPTP provincial research organisations, and provincial governments on the direction and progress of research and development activities being planned and supported.
  • Routinely liaise with other Indonesia and Australia-based team members on strategic and implementation issues.

Monitoring and evaluation
  • Implement in-country Monitoring and Evaluation procedures for R&D activities.


Support capacity development
  • Contribute to the preparation of assessments of R&D agencies and identify institutional capabilities and needs.
  • Assist in identifying capacity-building and institutional development activities for R&D
    organisations, and individuals and organisations to be targeted.
  • Contribute to the implementation of selected capacity-building/institutional development activities.



Selection criteria (key criteria shown in bold):

A. Technical skills and experience
  1. Agriculturally-related higher degree (Masters (S2) or PhD (S3)) from a recognised University; international training and/or experience in working with international research organisations is highly desirable.
  2. Substantial experience in the implementation and management of applied agricultural research programs.
  3. Understanding of Indonesian agriculture, fisheries and forestry and agribusiness sectors,
    including the roles of Indonesian R&D organisations in supporting agribusiness development.



B. Program Management skills and experience
  1. Demonstrated leadership experience and skill in the planning and management of major donor and/or Indonesian Government projects and programs.
  2. Demonstrated experience in coordination and communication with expatriate managers, technical advisors and partners.
  3. Demonstrated experience in liaison, coordination and in fostering collaboration between Indonesian government and private sector organisations. Ability to collaborate with and promote ownership of the project amongst counterpart agencies in the planning, management and review project activities.
  4. Demonstrated capacity to establish and implement planning, monitoring and evaluation systems and to facilitate the development of staff capacity in these areas.



C. Community and communication skills and experience
  1. Strong communication and group facilitation skills, particularly in suggesting avenues for discussion and decision making that encourages broad participation.
  2. Experience in bridging cultural and language differences between international and Indonesian advisors, and an ability to develop techniques for working in the Eastern Indonesian environments.

    Ability to draw out critical feedback, particularly from Indonesian project staff and counterparts.
  3. Proven communications and reporting skills, with excellent English language skills (written and spoken) equivalent to an IELTS of 6 or greater.
  4. Ability to prepare and provide orientation and technical briefings for project personnel and short-term technical advisers.
  5. Sound understanding of community-based approaches to agriculture, and of how gender, poverty and environmental issues can be addressed in the context of the Indonesian government and agribusiness system.


<hr></td></tr><td class="bodycopy_title" valign=top><a name="#2"></a>Institutional
Development Adviser (IDA)
(Bogor-based) </td><td class="bodycopy">Working together with an internationally-recruited Institutional Development Adviser, the Indonesian national development advisor will be responsible for the institutional strengthening and training components of the Subprogram and contribute to the research and development planning and assessment outputs of the Subprogram.

Emphasis is being placed on developing the capacity of Balai Besar Pengkajian Pengambangan Teknologi Pertanian (BBP2TP) of Deptan as the central-level institution that has responsibility for guiding and supporting the provincially-based Assessment Institutes for Agricultural Technology (Balai Pengkajian Teknologi Pertanian). As such, this position will be based in BBP2TP in Bogor, but the person appointed will need to spend one-third of working time in the four Program provinces (NTB, NTT, Sulawesi Selatan and Sulawesi Tenggara).

Key responsibilities of the position include:
Together with the International Institutional Development Adviser
  • Conduct and coordinate institutional assessments of agricultural R&D organisations providers operating in the four target provinces and BBP2TP in order to identify institutional capabilities and needs.
  • Prepare a program of capacity-building and institutional development activities targeting provincial R&D and extension agencies and the BBP2TP, to be supported by the Subprogram.
  • Coordinate the design of training and capacity-building activities, identify appropriate delivery mechanisms, and organise and supervise delivery.
  • Supervise the development of procedures by short-term consultants for identifying and
    prioritising R&D needs, and work to ensure that these procedures are institutionalised.


Identify, coordinate and contribute to the delivery of training in the implementation of key institutional management systems and procedures, including:
  • Setting research priorities; Research activity management and the Business of research (funding, funds management and staff management, management of research collaborators, and communications).
  • Budget establishment and management, program coordination and personnel management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Information technology; accessing and managing information resources; effective communications
  • Supervision of relevant inputs from short-term trainers and assist in the identification of appropriate Indonesian trainers.



Liaison and management
  • Routinely liaise with national and provincial research organisations, and provincial governments on the direction and progress of capacity-building and institutional development activities.
  • Identify key policy issues to be addressed by the Subprogram, and develop mechanisms for routinely providing policy advice concerning the operation of the Assessment Institutes and their coordinating institute within the Agriculture Ministry. Prepare and deliver policy advice papers as required.
  • Contribute to the preparation of Annual Workplans and Budgets for these activities and implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation procedures.


Selection criteria (key criteria shown in bold):


A. Technical skills and experience
  1. Agriculturally-related degree with postgraduate management qualifications from a recognised university, or alternatively management qualifications with extensive experience in institutional agricultural and/or research management
  2. Understanding of and experience in best practice in SE Asian and international organisational management, particularly of R&D organisations in the agriculture sector.
  3. Understanding of Indonesian agribusiness sectors.



B. Program Management and training skills and experience
  1. Experience in the financial as well as administrative management of research and extension organisations in Indonesia. Knowledge of contemporary and emerging political, legal and administrative structures and processes in Indonesia.
  2. Skills and experience in organisational strategic analysis. Demonstrated achievement in institutional strengthening and capacity building projects in R&D organisations in Indonesia.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of links between organisational development, training and project outputs.
  4. Experience in contracting, coordination of short-term consultants and trainers, including ability to prepare and provide orientation and technical briefings.
  5. Demonstrated capacity to implement planning, monitoring and evaluation systems.
  6. Documented experience and ability to provide research management training.



C. Community and communication skills and experience<ol>

[*] Strong communication and group facilitation skills, particularly in suggesting avenues for discussion and decision making which encourage broad participation.

[*] Experience in bridging cultural and language differences between international and Indonesian advisors and ability to develop techniques for working in Eastern Indonesian environments. Ability to obtain critical feedback, particularly from Indonesian project staff and counterparts.

[*] Proven communications and reporting skills, with excellent English language skills (written and spoken) equivalent to an IELTS of 6 or greater.

[*] Demonstrated ability to manage (and participate in) liaison and coordination with government, donors and delivery agencies.

[*] Understanding of approaches to capacity building with counterparts and agencies, which allow for the building of relationships and the two-way transfer of skills and knowledge. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with and promote ownership of the project amongst counterpart agencies in planning, management and monitoring and evaluation activities.

[*] Understanding of and the ability to analyse cross-cutting issues (gender equity, environment, governance) issues in the context of the agricultural and agribusiness sectors in Indonesia.

[*] Ability to travel to Eastern Indonesian provinces for approximately one-third of working time.

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