• PRESS RELEASE: INVEST Project for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Fisheries Supply Chains

    16 Jul 2019
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    BALI, July 11, 2019 – Under USAID’s INVEST initiative, MDPI has been awarded a project to develop and test an approach that incorporates FinTech solutions and women’s economic empowerment activities alongside the electronic catch documentation and traceability (eCDT) app, Trafiz. The main objectives of this project are to improve the role of women in small-scale fisheries through women’s empowerment activities that lead to improved livelihoods and greater involvement in the ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM).

    The target area of this project is North Sulawesi, initially focusing on the three areas overlapping with MDPI’s work under the USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (Manado, Bitung and Sangihe) with the option for expanding beyond these areas being assessed. The target fishery is the small-scale handline tuna fishery of North Sulawesi. Previously, MDPI has piloted Trafiz, an Android-based app developed by Altermyth, in partnership with MDPI, for three male suppliers in North Sulawesi, with support from USAID Oceans, and three female suppliers in North Maluku, with support from USAID SEA project.

    It is known that women also play a key role in these supply chains, in terms of transfer of fish from one actor to the next and therefore there is potential in expanding the use of the app to these female actors to gather a wider coverage of data. It is also hypothesized that the input of data could be motivated through the incentive of an enabling financial service embedded in the Trafiz app. One of the examples of the women’s involvement in these small-scale fisheries can be seen in Bitung, North Sulawesi, where 50 percent of the existing workforce in the wholesalers node are women. They often have an important role in financial management in the households. However, women often face barriers in accessing financial services, in terms of limited or no collateral, especially in small-scale enterprises. Financial literacy amongst supply chain actors could also be strengthened for household benefits. This INVEST project aims to help support the role of women in this fishery supply chain, particularly related to financial management and fisheries management engagement.

    This INVEST project will cover four objectives: assessment of barriers to finance faced by women in small-scale fisheries (SSF) and integration of FinTech tools into Trafiz, delivery of women’s empowerment activities that leads to improved livelihoods and greater engagement in an ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM), increase women’s influence in planning and implementing EAFM, and implement mixed-methods data collection to support the Learning Initiative.

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  • Istri Nelayan Desa Jambula: Kami Antar Ikan dan Bantu Isi Buku Fisher-Log

    12 Jul 2019
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    TERNATE- Waktu menunjukkan pukul 16.30 WIT. Seorang perempuan parobaya beberapa kali berjalan mondar-mandir di tepi pantai. Sesekali dia melihat ke arah lautan seperti sedang menunggu seseorang. “Tadi katanya tidak terlalu jauh. Karena angin sedang kencang dan ombak tinggi,” kata Endang berdiri menghadap ke lautan. Tidak jauh dari tempatnya berdiri, tampak beberapa nelayan sedang duduk-duduk di sebuah bangunan mirip gazebo yang biasa mereka sebut sebagai landing site.

    Perempuan itu adalah Endang Dahlan. Sore itu dia sedang menunggu Gafur Kaboli, sang suami, yang sedang pergi melaut. Wajar saja jika sore itu Endang sedikit was-was, karena sebagian besar nelayan yang ada di Desa Jambula, Ternate hari itu tidak melaut. Ini dikarenakan gelombang yang cukup tinggi melanda perairan Ternate dalam seminggu terakhir.

    Sambil menunggu sang suami ‘mendarat’ dari mencari ikan tuna, Endang lantas ikut bergabung dan berbincang dengan nelayan lainnya. Angin memang bertiup cukup kencang sore itu, tapi langit masih tampak cerah. Pemandangan Pulau Maitara di kejauhan dipadu dengan sinar jingga matahari sore, membuat suasana terasa begitu menentramkan.

    Tak berselang lama, Endang lantas beranjak dari tempat duduknya. Dia berjalan menuju ke arah rumahnya yang hanya berjarak puluhan meter saja dari landing site yang biasa dijadikan oleh para nelayan untuk menurunkan hasil tangkapan itu. Lantas Endang kembali lagi sambil membawa seceret berisi kopi yang sudah dia seduh dan siapkan. Tidak lupa dia juga menyajikan sepiring pisang goreng yang masih hangat. “Ayo silakan dimakan pisangnya. Kopinya juga (diminum, red),” ujar perempuan 40 tahun itu. Obrolanpun lantas berlanjut lagi.

    Gofur adalah ketua Kelompok Nelayan Fair Trade Desa Jambula. Kelompok nelayan tuna yang baru berusia satu tahun tersebut saat ini memiliki anggota sebanyak 27 orang. Dengan dukungan dari Proyek USAID Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (USAID SEA), tim Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI) di Ternate terus melakukan pendampingan terhadap kelompok nelayan Desa Jambula ini. MDPI mendampingi para nelayan dan memastikan bahwa standar-standar yang diterapkan oleh Fair Trade USA bisa benar-benar dipenuhi oleh para nelayan.

    Menurut Endang, jika suaminya dan para nelayan lainnya sedang melaut dan mendapatkan ikan, maka dia dan istri-istri nelayan lainnya akan dibuat cukup sibuk. Pasalnya, para istri nelayan akan selalu siap mengantar ikan-ikan hasil tangkapan sang suami ke supplier dengan menggunakan mobil.

    Tidak hanya itu, para istri pula yang akan melakukan pengisian buku fisher-log dan ETP-log. Untuk diketahui, buku fisher-log ini di antaranya berisi informasi mengenai jenis alat pancing yang digunakan nelayan, lokasi pemancingan (fishing ground), umpan yang digunakan, hingga kedalaman memancing. Sedangkan ETP-log berisi informasi mengenai interaksi nelayan dengan hewan-hewan yang dilindungi di laut, baik itu interaksi dengan body kapal maupun bersentuhan langsung dengan fisik nelayan.

    Peran para perempuan atau istri-istri nelayan di Desa Jambula ini bisa dibilang memang cukup besar. Mereka pula yang sehari-hari mengelola keuangan rumah tangga, termasuk mengelola hasil penjualan ikan tuna. Hal ini dibenarkan oleh Wiyanti, 28, istri nelayan yang lainnya. “Saya juga bantu untuk siapkan bekal suami untuk melaut, beli es untuk dibawa melaut. Pokoknya saya bantu suami. Suami tinggal melaut cari ikan,” kata Wiyanti.

    Wiyanti juga mengaku rajin membantu mengisikan buku fisher-log dan ETP-log. Hal itu dia lakukan secara sukarela karena dia tahu bahwa saat pulang melaut suaminya sudah pasti sangat lelah. Wiyanti juga sudah paham bahwa fisher-log dan ETP-log ini penting sebagai salah satu standar dari Fair Trade yang harus dipenuhi.

    Baik Endang maupun Wiyanti juga mengatakan bahwa para istri nelayan ikut aktif dalam pertemuan-pertemuan atau rapat-rapat kelompok nelayan. Awalnya mereka hanya membantu mempersiapkan segala kebutuhan rapat. Namun akhirnya mereka juga ikut mendengarkan materi yang dibicarakan dalam rapat. Sehingga para istri nelayan di Desa Jambula juga tahu mengenai apa itu Fair Trade dan program-program apa saja yang ada di dalamnya. Termasuk mengenai harapan penggunaan Dana Premium saat sudah cairn anti. “Sekarang memang masih belum cair. Tapi nanti kalau sudah cair, ada kebutuhan untuk kelompok nelayan yang harus dibeli,” lanjutnya.

    Peran para istri nelayan ini diakui memang cukup membantu para nelayan. Seperti yang diungkapkan oleh Rahman Rasyid, 43, salah seorang nelayan di desa tersebut. “Kalau tidak ada bantuan istri, kami juga repot,” katanya. Menurut Rahman, begitu dia akrab disapa, semuanya diserahkan pengelolaannya kepada istri. Nelayan seperti dirinya hanya cukup mencari ikan di lautan dan membawanya pulang.

    Rahman juga membenarkan bahwa para istri nelayan memiliki peran yang cukup penting dalam pengelolaan keuangan keluarga, terutama yang terkait dengan hasil penjualan tuna. Para istrilah yang mengatur pengeluaran dan pendapatan. “Hampir semua istri nelayan di sini (Desa Jambula, red) sama. Kami percayakan pada istri yang mengatur dan itu sangat membantu,” ujar Rahman yang sore itu juga tidak melaut akibat ombak tinggi.

    Photo and story by: Mohammad Syifa/MDPI

    PEDULI: Ibu Endang Dahlan, seorang istri nelayan, ikut berpartisipasi aktif dalam mendukung terwujudnya perikanan yang berkelanjutan.

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  • Fair Trade Supervisor – Maluku Utara

    9 Jul 2019
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    Posisi               : Fair Trade Supervisor
    Lokasi                    : Maluku Utara
    Kepegawaian     : Kontrak
    Melapor kepada  : Fair Trade Coordinator
    Deskripsi           :

    Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI) bekerjasama dengan berbagai organisasi dan banyak pihak yang berkepentingan untuk mendukung perikanan Indonesia yang berkelanjutan. Dalam mendukung tujuan program ini MDPI membutuhkan seorang Fair Trade Supervisor. Seorang Fair Trade Supervisor diminta untuk bertanggung jawab pada seluruh aktifitas yang dilakukan di site yang ditugaskan, bekerja sama dengan banyak pemangku kepentingan dan menjembatani program Fair Trade Supervisor organisasi ke pihak luar dan memastikan semua tugas berjalan dengan lancar.

    Memahami konsep dasar Fair Trade USA dan mampu memberi diseminasi kepada masyarakat; para nelayan, supplier dan anggota masyarakat lainnya:

    • Memfasilitasi rapat-rapat asosiasi nelayan, melengkapi dan membantu para nelayan tentang bagaimana mengatur sistem untuk mencatat notulensi, pengambilan putusan, dll.
    • Memastikan bahwa kriteria kepatuhan pada standar-standar Fair Trade USA dilaksanakan pada tingkat setinggi mungkin dibawah arahan tim Fair Trade.
    • Menghadiri rapat-rapat co-management dimana kebutuhan dan pandangan para nelayan disampaikan kepada para pemangku kepentingan perikanan.
    • Menerapkan suatu sistim yang memastikan bahwa standar lingkungan seperti tercantum dalam standar Fair Trade USA dipatuhi dan diikuti – menurut instruksi dan arahan dari tim Fair Trade
    • Melaksanakan tugas – tugas terkait lainnya sesuai dengan arahan atasan.

    Kebutuhan / Skill yang dibutuhkan::

    • Menempuh studi jurusan strata 1 bidang Perikanan/Kelautan atau yang terkait ( Jurusan lain dipersilahkan melamar SMA/SLTA – S1, Fresh graduate dipersilahkan untuk melamar)
    • Memiliki kemampuan kepemimpinan dan mengatur proses pekerjaan agar kegiatan, tim dan operasional program dapat berjalan lancar
    • Miliki motivasi dan inisiatif yang baik untuk mempelajari industri dan komunitas perikanan
    • Keterampilan yang dibutuhkan: Office (MS Office, seperti: Excel, Word)
    • Berorientasi pada detail dan target, bekerja secara terorganisir dan sistematis
    • Nilai tambah jika terampil dalam Bahasa Inggris dalam membaca, lisan dan tulisan
    • Mampu bekerja dalam organisasi yang cepat
    • Nyaman tinggal di desa nelayan terpencil dan bekerja sama dengan komunitas nelayan
    • Bersedia melakukan perjalanan ke lokasi pelaksana lainnya di Indonesia dan bersedia bekerja lembur bila
    • Diutamakan putra/putri daerah setempat
    • Mampu bekerja dalam tim baik internal maupun mitra eksternal (stakeholder lain atau pihak terkait)

    MDPI berkomitmen untuk menerapkan rekrutmen bebas diskriminasi dari unsur SARA (Suku, Agama, Ras dan Antar Golongan), mendukung  kesetaraan gender, anti perdagangan manusia dan menolak segala bentuk penggunaan dan perdagangan narkotika.

    Lamaran ditujukan kepada HRD MDPI, kirimkan lamaran lengkap dengan judul: FT Supervisor North Maluku via email ke: career@mdpi.or.id

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  • Tak Sekadar Alat Komunikasi, Ponsel Bantu Nelayan Buru Utara dalam Melaut

    30 Jun 2019
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    Bagi para nelayan Fair Trade di Buru Utara, Maluku, telepon seluler (ponsel) bukan hanya sekadar alat komunikasi. Lebih dari itu, para nelayan memanfaatkan ponsel sebagai alat bantu penunjuk arah atau global positioning system (GPS) pada saat melaut. Terutama saat cuaca buruk atau gelap. Para nelayan memanfaatkan ponsel yang sudah dilengkapi dengan aplikasi GPS didalamnya. Meskipun sedang berada di laut dan jauh dari jangkauan sinyal, namun para nelayan tetap bisa memanfaatkan GPS. Ini karena sekarang sudah banyak aplikasi GPS yang tidak membutuhkan sinyal internet.

    Selain untuk penunjuk arah atau GPS, ponsel pintar yang dilengkapi dengan kamera tersebut juga sekaligus membantu para nelayan untuk ikut berpartisipasi dalam pemberantasan illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Karena dengan kamera yang ada di ponsel itu, para nelayan bisa memotret kapal-kapal ilegal yang mereka temui saat memancing tuna di lautan lepas.

    Ke depannya, dengan dampingan dari Yayasan MDPI, ponsel yang dimiliki oleh nelayan ini juga bisa menjadi sarana e-learning atau media belajar tentang Fair Trade. Metode belajar dengan menggunakan video ini akan lebih menyenangkan dan memudahkan bagi para nelayan dalam memahami tentang Fair Trade. Program pembelajaran ini dilakukan melalui kerja sama USAID Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (USAID SEA) project dan pemegang sertifikat Fair Trade Coral Triangle Processor, yang dikerjakan oleh Yayasan IDEP. Bentuk pembelajarannya adalah dengan menyederhanakan Fair Trade USA Captured Fisheries Standards menjadi materi pembelajaran untuk meningkatkan pengertian nelayan tentang standar Fair Trade sesuai dengan tingkatannya.

     

    Penulis: Mohammad Syifa/MDPI

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  • Melaut Kini Sudah Tidak Lagi Was-Was

    28 Jun 2019
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    Ali Laode, 34, adalah satu dari sekian nelayan di Desa Sangowo, Kecamatan Morotai Timur, Kabupaten Pulau Morotai, yang kini merasakan manfaat dari registrasi kapal. Bang Ali, begitu dia akrab disapa, tidak perlu lagi was-was ketika melaut dan bertemu dengan petugas Polair. “Kalau ketemu petugas (Polair, Red), tinggal tunjukkan saja BPKP,” katanya.

    Ali memang kini sudah mengantongi dokumen Bukti Pencatatan Kapal Perikanan (BPKP). Dokumen itu dia terima secara resmi bertepatan dengan acara kunjungan Duta Besar Amerika Serikat (AS) untuk Indonesia ke Pulau Morotai pada April lalu. Dengan adanya dokumen itu, Ali mengaku saat ini bisa melaut dengan tenang. “Sekarang lebih aman. Tidak perlu takut-takut lagi ditangkap petugas,” sambung lelaki yang mulai menjadi nelayan tuna sirip kuning sejak 2016 lalu.

    Sebagai nelayan kecil, Ali kini mengaku mengetahui pentingnya memiliki dokumen kapal. Menurut dia, dengan adanya BPKP, berarti dia mengambil ikan di laut secara legal. Sehingga, ikan yang didapatnya juga bisa dijual ke luar negeri. Tidak hanya tentang kelengkapan dokumen, Ali juga lebih memperhatikan kebersihan ikan hasil tangkapannya. “Harus dijaga agar tidak kotor. Karena ikan yang dijual harus selalu bersih,” lanjut Ali.

    Ali mendapatkan pengetahuan tentang penanganan ikan itu setelah dia ikut dalam pelatihan Cara Penanganan Ikan yang Baik (CPIB). Kegiatan itu diselenggarakan dengan dinas perikanan setempat dan difasilitasi oleh Yayasan Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI). Dalam pelatihan itu, para nelayan diberikan pengetahuan tentang bagaimana menangani ikan hasil tangkapan yang benar agar kualitasnya tetap bisa terjaga.

    Sejak 2018 lalu, Yayasan MDPI dengan dukungan dari Proyek USAID Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (USAID SEA) hadir di Pulau Morotai untuk melakukan pendampingan terhadap nelayan kecil, khususnya nelayan tuna sirip kuning. Kegiatan yang dilakukan oleh Yayasan MDPI di antaranya adalah pendataan ikan dengan metode port sampling, pendampingan penguruan dokumen kapal (vessels registration), serta kegiatan sosialisasi tentang hewan endangered, threatened, protected (ETP) kepada nelayan.

     

    Penulis/Foto: Mohammad Syifa

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  • Gender Officer

    27 Jun 2019
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    Position                   : Gender Officer
    Location                  : Denpasar, Bali – Indonesia
    Employment            : Contract Fixed Term Hired
    Report to                 : Program Director

    Description:
    Masayarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI) Foundation supports the development of the fishing communities and supply chains of these fisheries through programs that support economic improvements and social stability for the people.

    The successful candidate will engage with the program teams to develop gender inclusive approaches and capacity building trainings for women and men involved in small-scale tuna fisheries supply chains. The Gender Officer will work with the Program Director and Program Managers to identify tools and approaches for overcoming potential barriers facing gender equality and women empowerment in small-scale tuna fisheries supply chains, with the goal of strengthening our inclusive approaches including women’s economic enterprises. The focus is on community members in small-scale tuna fisheries communities in Northern Sulawesi, with documentation of lessons learned, and approaches that are transferable across MDPI working sites.

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The Gender Officer (GO) is a new position in the organization and will be responsible to the Program Director. The GO will work on a variety of tasks related to ensuring gender inclusive approaches are implemented across MDPI sites, identifying at which sites and nodes in the supply chains and communities where women’s roles can be strengthened and recognized. The GO will lead on the gender integration of financial services for specific actors in the supply chain, navigating any potential behavior changes and limiting factors identified to hamper implementation. The GO is expected to contribute to other areas of MDPI’s work that fall under gender equality and women empowerment as necessary and is expected to have a close collaboration with all three of MDPI’s program staff. The position will involve travel to the field (remote fishing villages across Indonesia) as well as interaction with a variety of stakeholders, predominantly fishing industry. MDPI is an energetic, innovative and young team and we offer you the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the organization as we aim to support small-scale fishing communities across eastern Indonesia.

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Assist and report to Program Director
    • Work collaboratively with each department Manager and team as required to ensure gender inclusivity in MDPI’s programs
    • Ensure gender-disaggregated information in data collection activities and reports
    • Conduct a participatory gender analysis to fully consider the different needs, benefits, impacts, risks and access to / control over resources by women and men in MDPI’s sites contexts
    • Ensure all aspects of the trainings and reports are gender sensitive
    • Providing applied experience in gender research methods and practices to the process of designing development strategies, projects, and activities that address gender equality gaps
    • Develop constructive male engagement strategy to enable gender empowerment in small-scale fisheries management

    Qualifications and requirements:

    • Bachelor or Master’s degree in related field
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experiences in conducting gender analyses and assessments in Indonesia, ideally in natural and or coastal resource management context, including gender integration in program management
    • Solid understanding of key gender equality and women’s empowerment, and sustainable development
    • Analytical thinker and problem solver able to come up with creative solutions to diverse problems
    • Considerate of local cultures and settings
    • Able to work collaboratively with teams and independently
    • Time management skills on projects
    • Ability to stay positive, supportive, and open to new ideas or approaches solutions to solving problems
    • Good command of the English language
    • Considerate of sensitive data and settings

    Send complete application to MDPI HR via email: career@mdpi.or.id with subject: Application: Gender Officer, Bali, Indonesia

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  • MDPI, Anova, and Harta Samudra Receive Award for Traceability Implementation

    24 Jun 2019
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    JAKARTA, June 18, 2019 – MDPI Foundation, Anova, and Harta Samudra collaborated with Bumble Bee Seafoods and the German-based company SAP logistics to successfully implement blockchain technology for strengthening traceability in supply chains sourcing from small-scale handline fisheries. This implementation is the first in Indonesia and the world for small-scale fisheries.

    Blane Olson, Director of Anova Technical Services, LLC said that blockchain has an important role in seafood traceability. “Blockchain is the ultimate tool to combine all existing seafood related technologies, into a common stream, to ensure transparency, traceability, food safety accountability and legal reported fisheries activities from the fishing vessel to the end consumer.” said Blane.

    This successful improvement of traceability is also a benefit for Indonesian handline fisheries. This shows that Indonesia can continue to be a front runner in the efforts to successfully implement sustainability measures in fisheries. Fishermen can demonstrate that they operate within a traceable and legal supply chain, and can be guaranteed of the related Fair Trade Premium Fund being reliably and quickly calculated from their catch.

    As a form of appreciation for the success in implementing traceability in small-scale fisheries, the event Luncheon will be held on June 18, 2019 along with MDPI, Anova, and Harta Samudra partners. The purpose of this event is to commemorate the presentation of the SAP Innovation Award for Social Hero to MDPI, Anova Food, and Harta Samudra for their current work on blockchain technology and the implementation of Fair Trade in Indonesia in small-scale handline yellowfin tuna fisheries. The three partners are honored to receive this award, selected from 433 candidates globally.

    TraceTales is an innovative traceability system developed by MDPI, with support from the USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership. TraceTales was instrumental in facilitating the successful implementation of the blockchain technology for the Indonesian yellowfin handline supply chain. The TraceTales solution will be an important industry leading platform to integrate additional fisheries throughout Indonesia to increase supply chain visibility, optimization, and full transparency of the Indonesia fish industry.

    Saut Tampubolon, Executive Director of MDPI said that developing traceability system is very challenging. “It can be very challenging to implement Blockchain technology for a small-scale fishery, composed of thousands of independent one-manned vessels and operating on remote islands, but MDPI has made it happen by developing a software solution for seafood processors capturing, storing, and managing product data electronically, “TRACETALES”. MDPI is committed to continuing the development of the TraceTales system to support the achievement of sustainable fisheries management from an environmental, social and economic perspective. On this occasion, we are very proud to receive this award, encouraging us to be a leader in innovating Indonesian fisheries for the future,” added Saut.

     

    TraceTales and SAP blockchain is currently installed in PT Harta Samudra in two processing plants: in Ambon, and Buru. It is also installed in PT Aneka Sumber Tata Bahari Tulehu, Central Maluku and in PT Blue Ocean Grace International (BOGI) Bitung, North Sulawesi. Since 2018, nearly 2,300 tons of frozen loin product from the five plants can be traced using the TraceTales system.

    The TraceTales system will be available to all Indonesian seafood processors and MDPI will work with industry to expand and improve Indonesian seafood traceability, food safety, transparency and sustainability and, hence improving the worldwide business success of Indonesian Seafood Companies.

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  • Fair Trade Program Manager

    21 Jun 2019
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    Position          : Fair Trade Program Manager
    Location         : Denpasar,
    Bali – Indonesia
    Employment
       : Contract Fixed Term Hired
    Report to
            : Program Director
    Organization Descriptions:

    Masayarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia (MDPI) Foundation support the development of the fishing communities and supply chains of these fisheries through programs that support economic improvements and social stability for the people. These activities are conducted within the supply chain of varied seafood products by supporting industry to support sustainability fisheries from social aspects and or other market- driven demands.


    MDPI is implementing Fair Trade (FT) Certification for local fishermen with the support from Fair Trade USA (FT USA). Fair trade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and is based on a partnership between producers and consumers. Fair trade offers producers a better deal and improved terms of trade. This allows them the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future. Fair trade offers consumers a powerful way to reduce poverty through their every day shopping.

    The Fair Trade Manager is responsible for ensuring that the various FT projects implemented by MDPI are structured well, are developing according to planned milestones, are achieving aspired objectives and are creating the type of improvements within the community as the standard and the program aims for. The manager should collaborate well with industry partners, with the assessment certification bodies and with the standard holder (FT USA) to ensure that the various projects are in line with the views and requirments of each of these parties.

    Job Function: To manage the FT program. The FT manager is repsonsible for ensiring that current projects progress, that new projects are developed and that cooridnation between various project partners is maintained. The role of the manager is to ensure that the project structure is stable, that implementation of the project is well coordinated and that a high level of project acheivement is attained.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Uunderstand FT and its importance for the development of small scale fishery communities focusing on social and environmental improvement and understand the fish market and the supply chains involved in this industry
    • Manage, lead and support end to end project cycle (innitiate, planning, excecution, and closure) liaise with internal team and partners (buyer, processors, suppliers, FT USA) to ensuring the FT implementation Program is well structured
    • Identify budget needs of the projects and to develop proposals funding
    • Work with coordination level to identify training needs of staff and project fishermen, develop training programs for staff and project fishermen to meet needs of organization and the standard being implemented, develop evaluation systems which allow for improvement of training and documenting and disseminate key lessons and strategies to appropriate stakeholders
    • Ensure cost-effective and efficient use of resources.
    • To submit regular reporting to relevant program stakeholders
    • Implement monitoring and evaluation system and ensure it matches the needs of the program and program partners
    • Partake in socialization of the program when communicating to potentially interested parties at conferences, meetings, field visits.
    • Build and maintain relationships with cross level partners or parties whom participating within the FT program.
    • Represent MDPI to internal and external stakeholders within target areas, bringing the correct messages about Organization’s stance, causes, and work.
    • Develop systems for community level analysis and planning, and integrate these into project designs and annual plans for FT, develop annual operating plan and budget for overall Project and individual projects.
    • Provide recommendation to revise plans in response to reflection and learning from the community, field team, and support team
    • Provide support to the organization and the program staff in understanding the issues related to program implementation

     

    Remarks/Skill needed:

    • Minimum bachelor degree in Management, Business or Economic
    • Expericance in Program management minimum 2 years
    • Provide financial and narrative reports based on donor reporting schedules
    • Excellent command of English both spoken and written
    • Good sufficient computer skill, i.e. MS Office q
    • Able to cope working in a fast pace organization
    • Able to work with minimum supervision, and work with multiple diversity working environment with multi stake holder
    • Willing to frequently travel to implementing areas in Indonesia and/or abroad and willing to work overtime when needed.
    • Willing to travel overseas and or Indonesian remote area if needed

    MDPI is committed to implementing free discrimination recruitment from the elements of SARA (Tribe, Religion, Race and Intergroup), supporting gender equality, anti-trafficking in persons and rejecting all forms of drug use and trafficking.

    Send complete application to MDPI HR via email: career@mdpi.or.id with subject: Application: FT Program Manager, Bali, Indonesia

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  • Training Specialist (TS)

    20 May 2019
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    JOB FUNCTION: This is an exciting new position available at MDPI. The successful candidate will engage with the program teams to develop training materials and workshops to support local stakeholders’ capacity to engage in natural resource management. The TS will work with the Program Director and Program Managers to develop, conduct and evaluate training materials and programs to advance community capacity to engage in fisheries management. The focus is on community members in small-scale fisheries communities in Northern Sulawesi, with lessons learned and transferable across MDPI working sites.

     

     

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The TS is a new position in the organisation and will be responsible to the Program Director. The TS will work on a variety of tasks related to developing specific training materials for province-based stakeholders. The focus of the training materials is for financial literacy and fisheries management, with an emphasis on building capacity across female suppliers/middlemen and community members. The TS is expected to contribute to other areas of MDPI’s work that fall under community capacity building as necessary and is expected to have a close collaboration with all three of MDPI’s program staff in designing materials. The position will involve travel to the field (remote fishing villages across Indonesia) as well as interaction with a variety of stakeholders, predominantly fishing industry. MDPI is an energetic, innovative and young team and we offer you the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the organisation as we aim to support small-scale fishing communities across eastern Indonesia.

     

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develop training materials and schedules on topics related to, but not limited to, fisheries management and financial literacy, ensuring personal growth of trainees
    • Adjust training content and format based on feedback from trainees and observation of implementation
    • Develop, organize, conduct and evaluate training programs for groups and individuals
    • Create teaching materials and learning literature that are accessible to community members
    • Create budgets for all costs associated with training, and write detailed reports to justify expenditures for reporting to executive management
    • Prepare training locations by ensuring instructors have all of the tools, technical equipment and resources needed to effectively teach a course
    • Maintain a database to ensure training outputs well recorded
    • Assist and report to Program Director
    • Work collaboratively with each department Manager and team as required

    Qualifications and requirements:

    • Bachelor or Masters degree in related field
    • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in developing learning materials for communities in Indonesia
    • Teaching and facilitation skills
    • Ability to assess training needs and objectives
    • Ability to design, develop, implement and evaluate response programs and initiatives on a particular topic (supported by program team as necessary)
    • Familiarity with fisheries management and financial literacy an advantage
    • Analytical thinker and problem solver able to come up with creative solutions to diverse problems
    • Considerate of local cultures and settings
    • Able to work collaboratively with teams and independently
    • Time management skills on projects
    • Ability to stay positive, supportive, and open to new ideas or approaches solutions to solving problems
    • Good command of the English language
    • Considerate of sensitive data and settings

    Working Environment

    • Standard office work environment with travel to the MDPI sites in eastern Indonesia as required

    Timeframe: 12 months; extendable

    Send complete application to MDPI HR via email: career@mdpi.or.id with subject: Application: Training Specialist (TS)

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  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (MEL Officer)

    20 May 2019
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    JOB FUNCTION: This is an exciting new position available at MDPI. The successful candidate will engage with the program teams and directors to ensure the success of MDPI programs is documented, shared and enable improvements based on findings. The MEL Officer will work with the Program Director to develop and implement monitoring strategies within MDPI, to better understand and improve MDPI program success and impact.

     

    POSITION SUMMARY:

    The MEL Officer is a new position in the organization and will be responsible to the Program Director. The MEL Officer will focus on developing and systemizing existing results frameworks for various MDPI data collection and community development initiatives. The MEL Officer will support program staff in designing and implementing activities that can demonstrate impact and will work closely with all three program departments. Monitoring fisheries and gender-based activities will be the main focus of the MEL Officer’s work, with other monitoring activities added as necessary. The position will involve travel to the field (remote fishing villages across eastern Indonesia) as well as interaction with a variety of stakeholders, predominantly fishing industry. MDPI is an energetic, innovative and young team and we offer you the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the organization as we aim to support small-scale fishing communities across eastern Indonesia.

     

     

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Develop, implement and update the MEL strategy and frameworks for MDPI, to ensure they track with organizational development and project specifications
    • Support staff in developing, implementing and refining MEL strategies per program, building capacity
    • Develop indicators for monitoring in collaboration with program staff and support in the data collection plan per indicator
    • Lead the analysis and recommendations output from information gathered by the MEL strategy
    • Maintain a database to ensure all program ouputs and results are accurately recorded and coordinated to inform program staff
    • Provide timely and quality support and coaching to the program heads to meet with their specific MEL needs
    • Develop case studies as required
    • Participate in initiatives to share lessons learned and good practices, both within MDPI and with partner organizations and wider network
    • Contribute to routine donor reporting with MEL findings as required and assist in developing communications material for program staff
    • Advise the Program Director and Program Managers on topics and projects to be monitored
    • Ensure good communication with both Bali-based and field-based teams

     

    Qualifications and requirements:

    • Bachelor degree in MEL or related field, Masters an advantage
    • At least five years’ experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning implementation
    • Experience designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks within the environmental and / or NGO sphere, including design of results frameworks and managing external evaluations
    • Experience in analyzing and presenting data effectively for a wide range of audiences
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Bahasa Indonesia
    • Fast learner, capable of working under pressure and meeting multiple deadlines as a team-player
    • Experience working with USAID projects or other international development agencies an advantage
    • Familiarity with Results Chains, logframes and various workplan formats
    • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform systems
    • Enthusiastic about joining a diverse and inclusive work environment

    Working Environment

    • Standard office work environment with travel to the MDPI sites in eastern Indonesia as required

    Timeframe: 12 months; extendable

     

    Send complete application to MDPI HR via email: career@mdpi.or.id with subject: Application: Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (MEL Officer)

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