Thursday, August 09, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: Ford Foundation Program Officer, Enhancing Livelihood Opportunities for Rural Poor - Indonesia
The program officer will be responsible for developing, monitoring, and coordinating grant making activities to improve the livelihoods of rural households in Indonesia. The goal of the livelihoods work is to reduce poverty in rural areas by assisting poor and marginalized households to access financial, business development, and organizational development services that have the potential to improve the productivity of their income-generating activities and access to markets for goods and services.
Under the direction of the Foundation’s Representative in Indonesia and the Director of the Financial Assets in New York, the new Program Officer will develop grant making and other activities to implement three strategies to achieve the goals of this work: research and development of effective, viable, and scalable livelihood solutions, that could include financial products, business and organizational development services, and new ways to access markets; building and strengthening the infrastructure, including intermediary organizations, networks, and government agencies, for the delivery of livelihood development services; and supporting advocacy with public and private agencies and organizations to promote livelihood development strategies. The new Program Officer also will be expected to keep abreast of the issues, institutions, and key individuals concerned with these issues, provide intellectual leadership in the field, and work closely with other Program Officers throughout the Foundation, both in the Indonesia office and in other Foundation offices, whose work relates to the central mission of the portfolio.
Deadline: August 30, 2012