Thursday, April 29, 2010

Vacancy in The Learning Farm/Karang Widya Foundation - Executive Director

The Learning Farm / Yayasan Karang Widya is a non-profit organization whose
goal is to enable disadvantaged youth to become more economically
self-sufficient, capable, and productive members of their communities through
participation in a residential training program where they learn about organic
farming, enterprise development, and valuable life skills. The organic farming
interventions transform participants’ values, outlook, and expectations of self
and community and equip them with tangible, marketable skills while working and
participating in a purposeful, communal, environment.

The Learning Farm / Yayasan Karang Widya is looking for Indonesian nationals
to apply for the position of Executive Director. Interested applicants
are invited to apply by submitting their application to no later than 31 May 2010. All candidates are
kindly requested to specify their availability date in the application form.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Title: Executive Director,
The Learning Farm


To implement the strategic
goals and objectives of the organizationEnable the Board to fulfill
its governance functionTo give direction and
leadership toward the achievement of the organization's philosophy,
mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives

Reports to: Board of Trustees

Major Functions/ Accountabilities:

Fundraising -- Oversees
fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource
requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to
approach potential donors, submitting proposals and administrating
fundraising agreements, records and documentationKey issues include
securing sufficient funding for purchase of land for an independent siteHuman Resource Management
-- Effectively manages the human resources of the organization according
to authorized personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to
current laws, regulations and personnel policyProgram and Service Delivery
-- Oversees design, implementation, evaluation of programs, products and
services which includesBasic residential
training programAdvanced residential
training programAlumni assistance
programTraining and
organizing of local farmersLivestock banksVisitors training
from local and international schoolsOrganic farm
production and marketingFinancial, Tax, Risk and
Facilities Management – Recommends yearly
budget for Board approval and prudently manages organization's resources
within those budget guidelines according to current Yayasan and donor
regulations and proceduresEnsures location
tenure is stable and ongoing and secures agreement for use of an
alternative location if needed  Community and Public
Relations -- Assures the organization and its mission, programs, products
and services are consistently presented in strong, positive image to
relevant stakeholders, including:Vulnerable youth,
community and organizations of originMaleber Tea
Plantation company and communityDonorsCustomers,
supporters, volunteersExpatriate communityAppropriate cultural
and governmental institutionsGeneral Indonesian
societyBoard Administration and
Support -- Supports operations, administration and further development of
Board by: Advising, informing
and involving Board members, Identifying and
mobilizing action around key issues related to Board development, Facilitating a
process of ongoing strategic planning, andInterfacing between
Board, key advisors and staff.Reporting – Ensures all
relevant reporting is accomplished for program activities to all relevant

Knowledge and

Skilled in the operations
and administration of a foundation or other non-profit organization or
other programs and activities.Skilled in oral and written
communications including negotiations.Skilled in public speaking
and presentations.Experience in fundraising,
proposal writing and donor managementKnowledge of sustainable
development, organic farming and non-formal education and youth
development.Ability to effectively
manage and prioritize multiple projects.Ability to work
independently.Skilled in the operation of
generally accepted computer software including Internet related

Qualifications of the Executive Director

Any combination of training
and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in education,
agriculture, public administration, business, political science, program
administration or a closely related field.Seven years of professional
work experience in management level positions of increasing seniority.Willingness to travel between
Jakarta and Cipanas.




Ridwan Farid Hermawan

Kp. Maleber Rt 01 Rw 12, Desa Ciherang

Kec. Pacet, Kab. Cianjur

Jawa Barat 53253

Hp. 0815-1482-4030

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