Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Consultant for GESI Specialist in FOCUS Project

Request for Expression of Interest

Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial (Yayasan Hivos) is an Indonesian organization affiliated with Hivos, born out of an active collaboration between Netherlands based Hivos and several like-minded Indonesian academics and civil society leaders who subscribe to the values and mission of Hivos. The purpose is to promote humanist values in the social, health, and cultural fields which is defined in terms of the ability for each individual to assess and decide independently and responsibly, the right to freedom, dignity and a passion to create a just and tolerant society.

Yayasan seeks qualified candidates for the position of:

Title                                                    :  Consultant for GESI Specialist in FOCUS Project

Duty station                                      :  Jakarta

Report to                                           :  Project Manager FOCUS

Duration of consultancy                :  7 months with potential extension



The Fisherfolk Empowerment for Climate Resilience and Sustainability (FOCUS) project aims at building a sustainable food system for the fisherfolk community in five districts in Central Java (Batang, Kendal, Semarang, Demak, and Jepara) through integrated ocean management. This project is supported by The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and is the result of co-creation process between Hivos, Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial (Yayasan Hivos),  Koalisi Rakyat untuk Keadilan Perikanan (KIARA), Pusat Kajian Sumberdaya Pesisir dan Lautan Institut Pertanian Bogor (PKSPL-IPB), and Wahana Lingkungan Hidup Indonesia (WALHI).  The project period is four years from 15 December 2022 – 15 December 2026.


FOCUS will cooperate with local governments, community groups and other relevant stakeholders to raise awareness of nutritional issues, coastal management and climate resilience of coastal communities. Advocacy, awareness raising and capacity development will be provided in cooperation with local authorities and other stakeholders to implement the activities under four outcomes:

  1. Inter-sectoral coordination platform produced policy recommendation/draft of policies/other legal documents on integrated coastal management for a sustainable food system
  2. Local stakeholders apply improved/adaptive sustainable fisheries and coastal management to mitigate disaster risk & impact of climate crisis
  3. Sustainable and inclusive livelihoods opportunities for coastal communities are promoted, particularly among women and the youth
  4. Public increased their understanding and engagement on sustainable management of marine and coastal assets (fisheries, mangroves, reefs) and climate crisis


The target group/direct beneficiaries of the project are:

  • 2,000 fisherfolks including small traditional coastal communities currently engaged in fisheries, aquaculture, salt and seaweed farming
  • Government officials at the province and district level (on the development of inclusive planning for ICM)
  • At least 5 Ocean Trade Center as micro, small, and medium size enterprises (MSME)/village-owned enterprise or cooperatives (BUMDES)
  • 14 Community-based Organizations (CBOs)


Expected Deliverables (estimation until December 2023):

The consultant is expected to:

  1. GESI Integration Plan and Strategy for FOCUS Project
  2. GESI Integration Plan and Strategy for Communication and Campaign of FOCUS Project
  3. GESI Integration Plan and Strategy for all Modules produced within FOCUS Project
  4. GESI Integration in Baseline Study and other FOCUS’ Assessment Tools
  5. Deliver GESI and Safeguarding Training & Workshop for FOCUS consortium


Qualifications and Experiences :

  • Relevant higher professional education level of working and thinking (Bachelor degree or equivalent)
  • Minimum 4 years of work experience in the development and implementation of gender and social inclusion strategy/approach
  • Work experience on gender and inclusivity issues, climate and environment, human rights-based approach
  • Work experience in an international environment is preferable
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders and partners