Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Facilitator and Coordinator for Local Multi-Stakeholder Forums SWITCH Asia Local Harvest

Hivos seeks qualified candidates for the position of Facilitator and Coordinator for Local Multi-Stakeholder Forums SWITCH Asia Local Harvest.


The SWITCH Asia Local Harvest project: Promoting sustainable and equitable consumption and local food systems in Indonesia is supported by the European Union and implemented by Hivos and its partners: AMAN (Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara), ASPPUK (Asosiasi Pendamping Perempuan Usaha Kecil), NTFP-EP (Non Timber Forest Product-Exchange Program) Indonesia and Yayasan WWF Indonesia.  The project is implemented in 8 provinces (14 districts) and 5 cities in Indonesia over a period of four (4) years commencing March 1, 2018.

The specific objective of the project is to stimulate a significant shift in consumption patterns towards sustainable and ethically sourced food products in Indonesia by increased knowledge and awareness of consumers about the impacts of their food choices; increased capacities of food MSMEs and producers – including women and indigenous people – to penetrate markets; and a favourable policy environment for uptake of Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) practices in the food sector.

One of the result areas of the project includes support and adoption from national and local governments on policies and guidelines to promote SCP of green, healthy, fair and local food products.

As part of the project implementation, multi stakeholder platforms on food will be established in five cities – Jakarta (national level), Bandung, Makassar, Medan and Yogyakarta. In 2020, the focus areas will be in Bandung and Yogyakarta. Stakeholder mapping in those two cities were implemented in 2019.

The local multistakeholder platforms will include, but not limited to, government representatives, SMEs and retailers, academics, CSOs and consumer representatives, who will discuss their roles in promoting sustainable consumption and production in the food system.  These local platforms will be part of the multi stakeholder platform on food system at the national level that initiated by the project in collaboration with BAPPENAS.

The key output from each platform will be to develop and set out joint agendas for policies and actions on the promotion of SCP for local food products (strategy paper).

Scope of work

The consultant is expected to:

  1. Facilitate a series of workshop/ discussions with key stakeholders for the establishment of the platform in Bandung and Yogyakarta
  2. Organize the platform meetings involving the identified key stakeholders from the existing mapping
  3. Develop a strategy paper for each city platform based on the workshops and discussion with the key stakeholders, which includes a joint agenda for policies and actions on the promotion of SCP for local food products.
  4. Review the project documents and other documents related to the relevant local SDGs target (SDGs 2 & 12) and collect relevant information from reliable sources
  5. Discuss with Hivos, implementing partners, allies, consultants, and other relevant stakeholders i.e. government for developing strategy and plan for the establishment of the multi-stakeholder platforms.
  6. Consult and coordinate with Hivos team members working on lobby and advocacy in providing recommendations on how a platform in each city could be established/enriched/facilitated effectively, including the necessary steps to be taken, including but not limited to:
  • a. Collaborate with existing city-level multistakeholder platforms/fora/committees on SCP of food and urban food system (if any). This includes any Local Food Security Agency and/or Council (Badan Ketahanan Pangan Daerah atau Dewan Ketahanan Pangan Daerah) or similar institution.
  • Collaborate with existing multistakeholder platforms/fora/committees that do not (yet) discuss about SCP of food but could potentially be enriched with SCP agenda, and provide assessment of their members, agenda, processes, functioning and results so far. For example: regional level SDG forums.


  • A concise report on series of workshop (including milestones) for developing a local multi stakeholder platform on food system in Bandung and Yogyakarta
  • A strategy paper (including road map) on food system in Bandung and Yogyakarta based on the workshops and discussion with the key stakeholders

Qualifications and Experiences

The consultant or team of consultants should:

  • Have extensive experience in facilitating local multi stakeholder platforms/forums/processes
  • Have experience working with CSOs and local governments
  • Have familiarity in lobby and advocacy processes and experience and working on lobby and advocacy activities in various levels of policymaking
  • Have ample knowledge and experience working in the issues related to local food system
  • Have the ability to draw upon a range of inputs from existing contacts, data and professional experience, and synthesize the findings into a readable and practical narrative.
  • Preferably based in Bandung or Yogyakarta and has a relevant and extensive contacts and network in the two cities