Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Festival Coordinator for Inclusive Gastronomy in Bandung

Hivos seeks qualified candidates for the position of Festival Coordinator for Inclusive Gastronomy – Idea Accelerator Pilot Project 2019.



The “New Generation of Indonesian Cooking (NGIC)” or “Generasi Baru Dapur Indonesia” platform was established in 2017, supported by Hivos under the Sustainable Diets for All (SD4All) programme. It is a movement promoting Indonesia’s rich gastronomic heritage with a modern and innovative twist.

NGIC presents a combination of the country’s heritage and great taste experience. It brings advantages to chefs, food service companies, farmers, local producers, local retailers, and of course, consumers. The city of Bandung with its four million inhabitants was chosen as the project pilot site and all citizens of the city are the targets. However, the consumers represented in the platform’s three working groups (Educate, Act, Promote) so far are from the middle class since the group in Bandung – and possibly elsewhere – have the capacity and time to organize themselves into a ‘komunitas’ or community groups.

As Hivos, we want to give voices to the less privileged actors, the outliers that are often forgotten, despite their status as part of the system (in this case, the urban food system). The question now, how can we provide the space for low income consumers in this gastronomy movement? How can we make the platform more inclusive, and with appropriate and well-targeted campaign that covers all citizens? As previously mentioned, eating good food is a human right. NGIC is potential platform to do that, albeit in smaller (city) scale.

NGIC platform is now led by a number of local actors, including communities that focused on promoting sustainable consumption and healthy lifestyle and have strong interest on urban food system and consumers’ role. The Idea Accelerator pilot in Bandung plans to promote a more inclusive gastronomy movement via local actors including said communities.

Meanwhile, based on recent mapping and discussion with local stakeholders including the Health Department of Bandung – another member of NGIC platform, the local actors recommend the NGIC to also be involved in schools, aside from the current focus on food service actors such as chefs.

Hivos also working together with Kummara, game based learning method designer who will design and develop special board game and an interactive (game-based) learning program on healthy diet. The board game will be the focal point of the festival, as it will be used as a tool to promote healthy diet amongst the festival goers.



To performs a mini food festival in selected schools to attract low-income consumers within those schools and its surrounding neighborhood. The festivals itself must have concept that’s in line with the board game that Kummara has designed.

Hivos then could take the learnings to be applied in its larger public events, so as to open them to low income consumers.

Hivos will need festival coordinator that have vast experience in organizing culinary festival in Bandung, well connected with actors in Bandung food scene, able to conduct after event campaign through the internet, social media, and publications, and carry out into practice the learnings from this project to their future projects.


Scope of work

The Consultant will start by reviewing M&E needs and establishing necessary practical procedures and measures in order to operationalize M&E (data collection and processing). The consultant is expected to design a practical M&E system.



The festival coordinator will deliver the following

  • Organize mini festivals together with Kummara as the Local Facilitator
  • Coordinate with at least two schools in Bandung area with big concentration of low income consumers
  • Coordinate with Hivos Idea Accelerator team in Jakarta as required
  • Provide reports of activities including documentation of the learnings during the process
  • After event publications (video, social media post, online publications)


Qualification and Experience

  • A local organization based in Bandung City
  • Excellent network with relevant local stakeholders
  • Experience in developing and organizing innovative food festivals
  • Have strong interest on urban food system and consumers’ role
  • Ability to document learning during the processes
  • Ability to produce communication materials (e.g. blog, photo story, interviews) to capture the processes
  • Excellent presentation skills



The project will take place from July to December 2019 in Bandung. The exact timeline of activities depends on the organizer’s proposal and availability of Hivos Idea Accelerator team from Jakarta.