Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Project Officer for Inclusive Gastronomy – Idea Accelerator Pilot Project 2019

Hivos Southeast Asia (Hivos SEA) seeks qualified Indonesian candidates for the position of Project Officer 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 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 has now involved a number of local actors, among others organizers of city food festivals. The Idea Accelerator pilot in Bandung plans to promote a more inclusive gastronomy movement via local actors including these food festival organizers.

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.



This pilot project is aimed to test the following hypothesis:

If a potential food festival organizer hosts a mini festival in selected schools to attract low-income consumers within those schools and its surrounding neighborhood, then they will take the learnings to be applied in its larger public events, so as to open them to low income consumers.

Our assumptions that need to be answered from the Idea Accelerator project:

  • Gastronomy movement can cater for low income consumers (and how)
  • Low income consumers want/have interest to be part of a gastronomy movement (is that the case? If yes, then how)
  • Gastronomy and campaign initiative targeting mainly middle class will trickle down to affect low income consumers
  • Increasing demand from middle income consumer for high-quality diets and nutritious food products will make companies having confidence to invest and take risks to provide more nutritious foods for wider consumers (incl. low income consumers).
  • At the end, we want to know how to integrate (if possible) the low income consumers with the existing NGIC platform and how


Roles and responsibilities

  • Day to day management of the project, including monitoring the effectiveness and efficiency of the local facilitator/consultant performance. This also includes drafting, compiling and collecting financial and technical reports of the project implementation in accordance with Hivos standards.
  • Coordinate and oversee the activities with the local facilitator and the local festival organizer, which will involve travels to Bandung.
  • Coordinate with the Finance Officer specifically assigned to the Inclusive Gastronomy project, as well as with the SD4All Advocacy Officer and the Junior Project Officer for Strategic Partnership.
  • All administrative issues pertaining to the position including managing the project details in the Hivos Management Information System.


Qualification and Experience

We are seeking an Indonesian person with the following qualities:

  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience on project management in NGOs/CSOs/CBOs/donor organization.
  • Has a strong experience managing project administrative and financial reporting
  • Demonstrate professional verbal and written communication skill in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Demonstrate successful tracking record working in and within multidisciplinary team.
  • Has a strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skill with internal and external stakeholder.
  • Previous working experience in an international environment/organization is an advantage.
  • Having respect for a humanitarian or humanist principle and willing to work in a non-discriminating, neutral, impartial and gender equal environment.
  • Experience in projects located in Bandung and/or food-related projects is an advantage.



The project will take place from July to December 2019.