Indonesia Agribusiness Inclusive Business Plan Fellow
Project overview: TechnoServe is seeking a Fellow to deliver an Inclusive Business Plan with one of our agribusiness partners - a spice trading company based in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The overall objective of this Inclusive Business Plan is to support the business to identify the most promising areas of opportunity, prioritize initiatives to access each opportunity, and define a roadmap to implementation. The Fellow's business plan will help generate internal alignment around strategy between management, the board, and key investor partners; and for use in attracting further funding from external funders.
Project type: Although TechnoServe typically sends Fellows to work in the field in Africa, India and Latin America and the Caribbean, due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions, this Fellow opportunity is for a Remote Fellow*. Ideally, the Fellow will work 40 hours per week, but 20+ hours per week may be possible.
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TechnoServe is seeking a Fellow to deliver an Inclusive Business Plan with one of our agribusiness partners - a spice trading company based in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Our partner sources a wide range of spices, including nutmeg, mace, pepper, cassia, cloves, and vanilla, from a network of around 15,000 smallholder farmers working across Indonesia.
The business has a successful track record in sourcing high-quality spices at fair prices from its smallholder suppliers, but faces a number of supply-side barriers to further growth in higher-value export markets across several key commodities. In particular, the business is increasingly constrained by quality issues among its supply base, linked to cultivation and post-harvest practices.
Our client has engaged CASA TAF for support in assessing how best to address these challenges on an ongoing and commercially sustainable basis, leveraging our expertise in inclusive business models and network of specialist contacts in relevant domains of agricultural technical assistance.
The overall objective of this Inclusive Business Plan is to support the business to identify the most promising areas of opportunity, prioritize initiatives to access each opportunity, and define a roadmap to implementation.
Specifically, the Fellow will:
- Synthesize information on existing sourcing model and analyze recent historical financials to understand key drivers of commercial performance
- In collaboration with Management and the CASA TAF team, identify potential for the business to improve commercial performance and smallholder impact through adjustments to what, where or how they source
- Build a financial model that quantifies commercial impact of different sourcing models of the business and associated impact on smallholders in its supply chain
- The model will focus on operating section of the P&L and operating cash flows
- Identify requirements for further investment or technical assistance from CASA TAF or third parties to achieve commercial and impact objectives identified by the IBP
- Summarize the overall business plan as a comprehensive document for use in generating internal alignment around strategy between Management, the Board, and key investor partners; and for use in attracting further funding from external funders
- To be defined in further detail with client, but expected to include:
- Financial model
- Draft Inclusive Business Plan document
- Inclusive Business Plan document
- The project is also likely to include other ad hoc deliverables, e.g., workshop materials on specific components of the scope
*Remote Fellows cannot receive per diem, housing or other expenses covered.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
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