Project Lead, Assam – India

Scope – Implementation of Knowledge Transfer project in Assam

Place of work: Based in Guwahati/Sonitpur, Assam, India

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The Project Lead will be responsible for managing the implementation of knowledge Transfer projects in Assam. The incumbent will assist and coordinate all pre-commercial project activities. The incumbent will be leading and supervising the team of Technical Field supervisors and technical field advisers.

Working relationships:

The Project Lead will report to Head – Knowledge Transfer India. He/she will work closely and coordinate all activities with partner organisations. He/she will coordinate with the technical specialist for technical training, with Project coordinator for reporting and documentation  and with the digital media specialist for digital support.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Implement the project activities and monitor the project execution in the field

  • Responsible for achieving the outreach and training targets
  • Selection of new districts / blocks / villages to train smallholder farmers on profitable vegetable cultivation techniques
  • Work closely with the villages at grass root level especially with Panchayat representatives, Self help groups, farmer clubs, youth groups to assure active participation of farmers in the trainings
  • Developing yearly / quarterly / monthly plans for achieving outreach targets
  • Prepare quarterly budgets, monthly project progress reports and monthly expenditure reports
  • Setting up monthly targets for the Technical Field Supervisors (TFS) and Technical Field Advisors (TFAs)reporting to him
  • Support team of Technical Field Officers to make effective monthly activity plans; timeframes, schedule and budget
  • Regular monitoring visits to project areas to assure that targets are being met
  • Support the TFS in organising logistics and coordination for field trainings and field days
  • Ensure timely provision of all input materials for demonstration plots and training materials for farmer trainings
  • Ensure that the trainings and field days are organised as per KT protocols and the training targets are met
  • Ensure that the operations adhere to EWS and partner organisations policies and regulations
  • Ensure team follows the KT protocols and Standard Operating Procedures of KT in day to day operations
  • Liaise with Government departments, other NGOs, CSR companies, Farmer associations etc.,

Qualifications

Education:

  • MA/MSc in agriculture or related field (preferred) or MBA Agri business/Masters in Social Work with relevant experience

Work Experience:

  • 5 – 8 Yrs of experience in the agriculture sector at the grassroots level
  • Proven track record of at least 3 years in managing projects individually
  • Knowledge of Participatory Rural appraisal Techniques, project management tools is necessary
  • Experience in training the farmers in Having experience in Agriculture sector
  • Knowledge on Data analysis in Excel is a must
  • Good understanding of agriculture, agri-business and agriculture market in India
  • Good project management skills and problem solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and facilitation skills

Required Skills:

  1. Experience in writing report and communication
  2. Excellent communication skills
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and local languages.
  4. Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google office suite (preferred)
  5. Analytical mind with problem-solving skills
  6. Solid organisational skills including attention to detail and multitasking

 Personal Attributes:

  1. Independent thinking, practically oriented , creative approach to mix in farmers
  2. Good team player able to work together with various stakeholder

Further Information:

At EWS-KT, we value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

The incumbent can expect a wide range of rewards and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Due to limited resources and high volume of applications only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please send your CV to [email protected].