Project Officer – Communities (Mandla / Dindori)

From 2 to 3 year(s) of experience
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Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

WWF India is one of the largest conservation organizations, engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country. We are looking for a committed and self-motivated individual as a Project Officer to be a part of the Wildlife and Habitats division.


The role of the Project Officer is to ensure the implementation of project activities mainly those related to engagement with local communities in collaboration with government & non-government partners in critical conservation sites of WWF India.


Location: Mandla / Dindori


Job Profile:


Programme Development

  • Work closely with Coordinator, Communities and other team members to contribute ideas to build and strengthen community enterprises
  • Promotion of livelihood diversification of communities in farm and non-farm enterprises.
  • Develop an understanding of the NTFP collection and sale/ marketing practices, livestock management practices, crop cultivation and agriculture and horticulture value chains
  • Assist in developing plans for upgradation of existing value chains, develop training modules and other awareness material for the community entrepreneurs including on sustainable collection practices and climate resilient agriculture.
Programme Implementation

  • Assist the Field Officer, Animators and implementing partner NGOs to liaise closely with government departments, PRI committee, NGOs, and other resource organizations to promote community and household linkages with under relevant schemes and programmes
  • Facilitate cross-learning and dissemination of the best practices in agroecological techniques in project villages. Increase outreach and accessibility of Agro Service that will support farmers for technology promotion and market linkages.
  • Work together with the departments of Rural Development, Agriculture Dept, ATMA, Agro Cell, PG Agri. Research Stations and Forest, at district & block level and also village level workers in facilitating the backward and forward linkages for agriculture value chain initiatives.
  • Building synergies and convergence between government schemes / plans as well as community plans and those of partner NGOs.
  • Coordinate with local administrative officials e.g. DC, Forest Department, DD Agriculture, Fishery, KVK, Animal Husbandary, Zila Panchayat (PRI), and other departments. Stakeholders to leverage their programmes and activities
  • Share information, data, and issues that need advocacy efforts at the district and state level with the Coordinator, Communities and other team members.
Networking & Advocacy:

  • Building synergies and convergence between government schemes/plans as well as community plans and those of partner NGOs.
  • Coordinate with local administrative officials e.g. DC, Forest Department, DD Agriculture, Fishery, KVK, Animal Husbandary, Zila Panchayat (PRI), and other departments. Stakeholders to leverage their programmes and activities.
  • Share information, data, and issues that need advocacy efforts at the district and state level with the Coordinator, Communities and other team members.

Reporting:

  • Support in implementation of program management information system and ensure regular and quality data collection and reporting
  • Support in implementing various monitoring, learning, knowledge gathering efforts in the program.
  • Support the Coordinator - Communities in effective periodical reporting on the progress of the programme / project


Qualifications, Experience and competencies required:

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Agriculture/ Rural Development or marketing-related subject from a reputed University in India
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in rural development/ community mobilization.
  • Candidates with work experience on marketing of NTFP, agriculture/ horticulture and other products made by rural communities/community enterprises will be given preference
Last Date for sending applications: 25th July, 2021


Please note, that the applications of only the short-listed candidates will be acknowledged.


WWF-India is an equal opportunities employer. Applications from qualified women are encouraged.


Remuneration will be competitive with Indian NGO pay scales and will depend upon candidate’s experience levels and the overall WWF-India salary structure. WWF-India does not provide housing, telephone or vehicle facilities.


Please submit an up-to-date CV (mentioning your full name in the resume attachment), giving details regarding compensation received in the present assignment, expected salary, and three references.


In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please mention “Project Officer-Communities”, in the subject line. The vacancy is open to Indian Nationals only. Applications of only the short listed candidates will be acknowledged.




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Employment Type:Full Time, Permanent

Education

UG:B.Sc in Agriculture, Environmental Science

PG:MS/M.Sc(Science) in Agriculture, Environmental science

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World Wide Fund For Nature India

WWF-India is one of the largest organizations engaged in wildlife and nature conservation since the past 50 years.
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