Established in 1996, WASSAN operates as a network of CSOs (Civil Society Organizations) in the context of the Participatory Watershed Development Program of the Government of India. The organization’s mission is to upscale successful community-managed natural resources development innovations, build capacities of CSOs, and facilitate collaboration between CSOs and the Government in shaping developmental programs.

About the Opportunity:

  • Role: Coordination and Technical Support
  • Programme: Special programme for promotion of millets in Odisha (Odisha Millets Mission)
  • Location: Anywhere in Odisha
  • No. of Positions: 10
  • Reporting to: Regional Coordinator, Odisha Millets Mission
  • Contract Period: Initial probation period of 6 months, followed by a 2-year contract with the possibility of extension based on performance and project requirements.
  • Salary: Annual salary of Rs. 4.2 Lakh to Rs. 4.8 Lakh (CTC) based on experience

Job Description:

As a Coordination and Technical Support personnel for the Odisha Millets Mission, your responsibilities will include:

  1. Coordinating with NGOs, Community-Based Organizations, government officials of Agriculture and other line departments in the assigned district.
  2. Supporting NGOs and CBOs on millet production, processing, consumption, institution building, and marketing.
  3. Organizing training sessions, meetings, workshops, and other program-related activities.
  4. Daily project management including budgeting, planning, and monitoring.
  5. Collaborating with district OMM team, thematic experts, and Regional Coordinators.
  6. Facilitating planning, reviews, and reporting to relevant stakeholders.
  7. Reporting project progress to District Administration, ATMA at District Level, and SPMU at State Level.

Desired Candidate Profile:

To be successful in this role, you should possess the following qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Science or Master’s Degree in Agriculture Science, Rural Development, Social Work, or Economics.
  • Minimum of 3 years of field experience in implementing or supervising rainfed agriculture, natural farming, and organic agriculture programs. Experience with millets is advantageous.
  • Experience working with Government Departments and NGOs.
  • Strong problem-solving abilities, self-driven with innovative ideas, and experience leading a team.
  • Proficiency in Ms Office and Google web applications. Knowledge of monitoring systems, budgeting, and accounts is beneficial.
  • Willingness to travel extensively for field visits, including to Bhubaneswar and other states.
  • Must possess a valid driving license and own a bike for commuting.
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills; proficiency in spoken Odiya.

How to Apply:

  • Interested candidates can apply through the Google Form provided: Application Form

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