Thematic Expert - NTFP

Posted By: Access Development Services

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Livelihood/Skills Development

Job Description

1. To establish community institutions and its aggregates (SHG/federation/ producer group/producer company/cooperative etc.), to work on NTFP based livelihood promotion 2. To establish systems to identify and develop best practices on NTFP based livelihoods and design scaling up strategy 3. To facilitate partnership with relevant agencies and other stakeholders in training on NTFP collection, regeneration, and supporting SHGs, SHG Federations and NTFP Collectives in procurement, value-addition and marketing 4. Identify and secure key partnerships with important actors higher up the national value chain (e.g. among NTFP traders and pharmaceutical companies)

Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - Post Graduate-Other

• Post graduate degree in Agri-business management / Rural Management / Rural Marketing or MBA in Marketing from a recognized university/institute. Candidate with UG/PG in forestry is desirable. • Candidate should also have minimum 8years of experience working of which 5 years of experience working in value chains. • Strong market analysis and development capacity for high value products and services in rural areas. • Strong capacity in building networks and alliances. • High level of analytical skills in planning, finance and project implementation

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Access Development Services
  • About Organization:ACCESS Development Services is a national livelihoods promotion organization with a focus on incubating innovations and developing sustainable models for livelihoods promotion of the poor. To this end, ACCESS is structured uniquely to work at all levels of the value chain – implementing programmes on the ground(Tier-I), working with Civil Society organizations, Government Departments, Corporate sector, and Multilateral / Bilateral agencies(Tier II) as also undertaking a national initiatives to influence and support policy initiatives and strengthening the enabling environment(Tier III). ACCESS with its head office in New Delhi has a pan-Indian presence having state offices in 9 states and 26 project offices. On the field, the core focus of the livelihoods strategies in ACCESS is to ensure that small producers have marketable surpluses to interact effectively with the markets; have a strong institution of small producers to interface and negotiate with various stakeholders and integrat