Programme Technical Advisor - Forest Rights Act (FRA)

Posted By: Partnering Hope into Action Foundation (PHIA)


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Technical Advisor / Specialist

Housing and Homeless

Job Description

The programme intends to engage Programme Technical Advisor - FRAfor overall planning, implementation, supervision and guidance for the effective liaison and implementation of FRA at State, District, Block and Community level.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be a part of the state cell to undertake campaign on Forest Rights Act in Jharkhand and engage all the stakeholders at the various levels.
  • Facilitate training to CSO partners on FRA and create pool of resource persons, community cadres for the effective implementation of FRA on the ground.
  • Facilitate awareness generation of the communities on the provisions and procedures of FRA.
  • Delegation of team to deliberate on the issues of FRA implementation to the policy makers, administration and political bodies.
  • Building capacities of FRCs, Gram Sabha and other committees pertaining to FRA implementation.
  • To ensure convergence among Welfare Department, Revenue Department and Forest Department for claim settlement.
  • Facilitate training of District Level Committee (DLC) and Sub Division Level Committee (SLDC) members with support from Welfare Department.
  •  Play an instrumental role in facilitating meeting of DLC and SDLC for claim settlement. 
  • Development of training manual, operational guidelines and IEC materials for FRA implementation.
  • Support partners engaged in FRA in convening district consultations to sort out issues arising out of FRA implementation with the government department.
  • Coordination and management with key stakeholders, CSO partners engaged in FRA implementation.
  • Sensitization workshop for Govt. Officials, local, district and state administration engaged on FRA – Tribal Welfare Department & Forest Department, SDLC, DLCs.
  • Establishing advocacy processes & monitoring mechanisms.
  • Creation of database on FRCs and CSO engaged in FRA in Jharkhand.
  • Periodic sharing of FRA update – Jharkhand to the key stakeholders - Government orders, guidelines, amendments, etc.


Qualifications/Experience/skills/knowledge and expertise

  • Applicant must have a Post Graduate degree in Social Work/Management/Sociology/other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 8 -12 years progressively responsible professional work experience in social development and capacity building and training including knowledge on Forest Rights Act (FRA).
  • Effective skills for managing reporting and documentation.
  • Experience in coordinating/dialoguing with state and district Forest, Welfare and other concerned departments.
  • Willingness to travel to the field extensively as required in the project.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Adept in using computer, particularly in using Microsoft Office applications.
  • Organized, team player, self-starter and results-oriented individual.
  • Ability to work with a range of people from diverse backgrounds in an open-minded, non-dogmatic manner. 


How to Apply


Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply through this link with an updated resume including the names of two referees, one of whom should be your present or last Reporting Manager, by or before 05-07-2022. The interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as we keep on receiving applications till a suitable candidate is found, so the applicants are advised to apply as early as possible.

PHIA constantly strives to have an inclusive and diverse team and individuals from marginalised sections like Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and others, women and other gender identities are encouraged to apply. Owing to the high number of applications expected, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear back from us by 05 July 2022 kindly assume that your application has not been considered this time by us.   

Desired Candidate Profile


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Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Partnering Hope into Action Foundation (PHIA)
  • About Organization:Partnering Hope into Action Foundation (PHIA) is a Charitable Trust registered in Delhi. It’s vision is a society free from poverty, exclusion and discrimination and all people live with justice, peace and dignity. PHIA works for the eradication of poverty among the poor, vulnerable and marginalised communities in India. It works in partnership with civil society and community-based organisations. PHIA facilitates the empowerment of poor, vulnerable and marginalised communities so that they can be in-charge of their own development. Gender equality crosscuts all of PHIA’s work.