Field Officer – Livelihoods

Posted By: Raintree Foundation

Pune

Junior Management

Marketing & Brand

Environment / Energy/ Waste Management

Job Description

Raintree Foundation is looking to recruit a dynamic professional to implement Agri and allied livelihood projects on ground with high quality technical knowledge in agri domain, market information and handholding support to the community. He/she will be responsible for implementation (mobilization, coordination, facilitation, handholding, documentation, data and reporting) of the on-ground programs activities through community participation and key stakeholders’ engagement . He/she will be working closely with Program Manager- Livelihoods on developing strategy and executing field level activities for promotion of Agri and allied livelihood initiatives.


Roles and Responsibilities of the Field Officer- Livelihood


Planning the schedule for field implementation and process documentation of day-to-day activities for the sustainability of farm-based livelihood initiatives at the field level.

Conduct orientation & training sessions as co-facilitator with project partners

Ensure quarterly preparation of field calendar and coordinating the same with community resource persons (CRPs).

Responsible to ensure coordination with implementation and knowledge partners, consultants and experts.

Mentor the CRPs while working on livelihood projects in community for on-ground implementation of activities, new initiatives (pilots) and projects.

Orienting, counselling, follow up with farmers (men & women) for new initiatives and strengthening of Agri and allied activities.

Identify potential market & financial linkages for sales of produce

Knowledge about different government schemes and linking to beneficiaries

Facilitating participation in exhibitions, exposure visits, study tours for beneficiaries.

Manage strong relationships with key government stakeholders and community

Collaborate and facilitate the Communications team for field related information to be published on social media

Reporting to Program Manager Field Implementation


Joint reporting to Field Implementation Manager and Program Manager Livelihoods for implementation of livelihood activities on field.


The above tasks, responsibilities and reporting are decided by the management of the organization and are subject to change or modification. It also includes any other tasks and responsibilities assigned by Head of Programs and Raintree Foundation from time to time as required for the program.


Workdays: 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday will be working for this position, apart from the regular office working days.


Qualifications:


Minimum 4-6 years’ work experience in Agri & allied livelihood projects (e.g SRI, organic farming kitchen garden, horticulture, Poultry, Dairy, fisheries, etc)

Graduate/Master’s in Agriculture from a recognized university.

Should have a strong agriculture background and domain knowledge

Age Preference: 28 to 40 years

Experience in working with farmers groups, farmer producer organisation, women collectives, communities etc.

Excellent communication skills and ability to get along with people.

Expertise in market analysis, demand assessment, input management etc

Project Management skills, Documentation, Data collection & MIS.

Fluency in Marathi language is mandatory (Read, Write and Speak)

Fluency in English language is desirable (Read and Write)

Should have a two-wheeler

Job Type: Full-time


Benefits:


Health insurance

Schedule:


Day shift


Location: Velhe, Pune, Maharashtra


Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other


Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Raintree Foundation
  • About Organization:Raintree Foundation is a philanthropic organisation developing innovative solutions for inclusive and sustainable development. We believe in catalytic philanthropy, which compounds financial grants along with knowledge sharing partnerships, thought leadership and policy advocacy to amplify impact. We focus on empowering communities excluded from the mainstream through a structured, data-driven approach, judiciously combined with multi-stakeholder collaboration and policy advocacy. The Foundation has two areas of work- Sustainable Integrated Rural Development (SIRD) and Disability & Mental Health (that has a rural focus through SIRD Program and an urban focus through a Workplace Mental Health Program)