Block Coordinator

Posted By: Youth For Social Development (Ysd)


Junior Management

Program Implementation


Job Description

Job Announcement 6th June, 2023

Job Title: Block Coordinator

Purpose of Job: Work in a project on “Strengthening Rural Local Governance and Accountability through Citizen Led Initiative in Ganjam district of Odisha” through community and people’s mobilization on rights and entitlements; building citizen collectives; training and capacity building on social accountability tools and monitoring public services and participate in local governance (GPDP and Gram Sabha) and engage with local governments (PRI members) and officials to strengthen local democracy supported by Azim Premji Foundation.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• Working as ‘Block Coordinator’ on ground (in the remote rural areas) with communities and citizen groups , service providers and local government officials

• Mobilise citizen/communities at the village and Gram Panchayat level, build their collectives, provide training and federate them at the block level

• Monitor public service delivery through the use of Community Score Card and other Social Accountability tools with citizen groups, service providers and elected officials

• Engage with the local government officials (PRIs) and monitor the GPDP process, facilitate and ensure people’s participation in Gram Sabha

• Contributing to the project activities as and when required. You may be asked to carry out other tasks related to YSD program

Essential Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

• A degree and post-graduate degree in Social Work/Economics/Political Science/MSW/Rural Management

• Knowledge on community mobilisation, rural local governance (PRI), social accountability, rights and entitlements and public service delivery and public schemes etc.

• Minimum 3-5 years experience in field and working with multiple stakeholders and produce desired time bound results


• Strong interpersonal skills and cultural awareness

• Skill on community mobilization, PRA tools and engage government stakeholders

• Good presentation and networking skills

• Ability and willingness to work on remote rural areas

• Ability to produce time bound desired results as per project plan


• Previous experience in community mobilization, social accountability and local governance

• Experience in producing outputs in a short period of time and for different audiences

• Fluency in a language other than English (Oriya, English, Hindi)

• Experience of writing case studies and reports

Remuneration: The remuneration will remain between 20,000-27,000 INR per month consolidated with the applicants’ ability and experience.

How to Apply: Candidates are strongly recommended to read the Job Profile carefully before applying. Please send your updated CV with covering letter to latest by 20 June, 2023 along with 2 professional references. The selected candidate would be required to join immediately. Only shortlisted candidate will be contacted. For more details on Youth for Social Development, please visit:

Location: Berhampur Ganjam, Odisha

Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Youth For Social Development (Ysd)
  • About Organization:Youth for Social Development (YSD) is a development organisation working with the duty bearers and rights holders to improve the lives of urban and rural poor in the state of Odisha, India. Our interventions are primarily in the fields of governance and entitlements, including, health, education, water, sanitation, housing, and climate change. The resource-poor and marginalised communities, especially Dalit and Adivasi children, youth and women are our major stakeholders.