Subject Matter Specialist

Posted By: Suvidha


Junior Management

Program Implementation


Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Manager will perform the following duties:-

·In consultation with the Rural Development Adviser, Rural development & Environment Unit, SUVIDHA , Uttarakhand, be responsible for planning, coordinating and monitoring the activities during the preparation phase of the project;

·Develop and implement work plan and critical results path, monitor activities of the Project and ensure accurate and timely reporting to senior managers ;

·Ensure 100% delivery against planned project results and financial delivery targets in the work plan. Closely track slippage against work plan and take corrective action;

·Develop Terms of reference and concept notes to define scope of project activities;

·Commission activities like research studies, state level assessments training workshops etc. and manage the operational aspects of procurement, event management, logistics etc. in coordination with SUVIDHA;

·Foster partnerships with key state government and relevant technical institutions working on Rural development;

·Identify capacity development needs of implementing partners and arrange for necessary trainings. Facilitate technical assistance/support for project partners in all relevant areas as appropriate;

·Undertake review meetings with partners and field visits to track progress made in implementation of the project and take corrective action as required;

·Review quality and consistency of reports and deliverables by partner institutions/ responsible parties including financial reports from all project partners;

·Regular financial management and reporting as per the SUVIDHA financial guidelines; Ensure effective financial management and reporting as per the SUVIDHA financial guidelines;

·Prepare Monthly , quarterly project progress reports, prepare presentations and other documents for project steering committee and review meetings as required by SUVIDHA;

·Facilitate and participate in the periodic review meetings and discussions related to project implementation, monitoring and follow-up;

·Supervise the work of team members or consultants, as may be recruited under the Project;

·Any other responsibility related to the project assigned by the Rural Development Adviser &

Environment Unit, SUVIDHA.

Corporate Competencies:

·Demonstrates integrity by modeling the SUVIDHA’s values and ethical standards;

·Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of SUVIDHA;

·Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

·Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:

·S/he should be able to build strategic partnerships with a wide array of stakeholders working in the field of rural development;

·Have very good understanding of rural development issues at national/sub national level.

·Should have requisite client orientation to understand and meet client needs;

·Should have sufficient job knowledge, technical expertise for the position;

·Should be able to promote accountability and Resource Based Management.

Technical Knowledge:

·In-depth knowledge of Development Sector (NGO Experience ) related concepts, theories, policies and practices;

·Adequate experience in project development and management;

·Proficiency in the use of office IT applications. Communication Skills:

·Good facilitation and communication skills;

·Receives information to seek and understand differing perspectives;

·Tailors and presents information to diverse audiences using a variety of communication delivery

methods (e.g., written, electronic, oral, interpersonal)Documentation;

·Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Team work:

·Ability to lead the Project Management Team;

·Appears credible and confident, remaining calm and pleasant when dealing with others in difficult situations;

·Builds and maintains constructive relationships with colleagues (and reports where appropriate); treats people with respect, is co-operative, supportive and helpful with a positive contribution to the working environment;

·Reliable in delivering own parts of the work as part of a team effort;

·Demonstrates an understanding of what other professionals contribute in order to work

constructively within the office.

·Required Skills and Experience Education:

·Master’s degree from a recognized institution in environmental science/Rural Development / sustainable development/ Social sciences/ public policy.


·At least 3 -5 years of Program/project management experience in development sector;

·Experience of working with Central and/or State Governments/ NGOs/ Civil Society on similar assignments will be preferred;

·Familiarity with the working environment and professional standards of international organizations and national and State Governments;

Location: Golaghat, Assam

Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Suvidha
  • About Organization:SUVIDHA abbreviated as Society for the Upliftment of Villagers & Development of Himalayan Areas is a non-profit, rural development and voluntary organization founded in the year 2004 which aims at eliminating poverty, unemployment, poor health and illiteracy for 60% of citizens who still live in the backward areas of the nation. With over 19 years of experience in managing government/private sector projects, Suvidha is well equipped with the manpower and expertise to deliver holistic solutions in the field of Agriculture, Rural development, Women Empowerment, Education and Health. Suivdhas’ pioneering research on the hazards of chemical farming, the costs of industrial agriculture and the risks of genetic engineering have led to a paradigm shift. This research has proved that contrary to the dominant assumptions, ecological agriculture is highly productive and is the only lasting solution to hunger and poverty. Since last 18 years, SUVIDHA is engaged in the promoting of organic.

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