Livelihood Expert

Posted By: Youth Council For Development Alternatives


Junior Management

Program Implementation


Job Description

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Youth Council for Development Alternatives - YCDA 

Project: ‘Crop Diversification Programme(CDP)

Position: Livelihood Expert

Last Date: 26th October 2023

About Organisation:

YCDA is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) established in 1993 and registered under Societies Registration Act and Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) in 1993 and 1997 respectively with an objective to bring some sustainable improvement in the socio-economic status of disadvantaged communities. The organization devotes its time, skill, knowledge, and commitment towards the development of oppressed masses in society with a group of experienced and trained social workers. The main thrust of the organization is to implement various community development programs focusing on Livelihood promotion, Skill & Entrepreneurship Development, and Child protection. 

Programme Overview:

Government of Odisha has initiated crop Diversification Programme in different districts including Mega lift irrigation Ayacut areas.CDP is one of the focus area of the state agriculture policy-2020,SAMRUDHI .CDP project has been implemented by department of agriculture and farmers empowerment by govt of Odisha.The objective to diversify upland and medium land paddy areas to non-paddy crops under the ayacut of mega irrigation projects.

Location of project

The project will be implemented in two block: Kantamal and Boudh blocks of Odisha

Projects Objectives are:

1.Diversification from paddy to non-paddy crops with focus on pulses and oil seeds and horticulture crops in upland/medium land in kharif.

2.Improving soil health through promotion of crop with heavy biomass and less chemicals input requirement.

3.Integration of livestock and fisheries.

4.Cluster based promotion of post harvest,primary processing,value addition and marketing through CBO like FPO/WSH/PPs

Key Job Responsibilities:

1.Responsible for the identification of CBOs at cluster level and would support CBOs in preparation and submission of yearly plans, relevant reports,estimates book keeping,technical support ,capacity building etc.

2.Responsible for the regular monitor of the work of CBOs and will be responsible for the delivery outputs of CBOs.

3.Responsible for the formation and strengthening of FPO at cluster level.

4.Responsible for performing the other work assigned by the higher authority .


YCDA is looking for a highly motivated, strategic, go-getter, and quality-conscious professional who have a Post Graduate (M.SC Agriculture,B,Sc Agriculture,Agri-MBA) with 3 to 4 years proven experience of social work and 2-3 years’ experience as a Program Manager/Program Lead/Project Lead. Should have excellent understanding and knowledge of MS office as well as excellent communication skills


Remuneration: Remuneration will be based on work experience and previous salary history, comparable to sector standards.

How to apply:

Send your updated CV to the mail id: last date for applying for the positions are 26th October 2023. For additional information please contact on-9439586017, Only the shortlisted candidates will be intimated for an interview.

Location: Boudh, Kantamal, Odisha

Eligibility Criteria

Not Specified

Desired Candidate Profile

Graduation - Graduate-Other

Organization Details

  • Organization Name:Youth Council For Development Alternatives
  • About Organization:Youth Council for Development Alternatives (YCDA) is a Non Governmental Organisation – NGO established in the 1993 and then was registered under Societies Registration Act and Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) in 1993 and 1997 respectively. Since the inception organization devotes its time, skill, knowledge and commitment towards development of oppressed masses in the society with a group of experienced and trained social workers. The Head Office of the organization is situated at Baunsuni village of Boudh district and regional and state office respectively at Bolangir and Bhubaneswar. The major thrust of the organization is to implement various demonstration projects for its target group in the area for bring change in the situation and initiate actions to replicate the best practices in other areas. We work in collaboration with Government, various statutory bodies and INGOs in reaching to the desired result.