Program Associate

Job Position: Program Associate (Agri initiative)

Experience: 01 – 02 Years of relevant work experience in agricultural initiatives in the development sector

Joining: Immediate

Education: B.Sc Agri/M.Sc Agri/Masters in Agri-Business

Remuneration: Competitive and commensurate with relevant work experience

Desired Skill Sets:

  • Professional demeanor, and ability to interact successfully with a wide range of individuals and farmers and handle a fast-paced environment.
  • Know about crop-based pests, diseases, and fertilizers.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to design and implement the farmer training modules and prepare a paddy cultivation calendar.
  • Highly skilled user of Google and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Demonstrated skills in prospect and pipeline research, reports, proposals, and blog posts.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Program Manager with project backstopping and coordination of technical and reporting contributions of staff and consultants, providing quality control in reporting, deliverables, communication, and monitoring.
  • Team training and capacity building for crops-based learnings.
  • Make the SRI-based live demonstration and monitor the field regularly.
  • Update all documentation formats as per the project.
  • Ensure the timely completion of critical goals and milestones through the effective allocation of available resources.
  • Assist in organizing and facilitating internal and external meetings, take minutes and ensure follow-up of decisions.

  • Attends to any other tasks assigned by the Program manager from time to time as per the needs of the program and Organization.
  • Coordinate with field staff, project partners, and provide guidance to field teams, and track correspondence to ensure timely responses and approvals.

  • Community mobilization and new innovative approaches in the field.
  • Team support at the field level to identify the pest and disease (viz. pesticide, fertilizer, water, and soil).
  • Prepare monthly activity report.

  • Manage relevant databases and trackers, support monitoring and evaluation processes, and link project data with required donor reporting.
  • Meet with and provide information and reports to project clients and beneficiaries as needed under the delegation of the Program manager.