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Position: Project Associate in Chitradurga and Tumkur, Karnataka, India 

About S3IDF India: 

S3IDF is an international non-profit organization that promotes equitable economic and social development. Its current focus over the next 2 to 3 years is to work on Agricultural Livelihoods solutions and Waste Livelihoods solutions by partnering extensively with local NGOs and other groups, including government agencies and equipment/technology suppliers, as well as financial institutions. More information can be found at our website www.s3idf.org

Position: Project Associate (12 months Service contract, renewable)

This is a contractual position for an initial duration of 12 months, eligible for extension or permanent absorption based on performance and program’s requirements. 

Location Base: Bangalore or Karnataka District headquarters (Chitradurga, Tumkuru)

No. of Positions: 2 (Two)

S3IDF India is looking to recruit 2(Two) dynamic individuals to implement its Famer Producer Organisation (FPO) support ecosystem incubation in the Chitradurga and Tumukuru districts. This is a project that is supported by NABARD for a period of three years. This is a full-time fieldwork assignment and this position will be under the direct supervision of a Manager and will ensure effective project implementation consistent with S3IDF rules and regulations. The position will work collaboratively with all team members but most closely with the Chief Program Officer (CPO) or the Manager. S/he will work in a fast-changing and dynamic environment with multiple priorities and pressing demands. The Project Associate will be located in Chitradurga and/or Tumkuru with regular travel to field locations. Travel to S3IDF India office in Bengaluru may arise as required. The role requires a good understanding of the local area, agricultural practices, crop patterns and interacting with the FPO officials at regular intervals. This role needs to execute the instructions given by the Chief Program Officer of S3IDF. Regular feedback from the field, understanding agri -market dynamics, interacting with farmer members, understanding local Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) operations, looking out for local low-cost technologies, liaising with local bank officials are needed in this job.

Candidates should be preferably from Chitradurga or Tumkuru, but candidates from other districts of Karnataka who are willing to relocate here can also apply. Knowledge of Kannada (reading, speaking, writing) is mandatory. Basic English proficiency is needed. Any other language knowledge, including Hindi, will be an added advantage.

Education, Skillsets and Other Requirements: 

  • Graduate degree/diploma, preferably in Agricultural Sciences. However, candidates with any from any social science background can also apply.
  • The ability to comprehend local livelihood issues and the social entrepreneurship ecosystem is a must.
  • Basic computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PPT) and basic email correspondence in English is required.
  • Both men and women candidates are welcome to apply.
  • Local references will be needed before being finally offered the position.
  • Extensive field travel in the district will be required (at least 20 days per month).
  • High level of personal confidence, ability to work independently, learning from mistakes, identifying problems and excellent relationship building are crucial for the job.

Work Experience: Minimum 2 to 5 years of experience, some preferably in agricultural livelihood development for rural/urban poor. Working knowledge of FPO’s will be a distinct advantage.

Salary: Rs 23000/- per month. Plus, benefits and travel reimbursements.

Applications to be sent to: info@s3idf.org 

To be considered, all applicants must submit a detailed Resume/Biodata in English.

Submission deadline: 30th June 2020 

Application Procedures:

S3IDF-India shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. S3IDF office is a non-smoking environment. S3IDF is an equal opportunity employer.

Applications are screened, reviewed and contacted on a rolling basis. Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills.

To be considered all applicants must submit the following by June 30, 2020:

1.    Resume/CV (maximum two pages)

Each applicant must bear in mind that the submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted based on the information submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Applications should be sent to the mail id: info@s3idf.org

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process will be contacted.

Please click here to download the job listing in Kannada.