Outreach officer – Farmer Mobilization and FPO Operations
Location: Khambalia and Lalpur blocks of Dwaraka and Jamnagar districts

Job Description

Outreach officer – Farmer Mobilization and FPO Operations

Arya is looking for energetic professionals for working with farmers and Farmer Producer organizations as a part of a project being implemented in Dwaraka and Jamnagar districts of Gujarat. The project aims to improve capacities of farmers, facilitate formation and institutional strengthening of FPOs and enhance market linkages with finance and market opportunities. The duration of the project is 18 months.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for project implementation in 15-20 villages
  • Generating awareness, mobilizing farmers and organizing them into producer groups.
  • Provide trainings to 2000 farmers on post-harvest practices
  • Monitor and support operations of village level procurement centres.
  • Facilitating aggregation and marketing of agricultural commodities produced by the farmers.
  • Facilitating linkages between the producer groups and producer organization with other relevant stakeholders including government departments.
  • Support and guide 25 Sourcing Managers who are local resource persons, who will be identified and trained under the project, to provide various services to the FPC.
  • Maintaining records of all activities carried out in relevant formats
  • Any other responsibilities as may be deemed necessary for the role

Qualification, Experience and Competencies:

  • Arya stresses on identifying potential employees from the project locations and enhancing their capabilities by providing them required exposure and on-job training. You may apply for the position if the following criteria are satisfied.
  • Preferaby based out the project locations (Khambalia and Lalpur blocks of Dwaraka and Jamnagar districts)
  • Fluent in Gujarati
  • Preference for candidates with a minimum experience of 3 years in working with farmers – in domains of input sales, procurement, FPOs, farmer training etc.
  • Education: B.Sc. Agriculture/MSW/MA Development Studies

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