For the position of Team Leader for Integrated Farming Clusters (IFCs) Project with Ministry of Rural Development


About RCRC:

RCRC is a coalition of more than 84 Civil Society Organisations. RCRC member organisations serve over 1.6 crore people in over 110 districts of 15 states across the country. Largely RCRC members implement livelihoods programs in remote rural areas with the poor and marginalized communities. RCRC is working closely with the government to strengthen the delivery of the program with better community participation. RCRC is under process to establish the state chapters with the engagement of civil society network to create collaborative impact at the rural communities with government, donor, and technical agencies. Currently, RCRC is in the process to establish an Integrated farming cluster (IFC) development with DAY-NRLM, ICAR in NRETP districts.

About Project:

The DAY-NRLM, ICAR, and RCRC (the coalition of prominent CSOs) have come voluntarily to address the overarching objective of bringing in economic transformation in the rural economy through the implementation of various government programs, enhancing outreach, creating awareness etc., signed a non-financial tripartite MoU on 25th September 2020 in the presence of Honourable Union Minister of Rural Development and pledged to work together towards this stated endeavor. One of the pathways initially chosen to begin with to work together towards achieving the overarching objective is the enhancement of income of small and marginal farmers through promotion of diversified value chain intervention based livelihoods (production, processing, and market linkages) and entrepreneurship in clusters through capacity building, skilling and transfer of technologies following the route of field demonstrations and establishment of a model innovation hub for learning, this will be expanded in due course based on the emerging need and experience of working together.

RCRC to provide a dedicated resource to its state offices in Assam, Chhattisgarh, M.P., Maharashtra, U.P., Jharkhand and Odisha for day-to-day coordination and technical support for the implementation of Integrated farming cluster (IFC) projects in multiple districts, who will work in close coordination with various state level CSO partners of RCRC and respective SRLM in the state.

For instance, the MP SRLM submitted 146 IFC projects to the NRLM and received 65 IFC approvals to implement. The project’s goals seek to establish self-contained micro-production arrangements covering 36,500 women farmers, pouring 100,000 tons of safe and high-quality grains, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, fruits, and live birds/goats in the main-stream markets in a period of 3 years. It also implies an inflow of INR 1500 Cr into the local area economy. The inbound cash flow in turn would further strengthen the consumption as well as production and marketing services in the area eventually to enable at least 100,000 households to realize a resilient, sustainable, and growth-seeking farm-based livelihood system.

About the Position:

RCRC is looking for a motivated, passionate, and hands-on leader to work within the government and civil society network space at the state level to enable IFC and other projects. She/he will have to work closely with a cross-section of partners such as civil society members, governments, donors, Community based intuitions, and others. Specifically, the consultant is responsible for engaging with the SRLM, IFC project, and RCRC partners’ team to establish coordination and support to establish the successful project.


Role of Team Leader:

        To work closely with SRLM IFCs project State Steering Committee (SSC) team, day-to-day coordination, communication with government, RCRC partners, and KVK representatives.  (60% directly with SRLM and 40% RCRC )

        To support SRLM to ensure that IFCs project deliverables are consistent with implementation partners priorities and evidence-based

        To support in ensuring regular IFCs project progress with Cluster level federations (CLF) and  RCRC partners teams so progress can be strengthened.

        To work in close coordination of SRLM and RCRC partners team to identify and connect appropriate advisory services to fill gaps in programs as needed

        Bring design innovation in consultation with RCRC and district SRLM team to help IFC interventions at scale

        Have a deep understanding of the gender, agriculture, rural livelihood, and market capability building area and proactively understand the partner’s needs, consolidate IFC projects progress.

        Act as a bridge between SRLM and RCRC partners to support the CLF needs on IFCs development.

        To provide support in tracking/analyzing actual projects progress (including MIS) to SRLM and RCRC

        To support RCRC and SRLM to communicate clearly, openly, and regularly the progress, and risks of the partner engagements

        Preparation of monthly progress reports, meeting minutes, training modules, SoP or other documents as and when required

        S/He will be the point of a contact person from RCRC with KVKs and various related departments.  


Skills and Qualifications:

        Aptitude and appreciation for working in civil society network and government collaborations to accelerate poverty solutions at scale

        Performance and output measuring and reporting

        Enabling partners to imagine & design for scale in convergence

        Strong communication skills

        Strong collaboration or partnership building skills

        Skills for organizing events, training etc.

        Understanding of the rural women, livelihood and marketing sector, government systems, CSOs norms, and conditions

        Master’s degree or equivalent in management or related

        Minimum 2-10  years of experience in rural development with CSOs or with Government or CSR projects.

Compensation:  Upto 24 LPA INR


National level (Delhi) : 2 to be placed at NMMU and 2 at CRC office of RCRC

State level :

1.       Bhopal or Indore (MP)

2.       Pune or Mumbai (Maharashtra)

3.       Ranchi (Jharkhand)

4.       Guwahati (Assam)

5.       Raipur (Chhattisgarh)

6.       Lucknow (U.P)

7.       Bhubaneswar (Odisha)

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can send their updated CV at jobs.shortlisting@gmail.com with the subject line “Team Lead- Location”



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