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Village Level Officers: Job Description

Job Title: Village Level Officer

Tenure of Employment: The appointment will be made on a one year fixed term contract, with the possibility of extension

Duty Location: Karbi Anglong, Assam

Reporting to: Block Level Senior Project Officers, Project Manager, Grassroots Tea Corporation Private Limited (GTC) 

Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in Rural Management/Livelihoods/Social Entrepreneurship/Gender & Development Studies from reputed institution. 

Experience: Not less than 2 year experience in community organising

Responsible for: Direct field level intervention to build RWEs among small tea growers in Karbi Anglong District, Assam

Job Description

The responsibilities of the Village Level Officer will involve:

  1. Identify villages/ clusters and RWEs, conduct Outreach survey, and share data as per the required format/systems.

  2. Assist in selection of the RWEs for the project interventions.

  3. Visit and engage with RWEs and community members on a regular basis, develop enduring relationship with them and ensure that the project activities are on track.

  4. Empower RWE by making individual visits to their households, and conducting group meetings.

  5. Facilitate, monitor and follow up outcomes of production development programs, Entrepreneurial development programs and other capacity building sessions for RWEs at village level.

  6. Coordinate with and manage relationships with various stakeholders at village and district level, and organize and arrange for meetings.

  7. Assist in updating training timelines and calendar, in collaboration with Block Level Senior Project Officers.

  8. Take all steps to help RWEs to- set up collectives, access credit linkages, set up Homebase tea processing units, set up aggregation centres, identity efficient transportation of processed tea, ensure quality standards, ensure efficient sorting cleaning and packaging of tea, conduct exposure visits, and liaise with stakeholders as well as other RWEs.

  9. Take all steps to identify locations and required infrastructure for organizing meetings/training sessions, and establishing aggregation centres, negotiating with suppliers/vendors, and help with its operation readiness.

  10. Supervise and coordinate project activities for RWEs, in collaboration with team members.

 

Required Competencies

  1. Hard-working professional with at least 3 years of experience in the implementation of women-oriented livelihood/ entrepreneurship specific programmes.

  2. Willingness to work in close collaboration with stakeholders including government, banking institutions and private sector

  3. The candidate must have basic knowledge about the tea sector, and good understanding of gender & livelihood issues in general. 

  4. Willingness to be based in Karbi Anglong and travel within Assam. 

  5. The candidate must have working knowledge of Karbi and/or Assamese and good knowledge of written and spoken English.

  6. The candidate must have basic computer skills such as Excel and Word.

How to Apply

If you feel you are the right candidate, please submit your application by e-mail to contact@grassrootstea.in 

Please specify the name of the post applied for. Remember to include the following information in your email.

  1. A letter stating reasons for seeking a placement with GTC

  2. Latest CV

  3. Name, designation, email address and mobile number of two referees.

  4. Any written or printed evidence that establishes your credentials, if available

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