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Project Manager - (Assam Based)

Job Title: Project manager

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: Managing Director, Grassroots Tea Corporation, 

Qualification: Post Graduate Degree in Social Science/ MBA/MSW/Rural Management/Law from a recognized university

Experience: Not less than 5 years in implementing and monitoring projects in the line with project work plan.

S/he should have experience in leading team, executing livelihoods programmes, establishing market linkages, liaisoning with ecosystem players like financial institutions, state and district level government bodies, local administration, willing to travel extensively.

 

Roles & Responsibilities

The Project Manager is responsible for:

Project Management

  1. Preparing the project Quarterly Work Plan for GTC’s RWE Project in alignment with the Annual Work Plan and Budgets;

  2. Ensuring the achievement of outputs in line with the approved work plan through the day-to-day planning, management coordination and implementation of activities;

  3. Acquiring resources, liaising with government officials, vendors and suppliers and coordinating with team members to deliver projects according to plan. 

  4. Developing associated communications documents and effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear fashion. 

  5. Liaising and networking with all relevant ecosystem players including relevant government departments, the Tea Board of India representatives, other tea related institutions, vendors and suppliers, financial institutions, policy makers and opinion leaders. 

  6. Ensuring efficient supply chain management and create systems at RWE and cluster levels to streamline (i) the supply chain from supply of green leaves, (ii) processing, (iii) aggregating, grading, sorting, packaging, (iv) warehousing, transportation; (v) manage multiple marketing channels including sales at the bulk buyers, retail and e-commerce. 

  7. Undertake regular monitoring visits to project sites and reporting on project progress and constraints; further monitor progress against the project objectives and as per the Monitoring & Communication Plan, and update the plan as required; preparing and maintaining monitoring spreadsheets of project activities;

  8. Manage and monitor identified project risks and update the status of these risks by maintaining the Project Risk Log;

  9. Prepare Project Quarterly Progress Report, Half Yearly Report and Annual Report (progress against planned activities, update on Risks and Issues, expenditures);

  10. Oversee administrative and logistical support for project visits by Managing Director, larger project partners and monitoring agencies;

  11. Supervise project team members and monitor external consultants, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work.

  12. Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.  Documenting and maintaining reports on all activities, including working with the Managing Director, to ensure that the experience and lessons learned from this initiative are documented and shared with all stakeholders and interested parties in India and with the collaboration.

  13. Conceptualise, draft proposals and leverage additional funds with respect to project deliverables

  14. Carry out any other relevant duties as requested by the Managing Director.

Financial Management

  1. Ensure accountability and efficient use of project funds;

  2. Manage and monitor financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports;

  3. Provide effective provision of services to RWEs and clusters including fair and transparent procurement, efficient logistics and sound financial management;

  4. Liaise with the Finance and Accounting Team on financial management of the project activities, including monitoring Project financial expenditures and transactions;

 

Required Competencies

  1. Effective communication skills to convey ideas, expectations, and information to their team, stakeholders, and clients.

  2. Capacity lead their team to success by providing clear direction, motivation, and support.

  3. Highly organised to manage multiple tasks, timelines, and resources simultaneously.

  4. Ability to identify potential risks and take measures to mitigate them before they can negatively impact the project.

  5. Ability to manage project budgets and make informed decisions to ensure the project stays within budget.

  6. Capacity to quickly identify and solve problems that may arise during a project.

  7. Willingness to be adaptable and adjust plans and strategies to keep the project on track.

  8. Attitude to work collaboratively with their team to achieve project goals.

  9. Good understanding of the technical aspects of the project and be able to communicate effectively with technical team members.

  10. 5-8 years of project management and related experience

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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