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Lead Consultant - Agriculture

A Foundation to help reduce air pollution in India


Posted on:  10/08/2020

Cinque Terre

Starts on:  31/08/2020


Strategy and Business Development


Strategy development, Business planning processes, Business development, Program Management Support (PMO), Corporate Strategy,


Development/Not for profit

Company Details

A Foundation to help reduce air pollution in India

Assignment Details

Our client is a Foundation that has been set up to help reduce air pollution in India and they are looking to engage with a Program Management Consultant . The Consultant will be stationed within the Punjab Department of Agriculture. (S)he will support the government as a resource focused on stubble burning initiatives working closely with the office of the Chief Agricultural Officer. (S)he will be the nodal officer in charge of setting up and implementing the action plan, coordinating key initiatives across relevant agencies, and act as the single point-of-contact for the Punjab Government on this project.

Roles and Responsibilities:

- Coordinate and liaise with government officials and other key stakeholders to ensure effective and timely
delivery of identified deliverables. This will include monitoring the progress of actions to aid effective decision making.
- Manage the Program Associates based out of the pilot districts and oversee implementation. This will include monitoring the progress of key initiatives across the pilot districts.
- Coordinate with farmer co-operative societies in the district to ensure maximum utilization of machines during the harvesting season so as to reduce the incidence of stubble burning. This will involve developing and managing a farmer engagement plan in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Punjab.
- Lead relevant capacity building sessions, and implement field-based interventions to encourage use of harvesting machines (Happy Seeders and Super Seeders) as opposed to stubble burning in the villages of your district.
- Support in development and dissemination of a mass media campaign to increase awareness among farmers.
- Support in the management of events such as farmer meets, and ensure availability of the relevant communication collateral. This will include identifying farmers in all the villages of your district and sharing relevant communication directly with them.

This is a 4 months project based out of Chandigarh.

Skills Required

- Relevant Bachelor’s degree from a reputed university. Preference for Master’s degree in social sciences, public policy or an MBA.
- Experience of at least 5 years, working in project/program management and implementation with a government and social organization/ institution.
- Preference for candidates who have previous experience working on large scale government transformation projects.
- Fluent in Punjabi, Hindi and English.
- Good program and people management skills with experience in managing district/ village-level coordinators/ officers; should be comfortable working with senior government officials.
- Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and problem-solving abilities.

Assignment Duration

4 month(s)

Capacity Required

Full Time

No. of Positions


Nature of Work

Both (On-site & Remote)

Profile Requirements

Experience: 5+ years

Qualification: Graduate

fleXpertise required

ConsultingProgram ManagementBusiness PlanningAgricultureChange Management CommunicationsSustainable Development




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