Officer– Integrated Natural Resource Management [Bathinda,
POSITION/DESIGNATION: Project Officer (PO) –
Integrated Natural Resource Management
Contractual position (1 Year renewable contract based on
performance and organizational need analysis) at Grade
PROJECT/UNIT: Empowering Smallholder Farmers through
promotion of sustainable agriculture and water harvesting &
conservation methods in Bathinda, Punjab
DURATION: March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2024
TO: Project Manager
LOCATION: Three blocks (Bathinda,
Phul and Maur) in District Bathinda, Punjab
including daily field travel, district head quarter, state and
national travel as required.
is a not-for-profit organisation working in India for over 68
years, focusing on alleviating poverty and social injustice. We do
this through well-planned and comprehensive projects in health,
education, livelihoods and disaster preparedness and response. Our
overall goal is the empowerment of women and girls from poor and
marginalised communities leading to improvement in their lives and
During FY 2019-20, CARE India directly
reached out to 50.2 million people through 53 projects across 19
states, covering more than 90+ districts. We are part of the CARE
International Confederation, working in 100 countries for a world
where people live with dignity and security.
seeks a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty
has been overcome and people live in dignity and security.
goal is to ensure that women and girls from the most marginalized
communities are empowered, live in dignity and their households
have secure and resilient lives. CARE India aims to accomplish
this goal by working with 50 million people to help them have
quality health, education, livelihoods and overcome the effects of
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Solutions for Sustainable Development
Project goal is to empower 12,000 smallholder farmer households
through promoting sustainable agriculture and water harvesting and
water conservation resulting in enhanced income for the
smallholder farmers. The objective of the project are as
-Objective 1: Strengthening Community Based
Organizations by building their capacities
Natural Resource Management through promotion of water
conservation and water harvesting methods
Promotion of sustainable agriculture practices within smallholder
-Objective 4: Enterprise promotion and
-Objective 5: Enabling environment creation for
enterprise and smallholder farmers
Officer - INRM is to be primarily contracted for 12 months (may be
extended as per need/requirement for a maximum of further 23
months) to support the project located in Bathinda, Phul and Maur
Block in Bathinda District, Punjab. Project Officer - INRM is the
resource person to bring in innovation, project execution and
strategies to realize the vision of Integrated Natural Resource
Management supporting small and marginal landholding farmers
particularly women farmer.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead village level micro planning studies for natural resource
management and prepare village level micro plans for promotion of
soil and water conservation in the project area.
detailed strategy and implementation plan for promotion of soil
and water conservation in the project area.
formation and capacity building of Water User Groups and Water
Budgeting practices in the project area.
• Designing and
developing detailed training module for training of CBOs and
Community Resource Person on relevant trainings such as soil and
water conservation, water conservation structures, micro
irrigation technologies, solar energy-based technologies etc.
Facilitate identification and selection of Community Resource
Person and train them on relevant thematic areas with respect to
Integrated Natural Resource Management.
• Design and
facilitate demonstrations of relevant technologies and soil &
water conservation structures.
• Responsible for water
structure and irrigation systems design, maintenance and repairs
with macro-micro projects like dug well, water sheds, drip
irrigation, etc. with farmers and community empowerment, training
and community mobilization and resource and labour contribution
from the farmers and community.
• Create systems of
community ownership and management with contribution for design
creation, maintenance and repairs and take lead in integrating
resources from diverse sources like agriculture department,
watershed mission, SRLM, etc.
• Ensure that the target
households are extended technical support strictly adhering to the
SOP, continuous monitoring, leadership of Community Resource
Persons (CRPs), M & E systems, timely procurement, following
accounts & procurement systems, etc. with planning, ownership
and prior approval of project manager and Deputy Director.
Understand issues and problems faced in the field, aggregate and
seek advice from senior colleagues as per requirement.
Producing designs, both initial outlines and full plans, timely
monitoring, on-field demonstration and support to CRPs and
farmers, donor reporting.
• Support to the team in
designing and organizing state level events, policy discourse and
representing various forums.
• Produce papers, learning
materials and bulletins from time to time for wider packaging of
project & CISSD.
Be accountable for timely accomplishment of responsibilities under
his/her thematic area line items with respect to the project DIP
and Workplan and generate adequate Means of Verifications
• Raise purchase requests (PRs) and closure of PRs
in consultation with the supervisor, for products and services
deemed necessary towards undertaking prior-approved project
activities with discussion and prior approval of the Project
Manager and Deputy Director as per CISSD Procurement Policy and
functions Provide domain related documentation such as training
reports, technical assessment summary, activity cost-estimation,
• Perform any other task assigned by the line manager
as per organizational requirement.
A water engineer/ agricultural engineer with multidisciplinary
professional with exposure to climate resilient efficient water
usage advanced agriculture systems for sustainable
multi-diversified agricultural productivity at micro, small and
• Interested in and have proved track
record in developing water retention, irrigation and climate
resilient agriculture productivity models or climate impacted
state/ geography with proven impact on sustainable production of
nutrient rich crops in various agro-climatic and socio-cultural
• Prior proven experience of leveraging MGNREGA
scheme, Integrated Watershed Management Programme, PM Krishi
Sinchai Yojana etc. for promotion of micro watershed development,
micro irrigation technologies and other relevant water
conservation structures and technologies.
• An innovator
and diligent professional who accepts challenge.
Strategic communicator with ambition towards research and
• An inspiring leader who can motivate and
mobilize community, engage with government departments and brig in
resources from diverse sources including motivating community for
contribution in developing community water structure and adopt to
new water models.
• A leader with proven capacity towards
supportive supervision and meet strict deadlines adhering to
quality of deliverables.
• Master of Science in
Agriculture / M. Tech in Agriculture Engineering from reputed
institution / Government agriculture university with related
experience at least 3 years.
• Bachelor of Science
in Agriculture / Diploma in Watershed Management / B. Tech in
Agriculture Engineering from reputed institution / Government
agriculture university with related experience at least 5 years.
• Hands on experience in working extensively on diverse
water structure design, development and implementation and working
experience of directly working with farmers on the ground to
support soil and water conservation.
• Experience in
supporting and handholding farmers in adopting and adapting to
best practices and newer climate resilient farming through
adoptive water and other technologies.
• Experience of
working in a large project and as part of a diverse team.
Women candidates are encouraged to apply for this position.
• Familiarity with agro-ecological
conditions and climate challenges in similar geographies in the
• Experience and interest in working with women
farmers and their groups at grass-root level.
Understanding of adult learning principles.
facilitation /training and communication skills.
Willingness to learn from and replicate best practices from
• Good writing and oral communication skills in
English and Hindi. Candidates with proficiency in Punjabi will be
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite mainly Word,
PowerPoint and Excel, Internet.
• Understanding of tribal
development and gender dimensions within Climate Smart Agriculture
and Nutrition Security domains.
• Ability work in a team
and build capacity and connect to community stakeholders.
• High level of integrity
• Communicates with impact.
Compassionate, and respectful of all people.
Candidates should send their resumes to
to apply for the position online.
The last date of
receiving applications will be 11th June, 2021 . Only short-listed
candidates would be contacted.
CARE India is an equal
opportunity and diversity promoting employer. Therefore Women,
persons differently abled, SC/ST/ OBC candidates are especially
encouraged to apply.