Project Officer (PO) – Livestock
Contractual position (1 Year renewable contract based on
performance and organizational need analysis) at Grade
PROJECT/UNIT: Empowering Smallholder Farmers through
strengthening agri & allied clusters in Chhota Udepur,
PROJECT DURATION: March 1, 2021 to February 28,
REPORTS TO: Project Manager
Two blocks (Chhota Udepur and Pavi Jetpur) in District Chhota
TRAVEL: 80% including daily field
travel, district head quarter, state and national travel as
CARE 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 8,000 smallholder
farmers through promoting sustainable agriculture & allied
production clusters and promotion of enterprises resulting in
enhanced income for the smallholder farmers. The objective of the
project are as follows:
-Objective 1: Strengthening Community
Based Organizations by building their capabilities.
2: Natural Resource Management through promotion of soil and water
-Objective 3: Promotion of sustainable
agriculture practices within smallholder farmers
4: Enterprise promotion and support
-Objective 5: Enabling
environment creation for enterprise and smallholder farmers
Project Officer - Livestock 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 Chhota Udepur and Pavi Jetpur Blocks in Chhota Udepur District,
Gujarat. Project Officer - Livestock is the resource person to
bring in innovation and strategies to realize the vision of
improved livestock management including dairy, goat rearing and
poultry in the project area.
• Lead all project interventions with
respect to identification and selection of relevant livestock to
be promoted in the area, promotion of improved package of
practices, through capacity building of Community Based
Organizations and its members.
• Lead all project
interventions with respect to identification and promotion of
improved livestock management in the project area.
Prepare detailed strategy and implementation plan for promotion of
improved livestock management in the project area.
Designing and developing detailed training module for training of
CBOs and Community Resource Person on relevant trainings with
respect to livestock management for dairy livestock, goat rearing,
• Facilitate identification and selection of
Community Resource Person and train them on relevant thematic
areas with respect to livestock management.
• Design and
facilitate demonstrations of relevant technologies and inputs as
part of improved livestock management practices.
• Lead in
engaging with government departments, CSRs and other subsidized or
credit schemes and mobilize community for contribution and
creation of successful livestock farms and individual farmers.
Engage in developing supply chain and value chain linkages with
potential district, state and national buyers for ensuring
sustained income for SHGs, FPOs and entrepreneurs under livestock
• Be responsible for ensuring all
inputs and deliverables related to livestock interventions-
Livestock (poultry, goat rearing and dairy) follows project
outcomes, monitoring plan are completed on timely basis.
Support the project in developing partnerships, network and
alliance with other agencies, institutions and civil society
actors promoting sustainable livestock and allied promotion such
as Department of Animal Husbandry, SRLM, KVK, Block Veterinary
Office, State Departments, CSOs, Business Houses, CSRs, etc.
Support to the team in designing and organizing state level
events, policy discourse and representing various forums.
Actively participate in discussion forums, workshops, seminars,
write shops and other appropriate events.
• Produce papers,
learning materials and bulletins from time to time for wider
packaging of project & CISSD.
• Be accountable for timely
accomplishment of responsibilities under thematic area line items
with respect to the project DIP and Workplan and generate adequate
Means of Verifications (MoVs).
• 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, etc.
• Perform any other
task assigned by the line manager as per organizational
• An experienced
professional from veterinary education background with experience
of working with smallholder farmers in Gujarat
innovator and diligent professional who accepts challenge.
Proven track record in mobilizing financial and scheme resources
or public-private partnership and maintaining partnerships with
Government Departments, other development partners and the private
sector like CSR.
• Experience of working with relevant
value chain actors.
• A person who loves challenges and
believes in impactful rural and social development in remote and
backward regions of the country through an engendered or women
centric development mission.
• 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 FPOs, business
model, SHG businesses, supply chain, etc.
• A leader with
proven capacity towards supportive supervision and meet strict
deadlines adhering to quality of deliverables.
• Master of Science
(M.Sc) in Animal Husbandry or Veterinary Science or Post Graduate
Degree in Livestock Management from reputed institution in the
country with related experience at least 3 years of experience.
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Animal Husbandry or Veterinary
Science or Diploma in Livestock Management from reputed
institution in the country with related experience at least 5
years of experience.
• Experience of working in animal
husbandry units or department schemes with experience in livestock
value chain development.
knowledge/experience in promoting livestock business with FPOs,
SHGs or rural youths/ migrants, etc. in Gujarat.
Experience of working with multi-diversified team and in research
and knowledge product development with ability to independently
assume responsibility with minimal guidance from supervisors to
produce learning materials.
• Women candidates are
encouraged to apply for this position.
Experience and interest in working with women farmers and their
groups at grass-root level.
• Understanding of adult
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 Gujarati will be
• Proficiency in MS Office Suite mainly Word,
PowerPoint and Excel, Internet.
• Understanding of gender
dimensions within Climate Smart Agriculture and Nutrition Security
• Ability work in a team and build capacity and
connect to community stakeholders.
• Strong leadership and community mobilization
skills and experience
• Ability to manage multiple tasks
and priorities with attention to details.
with social, employment and schemes in the state with information
on production potential and constraints.
• Experience and
interest in working with FPOs and SHGs at grass-root level.
Understanding on adult learning principles.
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.