Brief About the
Regional Coordinator will lead the
interventions of N+3F in one of the regions. S/he is responsible
to scale up the adoption of N+FFS in that region to reach 40000 to
50000 farmers and large number of consumers, through active
engagement with Farmers Organisations (FOs), Civil Society
Organizations (CSOs), Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)
and other value chain actors. S/he will work closely with the
thematic anchors for offering technical support to the partners on
production enhancement, value chain development and consumption
promotion. This position requires frequent travel in the region
for handholding, monitoring and programme development.
of employment: Full time 3-year contract, with the option to
Identify suitable FOs and CSOs in the region engaged or interested
to engage in N+FFS and establish vibrant partnership.
Offer in-person support to FOs and NGOs to evolve robust
context-specific N+FFS, building on the salient agro-ecological
elements of the indigenous farming practices.
3. Build a
cadre of staff at the FOs and NGOs level with necessary attitude,
skills and knowledge on implementing N+FFS and the related
Standards and Guarantee Systems.
4. Understand the specific
needs of FOs and NGOs and offer timely support to plan and execute
yearly and seasonal interventions.
5. Help FOs and NGOs move
up the agricultural value chain by improving their aggregation,
storage, processing and marketing capabilities.
6. Aid the
FOs and NGOs to expand the N+FFS interventions to reach a viable
and cost-effective scale and to advance their operations for
7. Identify MSMEs interested in processing and
marketing of pesticide-free agricultural products in the region
and support them in their business development.
adoption of N+FFS Standards and Guarantee Systems by the FOs,
CSOs, MSMEs and other value chain actors in the region, leading to
getting certified by a relevant agency.
9. Facilitate cross
learning, collective learning and linkages among the partners.
Facilitate linkage of partners with the agricultural universities,
research stations, KVK, incubation centres, banking institutions
and other service providers.
11. Facilitate business linkages
between producers (FOs/CSOs) and processors, buyers, e- commerce
platforms and other market actors within and outside the
12. Undertake need-based research to address the
constraints faced by farmers and other stakeholders and to advance
context specific N+FFS.
13. Monitor progress, document
learnings and generate quarterly reports to track the
14. Any other responsibility assigned by the
management as per the organisational
competency on implementation of agricultural interventions on a
scale with the involvement of many stakeholders
2. A good
understanding of agroecological agricultural interventions and
their large-scale adoption by farmers, both at the theoretical and
3. Ability to engage with a large variety
of stakeholders like FOs, NGOs, agricultural research
institutions, KVKs, banking institutions, government support
institutions and market actors.
• Graduate/Post-Graduate in Agriculture,
Horticulture OR any other qualification relevant to the position
from a reputed institute.
• Minimum 7 years of work
experience in conceptualizing and implementation of large-scale
agricultural interventions with FOs or CSOs.
experience of organizing training on agriculture technologies and
offering handholding support to FOs and CSOs.
• Excellent written and verbal
communication skills in English and Hindi, including the ability
to set out a coherent analysis in presentations, reports and
• Passion for the cause of ‘ensuring safe and
wholesome foods to all’
• Proactive, self-driven, while
at the same time being a good team player, with excellent
interpersonal skills and a track record of delivering products and
programs from scratch.
• Interested to work with rural
communities, people from varying backgrounds, demographic
characteristics and educational levels.
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