Agribusiness and Livelihood Promotion Thematic Experts

Green Innovation Centres for the agriculture and food sector
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Job Description

1. Analysis report detailing the FPO situation, their needs and identification of priority aspects for a supporting structure like FPO cell.
2. Recommendations report on the need, role, composition, organisational structure, responsibilities and formation of the FPO Cell.
3. Documented workshop proceedings: Stakeholder workshop to present the above and discuss the next steps to be taken by relevant stakeholders.
4. In collaboration with the FPO Cell team, draft implementation plans and schedules for capacity building measures including workshops and knowledge sharing events.
5. Refer TOR for more details

Project Description
Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector – India
The project “Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector” in India (hereafter called as the project or GIC) is part of the special initiative “One World – No Hunger” (SEWOH) of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The project addresses poverty and hunger in 16 countries, amongst them India. For the Green Innovation Centres India, sustainable agri-business, local innovation systems and competence development are the core concerns. In addition, the project is committed to the cross-cutting issues of water and soil management, climate change adaptation, renewable energy, gender, youth employment, digitalisation and agri-research.
The Green Innovation Centre India wants small-scale farming enterprises and rural entrepreneurs to get more money out of their work and to increase rural employment in the agri-food sector. To achieve this, it disseminates innovations along value chains based on three crops: tomato, potato and apple in the Indian states Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. Field operations are ongoing since early 2016.
Screening Criteria 1
Education/training: Masters/ PhD in Agriculture and related Sciences/ Natural Resource Management
Screening Criteria 2
Language : English and Hindi. Kannada would be an added advantage. (Level - C1)
Screening Criteria 3
General professional experience : 10 years or more of experience in Rural Development and Management, working with rural farming communities; experience in Agribusiness and livelihood promotion.
Screening Criteria 4
Specific professional experience : 10 years or more experience of working in the agriculture or allied sector with a focus on promoting livelihoods through community managed producer collectives like FPOs / FGCs / federated structures as well as a hands-on understanding on Indian policies and programmes on rural organisational development.
Screening Criteria 5
Leadership/management experience : 2 years or more of management experience
Screening Criteria 6
Regional experience : 10 years of experience in Karnataka & other Indian states
Screening Criteria 7
Development Cooperation (DC) experience : 5 or more years

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