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Microsave Consulting , Institutional Strengthening Expert , IIM,IRMA,XIMB

  • 4-11 yrs
  • Not Disclosed

Job Description

Experience :Minimum 5 to 10 years of relevant work experience in the development of Farmer Producer Organization , agri,marketing consultancy projects. Prior work experience required with Community based organizations FPO, FPC; FPO federation; SFAC; FPO policy and implementation. Experience of working in Bihar will be an added advantage.Qualifications:Post,Graduate Degree in Agriculture, Agri,Business Management, Rural Management, Agriculture Engineering, M.Sc. Agriculture from premier colleges (IIM,ABM, MANAGE, IRMA, XIM,B or any other similar institutionsRole and Responsibilities:The individual will be responsible for taking initiatives for the promotion of FPO eco,system in Bihar , in line with the 10,000 FPO scheme of Govt of India. It will entail ensuring effective implementation of FPO schemes in the State in collaboration with other implementing agencies such as NABARD, NAFED and NCDC, apart from agencies of Govt. of Bihar such as Directorate of Horticulture, Agriculture and Organic Mission. The planning and implementation of interventions are to be done in collaboration with relevant stakeholderIt would involve the following, but not limited to these.Institutional strengthening and capacity building of FPOs:1. Support BSFAC in providing overall guidance to the implementing agencies in Bihar namely NABARD, NCDC, SFAC and NAFED for the implementation of GOI's scheme of 10,000 FPOs; through the State Level Coordination Committee (SLCC) meetings.2. Develop capacity building ,training calendars ,refresher training plan for FPCs on governance, statutory compliances, financial management, business administration, etc. and ensure its implementation by coordinating with various stakeholders3. Stakeholders' consultation to assess requirement of an apex organization (FPO federation) to strengthen FPOs in Bihar; benchmark institutional structures in other states and design an institutional framework for similar federation in Bihar4. Conduct feasibility study for sustainability of such institutions and develop a sustainability plan for FPO federation5. Develop a rating tool for FPOs based on its social inclusion, financial viability, management & governance and other indicators6. Monitoring and supervision of rating exercise for FPOs and undertake customized capacity building programmesDigital initiatives for FPOs:1. Facilitate the development of a digital platform for FPCs in Bihar and onboard all the relevant stakeholders on this platform2. Provide support to FPOs through FPO platform in areas such as value addition, market linkages, input procurement and credit services3. Explore the possibility of single window opportunity for FPCs to access government schemes4. Facilitate integration of FPC database with the contract farming e,registration platform5. Build capacity of FPOs to encourage trade through digital,electronic platforms6. Regular capacity building of FPOs to optimize benefits from digital initiativesMarket and Credit Linkage:1. Facilitate linkages of FPCs with technology service providers (Agri,Techs, Market Advisories)2. Undertake promotional activities for direct trade linkages of FPCs for national and international trade (export)3. Facilitate FPCs in fulfill regulatory requirements for accessing international markets and availing input licenses (Licenses for selling agriculture inputs like seeds, pesticides, fertilizers and registration with relevant departments)4. Facilitate buyback arrangements with agri,business companies for direct market linkages5. To facilitate linkage of FPCs with commercial lending institutions (support in development of proposals, organizing Bankers,NBFCs, FPCs meet ,sensitizations of lending institutions)6. Designing commodity specific business strategies (based on available resources and marketable surplus) for identified FPCs and explore opportunities for direct linkages through contract farming or similar arrangements with large companies (ITC, Britannia, LT Foods etc..)Stakeholders' engagement and Policy support for the promotion of FPOs:1. Support in formulating a comprehensive FPO policy for strengthening of FPO ecosystem2. Formulate schemes to support FPOs in accessing institutional credit from financial institutions3. Coordination with FPC promoting institutions for timely registration of FPCs and ensuring systems (periodic monitoring) for necessary compliances for the functional FPCs in Bihar4. Prepare a business development roadmap for functional FPCs in the Bihar in coordination with FPC promoting institutions (State level officials from agriculture department, NABARD ,NCDC ,SFAC,NGOs, ,NAFED etc.)5. Facilitate convergence of state and central government schemes for FPOs in the state6. Facilitating creation of infrastructures for post,harvest management and processing for FPOs by leveraging convergence with GoI schemes, GoB schemes and policies like BAIPP.7. Pro,active recommendations, suggestions for improving the marketing and value,addition opportunities for FPOs in the State of BiharSkills and expertiseTechnical skills:, Sound understanding of the agriculture sector in India and recent developments., Demonstrated experience and expertise in FPO development, with a focus on policy and market linkages., Analytical abilities to analyze government policies, programs and implementation strategies of government projects in agriculture., Proven experience working with government heads and senior bureaucrats.Teamwork:, Excellent ability to work effectively with others in the team, Experience working with diverse teams, Experience of managing large teams and complex projects., Excellent client management, team management and leadership skills.Communication Skills, Excellent ability to prepare documents, reports and presentations, Excellent writing and presentation skills., Excellent oral communication in English., Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, particularly senior government officials.Other Soft Skills:, Self,motivated and driven., Passion to work for rural , agribusiness development areas., Abilities and proven experience to work in unstructured , semi,structured environment.