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Partnering Hope into Action (Phia) Foundation

Ranchi, Jharkhand, India 🇮🇳

Basic information
PositionTechnical Expert/ Specialist
Job locationRanchi, Jharkhand
Last Date of Application 05.12.2021

About PHIA Foundation

Partnering Hope into Action (Phia) Foundation is a Charitable Trust registered in India that works on the issues of social exclusion and poverty reduction. PHIA believes in promoting equality, dignity and social justice so that everyone regardless of gender, caste, class, ethnicity, religion, colour, culture and physical abilities can live a life free from poverty, exclusion and discrimination. Phia through its affiliate and partners brings in a long legacy of over 50 years of experience and expertise in development and humanitarian work in India and globally and draws upon its wide portfolio of partnerships with grassroots civil society organizations. This includes the flagship PACS Programme that has reached over 9 million people in 7 of the poorest states, helping socially excluded communities claim their rights and entitlements. While the PACS program concluded, PHIA Foundation is helping take the processes and initiatives under PACS further into a new phase. Phia strives to empower poor marginalized and vulnerable groups for non-discriminatory access to rights and entitlements: in essential services, gainful livelihoods, relief during emergencies and address inequality and inter-generational poverty. The issue of gender equality crosscuts all its work. For more information about the Foundation, please visit our website at

About the Project

The position is for the project titled ‘Zero Hunger Panchayats: A collaborative Government- CSO initiative towards accessing public services in Jharkhand, India. The project will be implemented in 100 administrative bocks of 14 districts of Jharkhand. The project aims to

  • Establish 100 functional Help Desks (Nagarik NSKs NSK) at Block level as a bridge between the administration and community
  • Capacity building programmes are conducted for 80 Nagarik NSKs (new and existing) functionaries through a cascade model
  • Village level committees and the village assembly (Gram Sabha) are capacitated to development, implementation and monitoring participatory micro plans.
  • Advocacy activities are undertaken for policy changes, dissemination of best practices and knowledge exchange towards scaling up of e NSKs in the entire state.

Job Description

  • Lead the NRM based training aligned with GPDP planning
  • Liaisoning with the Block/ District Administration (AE/JE)
  • Should Have thematic understanding of MGNREGA and other social security schemes.
  • Capacity building of the team on NRM, Watershed works, MGNREGS works etc involved in the planning and implementation of the projects at Panchayat, Block and district level. 
  • Closely work with District Administration and Block administration for effective execution of the project area.
  • Document the project progress, submission of monitoring Reports, capturing success stories, facilitating visit by National/ State Team/ other partners etc.
  • Facilitating partnership and collaboration with MGNREGA, Department of Agriculture, Department of Welfare and Soil and water conservation department.
  • Standardize appropriate formats for bio-physical intervention tool kits (IECs), estimates, tracking systems, etc.
  • Review the Quality Assurance and Quality Control manuals for the block team.
  • Develop training manuals on technical intervention – planning, estimates, etc.
  • Support the team in preparing the progress reports, collection of information, monitoring, IEC activities, awareness building of the community on technical and operation and maintenance aspects;
  • Develop community technical cadres as planners, implementers and monitors.
  • Document case stories containing impacts of the biophysical intervention through convergence processes.
  • Take up additional activities from time to time assigned by the line manger

Qualifications/Experience/skills/knowledge and expertise

  • She/ he should have a Degree/Diploma in Civil Engineering.
  • Relevant experience of 3 year of experience in NRM, watersheds, Participatory Perspective planning, CBOs strengthening, work on governance at Panchayat level etc.
  • Willingness to travel to the field extensively as required in the project.
  • Working knowledge in MS Office application shall be preferred.
  • Understanding of national flagship programs like MGNREGA, NFSA etc. would be preferred
  • Experience in coordinating/dialoguing with block and district administration.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work with a range of people from diverse backgrounds in an open-minded, non-dogmatic manner.

How to Apply

Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply to [email protected] with a cover letter, discussing your interest and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume including the names of two referees, by or before 05.12.2021.  Please mention â€˜ Technical Expert â€“ Jharkhand’ in the subject line. 

Applicants from SC/ST/religious minorities and other marginalized sections are encouraged to apply. 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  

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