Program Officer (Technical) via DevNetJobsIndia

Tata Trusts

Gadchiroli, , IN

Position Details:
Program Officer – Technical – Ex. Malgujari Project
No. of position: 1
Location: Gadchiroli (Maharashtra)
Type of contract: Contractual

Position Overview:
The Program Officer – Technical for Malgujari project will be responsible for the overall project implementation within the district and work in close co-ordination and rapport with the field teams, also report to the Area Manager for the overall progress of the project.
Roles & Responsibilities:
• The Program Officer –Technical should have knowledge of watershed development through De-siltation of tanks, recharge pits, contour trenches, farm bunds, farm ponds, check dams, bori-bands, etc.;
• Should be able to co-ordinate with the district authorities and relevant officials to seek appropriate approvals for the entire project sites;
• Should be able to design, estimate soil and water conservation measures, Water resources development & management measures, School WATSAN, pipe line design, drip and sprinkler irrigation systems, drinking water schemes;
• Should be technically strong and train farmers for soil and water conservation work. Develop cadre of supervisors / village volunteer to undertake technical engineering work on ground;
• Prepare measurement books for each and every engineering structure or earth work and get the same verified by a Third Party Agency for maintaining check on proper usage of Trusts’ funds;
• Should ensure documentation of program activities. This includes filing of program contracts and agreements, proposal inclusive of the latest version of the budget and log frame, significant approvals and correspondence, minutes of review meetings, monthly plans and reports, financial Programmes and reports, lessons learned, success stories inclusive of any significant Programme findings, document photos, best practices and lessons learned etc.;
• Should participate in Annual Work Planning and meetings/workshops/conferences etc.;
• Should facilitate the initiation of formation of Water User Association (WUA) in terms of design and operational aspect;
• Should ensure timely submission of a narrative and financial monthly progress report, work plans, etc. as required by the Trusts;
• Should perform other relevant duties as requested by the seniors and Reporting Manager/Officer;
• Should have high level coordination, rapport building and liaison with the WUG, other key stakeholders as well as community, to plan initiatives and also provide timely input, support etc.
• Should undertake extensive traveling to project locations as expected;
• Should collect data ensuring high data quality and integrity;
• Should report timely to central teams with requisite data, reports, information, photos, etc. to fulfil the objectives of project;
• Should facilitate visits of external stakeholders, including donors and central teams;
• Should participate in any other activities which may be required to be undertaken to fulfil the objectives of the project and organisation.

Qualification & Experience:
• Masters in Civil Engineering, M. Tech in Agriculture Engineering/Irrigation/ Soil & water conservation / water resources/ or related specializations
• Experience of working in the development projects will be preferred, especially in the role of a Team Leader for the Technical projects
• 5 plus years of experience of working in watershed development projects;
• Computer literacy is a must with through knowledge of all the watershed relevant designing softwares, and proficiency in using google earth;
• Candidate should have her/his own moped/two wheeler for field supervision/visits

The last date to apply – March 21, 2020