About the Organization
Vrutti was ideated in 2002 by two graduates from the Institute of Rural Management Anand. We are committed to find solutions to end poverty, marginalisation and create wealth and build resilience for small producers. As social entrepreneurs, we pursue problem solving with entrepreneurial zeal, business acumen, courage to innovate, and consistently challenge traditional practices. To us, scale is about reach and impact at the community – the depth and breadth of our contributions to change (at individual producer, ecosystem and national levels) and sustainability of benefits. Our solutions are modelled to take us to the scale. We are not satisfied with localised and limited interventions. We therefore ‘model’ our approaches, ‘cost’ them, and ‘integrate’ them to be adopted by communities or market or public policy. We are passionate about unbiased measurement, self-critique and learning. We work through result-based planning tools, performance measurement metrics, impact and value for money assessments and use technology as an augmenter.
For more information, visit hp://www.vrutti.org
About the Role
Vrutti in partnership with reputed organizations will anchor efforts to re-imagine capacity building solutions for water security and water quality initiatives at scale across various states. As the Program Coordinator, the primary role is to lead the conceptualization and development of the reimagined solutions and pilot them. Given that this involves re-thinking and challenging many existing systems, the role requires a thorough and deep understanding of existing processes, challenges across all block, district and state levels. The role will also include working with multiple stakeholders and field partners including the government in order to achieve program sustainability and success in accordance with the defined targets, strategies and goals. The core responsibilities are:
-Design, plan and pilot the reimagined initiatives in partnership with the various program partners.
-Manage communications related to the program
-Build positive relations within the team members as well as external stakeholders
-Ensure that technology is used correctly for all program-related operations
-Work with program partners for the growth and scale-up of the program in the district and state
-Create presentations, summaries and helping materials to ensure better communication and widespread understanding of the program
Required Skills and Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, Urban Management and/or related fields.
2. At least 4 years of full-me work experience in Water, Agriculture, Land/Forest and/or related sectors
3. Understanding of district level systems and processes, budget components, allocations etc.
4. Prior working experience in large development sector projects (ex. with MNREGA) involving multiple stakeholders.
5. Demonstrated problem solving skills and employing creative solutions to solve complex issues.
6. Prior experience of working with technological interventions in the development sector.
7. Strong communication skills through thought provoking questions and ability to seek solutions at scale
8. Strong relationship building skills with diverse stakeholders at all levels.
9. Experience of project management, implementation and monitoring.
10. Demonstrated skills of preparing quality materials and reports.
11. Good understanding of systems and processes around project implementation and monitoring.
Fluency in English and Kannada, both written and oral, at professional level is essential.
-Cultural/gender/religious/racial/nationality/age sensitivity and adaptability
-Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
-Take personal responsibility to deliver the outcomes
-Teamwork/collaborates effectively in a team environment
-Organized/administrative skills and good with following-up on pending issues; meets deadlines
-Promotes learning and knowledge management/sharing
-Focus on delivering results by taking calculated risks and problem-solving approach
-Managerial skills – fair and transparent decision- maker and regularly shares information with team members
Other Required Functional Competencies
-Practical knowledge of interdisciplinary development issues
-Ability to go beyond established procedures and models, propose new approaches which expand the range of projects
-Numerical and analytical skills
-Experience of working with monitoring and evaluation tools
-Experience in coordination and other capacity/institutional building support to a wide range of stakeholders
1 vacancy in Karnataka
Nature of Employment
Time-bound position (Full-me at least for 6 months to 1 year based on performance). **The contract may be open to renewal by another year thereafter.
The candidate is expected to be comfortable with frequent work-related travel to various districts in Karnataka
The incumbent will be assessed by the Reporting Officer on the accomplishment and successful delivery of all components described above.
As per market standards as well as the organization policy on cadre and grade.
Interested candidates are requested to email your resumes to [email protected] with the subject line Application for the position of Program Coordinator.