Job Opportunity for Production Manager (Commodities) at Transform Rural India in Lucknow, Varanasi

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Organisation Information

Since its inception in 2016, Transforming Rural India Foundation (TRI) has been deeply focused on an integrated approach to village development to accelerate mobility across all generations. We believe in bringing solutions through multi-sector changes through engaging community-based institutes like Self Help Groups (SHGs), Panchayati Raj Institutes (PRIs) and FrontLine Workers (FLWs) together to closely work with the government.

TRI works directly with more than one million people in 2000 villages across India’s poorest states and impacts close to over 60 million rural Indians through its formal engagement with governments at different levels.

Aimed at improving the rural livelihoods of women farmers in Uttar Pradesh to increase their average base income by 30%, TRI has started a special project. The two-year project is primarily focused on creating selfsustainable women-led FPOs (Farmer Producer Organization) and a platform for women farmers to strengthen and diversify their livelihoods.

Leveraging Self Help Groups (SHGs) promoted by the Deendayal Antodaya Yojna-National Rural Livelihood Mission (DAY-NRLM), a government program, TRI will support women
in productive roles within the FPOs, offering robust institutional aggregation to enhance market connections and boost earnings. The project will also work with community representatives on building soil organic carbon through various methods of composting, ensuring soil vitality through precise testing and nutrient recommendations. It will further foster adaptive crop choices, encourage intercropping, and establish real-time agroadvisory from experts thereby bolstering a dynamic and resilient agricultural ecosystem.

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Primary Role of the Position: This position will support in adoption of best practices concerning the commodities being dealt by FPOs.


Job Position: Production Manager (Commodities)

Locations: Lucknow and Varanasi

Appointment: On a Consultancy basis with immediate joining

Duration: 2 years (subject to renewal based on performance)

Key Accountabilities

  • Supporting block teams in ensuring smooth FPO operations, and achieving the plans
  • Work with FPO in crop and production planning for each season
  • Maintain records of crop/ production plan
  • Suggest POP/ best practices with respect to crop
  • Recommend, plan, and monitor aggregation, storage, processing plan among FPO and its member
  • Work on developing necessary market linkages to achieve production and sale
  • Develop and maintain relationship with all inputs’ suppliers, village agriculture officials and ecosystem player
  • Any other work assigned by the supervisor from time to time

*The above key accountabilities are indicative and not exhaustive

Qualification / Work Experience:

1. Bachelor’s Degree in professional fields such as in Agriculture, Rural Development, Forest Management, or any other closely related field

2. At least 5 years’ experience working with similar projects of livelihoods and farm prosperity, experience of working with FPOs/PEs will be given preference

3. Experience of working with Agri companies dealing with procurement of farm produce

4. Experience in developing and implementation of Training and capacity building programs for women collectives

5. Knowledge of central/state sponsored schemes, rights and entitlement focused towards creation of individual assets, social security and poverty alleviation

6. Experience of working with Govt-entities, reputed NGOs, Bilateral/Multilateral organizations is desirable

7. Language: Sound knowledge of written and spoken Hindi and English

8. Willingness to stay and travel in rural areas in UP

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