Job Opportunity for Promoter – Water Resilience at WOTR in Mumbai

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A little bit about who we are

At WOTR, we are committed to tackling the key causes of rural poverty by rejuvenating ecosystems and building the community’s resilience to climate change by enhancing water availability, increasing land and agricultural productivity, diversifying livelihoods, empowering women, and strengthening the health and well-being of vulnerable rural communities.

WOTR brings together practitioners, academicians, researchers, trainers, and policy makers to work collaboratively in building the resilience of rural communities. Our partners, including donors and government agencies stand resolutely behind us to effect this.

Over the course of nearly 30 years, we have already made a significant impact, having worked in 10 states and 4395 villages, and positively impacting the lives of 4.43 million people. We remain dedicated to continuing this important work and expanding our efforts to make an even greater difference in the lives of those we serve. For further information, do look us up at:

A brief snapshot of the role:

We are now launching a programme to provide technical assistance for ecosystem-centric, climate resilient development in rural Maharashtra in collaboration with related departments of the Government of Maharashtra.

One component of this program is promoting Nature-friendly/nature-positive Farming Systems to build Agricultural Resilience in Maharashtra.

We are seeking a highly motivated Consultant in Agroecology who will be responsible to lead and drive this effort. This critical role will be for a one-year period, which may be extended. It will be based in Mumbai with periodic travel to Pune and across the state.

As Consultant – Agroecology you will:

  • Work with government and other stakeholders to develop a framework, strategies and road map to benchmark and promote climate resilient and nature positive agricultural practices across the state.
  • Conduct sensitization workshops for agriculture department staff (at all levels) and related stakeholders to familiarize them with the framework, strategies and road map; facilitate their implementation and monitor progress.
  • Develop a Training Curriculum (with related material) and conduct Training of Trainers events (TOTs) for agriculture department staff and other stakeholders to promote up-scaling of nature positive, climate resilient agriculture.
  • Develop/ collate training and promotional material for on-farm production of eco-friendly agricultural inputs for plant growth and plant protection to improve soil health and achieve better yields.
  • Provide support to the agriculture departments/ agencies to popularize the practice and adoption of nature positive, climate resilient agriculture.

Apply if you have:

  • 7+ years of field experience including in mobilizing farmers.
  • Have done policy-related analytical and research work.
  • Familiarity with Govt. programmes in Agriculture.
  • Engaged and liaised with Govt. department and agencies
  • Written and Spoken fluency in Marathi and English.
  • A Postgraduate/Ph.D degree in Agriculture.
  • Familiarity with climate change and its impact on Agriculture.

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