Position: State Officer - Chhattisgarh
Project: SWITCH -Asia II Evolving a Women-centred Model of Extension of Improved Cook Stoves for Sustained Adoption at Scale
Reports to: PROJECT MANAGER
Location: Pathalgaon (Jashpur District, Chhattisgarh)
About the Project:
CARE India is planning to implement a four year initiative to address the challenge of poor and patchy adoption of Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS) by developing and establishing a women-centred model of extension, in two Indian States - Chhattisgarh and Odisha. Both the States have a substantial proportion of population categorized as poor (45%, 36%) and tribals (31%, 23%), who are largely forest dependent. The overall objective of the proposed action is to promote sustainable adoption of Improved Cook Stoves (ICS) as a clean cooking energy solution among forest-dependent households (FDH), through a combination of capacity building, collectivization, market development, and multi-stakeholder engagement actions, resulting in 10,000 women from FDHs using ICS and developing a sustainable ICS adoption model for replication among 800 million rural households in the country who use traditional and polluting cook stoves.
The action will work directly with 10,000 women from Forest Dependent Households (FDHs), 200 women’s collectives, and 2000 men from FDHs in 60 villages of three districts – Jashpur (Chhattisgarh), Kandhamal and Kalahandi (both in Odisha). The action will engage and influence ICS VC actors (e.g., financiers, ICS manufacturers and suppliers, distributors, retailers, field technicians) for strengthening the VC and making it inclusive through women entrepreneurs’ participation.
State Officer will lead the project’s operations within the assigned State, and will be responsible for rolling out the Project Action Plan in selected districts and villages of Chhattisgarh, with women and their collectives; developing linkages with ICS VC actors at State, district and local levels; and providing evidence, reports, and other documentation emanating from field action. S/he will mentor and monitor all project staff attached to her/his State Office.
To plan, coordinate, advocate, network, operationalize and ensure smooth implementation to achieve the desired goals and compliance to CARE’s policies and procedures
- Responsible for developing and implementing the state and district plans and implementation in coordination with Project team & stakeholders.
- Coordinate with filed team in undertaking community mobilization and awareness generation processes on Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS) through use of IEC material
- Build Capacities of the Project Team and ensure training / cross visits and on-site support to Women/Men from Forest Dependent Households (FDHs) and family members at different forums on Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS) as a clean cooking energy solution (importance, issues and challenges) and other relevant thematic areas as identified (ex. Environment protection / Climate Change Impact etc.).
- Provide supportive supervision to the project team for effective implementation.
- Support to Project team and ensure timely compliance of CARE policies and procedures
- Managing State, District, and local level stakeholders and resilient partnerships.
- Facilitate, plan and manage the capacity building of state staff with close support from and resource team
- Representation in relevant committees and advocacy related to project.
- Facilitate and support in preparing and implementing the district plan, timelines and training.
- Ensuring quality of donor reporting and relationships at the project level.
- Supporting replication and scale up of the project learning / model.
To be responsible for monitoring, evaluation, review and reporting of the state
- Responsible to ensure Baseline and project related data used by district as well as State for assessing quality and project progress as per SoP (M&E)
- Regularly monitor the program progress by collecting and analyzing data from various sources of the program monitoring system of the project and facilitate action by systems.
- Ensure field visits to oversee project activities and provide supportive supervision to the staff.
- Ensure timely submission of program reports to the donor.
- Ensure analysis and use of information received at every level.
- Be responsible for state level documentation of project activities and lessons learned, submission of progress reports and other reports required for CARE systems
- Ensure timely submission of state level report as per given guideline
- Consolidating the state level data and report.
- Support to Program Manager for generating the donor report and monitoring.
To ensure reporting, recording and monitoring of financial transactions and documents as per SoP and CARE policies
- Responsible for all financial transactions for the state
- Facilitate and ensure timely reporting and recording of all the financial transaction.
- Support in timely reporting and compliance.
- Facilitate audits in the state with support of District Team Leaders and ensure audit compliance.
- Undertake local procurement processes (as per the organizations policies & procedures) in coordination with Pm and Support Services Team
Responsible for undertaking staff IOP, performance management and development plan through APAA
- Be responsible for supervision of the reportees.
- Be fully familiar with the Performance Management System to have annual performance plans established with direct reports, conduct their mid-term reviews and annual appraisals
- Be responsible to develop effective individual personal development and project related training plans for enhancement of staff skills and to increase their capacity for high quality performance
- Facilitate and be responsible for recruitment and timely placement of team
- Engage with project staff to ensure timely Performance Management
- Provide supportive supervision and management support to Team: planning, monitoring and program reviews
Emergency Response & Disaster Preparedness
- Required to provide support and undertake specified emergency assignments identified as part of the CARE Roster for Emergency Deployment during the time of disasters/emergencies.
- Provide support to the emergency response and become readily available for deployment.
- Undertake the specified role and responsibilities identified as part of the CARE India Emergency Roster.
- Be familiar with CARE emergency protocols and respective roles as per the functional area under which member has been nominated.
Qualifications & Experience :
- At least Masters in Social Science / Rural development/ Agribusiness/ Agriculture/ General Management/ Forestry.
- At least two years of direct implementation experience, of which at least one year should be in a project management position in a livelihoods promotion / natural resource management project.
Skills & Competencies :
- Good project management
- Project and employee performance tracking skills
- Good written and verbal communication
- Multi-tasking and a Team player
- Adept in computer and internet usage and well-versed in all MS office programs
- Knowledge of English essential, knowledge of Hindi will be an added advantage
- This is a field-based position, and at least 20 days/month will be spent in project villages/Panchayats and markets of Chhattisgarh.
Candidates should send their resumes to care.prompthr.in to apply for the positions online.
The last date of receiving applications will be 30th November 2017. Only short-listed candidates would be contacted.
CARE India is an equal opportunity and diversity promoting employer. Therefore Women, persons differently abled, SC/ST/ OBC candidates are especially encouraged to apply.