Role: Program coordinator – Agri Cooling in Karnataka region.
Base location - Bengaluru
Position: 12 months contract
Experience: 3-4 years
Female candidates are encouraged to apply

The key activities are mentioned below:

  • District/cluster/village wise geography mapping FPOs in Karnataka.
  • Identifying key stakeholder groups such as local communities, NGOs, and various government departments/ agencies and building a partnership for effective implementation of the program activities.
  • Identifying DRE-based technological interventions required to increase (Small and Marginal) farmers' income.
  • Conducting primary research and data collection about current practices of FPOs, nature of business transactions, orientation towards output business.
  • Organizing training programs and Local field coordination with all stakeholders
  • Exploring the feasibility of DRE based technological implementation with the FPOs
  • Undertake market research and field research to identify, benchmark best practices on the above
  • Leverage existing networks, and those facilitated through partners to create the required market channels and linkages to enable a robust business model.

Deliverables expected would include

  • To study and assess the status of FPOs in terms of business behaviour, financial awareness and linkage, factors responsible for the success and failures of FPOs
  • Facilitate training and capacity building on output business and financial awareness
  • To find out the extent of connectivity between FPOs and various market linkage startups/entities.
  • Identify the best performing FPOs that have potential to take up DRE based solutions
  • User profile of champion end users (Individual farmers/FIGs/Grower Societies) for post-harvest processing technology interventions - Focusing on all PHL interventions such as Sorting/Grading machines, Dryer, cold storage, Peeler, Slicer, and other value addition related technological solutions.

    Note: This is not an exhaustive list of deliverables and activities. The role may involve additional, related activities based on progress.

Competencies:

  • Someone who extensively worked in the FPO ecosystem
  • Proven experience in Agribusiness, AgriTech, Farmer Producer Organizations
  • Knowledge on fruits & vegetables trade dynamics
  • Ability to travel to sites as needed and perform cross- geographic monitoring on utilization, conduct training sessions with FPOs and facilitate relevant linkages
  • Ability to present information in clear and presentable formats
  • Familiar with Kannada, Telugu Language is an added advantage

Interested consultants/organizations are requested to send their CVs, with a note on previous experience relevant to this project (maximum of 1 page on previous experience). Send the details at apply@selcofoundation.org with the Subject lineProgram coordinator – Agri Cooling in Karnataka region. Base location - Bangalore.