Role: Program coordinator - PHLM & Agri cooling in Karnataka region.
Base location - Bangalore
Position: 6 months probation, then permanent based on review.
Experience: 3-5 years

The key activities are mentioned below:

  • District/cluster/village wise geography mapping of Post-Harvest Loss (PHL) interventions for Tomato and Potato value chain in Karnataka.
  • Identifying Technological interventions required for Tomato and Potato particularly in relevance to increase Small and Marginal farmers income after Harvest of Tomato and Potato.
  • Identifying key stakeholder groups such as local communities, FPO’s/FPC, NGOs, and various government departments/ agencies and building a partnership for effective implementation of the program activities.
  • Conducting primary research and data collection about existing Tomato and Potato value chain, present business models, Scope study for value addition.
  • Organizing training programs and Local field coordination with all stakeholders.
  • Liasoning with Central and state Government agencies,Banks and other financial institutions.
  • Exploring the feasibility of existing cold storage for solar integration.
  • 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.
  • Helping in arranging photos and videos for reports and campaigns.
  • Regularly report on the improvements and impact of these interventions in terms of income, utilization and business diversification for end users.

Deliverables expected would include

  • Report on Geography mapping and existing business model with detailed insights, pro’s & con on solar powered interventions.
  • Identification of FPO’s/FPC or Tomato and Potato farming societies for the sustainable PHL interventions.
  • Identifying and building a partnership with local communities, FPO’s/FPC, NGOs, and various government departments/ agencies.
  • Developing a suitable business model for solar powered cold storage and other PHL interventions
    Note: This is not an exhaustive list of deliverables and activities. The role may involve additional, related activities based on progress.


  • Proven experience in Agribusiness, AgriTech, Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO)
  • Someone who worked extensively in Potato and Tomato Value chain
  • Some one works in Seed Potato is also considered
  • Knowledge on Tomato and Potato 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, Sample of training sessions/ reports and presentations previously prepared by the consultant should be shared
  • Familiar Kannada, Telugu Language is an added Advantage.
  • Someone who extensively worked in the FPO ecosystem.

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.orgwith Subject line: Program coordinator - Tomato and Potato value chain in Karnataka region. Base location - Bangalore.