Role: Project Coordinator - Agri Cooling.
Base location – Odissa (1), Northeast (1)
Position: 12 months contract.
Experience: 2-3 years
Female candidates are encouraged to apply

The key activities are mentioned below:

  • Identifying key stakeholder groups such as local communities, FPO’s/FPC, Modern Retail Firms, NGOs, and various government departments/ agencies and building a partnership for efficient utilization of existing solar-powered cold storage installed by SF.
  • Convergence of end users with regional partners, Agri start-ups for better market linkage.
  • Conducting primary research and data collection about existing implementations of cold storage across local geographies.
  • Organizing training and capacity building programs and Local field coordination with all stakeholders.
  • Leverage existing networks, and those facilitated through partners to create the required market channels, and linkages to enable a robust business model.
  • 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 of solar-powered cold storages.
  • 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.

Competencies:

  • Proven experience in Agribusiness, AgriTech, and Farmer Producer Organizations (FPO)
  • Hands on experience in Market linkage - Someone who worked extensively with Agri start-ups is an added advantage
  • Strong communication skill and Stakeholder management and relationship building
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint and other presentation tools.
  • 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, Sample of training sessions/ reports and presentations previously prepared by the consultant should be shared
  • Someone who extensively worked in the FPO ecosystem.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply

Interested candidates 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 to apply@selcofoundation.org with Subject line:Project Coordinator - Agri Cooling. Base location – Odissa/Northeast