Position:   Project Coordinator- NTFP Livelihoods, Full time Location:   SELCO Foundation, Bengaluru, Karnataka Reports to: Program Manager Starting date:   Immediate
SELCO Foundation seeks to inspire and implement socially, financially, and environmentally inclusive solutions by improving access to sustainable energy. SELCO Foundation’s key objectives are systematically identified the diverse needs of the poor, understand and define the role of sustainable development, poverty alleviation, and decentralized energy, create and deploy innovative solutions that positively impact the well-being, health, education, and livelihoods towards the alleviation of poverty and foster the development of enabling conditions or an ecosystem through holistic thought processes in technology, finance, entrepreneurship, and policy. As one of the priority development verticals, we are working to develop sustainable energy-driven solutions for Agriculture. Under the Agricultural vertical, we have been working on specific value chains such as millets, rice, spice, tomato, and potato and with agri cooling,as a value chain cutting across all horticulture produce. Currently, SELCO Foundation is exploring Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP’s), and seeks to develop sustainable energy solutions to improve, and diversify farm incomes , and reduce drudgery across the NTFPs value chain. We are specifically looking at technologies that bring value for small- marginal farmers, native entrepreneurs, FPOs, FPCs, SHG, and other stakeholders. Technology interventions that lead to better utilization of NTFPs and consequently expand opportunities not only in improving incomes of forest-dependent resource gatherers but also contribute to the national economy through trade of value-added NTFPs have been documented globally to make non timber forest product value chains sustainable. Raising awareness on the possibilities for increasing returns from NTFPs through transformative yet sustainable technologies that yield commercially-viable products empower those who adopt them to anchor ecosystem welfare decisions for the community. You can find more information on this program on our Program Website. You can find more information about the SELCO Foundation on our Organization's Website.
As a project coordinator for NTFP, you should have a good sectoral understanding, and proven experience in the developmental sector preferably, Agriculture, Forestry and allied activities. The coordinator is expected to conduct deep-dive studies and work towards creating evidence and knowledge products that bring out the organization’s approach and plan implementation across NTFPs.
To apply please send in your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Project Coordinator- NTFP_Agriculture '' in the subject line.