Position: Project Manager- Animal Husbandry, Livelihoods, Full time
Location: SELCO Foundation, Bhubaneswar
Reports to: Program Manager
Starting date: Immediately

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 identify 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 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 Animal Husbandry. Under the Animal Husbandry vertical we have been working on specific value chains such as Dairy, Poultry, Fisheries and Piggery with cooling as a value chain cutting across all output storage. SELCO seeks to develop sustainable energy solutions across Animal husbandry value chains in order to improve, diversifying farm incomes and reducing drudgery across the processes and activities. Specifically, we are looking at technologies that bring about value among small marginal farmers and entrepreneurs, FPOs, FPC's, SHG and other stakeholders.

You can find more information on this program on our Program Website. You can find more information about the SELCO Foundation on our Organization Website.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical inputs in the development of programs and projects on Animal Husbandry in Odisha and other geographies.
  • Coordinate development of Livestock program monitoring and impact indicator formats, design Livestock tools, and methods.
  • Lead overall coordination with geography team in project implementing and provide relevant technical guidance to the programs as required.
  • To support the AH team for research, identification, innovation (both tech and financial), implementation for Decentralized Renewable Energy based technologies for AH specific to Value chain such as Dairy, Poultry and Fisheries
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with relevant local stakeholders (NGO partners, Govt. Institutes etc.,) related to each Value chain.
  • To map and profile the technology providers/ manufacturers for the identified technology nodal points and coordinate for smooth implementation of projects.
  • To visit sites/ partner organizations to identify different end user/ commodity typologies to develop prototype and test new technologies relevant to the value chains. And, to develop different business & financial models for these typologies.
  • To support the team in developing different technologies, models and packages of solutions for farmers, traders, entrepreneurs etc.
  • To coordinate with the other geography teams of SELCO and support them in developing and implementing programs to create cross learning platforms for the specified value chain.
  • To coordinate and help in collecting data and sharing it with knowledge team to develop the knowledge deliverables (case studies, presentations, report, etc)
  • Conduct site visits and prepare monthly case studies with pre and post implementation learnings, financial profitability for all the implementations.
  • Support the team in conducting the training and capacity building requirements from the implementations and create training modules with relevant stakeholders.
  • To coordinate with end users for maintenance and troubleshooting support for implementations at each site by coordinating with the technology providers to resolve the same.
  • Share data, case lets, learnings & newly identified typologies with the geography teams and also with the partners.
  • Support the team in bringing out the newsletters including case studies, learnings, new typologies etc. which will be shared with the partners, geographies monthly.
  • Coordinate with the outreach team for sharing the learnings through various social media channels.
  • Any other task assigned by the reporting manager in charge.

Key requirements

  • Master’s degree in veterinary sciences, animal sciences or equivalent
  • 3 -5 years of relevant experience in animal production and animal health, particularly in the poultry, Fishery, Dairy and small ruminants sector
  • Working knowledge of Odia & English language with strong oral, written and presentation skills
  • Strong project management and operationally sound, along with Stakeholder management and relationship building
  • With specific Interested in energy access, livelihood and ecosystem building
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office, Excel and PowerPoint.

To apply please send in your CV and cover letter to apply@selcofoundation.org “Project Manager- Animal Husbandry” Odisha in the subject line