Vacancy Detail

Theme Lead (Rural Governance and Community Collectives)

Location: Ahmedabad with substantial travel to field areas

Education: Postgraduate in any discipline preferably in management, economics, development studies or social sciences

Experience: Minimum 12 years of experience in functions related to rural governance, community-based institutions, inclusive programs, and financial inclusion. At least 5 years of experience is desirable at a leadership level

Skills & Competencies required
  • Experience and in-depth understanding of the rural governance institutions and processes. Experience of working with Panchayats and government line departments is a must for this position. 

  • In depth understanding of women’s self-help groups, micro-finance, and women empowerment related aspects. 

  • In depth understanding of monitoring, evaluations, and reporting functions particularly in development sector programmes

  • Basic understanding of community health programs particularly focused on nutrition

  • Good training skills

  • Good communications skills including writing skills 

  • Willingness to travel in remote areas 

  • Willingness to liaison with government, banks, donors etc

  • English language proficiency is must to execute this function. Working knowledge of Hindi is desirable.


Job Profile
  • This is a senior management position. Selected candidate is expected to lead AKRSP(I)’s programs on community-based organisations, rural governance, community health, and women self-help groups. 

  • Leading a multi-state team engaged in rural governance and community collectives’ program of the organization. It requires intensive capacity building of PRIs, activating gram sabhas and facilitating entitlements for the poorest. 

  • Leading and establishing a program on community health and nutrition. 

  • Promoting large scale livelihood activities among SHG members using savings or bank credit.

  • Leading the expansion of programs for the poorest households across all geographies. 

  • Preparing and operationalizing strategy for inclusive programs across all verticals of the organization.

  • Preparing and operationalizing strategy for large scale leverage of resources from flagship government schemes such as MGNREGA, NRLM etc.  

  • Liaison with donor agencies, SRLMs, government agencies, and other related agencies for fund mobilization and policy related partnerships. 

  • Capacity building of field teams on various aspects of rural governance, community collectives and inclusiveness. 

  • Preparing regular progress reports along with regular evaluation of major projects related to rural governance and community collectives. 

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