Vacancy Detail

Manager (Climate Change)

Location: Sayla, Surendranagar, Gujarat

Education: Masters-level qualifications in the field of agriculture, climate change, natural resource management, environmental science, or closely related fields

Experience: 3-4 years of work experience in agriculture, climate change, natural resource management, environmental management, or closely related fields would be an advantage.

Skills & Competencies required
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and influence key stakeholders on agriculture and climate change agenda.

  • Strong operational knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint, along with other computer applications.

  • Knowledge of collection and management of primary and secondary data.

  • Strong analytical skills, to analyse field data in relation to climate perspective.

  • Good communication, writing, and presentation skills.

  • Good interpersonal, networking, and communication skills.

  • Language Proficiency: Reading, writing, and speaking proficiency in Hindi and English. Proficiency in Gujarati would be desired.

Job Profile
  • Project Implementation and Management: Lead, train, manage, and support Project Unit (PU) team on best practices for sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, and decent work.

  • Coordinating and communicating with the PU team and Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) India Implementation Team.

  • Conducting IP Readiness checks and PU support visits and support in reporting to BCI Implementation Team.

  • Understand climate change impacts and adaptations with a focus on agriculture, particularly cotton, and sustainable agriculture-based livelihood.

  • Review climate risks on agriculture, particularly cotton.

  • Develop a climate change risk management strategy to develop climate-resilient agriculture, particularly cotton.

  • Identify best practices for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction in cotton farming and scaling-up plan for climate change mitigation in the agriculture sector.

  • Prepare a project implementation plan in relation to climate change adaptation and mitigation as per the requirement of the project and organisation.

  • Enhance capacity building of staff and community on the role of climate change in agriculture and agriculture livelihood.

  • Provide support to the PU team on natural resource mapping – water, soil, biodiversity – in the project area conducted by the PU team, and interventions identified to manage and restore these resources are implemented effectively.

  • Establish bio-input centres to promote chemical-free farming in the project area.

  • Capacity building of PU team on sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, and decent work.

  • Regularly review the progress of the BCI plan prepared by the PU team and reported to BCI.

  • Develop communication materials in relation to climate change in agriculture.

  • Participate in all training given by BCI and cascading with the PU team.

  • Provide any other support to the project as and when required.

  • Stakeholder Management: Identify, engage, and collaborate effectively with Research Institutes, Agricultural Universities, Government, IIFCO, GSFC, and other NGOs, who can support the PU in project implementation.

  • Identify relevant stakeholders to collaborate with, to ensure that the BCI Principle of Biodiversity, Soil Water Stewardship, and Crop protection is implemented in the Project area.

  • Monitoring & Evaluation: Leading the monitoring and evaluation of project activities for impact assessment, submitting progress reports to the donor as per timeline.

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