Project Officers - Two positions

Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (WASSAN), Secunderabad, India

Skill Required:, HR and AdminIT and ICTMonitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme ManagementResearch and AnalysisTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Email for CV Submission: 
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th January, 2015

Job Description

About Organization

The Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (WASSAN) is a Public Trust based in Hyderabad, Telangana State with a vision to “entrench participatory processes forstrengtheningnatural resources management practices to secure livelihoods of deprived communities in drought prone areas through a network approach”.  The key focus of WASSAN has been on improving effectiveness of public investments on natural resource management projects andrain-fed agriculture production systems.

WASSAN is initiating a 3-year project that aims to establish role model villages to improvenatural resource health- soil, water and biomass - for enhanced livelihoods and productivity to benefit communities in the following locations:

  • Mahbubnagar District, Telangana
  • Anantapur District, Andhra Pradesh

WASSAN is in the process of initiating Resource Centres in these locations that will provide a variety of services to farmers’ organizations and other local institutions so that they function effectively.

WASSAN is looking for 1 Project Anchor supported by 2Project Officerswho will establish and lead these Resource Centresin respective locations.

Project Officers (2 positions)


Qualification: Post Graduation (Agriculture / Management / Social sciences) with a minimum of 2years’ experience in relevant field; Experience can be relaxed for outstanding individuals with clear commitments.

Location: 1 Position in Mahbubnagar District, Telangana and 1 Position inAnanthapur District, A.P.

Language: Fluency in Telugu and English (oral and written) and a familiarity with Hindi

Remuneration:  Commensurate with experience and capacities

Job Description:

  • Provide support services to local institutions on natural resources management, crop and livestock production systems, credit linkages and maintaining climate information centres in respective project locations
  • Promote small business in the NRM related livelihood portfolios and to establish market linkages
  • Support the Project Anchor in the development and implementation of the Business Plans
  • The person will support the Project Anchor in all formal reporting requirements and actively participate and contribute to advocacy and networking efforts related to the project


  • Experience of providing technical assistance to village level enterprises viz., cooperatives and producer companies; experience of providing services and technical assistance to start-ups at the village level would be highly advantageous
  • A strong track experience of providing technical assistance to rural enterprises with a strong focus on value chain development
  • Proficiency in computers with an emphasis on agricultural and business related

Those interested may apply for these positions with a CV and a 150 word write-up on “Why am I suitable for the post applied” to on or before 15th January 2015. Interviews are likely to be held in the last week of January 2015.


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