Partnership Country Officer ( Short Term Consultancy Position till 31

5 - 10 Years

Job Description

  •          Co-lead, with HarvestPlus, the development of a detailed country level workplan to support the commercialisation of biofortified crops in India, to ensure impact, scale, and sustainability in a small number of strategically selected geographies and for a defined basket of biofortified crops.
  •          Identify new partners for GAIN and HarvestPlus to collaborate with for impact.
  •          Build a strong communication plan for the project and ensure effective communication with the stakeholders. 
  •          Provide technical oversight to the implementation of activities that bring biofortified crops to scale through commercialization activities. 
  •          Ensure that all project activities are completed within in the project life cycle. Oversee the implementation of project work plans and ensure projects deliver on time and within budget. 
  •          Liaise with the partnership donors in India. 
  •          Contribute country and GAIN specific information for donor reporting.
  •          Work closely with GAINs Knowledge Leadership and HarvestPlus MEL groups to ensure monitoring, evaluation and learning takes place within the commercialization activities
  •          Represent the GAIN/HarvestPlus commercialization partnership at national technical meetings and workshops 
  •          Participate in conferences, meetings and consultations relevant to promoting the project as required. 
  •          Contribute towards the development of new business opportunities for GAIN and HarvestPlus to generate additional funding for the commercialization of biofortified crops in India. 
  •          Support Country Manager to integrate the project to realize the goal and mission.
Competences (Skills and Attributes)
  •          Proven project management capabilities 
  • "         Proven ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines. Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgment, problem solving, and creativity.
  • Excellent project coordination, management, negotiation, and advocacy skills.
  • Strong communication skills in multi-cultural, multi-lingual environments (written and verbal).
  • Flexible, with a willingness and ability to travel in challenging environments.
  • Excellent report-writing skills
  • High level of professionalism and integrity
  • Willingness to undertake regular travel in the rural areas.
  • IT literate with excellent MS Office skills.
  • Ability to operate within the private and public sectors to effectively liaise with Agri-Food enterprises and development agencies. 
  • Demonstrated excellence in written/verbal communications, research, writing, and analytical ability

Required Candidate profile

         5+ years of professional experience directly or indirectly related to marketing foods and supply chains and, including implementation of market-based agricultural or nutrition programs and projects.

Salary: INR 7,00,000 - 10,00,000 PA.

Industry:Agriculture / Dairy

Functional Area:Production, Manufacturing, Maintenance

Role Category:Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance

Role:Project Manager-Production/Manufacturing/Maintenance


Desired Candidate Profile

Please refer to the Job description above


UG:B.Sc - Food Technology, Agriculture, Geology, Bio-Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Botany, Zoology, Diploma - Management, B.B.A / B.M.S - Management, B.A - Any Specialization, B.Tech/B.E. - Agriculture, Bio-Chemistry/Bio-Technology, Other Graduate

Company Profile


HarvestPlus leads a global effort to improve nutrition and public health by developing and disseminating staple food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals. HarvestPlus works with public and private sector partners in more than 40 countries. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by its 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of partner organisations. HarvestPlus is coordinated at the International Food Policy Research institute (IFPRI) based in Washington, D.C. Both Institutions are committed to reduce hunger and poverty around the world through their research activities. HarvestPlus in India is disseminating high iron pearl millet, high zinc wheat and zinc rice for a significant impact on improved nutritional status. HarvestPlus is seeking a Partnership Country Officer, to support joint the team. The Project Manager will support a new partnership between HarvestPlus and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), aimed at scaling up the consumption of biofortified crops in India. The Partnership Country Officer will act as a main focal point in India for its inception phase of this partnership and will support the implementation of activities to assess the status of biofortified crops in India and the development of a strategy for achieving scale.
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Recruiter Name:Mr Sai Prasad

Contact Company:HarvestPlus

Address :C/o ICRISAT, Patancheru, Medak, Telangana - 502324,India


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