India Local Government Officer

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    One Acre Fund

    India Local Government Officer

    One Acre Fund is a young social enterprise that is supporting over 800,000+ hard-working farm families to double their farm income and ensure their food security in countries across Sub-Saharan Africa.

    India Local Government Officer

    Job Location:

    Motihari

    Job Description:

    One Acre Fund is a rapidly growing organization; increasing the number of clients we serve in each year and the number of countries in which we operate. One Acre Fund is seeking a Local Government Officer (LGO) to be based in Motihari, who will serve as the primary point of contact for the local Ministry of Agriculture and other government officials and external stakeholders, helping to establish our program in India.

    This role will report to the One Acre Fund’s Government Relations Analyst based in Abuja, Nigeria, as well as to the India Country Manager based in Motihari. The successful applicant will demonstrate a strong understanding of local government structures, a strong work ethic, have an interest in agriculture, be prepared to travel regularly in Bihar State and be a clear and effective communicator.

    Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Engage stakeholders and local government officials of all levels with a view to deepening and broadening One Acre Fund’s local government network in India.

    Produce communications materials to engage key contacts and keep them informed of our work, including quarterly reports, briefing notes, and official written correspondence.

    Provide training to One Acre Fund staff on best practices for working with government officials, and other capacity-building support, as needed.

    Track and manage risks and issues from local government affecting field operations.

    Track and manage One Acre Fund’s database of key contacts and interactions in India.

    Host key stakeholder events (e.g. field visits) and oversee participation in agricultural shows and other external events. Ensure proper government protocols are observed at all hosted events.

    Assist program expansion through relationship management with relevant authorities in new or targeted areas of operation.

    Track and (as needed) renew licenses and permits required for our operations.

    Research and analyze policies, regulations, programs and political developments relevant to field operations.

    Continually engage field leadership to remain informed of the latest developments with our program and trials, through:

    Regular attendance at FO/Field Leader Meetings

    Monthly meetings with Field Team and Innovations lead(s)

    Other duties, as assigned.

    If you have skills and experience in these areas, please highlight them in your application. One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership capacity. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through weekly meetings and regular career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about.

    Functional Area:

    Legal/Law

    All applications will be received only through this link, please apply here: https://grnh.se/3218a7411.

    Candidate Requirement

    We are seeking professionals with a minimum two years work experience, some of which will have been in or with government institutions in India. They will demonstrate a long-term passion for agricultural development in India and be familiar with the challenges faced by smallholder farmers in Central Province. We are looking for extraordinary candidates that are organized and proactive; please only apply if you fit these criteria:

    Undergraduate degree from a recognized academic institution required. Candidates with graduate studies and degrees will be given additional consideration.

    Work experience in a demanding professional environment such as government, business or NGO.

    Must be a self-starter, capable of independent work, with strong adherence to deadlines

    Demonstrated computer skills in email, internet usage, and Microsoft Office

    Strong written and oral communication skills with good attention to detail

    A willingness to commit to living in Motihari for a long-term position

    Leadership and management experience at work or outside of work

    Proven ability to set and meet targets

    Fluency in English and Hindi required.

    Passionate about serving smallholder farmers

    Please highlight the following skills if you have them:

    Experience working in agriculture and/or rural development

    Background in dealing with government officials at local and national levels

    Capacity to produce neat and timely written work for internal and external audiences

    Ability to communicate across the team.

    Experience:

    Min 2 years

    Qualification:

    Any Graduate

    One Acre FundAdeline Associate SENEZAKacyiru,Bihar Sharif, Bihar

    India 250Phone: +250787887359,Website: http://www.oneacrefund.org

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