WORK OPPORTUNITIES

The National Coalition for Natural Farming is in the process of expanding its work in Rajasthan. Hence, is seeking to fill the position for 

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The Application Process

The application process comprises the following steps:

  • Screening call
  • Skills test/Assignment
  • Team interview
  • Advisors interview

Salaries

Salaries will be based on the role and commensurate with qualification, skills and experience as per the sector norms.

Base Location

Successful candidate is expected to be based out of Jaipur or Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Field visits, as and when needed, are part of the job.

About the National Coalition for Natural Farming

The NF Coalition is a collaborative platform for accelerating the spread of agroecology-based farming practices in its multiple variants, improving on existing practices, and advocating for policy change. Officially founded in July 2020, the Coalition has come together to holistically scale agroecology based farming in India. Several prominent organisations and experienced individuals in the development sector from across the country are members of the Coalition. 

The urgent need for such a shift from the Green Revolution to Natural Farming is essential in the post- Covid era, when immunity, local food self-sufficiency, food sovereignty, climate change, water stress and related risks need to be simultaneously and immediately addressed. It is imperative that there is a convergence of investment and integration of all sectors of the society to bring about this paradigmatic shift in India’s agriculture–one that is good for human health and for the health of the planet. The Coalition consolidates already existing work on the ground and sets out to design, plan and conduct pilots on the ground in various agro-climatic zones – for innovating and widening practice of Natural Farming and generating evidence and mass awareness for its suitability for scaling. 

As a team, we are passionate and dedicated to the agenda. We effectively manage our own responsibilities but are simultaneously mindful of other needs in the organisation and capable of going beyond our designated roles to lead a helping hand to others, if needed.

NF State Facilitator - Rajasthan

LOCATION : Likely to be in Jaipur or Jodhpur with travel to partner locations
The candidate is required to coordinate the state coalition’s activities in Rajasthan, facilitate the delivery of the overall programme, engage and liaison with the state govt (including policy makers) and grow the membership in the coalition at the local, district and state levels. The role will involve engagement with multiple stakeholders of the ecosystem (NGO, Academia, Govt Institutions, Farmer groups etc)

Key Responsibilities

  • Support and coordinate with all the CSO partners of Rajasthan in pushing the agenda of scaling NF in Rajasthan.
  • Facilitate the field implementation of Natural Farming (NF) efforts.
  • Organise programmes and activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the state coalition.
  • Engage with multi-stakeholders, including media, research and education institutions, to get the agenda across and develop joint initiatives
  • Develop a deep understanding of the farming practices and related challenges for the respective agro-ecological zones and document the same.
  • Design and implement capacity building initiatives for the different stakeholders. Guide, support and mentor the field teams of Coalition members.
  • Facilitate documentation of farmers’ practices, experiences and evidence generation with the coalition members.
  • Produce accurate and timely reports of the various state activities and future plans.
  • Coordinate with other expert persons and agencies.
  • Network and improve the visibility of the member organisations, their initiatives and expand the state coalition membership.

Qualifications

The candidate should have a sound understanding of Natural Farming or agroecology based farming. A minimum of 3 years of experience in the agriculture and allied sector with good communication, networking and project management skills. Fluency in Hindi and English required.

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The National Coalition for Natural Farming is a collaborative platform for accelerating the spread of agroecology-based farming practices in its multiple variants, improving on existing practices, and advocating for policy change.

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