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WASSAN (Watershed Support Services and Activities Network), Hyderabad since 1999. WASSAN is a network-based organisation focusing on improving the quality of mainstream programs in natural resources management and livelihoods. It engages actively in policy advocacy initiatives at state and national level mainly related to rainfed agriculture. It also provides field level support services to a large number of watershed development and other programs implemented by the civil society in partnership with communities. Currently, WASSAN has around 300 employees spread in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Odisha and Jharkhand.

 

Interested candidate may apply. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. WASSAN retains the right to withdraw the job at any stage as per its convenience. Advertisement does not mean recruitment.

Program Manager (Millet Mentor)

Position Type:
Full-time

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Experience:
2 – 4 years of experience

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No of Positions:
1 (One)

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Job Location:
Hyderabad, Telangana

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Reporting to:
Program Manager, WASSAN

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Contract Period:
1 Year initially with 3 months’ probation. Can be further extended upon successful performance assessment and mutual consent.

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About Millet Mentor Program:
Millet Mentor an initiative crafted to offer comprehensive technical and business support services to decentralized small scale millet processing units (clients), these units are mainly operated by Community based organizations (FPOs, SHGs etc) and/or socially responsible private enterprises. This platform is a collaborative effort of several prominent organizations, anchored in WASSAN and Selco Foundation. The various support services include unit set up, machine and vendor selection, technical advisory, training in operations and technical backstopping, enterprise management, liaisoning with machine vendors etc. For more details, please visit https://www.milletmentor.org.

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Key Responsibilities:

Stakeholder Coordination: Liaise between multiple stakeholders including clients (millet processing enterprises), training partners, partner agencies, and a pool of resource persons and experts.

Client Engagement: Reach out to existing and upcoming millet enterprises, conduct preliminary audits, and develop tailored action plans for each client.

Planning and Reporting: Oversee activity, deliverable, and resource planning for the initiative, along with regular reviews and reporting.

Partner Engagement: Maintain consistent engagement with partners and onboard new partners with relevant capacities and inclinations.

Documentation: Prepare Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other technical documentation as required.

Client Support and Site Visits: Provide hands-on support to clients, and conduct site visits for audits and inspections.

Project Management: Ensure overall project management with respect to outcomes and timelines.

Desired Qualifications / Expertise:

Educational Background: Mechanical Engineer or MBA with a focus on Production and Operations Management.

Work experience: Minimum of 5 year’s experience managing factory operations with a deep understanding of key processes such as production planning, inventory management, repair and maintenance, labour management, and staff training. Preferably from the food processing industry; candidates with related industry experience (non-food) are also encouraged to apply.

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Skills:
• Strong procurement and vendor management skills.
• Proficiency in operations data management and documentation.
• Experience in managing dispersed teams.
• Reasonable understanding of business plans and accounts.
• Knowledge of the staples sector (cereals, millets) is desired.

This role demands a proactive and organized individual with the ability to handle multiple responsibilities and ensure the successful implementation of the Millet Mentor initiative.

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Role Overview:
The Project Manager for the Millet Mentor initiative will be pivotal in driving the success of decentralized small-scale millet processing units. This role involves coordination among diverse stakeholders, ensuring the smooth execution of project activities, and providing comprehensive support to millet enterprises. The Project Manager will also be responsible for planning, monitoring, and delivering project outcomes within defined timelines.

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Compensation:
Commensurate with qualification and expertise.

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How to Apply:
Interested People may apply through the link –
https://forms.gle/35XdZP9AcEQK1Gwt5

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Last Date of Application:
26th July 2024

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WASSAN is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women to apply. WASSAN retains the right to withdraw the advertisement at any point in time without any further notice or explanation.

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Write role overview:
And also refine responsibilities and desired qualifications for the new project manager role for the millet mentor team.

Technical Officer (Millet Mentor)

Position Type:
Full-time

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Experience:
2 – 4 years of experience

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No of Positions:
1 (One)

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Job Location:
Hyderabad, Telangana

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Reporting to:
Program Manager, WASSAN

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About Millet Mentor Program:
Millet Mentor is an initiative crafted to offer comprehensive technical and business support services to decentralized small scale millet processing units (clients), these units are mainly operated by Community based organizations (FPOs, SHGs etc) and/or socially responsible private enterprises. This platform is a collaborative effort of several prominent organizations, anchored in WASSAN and Selco Foundation. The various support services include unit set up, machine and vendor selection, technical advisory, training in operations and technical backstopping, enterprise management, liaising with machine vendors etc. For more details, please visit https://www.milletmentor.org.

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Key Responsibilities:
● Manage the process of vendor empanelment and act as a liaison between vendors and clients to address machine-related issues, gather feedback, and support vendors to implement improvements based on feedback.

● Provide comprehensive support to clients, from pre-installation assistance to final sign-off after installation.

● Ensure that the clients operating staff are proficient in technical manuals and possess a basic understanding of machine operations.

● Offer technical backstopping to clients through consistent engagement, reporting, and follow-up.

● Assist clients in selecting technicians, oversee the training of local technicians, and manage their services effectively.

● Handle necessary documentation, curate knowledge, and develop content for training and service delivery purposes.

● Conduct regular visits to client units to assess machine health, evaluate processes, and gauge staff competency.

● Offer onsite support as needed to ensure the effective delivery of services.

● Provide and occasionally lead technical training sessions or refresher courses as required.

● Provide support to other projects as needed, particularly those requiring similar skills and expertise.

Desired Qualifications / Expertise:

● Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, ITI diploma, or any other relevant qualification

● Prior experience in the agri-processing or food-processing industry preferably millet processing, vendor management, client support and technical assistance

● Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to effectively liaise between vendors, clients, and internal teams.

● Ability to provide onsite support and travel to client locations as necessary.

● Experience in conducting technical training sessions is desirable.

● Ability to handle multiple tasks and disperse teams effectively.

● Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, with a high level of accountability and attention to detail.

● Demonstrated ability in problem-solving, including remotely supporting clients to identify and implement local solutions effectively.

● Fluency in multiple languages is preferred.

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About Role:

As a Technical Officer with the Millet Mentor program, the individual will collaborate closely with clients and vendors to ensure timely delivery of high-quality services and resolve any queries that may arise. Additionally, they will be responsible for supporting technicians trained to provide these services to clients. Furthermore, the incumbent will contribute to the team by assisting in the design and maintenance of pertinent knowledge materials.

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Compensation:
Commensurate with qualification and expertise.

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Contract Period:
1 Year initially with 3 months’ probation. Can be further extended upon successful performance assessment and mutual consent.

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How to Apply:
Interested People may apply through the link –
https://forms.gle/c7AuWcjQiDQ72sao7

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Last Date of Application:
26th July 2024

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WASSAN is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women to apply. WASSAN retains the right to withdraw the advertisement at any point in time without any further notice or explanation.

Opportunities with Partners / Networks

We offer internships throughout the year. Interns are not provided any remuneration, food and accommodation. But, they will be equipped with professional skills and provided with a certificate upon successful completion of the internship.

“To new perspectives”

 

Interning at WASSAN will offer you fresh perspectives you never knew you needed.

 

WASSAN is operated by a stellar team of practitioners who can help you receive hands-on learning in your chosen field.

 

Besides, an internship will help you understand how the non-profit ecosystem works and develop leadership abilities. With WASSAN being a well-recognised organisation among reputed educational institutions and corporations, an internship certificate from us will prove to be valuable on your resume.

Thank you for your inquiry about employment opportunities at WASSAN.


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