Program Manager – Dharni

ROLE: Program Manager

FUNCTION: Programs

REPORTS TO: State Program Manager

LOCATION: Dharni, Amravati, Maharashtra

TRAVEL: 40-45%

1- Situational Analysis


  • Good knowledge of conducting FSL assessments
  • Develop training packages and tools for implementation of assessments
  • Oversee translation of training packages in local language as and when needed
  • Undertake trainings of the assessment team in local language as and when needed
  • Oversee implementation of the assessment, undertake analysis and report writing
  • Conduct market assessment and shortlist vendors for procurement
  • Collect and analyse information on food security and on the populations’ living conditions in order to develop a detailed seasonal calendar
  • Identify the needs of the most vulnerable populations and map HHs involved in FSL activities
  • Participate actively in the development of a food security strategy based on the findings of the assessment
  • Act as a link with the food security actors and keep them informed of the outcome of the assessment

2- Implementation of Intervention


  • Set-up the intervention, taking into account the logical framework of the program, the budget and the logistical and administrative processes of FHF and AAH
  • Engage in the planning of needs and resources with the Logistic and Finance Departments
  • Implement agriculture related interventions (establish home-gardens with higher nutrition valuable crops)
  • Support in procurement of nutrition garden material
  • Implement livestock related interventions to support household’s diet diversity and income generation
  • Identification vulnerable households for distribution of goat vouchers and for kitchen garden implementation
  • Develop training packages and conduct trainings with beneficiaries and stakeholders/extension workers on cultivation, sustainability of home gardens, food processing preservation, livestock disease prevention and management, animal feed practices, market linkages/marketing, herd management, feeding, housing and healthcare, livestock business and cash book management
  • Organize and supervise the implementation of identified activities in coordination with other departments like nutrition, health and WASH
  • Promote peer-to-peer learning between the beneficiaries; support development of farmer schools as and when needed
  • Define implementation and monitoring modalities
  • Support research by reviewing literature available related to identified research question
  • Conduct community mobilization activities
  • Develop and or review IEC/BCC material developed for field level interventions
  • Try and link the existing program and benefeciaries with FSL entitlements and schemes listed by GoI like PDS, MNREGA, etc and increase uptake of the same

3- Team Management


  • Recruit and train team members
  • Manage, plan and coordinate with team members
  • Identify the training needs
  • Carry out appraisals/PMS of the team members

4- Networking and Liasioning


  • Identify and establish linkages with the other actors in working in project area (NGOs/Govt)
  • Ensure establishment of a good understanding of the program within the community
  • Ensure establishment of linkages and meetings with the community leaders and different group existing in the working area
  • Share project updates with district authorities on a quarterly basis
  • Represent the organization and work in Dharni in meetings, conferences and workshops across India and abroad as and when needed

5- Monitoring and Evaluation


  • Compile reports for FSL in collaboration with other sector heads
  • Document change stories/case-studies/success stories
  • Prepare monthly APR both quantitative and qualitative
  • Update beneficiary database and procurement needs on monthly basis
  • Provide quarterly project reports to HoD as per donor needs defined
  • Evaluate the relevance and appropriateness of the intervention in view of the evolution of the context and needs

6- Proposal Writing


  • Assist drafting of proposals on Food security and livelihood for submission to funding bodies as and when need identified
  • Support in development of budgets and GANTT charts and MEAL plan
  • Support in development of LFAs