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Chetna Organic has now moved to a new location in Hyderabad. The phone numbers too have changed. Please note the following changes.

Chetna Organic

3-5-703/4, Maya Apartments,

Lane opp. Old MLA Quarters

Near Canara bank Circle Office-cum-Canara Apartments, Vittalwadi

Narayanguda, Hyderabad - 500029.

Tel: +91-40-23238211 (new) / 64639944

 

 

 

Agricultural Engineer/Civil Engineer

Organisation: FFID- Chetna Organic

Location: Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi, Odisha.

Last Date: 30 May, 2016

Email: jobs@chetnaorganic.org.in

About Us:

Chetna Organic is a professional not-for-profit organization working towards reducing rural 

distress, empowering women and strengthening rural communities, especially small and 

marginal farmers from rain fed regions. Chetna trains farmers in alternative models of 

agriculture and natural resource management which helps them attain self sufficiency and 

improved livelihoods. Chetna lays special emphasis in developing, promoting and popularizing 

viable institutions, value addition and collective marketing.

 

Job Description: 

  • Planning and execution of soil and water conservation structures.
  • Planning and preparing the construction estimates for community assets. 
  • Timely monitoring and evaluation of the projects assigned.
  • Provide back office support to ongoing field programmes.
  • Ensure compliance with all systems and processes of the organisation and statutory requirements of the designated programme.
  • Manage and prioritise a large number of competing demands and operate to deadlines. 
  • Documentation and timely reporting of performance progress.

Office Base: Bhawanipatna

Work Area:KBK Region, Odisha

Salary: Competitive with national level NGOs

Candidate Profile:

  • Graduate/Post graduate with Agriculture engineering /Civil engineering from any reputed institution. 
  • 1+ years of working experience on natural resource management.
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills in English, including computing skills.
  • Working knowledge of the local language (Odiya).

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to engage meaningfully with relevant stakeholders, influencing and negotiating skills, especially in dealing with NGOs and government officials. 
  • Ability to undertake unaccompanied travel in interior rural areas on motorbike.

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are requested to send their latest resume to the above mentioned email. 

Shortlisted candidates will be intimated via mail/call and would be asked to attend a face-to-face 

interview at Bhawanipatna.

*Female applicants and university freshers will be encouraged.

Technical Agri - Coordinator

Organisation: Chetna Organic

Location: Bhawanipatna, Kalahandi, Odisha.

Last Date: 30 May 2016

Email: jobs@chetnaorganic.org.in

About Us:

Chetna Organic is a professional not-for-profit organization working towards reducing rural 

distress, empowering women and strengthening rural communities, especially small and 

marginal farmers from rainfed regions. Chetna trains farmers in alternative models of 

agriculture and natural resource management which helps them attain self suffeciency and 

improved livelihoods. Chetna lays special emphasis in developing, promoting and popularizing 

viable institutions, value addition and collective marketing.

Job Description: 

  • Promote, administer and manage the designated programmes.
  • Manage the team, prepare action plans and operate effeciently to meet deadlines. 
  • Planning and execution of research trials, data management and stastical analysis, 
  • Training farmers for productivity enhancement in organic farming, promotion of seed banks, development of communication materials and training modules.
  • Generating reports within the team, documentaion and timely reporting of performance progress.

Office Base: Bhawanipatna

Work Area: KBK Region, Odisha.

Salary: Competitive with national level NGOs

 

Candidate Profile:

  • Graduates from science background with specialisation in agriculture is preferred
  • Minimum 2 + years of experience in Agri allied programs /Natural resource management
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills in English, including computing skills.
  • Working knowledge of the local language, Odiya.
  • Desired skills
  • Ability to engage meaningfully with relevant stakeholders, influencing and negotiating 
  • skills, especially in dealing with NGOs and government officials. 
  • Ability to undertake unaccompanied travel in interior rural areason motorbike. 

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates are requested to send their latest resumes to the above mentioned email. 

Shortlisted candidates will be intimated via mail/call and would be asked to attend a face-to-face 

interview at Bhawanipatna.

*Female applicants and university freshers will be encouraged.

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