Post Name: Field Officer – Grants
Company Name: Uttaran Ltd
Number of job vacancies : 03
Type of Jobs: Ngo Jobs
Job category: Full Time
Job Level: Entry / Mid / Top Level
Job description / Responsibilities:
Uttaran in is partnership with Land O` Lakes Inc. International Development for its Bangladesh Dairy Enhancement Project (BDEP). Uttaran is seeking the above position to implement BDEP interventions in greater Khulna areas.
Title: Field Officer – Grants (Based in Khulna, Jessore, Satkhira & Tala)
Direct Supervisor: Grants Specialist, Uttaran
Number of staff require: 3 (Three – based in Khulna, Jessore, Satkhira)
Indirect Supervisor: Technical Lead, Uttaran
Coordination: Dairy Development Officers of Land O`Lakes, and its dairy processor partners
Summary: Field Officer-Grants will identify and select small grant applicants and support successful field level implementation, and assist in monitoring &reporting of selected projects according to Land O`Lakes and Uttaran policies, procedures in a timely manner.
Field Officer-Grantsisresponsible for administering at least 10mini-agri-businesses (MABs) which are to be established and running in greater Khulna (i.e. villages in Satkhira, Jessore, and Khulna). The MABs must be selected locally among theinterested business entrepreneurs/individuals and funded under the small grants. MABs are aimed to support local dairy farmers (who supply their milk to nearest Milk Chilling Centers-VMCCs established by the concerned dairy processors) at their door step by supplying quality fodder and concentrates and other improved farming inputs. Field Officer-Grants will ensure adequate reporting of the grants supported projects and build business management capacity of the MABs.
Identifying and Facilitating Grant applications:
Identify suitable and profitable investment opportunities in small agribusiness, capable of supporting the development of the dairy sector through the provision of inputs or services needed by smallholder dairy farmers
Facilitateand organize technical support for local individuals/groups in developing grants applications, sub-recipient questionnaire, and other required documents
Assist in conductingpre-award assessments, and to fulfill due diligence requirements.
Assist in revising/editing grant applications and review budget as require.
Organizing and supporting fieldimplementation of selected Grants:
Building capacity of the selected small grant recipients on business management, and grants terms and conditions
Regular physical visits and direct interact with mini-agri-business entrepreneurs; follow up and monitor their implementation progress.
Identify and interact with local wholesalers and retailers for procuring granted items including ingredients of concentrates and other dairy inputs.
Establish business relationship among the mini-agri-businesses and local vendors/providers for ensure regular supplies with quality and in competitive price.
Coordinate and organize technical supports for running of successful and profitable businesses
Field Data Collection, and Reporting:
Collect and enter field data using MABRS
Facilitate and assist grant recipients in the preparation and submission of monthly reports of the small grants, provide feedbacks and arrange corrections.
Assist in maintaining files and documentation for each grant and technical assistance activity and ensure all required documentation is filed
Assist in grant completion and closeout procedures.
Additional Job Requirements: At least 2 years` field facilitating and organizing experience in donor funded projects
The position requires to be based in the fields(remote village level)
Fluent in written and spoken English and Bengali; good business communication and reporting skill
Laptop using skills, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database
Positive attitude to work effectively with dairy farmers, local small businesses, and other project stakeholders
Capability to work in a intercultural environment (i.e. socio economic, gender, ethnicity, education, religious differences)
Skill to travel extensively across the project areas using motorcycle . Must have a valid motorcycle driving license
Educational/ Requirements :
Bachelor degree on any discipline, preferably on any business discipline
Experience Requirements : 2 years.
Jobs Location: Jessore, Khulna, Satkhira
Age limit for jobs: 26-30 Years
Job Posting Date: 30.05.2016
Jobs Deadline: 04/06/2016
Jobs Source: Bdjobs.com Online Job Posting
The Director of Uttaran, Flat – B1
, House # 32, Road # 10/A
, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka-1209.
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