Field Coordinator

 (via DevNetJobsIndia)
Yavatmal, MH, India
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)
Languages Required: 
Hindi and Marathi


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Position: Field Coordinator

Grade: G

Reports to: Operations Manager

Location: Yavatmal District of Maharashtra

Job Summary:

Women and Water program (W+W) is a Global Development Alliance with GAP Inc supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The shared alliance goal is to achieve transformational change across the apparel value chain, leading to better economic, societal, and environmental outcomes for women in communities touched by the apparel industry.

CARE India will activate women’s self-efficacy and advancement through P.A.C.E (Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement) expansion and develop WASH Champions who will play a part in accelerating women’s access to sustainable WASH assets and services.

CARE India will impart P.A.C.E. education to 200,000 women from poor households over a 48-month period spread over five-years. The project will be implemented in two locations, in the Indian State of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, in villages with a preponderance of cotton farming and/or textile/garment units. Women residents in clusters and communities which house workers who play a role in Gap Inc.’s supply chain will be preferentially targeted.

The Field Coordinators (FC) will be responsible for ensuring:

a. Scouting, training and monitoring the P.A.C.E. Trainers to reach out to, train, track and manage the required number of women (>2200/FC) under P.A.C.E. in her/his region, with at least 80% trainees graduating
b. Ensure that trainers are able to meet the mandate of each P.A.C.E. participant women attending at least 70% of the P.A.C.E. program hours for each module

S/he will be responsible for leading field operations in Maharashtra in specific designated village clusters; s/he will scout, identify, groom, facilitate training of P.A.C.E. trainers, and provide ongoing support to them; implement, coordinate, monitor, and support their performance. The FC will provide leadership in implementing the project at the cluster level by ensuring alignment with organizational vision and priorities, particularly gender equity and women’s empowerment. S/he will be responsible for ensuring the goals and objectives of the project at the cluster level are met in a timely and effective manner. S/he will provide management and operational guidance, support timely monitoring and reporting, provide field support to implement partnerships, and liaise with and represent the project in various Self Help Groups and other forums at the village and cluster level and with diverse stakeholders.

Working closely with ~8-10 Trainers, each FC will support the trainers to deliver effective sessions; monitor the quality of curriculum delivery; facilitate pre- and post- evaluation of P.A.C.E. participants; support refinements in Teaching and Learning Materials (TLMs) as per P.A.C.E. participants’ profiles and their ongoing feedback; and mentor the Trainers in an ongoing manner. S/he will also ensure effective and well-coordinated functioning of Trainers and Community Mobilizers, and creation of a supportive environment for P.A.C.E. program at the village and Block levels. Monitoring and documentation of P.A.C.E. on field (including sub-grantee NGO performance) will also be the responsibility of these Coordinators.

Key Responsibilities:

Project operations:

• Support the Operations Manager in timely and effective roll out of P.A.C.E implementation of the project in the assigned cluster in line with the project design and as per quality standards
• Ground truth village cluster and SHGs mapped in the identified geography as per directions from the Operations Manager
• Implement methodologies with support from trainers for P.A.C.E. participants’ selection and recruitment on the field
• Identify clusters for learning groups with P.A.C.E. participants
• Ensure all protocols of P.A.C.E. content and delivery are followed and incorporate feedback and feed forward process
• Implement, strengthen and enhance the technical quality of delivery through application of inputs from the technical team, Operations Manager and Community Mobilisers
• Ensure flow of timely and relevant technical support for quality project implementation
• Ensure implementation of appropriate directives and guidelines for effective & timely implementation of program interventions / activities
• Identify operational challenges in the cluster and ensure timely interventions and support to trainers to overcome the same
• Participate in regular review and coordination meetings and ensure follow up of the review observations and decisions
• Support knowledge management efforts of the project
• Ensure communication and co-ordination with other implementing partners of W+W Alliance at the cluster level and as directed by the Operation Manager such as the Self Help Groups, PRI institutions local bodies, community leaders and influential personalities, as per project requirements
• Undertake any other activities as desired by the Operation Manager, under the mandate of the project

Support, guide and monitor roll out of P.A.C.E. in the cluster:

• Scout for developing and nurture cadre of P.A.C.E. Trainers from amongst community and ensure their high motivation and performance
• Support trainers in developing training skills and instilling confidence in selected Trainers for rolling out P.A.C.E. curriculum
• Help contextualize P.A.C.E. curriculum for location specific local context as revealed through Gender Analysis in discussion with P.A.C.E. trainers
• Support trainers in organization of learning groups in each cluster for efficient roll out P.A.C.E. in local setting, including establishing regular feedback mechanisms
• Evaluate trainer effectiveness by honing the skills of community level trainers for larger acceptance by the trainee community
• Implement institutionalization pre- and post- training evaluation as part of each session and train and groom the trainers on documenting the best practices including testimonies and outcomes through case studies
• Chalk out training plan down the line to develop cadre of trainers
• Helping and monitoring trainers to develop and operationalize Learning Groups, and training and monitoring of P.A.C.E. participants
• Support implementation of the detailed implementation plan
• Carry out frequent field visits to support trainers and P.A.C.E. participants and assess the project progress
Ensure that project MIS for her/his cluster is up-to-date on a daily basis and uploaded on the online project portal

Personnel Management:

• Ensure that the Trainers and Community Mobilizers are highly motivated and high performing
• Help operationalise training and development plans of the Trainers and Community Mobilizers, as per W+W program requirements
• Coach and provide ongoing support to the project team by establishing regular feedback mechanisms
• Provide leadership to gender equity and diversity and empowerment agenda within the cluster

Finance and Administrative Management:

• Ensure that the project resources are used fairly and effectively, per plan
• Oversee the development and ongoing review of annual work plans to ensure annual milestones are met within the approved budget
• Ensure adherence to donor & CARE policies and procedures by her/his team
• Participate in budget and DIP reviews, provide data and inputs, and make amendments as decided and directed by the Team Leader

Emergency Response:

• Attend emergency training program organized by CARE and familiarize with CARE emergency response protocols and procedure
• Be willing to be part of emergency response roster and ready to support CARE emergency efforts in all possible capacities
• Be available to be deployed in any emergency response location in short notice of time, if included in Emergency Roster

Qualification & Experience:

• A first class Bachelors degree/diploma in any field or desirably a Masters degree in Social Sciences/ Rural Development /Development Studies/ Social work) or a related field
• Minimum 4 years of proven field work experience in development projects in a project co-ordination role, preferably in Madhya Pradesh and in a State / District level
• Thematic experience and knowledge on SHG programming and/or water and WASH and/or on current trends and issues related to working women with focus on cotton growing, milling, textile and garment clusters will be a definite plus

Skills & Competencies :

Professional qualities:

• Innovative and collaborative
• Capable of working independently in the community with minimal supervision
• Strategic, decisive and action oriented
• Understands issues affecting social, economic and political context of poverty
• Coordination and networking skills
• Effective Communication and Information management
• Proficiency in written and verbal Marathi is essential
• Proficiency in written and verbal Hindi is essential
• Proficiency in written and verbal English is desirable
• Decent computer skills and adeptness with MS Office packages essential

Personal attributes:

• Integrity
• Empathy and compassion
• Clarity in communication with good listening skills
• Respectful of all persons, across all levels within and outside the organisation
• Non-judgmental attitude
• Belief in Gender Transformative Change

Candidates should send their resumes to to apply for the position online.

The last date of receiving applications will be 21st October, 2020. Only short-listed candidates would be contacted.

“CARE India is an equal opportunity and diversity promoting employer. Therefore Women, persons differently abled, SC/ST/ OBC candidates are especially encouraged to apply.