Project Coordinator

Vacancy Announcement- SHODH/06/23/PC-1

Position: Project Coordinator

Position Overview: 

SHODH is seeking an enthusiastic and self-driven candidate for the position of 

Project Coordinator for its project in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. The position is required to operate from SHODH Head Office, New Delhi with travel to the project districts.

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the smooth implementation of the Markets for Millets- UP Accelerator Program, supported by 2030-WRG hosted by the World Bank Group in Bundelkhand Region of Uttar Pradesh. He/she will work in close coordination with the National Programme Management Unit, New Delhi.

About UP Accelerator PRAGATI

To support the Government of Uttar Pradesh’s agricultural transformation, the UP Accelerator PRAGATI (Program for Agriculture Trans-formation and Increased Incomes) was launched by the UP Multi-Stakeholder Platform, supported by 2030 WRG.

UP Accelerator PRAGATI aims to transform agricultural development in the state by significantly scaling up the adoption of climate-resilient water management and other small-farmer friendly measures that can help farmers achieve economic gains and other co-benefits such as water efficiency, soil fertility, and reduced agricultural emissions. 

Key Duties:

  • Overall in-charge and be responsible for implementation of the project by working closely with field staff and HO
  • Ensure proper selection of field staff & consultants, provide supportive supervision.
  • Establish strong network with Government departments/functionaries, elected representatives, NGOs and other like minded organizations.

Responsibilities: Planning and Execution

  • Planning & Execution of project as per the project design and deliverables through on-going monitoring
  • Prepare periodic programmatic and financial plans related to project.
  • Closely monitor the field activities and review monthly expenses related to fund utilisation.
  • Review field activities, data analysis, and assessment of activities (component wise) periodically and provide technical inputs.
  • Develop detailed implementation plan and ensure that all activities are carried out as per the plan.
  • To conduct and review progress through weekly/monthly meetings.

Capacity Building:

  • Manages the development and capacity building of team as per the technical requirement and project expectations.
  • To plan and execute in-house trainings with a key focus on millet cultivation for the project team and beneficiaries.
  • Communicate project expectations to the project team for effective implementation & quality output.
  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate persons with specific timeline.


  • To establish links with community stakeholders/representatives for ensuring community participation.
  • To establish linkages with existing grass root level workers from partner organisations.
  • To establish linkages with government departments/ministries & relevant private agencies.
  • To establish linkages with NGOs/Departments working in similar expertise for trainings and IEC material.
  • To conduct periodic meetings with the team on weekly/monthly basis to check the progress, records and plannings.
  • To facilitate the component of community participation/capacity building as per project deliverables through committees/bodies formed at field level through the project.
  • To review the day to day expenses as per the sanctioned amount


  • To prepare weekly/monthly/quarterly reports for in-house records and forwarding to the contracting agency.
  • To update MIS on regular basis.
  • To prepare monthly requisition of funds required for the project on monthly basis.
  • To compile the bills/vouchers of the expenses on weekly/monthly basis for submission to accounts

Education Qualification:

  • Masters’ degree in Agriculture and or Social Work from a reputed university with relevant agriculture experience.
  • Certification and interest in Food & Nutrition will be an added advantage.


  • 2- 4 years of professional experience in program management implementing agricultural projects with a focus on market linkages.
  • Experience in millet sector will be an asset.
  • Experience in planning and managing surveys.

Other Competencies:

  • Proficiency in MS-Excel, MS-Word and e-mail and Internet.
  • Ability to work in a team and across functions
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in report writing

SHODH established in 2005 by a group of social development professionals, is a not-for-profit organization with a vision to make India a malnutrition free nation and works towards empowering marginalized communities and influencing systemic changes. In line with this, since the past 16 years the organization has worked on numerous initiatives in the thematic areas of Nutrition, Health, Climate-Resilient Agriculture, promoting Micro-entrepreneurship and Livelihood Development. SHODH primarily works with vulnerable communities such as children, women and farmers empowering them to take charge of their lives which is independent, productive and dignified. There are three core verticals in the organization– Hunger & Malnutrition, Climate Smart Agriculture & Skill development. 

SHODH provides safe and non-discriminatory working environment to all its employees. We follow the principle of providing equal opportunity to all applicants and do not discriminate based on race, colour, caste, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, economic status, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status. All the policies at SHODH, reflect our commitment to diversity in staffing.

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Eligible candidates interested in this position may submit a resume accompanied by a cover letter, giving reasons in support of the suitability for the position, by email to [email protected] by or before June 20, 2023. Candidates who can join early may be given preference.

SHODH is an equal employer organization. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.