District Agricultural Marketing Coordinator (DAMC)
Organization: Assam Rural Infrastructure and Agricultural Services Society (ARIASS)
Apply By: 18 Jun 2019
Job title: District Agricultural Marketing Coordinator (DAMC)
Deadline: 18th June 2019
Background and Objectives of the Project
The Government of Assam (GoA) through Government of India (GoI) has applied for a loan from the World Bank for the Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation Project (APART). Assam Rural Infrastructure and Agricultural Services (ARIAS) Society is the apex coordinating and monitoring agency for APART. ARIAS Society in association with Directorate of Agriculture now intends to hire two District Agricultural Marketing Coordinators in each of the 16 (undivided as of 1st April, 2016) project Districts1, purely on contractual basis. Hence the total tentative number of positions is 16X2=32.
The development objective of the project is “to add value and improve resilience of selected agri value chains focusing on smallholder farmers and agro entrepreneurs in the targeted districts of the State of Assam”.
Objectives of the Assignment and Scope
The scope of work would includes, development of agribusiness and agri value chains at cluster level, assisting ATMA and other District level project staff in providing market oriented services to farmers and other value chain players, be instrumental in dissemination of agricultural market intelligence through close liaising with Market Intelligence Cell (being set up in the project) and Assam State Agricultural Marketing Board and so also obtaining market specifications/customer preferences of agro commodities and disseminating them to extension staff, FPOs, individual farmers and other value chain players.
Qualifications, Experience, Age Etc
Educational Qualifications: Graduate Degree in Agriculture or allied Science followed by a Post-Graduation in Agribusiness/ Agribusiness Management /Agricultural Marketing & Cooperation/ Agribusiness Economics/ Agricultural Economics/ Rural Management/ Rural Development/ Marketing or a closely related field from any recognized University/ approved Institution.
Working Experience: At least three years of professional experience in Agricultural Marketing, Agribusiness and Value Chain Development, specifically in the development of market linkages and working experience in the establishment of Agriculture & Horticulture based institutions and operations of marketing enterprises by farmer organizations, agri entrepreneurs etc
Computer Skills: The DAMC must have experience of using Internet based applications, using and working with advanced word processing/spreadsheet including MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power Point and other related applications.
Language: Fluency in English and Hindi.
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