India Project Lead

India Project Lead

Organization: Precision Agriculture for Development

Apply By: 31 May 2019

Location: Ludhiana(Punjab)

About the organization:

PAD is a US-based non-profit organization with a mission to support smallholder farmers in developing countries by providing customized agricultural information and services that increase productivity, profitability, and environmental sustainability. PAD aims to improve the lives of 100 million farmers in developing countries with its services.

Job Description:


Project Lead to support PAD research, operations, and scale-up activities in India by leading activities in few North Indian states, in collaboration with state governments, private/social enterprises, and other key partner organizations.


  • Define and lead the overall operational and implementation activities, ensuring project milestones are delivered on time and within budget
  • Build, manage and strengthen relations with different partners and stakeholders: technology providers, agri-businesses, development organizations, non-profits and other service providers and implementation partners to facilitate scale-up of the PAD service
  • Understand end user's requirement and support the development of the optimum product
  • Support the development and implementation of the technology platform to deliver the product
  • Lead the overall hiring, training and management of staff across verticals
  • Overseeing progress and expense reports for the funders
  • Be responsible for submission of project reports, invoices/bills or any other documents to the concerned stakeholders
  • Represent PAD in planning and steering committee meetings and different state planning meetings and committees
  • Follow relevant trends in precision agriculture, innovations and best practices in government extension services
  • Carry out any other responsibility as assigned by the India Country Director and the global management team

Qualifications and Experience:


  • A master's degree in business, management, economics, public policy, or a related field
  • At least 4 years' experience managing/leading projects preferably in the developing world
  • Experience of managing a diverse team
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills in English
  • Experience speaking and giving presentations in public
  • Ability to manage multiple partners and stakeholders
  • Strong understanding of data analytics and statistics
  • Willingness and ability to work under tight timelines, and willingness to travel to project areas and internationally
  • Ability to work independently and with minimum supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to lead the team of diverse professionals

Desired Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience and ability to work in multicultural settings
  • Experience in smallholder agriculture and the developing world
  • Experience in marketing of agricultural inputs and farm machinery
  • Familiarity with impact evaluation method
  • Consulting or other private sector experience
  • Fluency in at least one Indian language (Hindi, Gujarati, Oriya, Kannada, Bengali, ) 
How to apply

To apply, please visit the PAD website and use the online application form. The job position will be available until May 31, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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