Team Leader (Three Vacancies)

Last date of application
 22-Mar-22 23:59 HR

Team Leader, Rapid Rural Community Response (RCRC)
Vacancies in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand (3)


1. POSITION VACANT: Team Leader, Rapid Rural Community Response (RCRC), Vacancies in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Jharkhand (3) 


Rapid Rural Community Response (RCRC) is a coalition of more than 75 Civil Society Organisations, serving more than 1.6 crore persons in over 110 districts, in 15 states across the country. RCRC members are predominantly involved in implementing livelihoods programmes serving poor and marginalized communities in remote rural areas.

RCRC works closely with the government to strengthen program delivery through better community participation. RCRC is in the process of establishing state chapters with the support of civil society, with the objective of ensuring collaborative impact on rural communities, availing the support of the government, donors, and technical agencies. RCRC has also been involved in the development of Integrated Farming Clusters (IFCs) with DAY-NRLM, and ICAR, in NRETP districts.

About Project:
, and RCRC have come together voluntarily to address the overarching objective of bringing about economic transformation in the rural economy through the implementation of different government programs, enhancing outreach, and creating awareness. The consortium had signed a non-financial, tripartite MoU on September 25, 2020, in the presence of the Honourable Union Minister of Rural Development and pledged to work together towards the above objective. One of the pathways initially chosen for achieving the same comprises the enhancement of income of small and marginal farmers through the promotion of diversified, value chain intervention-based livelihoods (production, processing, and market linkages) and entrepreneurship in clusters, through capacity building, skilling and transfer of technologies, following the route of field demonstrations and establishment of a model innovation hub for learning. This shall be expanded in due course based on emerging need and the experience of working together.

In the context of the above, Madhya Pradesh SRLM has reached out to RCRC to provide a dedicated resource, for day-to-day coordination and technical support for the implementation of IFC projects.

MP SRLM had submitted 146 IFC projects to NRLM and received 65 IFC project approvals for implementation. The projects seek to establish self-contained micro-production arrangements, covering 36,500 women farmers, for bringing 100,000 tons of safe and high-quality grain, pulses, oilseeds, vegetables, fruits, and live birds/ goats, into main-stream markets, in a period of three years. This shall involve inflow of INR 1,500 crores into the local area economy. The inbound cash flows shall in-turn strengthen consumption, as well as production and marketing services in the area, to eventually enable at least 100,000 households realize a resilient, sustainable, and growth-seeking farm-based livelihoods.

In addition to MP, IFC projects, are being implemented in collaboration with other SRLMs in the states of Assam, Maharashtra and Jharkhand. Consequently, each Team Leader hired under this initiative shall be expected to manage at least two states.


RCRC is looking for motivated, passionate, and hands-on Team Leaders (TL) to work within the government and civil society network space at the state level to implement IFC and other projects.

Reporting to the Program Director, the TLs shall work closely with a cross-section of partners, such as Civil Society, government, donors, community-based institutions, and others. The TLs shall also engage with teams of the SRLMs (for their IFC projects), and RCRC partners, providing coordination and implementation support.

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

(1) Work closely with the State Steering Committees (SSCs) of the different SRLM IFC projects, providing day-to-day coordination, and communication to government, RCRC partners, and KVK representatives; (60% directly with SRLM and 40% RCRC);
(2) Provide support to SRLMs to ensure that IFC project deliverables are consistent with the priorities of implementation partners and are evidence-based;
(3) Provide support to Cluster Level Federations (CLF) and RCRC partner teams, to ensure regular progress of IFC projects;
(4) Work in close coordination with SRLM and RCRC partner teams, to identify and connect appropriate advisory services, to fill programme gaps, as necessary;
(5) Bring design innovation in consultation with RCRC and district SRLM teams, to help upscale IFC interventions;
(6) Provide subject matter expertise in the areas of gender, agriculture, rural livelihood, and market capability building, to proactively understand the needs of partners, and to consolidate progress of IFC projects;
(7) Act as a bridge between SRLM and RCRC partners, to support CLF needs for IFC development;
(8) Provide support in tracking, analyzing and reporting actual progress of projects to SRLMs and RCRC;
(9) Provide support to RCRC and SRLM, to clearly, openly, and regularly communicate, the progress and risks, of partner engagements;
(10) Prepare monthly progress reports and other documentation and knowledge sharing;
(11) Serve as the point of contact person from RCRC, with KVKs and various departments.




Applicants must have a masters’ degree, or equivalent, in management, or related discipline.


(1) Minimum 8-10 years of experience in Rural Development, livelihoods, agri-value chain development with CSOs, or with government projects or with CSRs; at least 5 years of field projects implementation experience;
(2) Understanding of rural women, livelihoods and marketing sector, government systems, and CSO norms and conditions.

Skills and Competencies:

(1) Aptitude and sensitivity for working in Civil Society Networks and Government collaborations, to accelerate poverty solutions at scale;
(2) Performance and output measuring and reporting;
(3) Enabling partners to imagine and design for scale in convergence;
(4) Strong communication skills;
(5) Strong collaboration and partnership-building skills;
(6) Skills for organizing events, training, workshops etc.


Gross compensation budgeted for the position is attractive. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience and salary history.


(i) Madhya Pradesh (One: Bhopal);
(ii) Maharashtra (One: Pune);
(iii) Jharkhand (One: Ranchi).



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Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link, by or before March 22, 2022.