Consultant -Team Leader (One Vacancy)

Last date of application
 05-Apr-22 23:59 HR

Consultant -Team Leader (One Vacancy)
Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation, Ranchi, Jharkhand


1. POSITION VACANT: Consultant -Team Leader (One Vacancy), Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation, Ranchi, Jharkhand



Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation (BRLF)
 is an independent organization initiated by the Government of India (GOI) under the Societies Registration Act. The organization facilitates civil society action in partnership with the Central and State Governments, for transforming livelihoods and lives of rural households, with emphasis on women, particularly in the Central Indian Tribal Region.

BRLF fosters civil society action in partnership with the Government, for transforming the livelihoods and lives of people across India. The organization focuses on the regeneration of natural resources, increase and harvesting of water for irrigation, promotion of livelihoods, including livestock and off-farm livelihoods, and financial inclusion of women-led SHGs, to transform the lives of the rural poor.

BRLF emphasizes the creation of powerful grassroots institutions led by women, to lead interventions aimed at the poor. The organization works actively through grassroots CSOs, with communities on the ground to reduce the gap between program outlays made by the government and corporations. Program outcomes are achieved by strengthening democratic institutions at the grassroots, improving the quality of program implementation, and scaling-up successful intervention models, so that the poor, particularly tribal households in central India, can escape poverty and deprivation.

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ABOUT “High Impact Mega-Watershed Project”

BRLF signed an MoU with the Commissioner MGNREGA Cell, Government of Jharkhand, for the implementation of the “High Impact Mega Watershed Project,” on August 28, 2020.

This is a four-year project, being implemented in the 24 most-backward blocks in seven districts of Jharkhand, for improving the lives and livelihoods of 190,000 socio-economically marginalised households. The project is being implemented by 12 CSO partners under the guidance and support of a State Project Management Unit (SPMU). Field implementation of the project commenced on January 1, 2021.

BRLF is looking for a well-experienced professional to fill the vacancy of Consultant -Team Leader (CON-TL), based in the SPMU. Established in the state capital, the SPMU provides strategic facilitation support to the CSOs partners implementing the project in different locations. The SPMU work under the supervision and guidance of BRLF and the Commissioner MGNREGA.  


Reporting to the Project Officer, BRLF, the CON-TL shall be responsible for the following.

Key Job Responsibilities:

(1) Manage the overall functioning of the SPMU and provide support and mentorship to CSO partners; Also provide support to the MGNREGA State Cell and Government line departments, for the smooth implementation of the project;
(2) Develop and design program implementation processes, policy guidelines, capacity building modules, community-based institutional frameworks, and project MIS framework, for online project management, using an MIS tool;
(3) Conduct regular meetings along with implementing partners and district and block officers, for the smooth implementation of the project;
(4) Extend necessary, field-based backstopping support, capacity-building, mentoring, and technical handholding, to all CSO partners working in allocated blocks, to accomplish project deliverables;
(5) Conduct training and capacity-building events for CSO staff, to promote a common understanding of the project. Also training of staff of all CSO partners, to facilitate the smooth implementation of the project;
(6) Prepare a template for annual planning and budgeting at all levels; Develop and launch Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) system for the project; Develop reporting and documentation formats along with a system for knowledge management;
(7) Recommend actions to be taken by the MGNREGA State Cell, for the effective implementation of the project;
(8) Participate in state-level meetings to ensure the engagement and proper functioning of different committees; Obtain support from the MGNREGA and other State Departments to leverage and ensure convergence with different Govt. Schemes aligned with the project;
(9) Develop IEC material to be shared by the BRLF for the project; The CON-TL shall procure equipment and accessories for the State Programme Secretariat and take responsibility for the custody and proper use of the same;
(10) Generate and submit project level reports to BRLF and the State Government;
(11) Lead and facilitate all stakeholders in organizing periodic Project Steering Committee meetings;
(12) Ensure close collaboration and coordination with other team members deployed in the SPMU and Project Region, and assist them in achieving project deliverables and milestones;
(13) Guide SPMU team members in developing annual and monthly plans. Periodically review progress of plans through team meetings and ensure the proper performance of the team;
(14) Ensure good networking and liaising with government and non-government institutions for obtaining funds for training funds, provision of technical assistance, etc.;
(15) Willingness to travel frequently within and outside the states to fulfill the needs of the project and to complete all task assigned by BRLF management.



Applicants must be Graduates or Post-Graduates in Rural Development/ Watershed/ Social Science/ Agriculture Engineering, from reputed institutions.


(1) Minimum 10 - 15 years of experience in a relevant field;
(2) Prior experience of watershed and natural resource management, along with the ability to engage with CSOs and State Government, will be an advantage.

Essential Skills and Competencies:

(1) Good communication and writing skills in English and Hindi;
(2) Ability to work in a multi-cultural/ multi-disciplinary team;
(3) Ability to multi-task and work well in such a team;
(4) Willing to travel.


The remuneration package budgeted for the position is INR 85,050/- per month. The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history.


7. LOCATION(s): Ranchi

8. This is a contractual engagement for a period of six months. The engagement may be renewed/ extended, based on performance and/or requirement of the organization.

9. Age Limit: 50 years



Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.
1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar
New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025
Phone Nos.: 011- 4081 9900; 4165 3612


Eligible candidates interested in the position are requested to apply using the link, by or before April 5, 2022.

BRLF is an equal opportunity organization. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

Candidates may choose their preferred language i.e. either Hindi or English during interviews and written test.