Position: Rural Coordinator – Bihar
Base Location- Nawada
Reporting: State Coordinator/ lead OPS

Position Overview:

The Rural Coordinator (Rural) is responsible for managing all aspects of the programme implementation in the target villages including finance, monitoring & evaluation, human resource, hiring of resource persons, liaisoning with Block, District and State Government Stakeholders, enhancing the organization outreach and participation at district, state and national platforms.

The Position involves intensive (day to day) travel to the target villages based on the programmatic needs.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  1. Strategy & Planning:
  • Development and Implementation of Annual Plan for the Unit and Team Assigned ensuring the agreed programmatic timelines.
  • Work with the Line-Supervisor, in developing and maintaining the operational framework.
  • Ensuring periodic updates and adjustments as and when needed, involving the line supervisor. 
  1. Financial Management:
  • Maintain and review monthly, quarterly and annual budget for the programme, as per the approved budget, developing plans for any modification (if any needed/recommended) with due consent from the line supervisor and donor representative.
  • Review, Monitor and Support outflow along with finance person to ensure a consistent tracking of expenditure, minimizing the variance and recommend/adopt cost effective measures in programme implementation.
  • Ensure adherence of organization’s finance manual are followed in all instance during the programme tenure. 
  1. HR Management:
  • Ensure smooth selection and induction of staff as per the programme/project requirement.
  • Recommend and organize trainings/orientations as and when required for the staff to improve the capacity.
  • Develop and Set Appraisal of assigned human resource as per the IGSSS performance management system and HR policies.
  1. Liaison:
  • Develop and Maintain positive engagement with external stakeholders including government agencies.
  • Ensure active participation at village, block and district level programmes.
  • Ensure active participation of village level bodies developed during the programme tenure in the block and district level consultation and workshops. 
  1. Implementation:
  • Ensure that all the programmatic activities in the area are implemented as per the approved timelines ensuring the quality.
  • Periodic Monitoring of Programme Progress and provides inputs to the assigned staff, if necessary seek inputs from the line supervisor and thematic experts.
  • The Coordinators should ensure that the local self-governance is involved in all the project activities. The main responsibility of the rural and city coordinators will be to link the projects with local self-governance and work in coordination for better convergence. 
  1. Reporting:
  • Development and Submission of Programme Progress reports as per the donor reporting formats within the timelines and expected quality.
  • Ensure submission on Internal Progress and MIS Updates as per the programme timelines.
  • Ensuring proactive visibility on organization social media handles through regular updates on programmatic interventions and their initial impacts/outputs. 
  1. Administration:
  • Ensure contract staff mobility payments, procurement of goods and services as per the procurement guidelines.
  • Ensure effective management of IGSSS MIS Systems for overall programme monitoring and evaluation.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Post Graduate with advance degree in Social Science, Agriculture and Management.
  • Minimum 03-05 year of experience in the field of development sector preferably in the field of Nutrition, Agriculture and Climate Change.
  • Experience in NRM, Goat enterprise development or livelihood programme will be preferred
  • Experience in Handling Field Teams of 10 – 12 people.
  • Proficient in Computer Operations – Management of Data Analysis Files on Digital Platforms and Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders. 


The offer made to the selected candidate shall be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and salary history. Please do mention the current and expected remuneration package in your resume clearly.

IGSSS is an equal opportunity organization and encourages women candidates to apply.

Interested candidate for this position are requested to apply with their updated resume to hr@igsss.net keeping tulikamukherjee@igsss.net in C.C mentioning the post applied for in the subject line latest by March 30th , 2022.