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(An Organisation of the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India)

Rajendranagar, Hyderabad – 500 030.

Advt. No.16./2020

National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR), Hyderabad, an autonomous national Institution under the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, is

implementing a national level project namely – ‘Creating Clusters of Model Gram Panchayats to Achieve Holistic & Sustainable Development through Institutional Strengthening of GPs and Enablement of Quality GPDP across India’ over next 2 years. For this, NIRD&PR invites online applications from eligible candidates for contractual engagement of 10 State Programme Coordinators, 250 Young Fellows and 250 Cluster Level Resource Persons to work in the identified 250 clusters across all States and UTs (List enclosed as Annexure). Tenure of Engagement of all the posts is one year for the present. It may be extended on satisfactory performance of the incumbents, subject to continuation of the Project and discretion of authorities.

Last date for receipt of online applications: 29.12.2020

The requirements as regards job description, required competencies, consolidated contractual remuneration for the positions of State Programme Coordinators, Young Fellows and Cluster Level Resource Persons are detailed below.

1) Position: State Programme Coordinator (No. of posts- 10)

(A) Job Profile

1. To coordinate and monitor activities under the Project for Creating Model GP Clusters for enabling selected GPs on Cluster basis to achieve Sustainable Development through GPDP (@1 per 3-4 States/UTs

2. To lead the team of trainers for training of Gram Panchayat Planning Facilitation Teams (GPPFT) / other stakeholders under the Clusters of GPs in the States to be assigned on institutional capacity issues, improving governance and participatory planning and also to demonstrate to them application of participatory tools and techniques in the field for quality GPDP.

3. To plan and implement IEC Plan to enhance participation of people in preparation, implementation and monitoring of GPDP in collaboration with the SIRD&PR/ Nodal Institution of the State for GPDP, NGOs/CBOs/SHGs and communities.

4. To guide the GPs under the Clusters in organizing effective Gram Sabhas, Ward Sabhas, community mobilisation through no-cost voluntary actions, collection of Primary and Secondary data, situation analysis and preparation of Development Status Report by each of the GPs under the Clusters.

5. To guide the GPs in application of e-GramSwaraj portal of the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India.

6. To guide the GPs in prioritisation and selection of activities based on needs expressed by villagers in Gram Sabhas and in preparation of draft GPDP & Budget.

7. To coordinate with State Panchayati Raj Departments of the State Governments, SIRD&PRs/Nodal Institutions for GPDP, ETC/PTC/DTC/PTRC/DPRCs, District and Block administration, partner organisations and Panchayat bodies in the assigned States and obtain their support in effective implementation of the Project.

8. To guide and coordinate with Beacon Panchayat Leaders, Young Fellows and Cluster Level Resource Persons to be working under the Project.

9. To guide the GPs in adding exemplary values related to intense ownership and participation of communities in planning and implementation process, focusing on human development, social development, ecological development, SDG compliance, transparency, accountability etc.

10. To travel extensively in geographically separated remote Clusters and supervise project related activities to ensure sustained progress and ensure quality of outputs.

11. To monitor the progress and assess the quality of activities and to intervene in solving even unforeseen problems and removing bottlenecks in implementation of the Project.

12. To prepare and submit progress report to the major stakeholders in the State(s) and to the NIRD&PR.

13. To discharge such other responsibilities as may be assigned from time to time by the Project authorities for successful implementation of the Project.

(B) Eligibility Criteria

1. Post Graduate Degree in Social Science including Economics/Rural Development/Rural Management/Political Science/Sociology/ Anthropology / Social Work/Development Studies / History and similar disciplines from any recognized university.

2. Minimum academic standards: 60% marks in Secondary (Class X) or equivalent examination; 50% marks in Higher Secondary (Class XII) or equivalent examination in any discipline; 50% marks at Graduation level in any of the above-mentioned disciplines; and 50% marks at Post Graduation level in any of the above-mentioned disciplines. 

3. Age: 30-50 years as on 01/11/2020. Relaxation in the upper Age Limit: by 5 years for SC & ST candidates and by 3 years for OBC candidates. 

4. Reservation of Posts: 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and 27% for OBC Candidates, as per the Order No.36036/3/2018-Estt (Res.) dated 15 May, 2018 and Model Roster for 

Reservation of the Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India.




5. Sound knowledge about structure, functions, roles and responsibilities of Gram Panchayats (GP). 

6. Agreeableness to work in any State/UT and reside on their own arrangement, if 

engblenessciency in Capacity Building & Participatory Training, Participatory Planning, mentoring and monitoring. 

8. Five years’ first-hand experience of having worked on Capacity Building & Training, improving governance and participatory planning in respect of GPs. 

9. Prior experience and managerial skills to lead, mentor and support teams of Young Fellows, Cluster Level Resource Persons and other stakeholders.

10. Proficiency in writing and speaking English and Hindi. 

11. Experience and keenness to undertake extensive travels in remote areas. 

12. Appropriate attitude to mix, develop rapport and work with Elected Representatives (ER) and functionaries of Gram Panchayats (GP) and rural communities in remote rural areas and strong commitment to work on mission mode for Sustainable Development.

13. Keenness to undergo thorough induction level training to be organised by the NIRD&PR and pass the standards to be set for eligibility for final deployment. 

14. Soft skills including proficiency in MS Office (at least Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and capacity for online training and reporting. 

15. Capacity to work for prolonged hours. 

(C) Consolidated Contractual Remuneration: Rs.55,000/- (Rupees fifty-five thousand) only per month plus travel and subsistence on tour as per norms of the NIRD&PR.

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