Deshpande Foundation

Asst. Manager – Agriculture Extension

Job Position Asst. Manager

Department name Agriculture

Reporting to Sr. Program Manager

Location Hubballi

Level/Grade L3

Education Any graduation

Experience Minimum 4 years hands-on experience in Agri advisory, inputs sale, Custom Hire Center, FPO management/Farmer group management, Seed Production and other agriculture extension activities working closely with the community.

Tentative Date of Joining At the earliest

Key responsibilities & accountabilities:

  • Agriculture Advisory services to farmers under IPM/INM concept
  • Plan and provide services to farmers using infrastructure and systems of FPO in Soil Testing, Custom Hire Center (CHC), Common Service Center (CSC) etc
  • Setup and execute trainings to FPO shareholders/FIGs and other connected farming community in coordination with UAS/KVK/Private Companies
  • Develop business plan for sales of Inputs (Organic/Chemical) based on INM/IPM recommendation to the beneficiary farmers through FPO
  • Drive the respective team to extensively participate in farmer mobilization, Knowledge dissemination and inputs sales as per standard INM/IPM practices
  • Indent collections, POs, supply and Vendor management for inputs, CSC, CHC and other services in coordination with CEO of the FPO
  • Setting up demos for varietal trials, innovative farm practices and inputs in coordination with UAS/KVK/Private companies
  • Train and prepare team of DF APEX FPO in 18 districts across Karnataka and Telangana to deliver the services to FPOs/FIGs/Farmers under DF APEX FPO model
  • Engage and maintain cordial relations with ecosystem partners viz. Government department and private companies
  • Work closely with Seed Production, Farm Gate Trade and FPO management team for effective program delivery

Key Competency and skills

    A resource with good interpersonal skills with effective communications and a Team Facilitator. To work effectively in Development Sector with fierce passion to help the community by thinking beyond the regular corrigendum approach and to have deep understanding with effective & permanent solutions for identified issues.