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  • Position Title Sr. Practitioner – Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM)
  • Organization Transforming Rural India Foundation (TRI)
  • Location Raipur
  • Grade Administrative support - FG I, Function Group 1, Contract Agent
  • Close Date 2023-09-24
  • Occupational Groups
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Environment
    • Agriculture and Forestry
    • Natural Resource Management

Sr. Practitioner – Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM)

  • Grade: Administrative support - FG I, Function Group 1, Contract Agent

  • Organization: Transforming Rural India Foundation (TRI)

  • Location : Raipur

  • Close Date : 2023-09-24

Job Description
Position Information:
Job Position: Sr. Practitioner – Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM)
Location: Raipur, Chhattisgarh                                      
Appointment: Three Years (subject to renewal based on performance)
Organization Information
Since its inception in 2016, Transforming Rural India Foundation (TRI) has been deeply focused on an integrated approach to village development to accelerate mobility across all generations. We believe in bringing solutions through multi-sector changes through engaging community-based institutes like Self Help Groups (SHGs), Panchayati Raj Institutes (PRIs) and Front-Line Workers (FLWs) together to closely work with the government.
TRI works directly with more than one million people in 2000 villages across India’s poorest states and impacts close to over 60 million rural Indians through its formal engagement with governments at different levels.
TRI aims to strengthen the enabling environment for landscape restoration by reducing policy barriers, and supporting the design of incentives to develop markets and value chains for restoration products to spur a self- sustaining and locally led restoration economy in the geography of Chhattisgarh by leading public policy in action.
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Primary Role of the position: 
This position will be based out of Raipur and work on public policy in action towards managing integration of natural resources for people and nature, in Chhattisgarh.
Key Accountabilities: 
  • Analysis of financial outlay detailing the requirements of credit, grants and investment as well as an analysis of existing schemes that can be leveraged.
  • Development of innovative financing mechanisms, and scoping of financing opportunities to fill the gaps identified through the preceding analysis 
  • Support with identification and prioritization of key barriers in restoration through robust methodological approach that includes policy review, consultations, key person interviews, and co-organize Restoration Dialogues with key stakeholders.
  • Work closely with stakeholders for monitoring, reporting, and verification for all the above activities. Support in grant reporting and other project management activities as required by the donor. 
  • To facilitate convergence of public funds for landscape restoration implementation like MGNREGS, watershed programs, livelihoods mission and ensure correspondence from the state government designating the district collector / CEO-ZP as the nodal officer
  • Co-organize restoration dialogues in identified states with participation of key experts and government stakeholders resulting in discussion and recognition of agroforestry as a critical intervention for landscape restoration and more synergistic convergence of public funds like MGNREGS for landscape restoration
  • Support TRI’s nudge units embedded within state departments with engagement protocols (e.g., protocols of engagement based on grassroots planning involving the Panchayati Raj Institutions and the women self-help groups) with the departments and key functionaries to discuss and take forward restoration dialogues for overcoming policy barriers.
  • Work closely with Rural Development Department, ensure timely issue of relevant guidelines, office orders, design special schemes to support the climate restoration work through nature-based solutions in their districts
Knowledge/ Skills
  • Thorough Understanding of INRM, the structural and vegetative interventions for INRM
  • Knowledge of INRM planning process with the village institutions. Usage of different maps for INRM planning
  • Excellent understanding of Women Self Help groups and associated tiers, NRLM structure of organization and management of SHG system
  • Experience of engaging with MGNREGA, and its role in Rural development, it’s functioning and important functionaries, INRM relate activities that can be taken under MGNREGA
  • Experience of convergence of schemes executed by government departments like Agriculture, Soil conservation, Rural Development, NRLM, Tribal Welfare, NABARD etc
  • Building data and policy insights, developing fact sheets and cross -sectional data analysis
Qualification / Work Experience:  
  • Post-graduate degree in a field related to forestry, natural resource management, ecology or another related field of study with 8 or more years of experience relevant to this position, 
  • Experience with the management of large projects in the conservation/forestry/natural resource/ watershed sector
  • Experience understanding of topics related to forests, conservation, watershed and people in Central India
  • Experience understanding of the principles and practice of integrated landscape approaches to restoration (i.e., both within and outside forests)
  • Experience of bringing in innovations especially around bridging convergence gaps, improving efficiency, capacity building and monitoring
  • Excellent reading and writing skills in Hindi and English
Application Procedure 
To apply, kindly click on the link . The deadline for submission of application is 04 September 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for further process on a rolling basis, therefore interested candidates are requested to apply at the earliest. 
Transforming Rural India Foundation (TRI) is an equal opportunity organization. Women candidates that had taken life cycle break are encouraged to apply. 
Compensation shall commensurate with experience.
TRI expects the highest standards of professional practice in all its work and contact with people; and recognizes that `safeguarding’ is an organizational and an individual responsibility. It recognizes its responsibility and commitment to promote and ensure security, safety and wellbeing of people in its offices/work - spaces/locations and different work contexts. 
Job offer made will be subject to a self-disclosure, satisfactory clearance and satisfactory verification of qualifications and work history.

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