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    • Date Posted
      July 11,2022
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    Program Officer – Government Liaison


    Regenerative Production Landscape: People, Nature, Economy is an innovative jurisdictional model to foster agricultural ecosystems which conserve and enhance natural resources and build community resilience whilst enabling businesses to source responsibly.

    Originally founded by Laudes Foundation, IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative and WWF India, the Collaborative aims to create systems level shifts to catalyze and scale a model where;

    • producers grow agri-commodities using natural and regenerative farming principles that restore, rather than deplete, natural resources and reduce emissions from farming systems; and
    • smallholder farmers and communities thrive, through improved economic stability, enhanced livelihoods and greater participation in decision making
    • businesses can source responsibly while creating inclusive supply chain relationships

    To achieve this, the partnership will support a locally-driven, multi-stakeholder governance structure to drive market transformation – bringing together companies that commit to sourcing responsibly, community and producer organisations for more inclusive decision-making, government institutions that enable sustainable and green growth; and impact investors and funders who seek scalable solutions that deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals.

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    Position overview

    The Government Liaison & Convergence Officer will be a part of the RPL Collaborative Secretariat and will report directly to the Lead-Secretariat. Other key supporting relationships (internal) are: Senior Program Manager – Landscapes, India.

    Key responsibilities include:

    • Establishing regular, consistent and effective communication between the Department of Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, and establish develop linkages with other state departments and connect RPLC stakeholders.
    • Organizing and hosting introductory meetings across departments & teams, and associated agencies and institutions of the government.
    • Analyzing the trends, data, and different schemes, capturing insights and connecting RPLC and its stakeholders with relevant schemes and government platforms more dynamically. Attending the various brainstorming and planning meetings hosted by the Department
    • Identify and build case to leverage government infrastructure/ gap fund to build models for improved service delivery under different RPLC projects; and build convergence with strategic schemes and priorities that deliver on mutual goals for Govt and RPLC.
    • Identify the key experts within the department and outside department, to build the government expert group for the extension delivery model and other inputs to projects, studies etc as relevant.
    • Act as a between RPLC and government and create a conducive environment for RPLC by supporting the department with data analysis, preparing notes, and identifying potential areas of engagement between the department and RPLC such as development of market driven platforms, services and enabling environment for sustainable sourcing.
    • You will spend upto 50% of your time in direct engagements with the Dept of Agriculture & Farmer Welfare and 50% in assigned priorities as determined by the RPLC Secretariat.

    Who you are

    IDH is looking for an organized, active, service, self-motivated, team player with a sense of purpose and self-leadership. You are both structured and practical; able to work, organize and prioritize work, multitask, and meet strict timelines independently and learn fast. Working in a results-oriented, flexible, and hands-on manner, you are able to convert discussions into follow up actions quickly and thoroughly, whilst communicating confidently and clearly to members of the RPLC team for a transfer of knowledge and insight.

    What you bring

    • Bachelor’s degree (master’s degree is preferred)
    • Strong track record and background in project management and partnership management, preferably in the non-profit sectors relevant to forest conservation, agriculture and rural development, land-use and natural resources management, supply chains.
    • Strong communication and coordination skills
    • Based in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
    • Demonstrated ability in effective team working in a dynamic, agile environment.
    • Fluent in Hindi and English with strong communication skills.
    • Extremely proactive, entrepreneurial, with a strong eye for detail.
    • Willingness to travel often to the field areas to meet local government and other officials as needed

    What we offer

    IDH offers a challenging position with opportunities for growth within an enthusiastic and passionate team. As an IDH team member you can contribute to positive global change.

    The successful applicant will be offered a consultancy contract for one year with Initiative Development Hub LLP, but with very high possibility to extend.


    IDH offers a dynamic international environment and an enthusiastic and passionate team. As an IDH team member you can contribute to positive global change. This is a full-time position with IDH India LLP.

    This role is based at Gurgaon, India. We offer a competitive salary (depending on seniority and experience). Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a CV and application letter (in English) via the hyperlink :

    For any queries about the role, please contact Mitali Joshi (HR) at

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