District Operations Lead-ReFarm

The/Nudge Foundation

The/Nudge Foundation

Gulbarga, Karnataka, India
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

About The/Nudge:

The/Nudge is an action institute building resilient livelihoods to alleviate poverty. We work with women, farmers, tribals and youth on rural development, agriculture, skilling and economic inclusion, along with 15+ central and state government partners.

Our journey to enable 25 million Indians out of ultra-poverty, has reached 10 states with $250M of government funding to cover 1.25M people. Our incubator, accelerator and grand challenges have supported 200+ social entrepreneurs including 17 Forbes 30U30, 3 EarthShot Prize winners, 1 Time Magazine cover and more.

Set up with support from 90+ eminent philanthropists , 40+ corporates and 15+ foundations including Gates, Mackenzie Scott, Vinod Khosla, Nandan, Tata Trusts, Skoll, Meta, LinkedIn, HDFC, Mphasis, KPMG and L'Oreal, we are contributing towards a "poverty-free India, within our lifetime".

About ReFarm

The/Nudge’s Collective Farming initiative for RainFed farms (ReFarm) is focused on building a scalable, sustainable and climate resilient model to help increase income of smallholder farmers practicing rainfed agriculture, and break free from poverty. Our approach involves transitioning to regenerative and high-income diversified agriculture by solving for the farmer’s challenges in access to investment for water and farm inputs as well as the risk associated with farming transformations.

The solution model comprises 3 main interventions -

1. Creation of an in-situ farm pond which stores rainwater and allows farmers to cultivate for a longer duration,

2. Shift to diversified multilayer agricultural practice involving high-value crops, year-round harvests and

3. Facilitating market access and guaranteed off-take at Farmgate with post harvest operations at a collective level.

What will you do?

We are seeking a passionate and results-oriented Operations Lead to play a pivotal role in the successful implementation of the ReFarm program. You will be responsible for overseeing all on-ground operations, ensuring program efficiency, and driving measurable impact for our participating farmers.

You will:

  • Oversee the planning and implementation of all program activities on ground, ensuring quality and timely delivery of services to participating farmers.

  • Identify and address operational challenges, implementing solutions to ensure program effectiveness.

  • Monitor and track program progress in a robust manner with timely collection/ entry, processing and reporting of data.

  • Review the progress of the program periodically to iterate and scale up the program.

  • Manage and lead the field team as well as collaborate with the program team and other teams in the org to ensure program alignment and resource optimization.

  • Maintain strong relationships with participating farmers, addressing their concerns and providing ongoing support.

  • Setting up and managing the warehouse operations of grading, sorting

  • Liaising with companies for market linkages

  • Perform budget monitoring.

Who are we looking for?

  • 8 years and above of on ground operations experience, preferably in agriculture sector

  • excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, fluent in English & Kannada

  • strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • strong leadership and team management skills

  • the ability to build strong relationships with farmers, community leaders, and other stakeholders

  • an openness to travel extensively and spend time in the villages as per the needs of the program’s goals

  • demonstrated a growth mindset - learning/improving constantly

  • a passion for serving those in need with humility & sensitivity

Position: Based in Gulbarga

If you’re excited about being a part of this exciting journey to transform small farmers’ lives, we want to hear from you! Apply now and be the catalyst for change.

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