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Job Description

Training Officer - Capacity Building

Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation


1. POSITION VACANT: Training Officer - Capacity Building with Bharat Rural Livelihood Foundation, New Delhi (with more than 50% travel to the project locations across ten states of India)




Government of India (GOI) initiated Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation (BRLF) as an independent organization under the Societies Registration Act, to facilitate civil society action in partnership with the Central and State Governments, for transforming livelihoods and lives of rural households, with an emphasis on women, particularly in the Central Indian Tribal Region.


BRLF is a unique and first-of-its-kind initiative and the Foundation is constituted as a partnership between Government on the one hand and private sector philanthropies, public and private sector undertakings (under Corporate Social Responsibility), on the other. Major functions of BRLF comprise the provision of financial grants to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to meet their human resource and institutional costs for up-scaling proven interventions, invest in institutional strengthening of smaller CSOs and capacity building of professional human resources working at the grassroots. The General Body and Executive Committee of BRLF are constituted by eminent individuals, as well as ex-officio representatives from private philanthropies, public and private sector organizations, financial institutions, State Governments and GOI.


For more details, please visit our website: www.brlf.in




One of BRLF’s key mandates is to address the capacity building challenge for existing and aspiring rural professionals who would potentially engage as front-line functionaries of NGOs, government institutions or as elected representatives of the PRIs and SHG federation leaders.


The capacity building programme of BRLF would target candidates/ aspirants who belong to ST, de-notified tribes, nomadic tribes and/or other vulnerable communities from the 1000 or so sub-districts of India where BRLF is currently supporting intervention projects.


BRLF and IIHMR University, Jaipur conducts a Certificate Program in Rural Livelihoods (CPRL) for tribal youth between 18 to 40 years of age from Central India Tribal belt. It’s a six-month, multi-centre, multi-topic curriculum for rural professionals which covers different dimensions of rural livelihoods. This initiative is a part of a series of capacity building initiatives on Rural Livelihoods, packaged as per the needs of the target groups and of different institutional partners (both Government and CSOs).


BRLF is also developing tailor made short-term courses for the field staff of State Rural Livelihood Missions and the frontline functionaries of mega-projects being implemented in partnership with the State Governments in the field of rural livelihoods.



(1) Assist in mobilizing candidates for CPRL and other Capacity Building (CB) initiative in close coordination with BRLF partners, CBOs and other relevant stakeholders;
(2) Support the CB vertical in preparation and execution of the candidate selection process including design of tests, parameters & admission process;
(3) Coordination of training schedules, conference schedules, development of knowledge pieces and other collaterals that emerge from/for the CPRL and other courses; Liaison with partner CSOs towards efficient and effective implementation of CPRL and other short courses;
(4) Assist in the management of fiscal operations including budget development, MOU preparation, modifications, revisions, etc; Track expenditures, monitor the program’s financial health and make recommendations to the CB lead and the standing committee;
(5) Support setting up of systems for monitoring and learning including review the impact of CB programs and documentation and dissemination of lessons learned;
(6) Participation in accreditation site visits / internal or external reviews/ monitoring visits/ etc;

(7) Assist in the preparation and update of the curriculum, handbook/ manuals of the CB programme, coordination with prospective partners, collating and streamlining details of all training modules from partners, their learning objectives, pedagogy and a draft design;
(8) Develop and maintain a MIS with programme records and information about all candidates who undergo training under the programme or prospective candidates;
(9) Closely monitor the professional development of the candidates who undergo training under CPRL and other courses, also after the completion of the course; Capturing and documenting success stories of the graduates;
(10) Support in placement, career counselling, guidance of CPRL candidates;
(11) Providing any other support required in CB vertical.


Applicants must possess a post-graduate degree in Social Sciences, Development Studies, Agriculture, NRM, Social Work, MBA, Sustainable Development or any other field with direct relevance to the advertised profile of work.


(1) Minimum two years of direct experience in facilitation of training/ curriculums/capacity building programs with youth;
(2) Sound knowledge of principles and practices related to tribal youth development and educational/ livelihood issues in the rural sector;
(3) Experience of working in the Central Indian Tribal Belt and/ or understanding of tribal cultures is an advantage;

Essential Skills and Competencies:
(1) Willingness to travel up to 50% to the project locations across ten states of India.
(2) Ability to work in a multi-cultural/ multi-disciplinary team;
(3) Ability to multi-task and work well in such a team;
(4) Ability to work closely with and participate actively and in a fully co-operative manner as a member of a broader team;
(5) Fluency in both oral and written communication, in English and Hindi.



Remuneration for the position shall be a maximum of Rs. 540,000/- per annum. Offers shall be commensurate with the qualifications, experience and salary history, of the selected candidate.


6. LOCATION: New Delhi (with more than 50% travel to the project locations across ten states of India).


7. APPOINTMENT: This is a full-time position and the initial contract will be offered for a period of three years, which shall be renewable based on performance.







Strategic Alliance Management Services P Ltd.

1/1B, Choudhary Hetram House, Bharat Nagar

New Friends Colony, New Delhi 110 025

Phone Nos.: 011- 2684 2162; 4165 3612

Email: tocb-brlf@sams.co.in




Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to urgently apply to tocb-brlf@sams.co.in, along with a cover letter highlighting their motivation to apply and suitability for the position, along with an updated resume including names and contact details of at least two referees, by or before May 22, 2019.


BRLF is an equal opportunity organization. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.