Chief Executive Officer - Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals, New Delhi

closed date :30 Nov 2011

Reporting to the Chairman, Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals  
Job Description

ISAP is a fast growing social enterprise. We are looking for people who believe in the power of social enterprise to make significant impact and also to  do good. We prefer people who have experience of working in rural areas and in the development sector.

Qualifications: Post Graduate in Management/ Social Sciences/Agriculture
Experience – 10 Years
Remuneration: Flexible and on par with that in large scale development organisations

Main Job Responsibilities:
Some of the roles that we see for you in this position could be,
1. Provide overall programme leadership to all initiatives of ISAP at national level
2. Lead a team of state managers in programme implementation
3. Technical Reporting to MoRD/NIRD and other Donors
4. Budgeting Project Finances and financial reporting
5. Programme Monitoring and Evaluation
6. Academics – Liaison with academic partners for curriculum design and quality monitoring
7. Industry interaction with private and public sector enterprises for placement
8. Steering new initiatives

Desired Skills & Experience
Having experience of running large scale field operations
Knowledge of Information technology/web based MIS reporting
Good communication and presentation skills – written and oral
Should have prior work experience in similar positions

Company Description
ISAP was set up with the vision to instill economic stability in the livelihood of small farmers involved in agriculture and allied activities. ISAP conducts hundreds of training programmes training thousands of farmers in 18 states in India.

ISAP has over 15,000 registered associates all over India and abroad. The main services of this organisation are Query Redress Services, market linkage services for farmers and capacity building services for entrepreneurs as well as farmers.

ISAP runs 10 entrepreneurship development centres in India across North East, J&K, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand..

ISAP has won several awards for its work from national and international organisations.

ISAP runs a community Radio Station focused on Agriculture at Sironj in MP and has supported the state government in their extension activities in 6 districts of MP.

ISAP runs a inbound call centre for farmers which answers farmer queries from all over MP(over 4,00,000 queries answered till date) in a project with the state government.

ISAP has launched a Certified Crop Advisor Programme for India in a partnership with American Society of Agronomy and IRRI.

ISAP works in SKill Development training in Orissa, MP and Maharshtra and is working to train 5000 youth across these 3 states.

ISAP works with thousands of farmers in a Project on Cotton in multiple states

ISAP is working in multiple districts of Karnataka in a Project with a large fertilser co.

ISAP is consulting to set up 10 community radio stations in Rajasthan.

ISAP is working on creation of multiple farmer producer organizations for 23,000 farmers for an autonomous organization under the Govt of India.