Partnering Hope into Action (PHIA) Foundation
is a Charitable Trust registered in India. Its vision is a society
free from poverty, exclusion and discrimination and all people live
with justice, peace and dignity. PHIA works for the eradication of
poverty among the poor, vulnerable and marginalised communities in
India. PHIA believes in promoting equality, dignity and social justice
so that everyone regardless of gender, caste, class, ethnicity,
religion, colour, culture and physical abilities can live a life free
from poverty, exclusion and discrimination. It works in partnership
with civil society and community-based organisations. PHIA facilitates
the empowerment of poor, vulnerable and marginalised communities so
that they can be in-charge of their own development. Gender equality
crosscuts all of PHIA’s work.
Foundation interventions and programmes are present in the states of
Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi NCR. It
works on both long-term development programmes and humanitarian
response. The organisation follows a rights-based approach for inclusive
and sustainable development. Evidence-based advocacy to improve
policy implementation is integral to its approach. PHIA works in
partnership with a variety of stakeholders that include Civil Society
Organisations (CSOs), the private sector, multilateral and bilateral
development agencies, philanthropy institutions and the Government
institutions to bring capabilities and capacities together to find
scalable solutions to address poverty, and promote social justice,
equity and dignity.
About the Position
PHIA Foundation, is seeking to hire a qualified candidate to fill the position of Programme Technical Advisor - FRA. The position is for the project title “Strengthening
the components of local democracy to improve health outcomes for poor
and vulnerable in selected blocks in selected districts of
The project is expected to achieve the following objectives:
To lead the FRA campaign in the state - settlement of pending IFR and CFR claims
facilitate understanding of the government functionaries on
implementation of FRA in the state – bottlenecks, challenges and ways
on how it could be addressed.
Coordinate with CSO partners engaged on FRA campaign in the state
Lead the advocacy agenda on FRA related issues and challenges, etc.
The programme intends to engage Programme Technical Advisor - FRAfor
overall planning, implementation, supervision and guidance for the
effective liaison and implementation of FRA at State, District, Block
and Community level.
Duties and Responsibilities:
a part of the state cell to undertake campaign on Forest Rights Act
in Jharkhand and engage all the stakeholders at the various levels.
training to CSO partners on FRA and create pool of resource persons,
community cadres for the effective implementation of FRA on the
Facilitate awareness generation of the communities on the provisions and procedures of FRA.
of team to deliberate on the issues of FRA implementation to the
policy makers, administration and political bodies.
Building capacities of FRCs, Gram Sabha and other committees pertaining to FRA implementation.
To ensure convergence among Welfare Department, Revenue Department and Forest Department for claim settlement.
training of District Level Committee (DLC) and Sub Division Level
Committee (SLDC) members with support from Welfare Department.
Play an instrumental role in facilitating meeting of DLC and SDLC for claim settlement.
Development of training manual, operational guidelines and IEC materials for FRA implementation.
partners engaged in FRA in convening district consultations to sort
out issues arising out of FRA implementation with the government
Coordination and management with key stakeholders, CSO partners engaged in FRA implementation.
workshop for Govt. Officials, local, district and state
administration engaged on FRA – Tribal Welfare Department & Forest
Department, SDLC, DLCs.
Creation of database on FRCs and CSO engaged in FRA in Jharkhand.
Periodic sharing of FRA update – Jharkhand to the key stakeholders - Government orders, guidelines, amendments, etc.
Qualifications/Experience/skills/knowledge and expertise
Applicant must have a Post Graduate degree in Social Work/Management/Sociology/other relevant discipline.
8 -12 years progressively responsible professional work experience in
social development and capacity building and training including
knowledge on Forest Rights Act (FRA).
Effective skills for managing reporting and documentation.
Experience in coordinating/dialoguing with state and district Forest, Welfare and other concerned departments.
Willingness to travel to the field extensively as required in the project.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
Adept in using computer, particularly in using Microsoft Office applications.
Organized, team player, self-starter and results-oriented individual.
Ability to work with a range of people from diverse backgrounds in an open-minded, non-dogmatic manner.
How to Apply
Eligible candidates interested in this position are requested to apply through this link https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuhC6EsPSysolmWLcThiewvgh179pL1wAcmQfS3IzTyNvZ-w/viewform
with an updated resume including the names of two referees, one of whom
should be your present or last Reporting Manager, by or before 25-10-2022. The
interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as we keep on receiving
applications till a suitable candidate is found, so the applicants are
advised to apply as early as possible.
PHIA constantly strives to have an inclusive and diverse team and
individuals from marginalised sections like Scheduled Castes, Scheduled
Tribes and others, women and other gender identities are encouraged to
apply. Owing to the high number of applications expected, only
short-listed candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear back from
us by 25th October 2022 kindly assume that your application has not been considered this time by us.
Programme Technical Advisor - Forest Rights Act (FRA)