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District Officer – Technical Assistance to RDD (Madhubani,Bihar)

Position: District Officer – Technical Assistance to RDD
Reporting Line: Program Manager – TA to RDD
Location: Madhubani, Bihar
Number of Position: 1

About the Project – TA to RDD:

The project aims to improve women’s access to entitlements and safe and dignified employment by increasing participation for women in government programs, and, increase women’s agency and power to make and act on decisions and control resources. The key objectives of the program are to support the government in creating SHG-led Community-PRI-local administration platforms at the community level, and enable convergence between NRLM, PRI, and other line departments at block, district and state levels through a Public Policy-in-Action Approach. PCI is strategically placing nudge units at district and state levels to design and develop evidence-based contextualized strategies, drawing learning from the pan India efforts as well as from other initiatives, which can be operationalized through the Community-PRI-

LA framework, and, support Rural Development Department (RDD) leadership to formulate relevant guidelines to enable operationalization of those strategies at grassroot level for the benefit of women

Position Description:

The District Officer will be placed at the district level, embedded within the Dept. of Rural Development, and will work closely with the district level staff and other professionals of the RDD, Bihar on day to day basis. S/he will work closely with the District Program Officer – MGNREGA, and District Program Manager- JEEViKA to ensure effective convergence of the two programs to achieve the TA’s objectives. S/he will also engage with District Collector, District Panchayati Raj Officer (DPROs), and other district government officials to ensure regular convergence among various activities of different departments related to women economic empowerment. S/he will also support the Program Manager and Sr. Program Manager in providing responsive support to various program teams and Cells of RDD as and when required. DO will be responsible for smooth operation of project initiatives and work-flows at district level.

Key roles and Responsibilities:

• Coordinate and liaise with the district government officials of RDD, DoPR, and District Administration leadership for smooth implementation of project activities
• Support DPM-JEEViKA and DPO-MGNREGA to effectively implement key initiatives, mandated by the government, in line with the overall project objectives
• Facilitate district level review of various initiatives undertaken by the RDD and DoPR by the District Administration leadership
• Analyze key program initiatives, data collected through various programs, and prepare slide decks for effective district level review of interventions
• Support the project team at the block level in smooth implementation of the interventions and facilitate required support from the district level
• Work closely with the district government officials to document evidences and develop learning documents for various initiatives undertaken for economic empowerment of women
• Have excellent communication and strong working relationship with the leadership and functionaries of different related Government departments (PRI, Health, Agriculture, Labour, etc.), and other key players at the district level
• Represent PCI in meeting/workshops organized by the government or any other relevant organizations at the district level
• Assist the state team, for coordination and appropriate linkages with various development partners and stakeholders
• Preparation of reports and documentation as per requirements
• Responsible for compilation and maintaining of data from field
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and conflicting situations


• MBA/ PGDM / Postgraduate degree in Social Work, Social Science or equivalent from a reputed institute.

Work Experience:
• 3-5 years of work experience in strategy, business development, Government Relationship, etc.
• Experience of working in technical assistance projects with the government
• Experience in strategic documentation for the organizational leadership, which must be easily digestible, unambiguous, engaging, informative, and convincing
• Demonstrated ability to perform standard analyses such as secondary research, performance analyses, competitive analyses, market analyses, etc.
• Experience of working with the government officials
• Experience of working in a development sector will be an added advantage
• Understanding of large-scale government rural development programs (MGNREGA, SRLM, etc.)
• Understanding of the working of non-government organization

Desired Skills
• Excellent knowledge and skills to work on MS Office (highly recommended)
• Good analytical skills and eye for detail
• Highly professional with sense of accountability problem solving attitude and quick learner
• Understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods and processes
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Ability to manage teams


Interested candidates can apply for the position of District Officer – Technical Assistance to RDD by 4th September,2023.

PCI India is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability and/or marital status.

Due to the heavy inflow of resumes, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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