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Job Description

Kaapro Management Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is a consulting firm engaged in consulting assignments across diverse sectors in India, has been engaged with Odisha Livelihoods Mission (OLM) to provide consulting services for Conducting Recruitment of Staff in Odisha Livelihoods Mission. In this regard, Kaapro invites applications from qualified candidates for the position of Project Manager (Communication) on contractual basis.


The Odisha Livelihoods Mission (OLM) was launched in 2011 under the aegis of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) – Aajeevika. The Mission’s objective is to reduce rural poverty in Odisha by creating and strengthening community based institutions, which can function as pathways to sustainable livelihoods.The Mission is currently being implemented intensively in 107 blocks and the remaining 207 blocks will be brought under the Mission fold by 2018-19, through a phased approach. The Mission seeks to alleviate rural poverty by creating and nurturing of the poor which will in turn mediate the livelihoods of the rural poor. The four core components of the Mission are: (i) inclusive social mobilization and community institution building; (ii) financial inclusion; (iii) promotion of sustainable livelihoods and employment opportunities of the poor; and (iv) enabling the poor to access entitlements, public services through line departments and PRIs.


The Mission builds on the learning from the World Bank supported TRIPTI project which had adopted strategies and components similar to NRLM. The Mission is implemented through a three-tier structure viz., State Mission Management Unit (SMMU), District Mission Management Unit (DMMU) and Block Mission Management Unit (BMMU). The qualified & professional manpower is required to achieve the mission’s objectives.

Job Description:

Incumbent of this role shall be responsible for: 

  • Responsible to the Dy. CEO(CM,IB,CB) and work closely with other members in SMMU.

  • Planning, Monitoring, achievement of targets and Strategic Guidance to activities related to communication intervention in the project.

  • Responsible for all external and internal communication related to the project.

  • Preparing and implementation the communication strategy for the project and ensure the same messages is communicate to all district and block units.

  • Designing and preparation of newsletter, leaflets, website and other communication(IEC) material, ensuring distribution of IEC material at project villages and GPs.

  • Coordinating with printing and documentation agencies for developing publication material.

  • Documenting the key project activities, success stories, engaging external agencies.

Remuneration: INR 40,000/- p.m. to INR 50,000/- p.m. (based on the suitability of the candidate)

Assignment Location:  Bhubaneswar, Odisha

Qualification: Post Graduation in Mass Communication / Journalism.

Age: 25-35 Years as on application closing date

Experience & Knowledge:

Applicant for this job must have:  

  • Minimum 6 years progressive experience in the development sector with at least two years in leadership roles.

  • Must have experience in rolling out strategic communication model and developing IEC strategy.

  • Work experience in externally aided/government funded development projects in the country will be an added advantage.

  • Strong understanding of the issues related to social political scenario in Odisha and institutions of rural poor.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and has an experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.

  • Fair understanding of strategic communication and IEC.

  • Ability to network with public and private stakeholders including NGO, Civil Society, donor organisations, academics.

  • Strong presentation and articulation skills (both verbal and written)

  • Exposure in media and reporting

Last date for Response: 03 July 2017

Selection Process:

Selection process will consist of the following successive stages:

  • Resume Screening -> Objective Test -> Subjective Test ->Group Discussion-> Panel Interview

    • Resume Screening - for eligibility check

    • Objective Written Test - For assessing Language proficiency, Aptitude, Analytical Skills, General Knowledge, Subject knowledge etc. Only shortlisted candidates shall be notified for the test. 

    • Subjective Written Test - Open ended questions for subject matter knowledge and skills. Only shortlisted candidates who qualify and hold merit position in Objective Written Test, as per OLM Guidelines, shall be notified for the subjective type written test. 

    • Group Discussion - Topic based discussion to assess the understanding of the subject matter, and to assess competencies & attitude like ability to think, communicate and influence others, problem solving etc. relevant for the role. Only shortlisted candidates who qualify and hold merit position in previous assessments, as per OLM Guidelines, shall be notified for the Group Discussion. 

    • Selection Panel Interview - to check suitability, level of experience and expertise and personality fit for the role. Only select candidates who qualify and hold the merit on above assessments shall be notified for the interview. 

  • Applicants should be ready to travel to the designated test location / venue at short notice and at their own cost for all levels of assessments

  • Selection process can be modified based on the role requirements and guidelines / directions of OLM 

IMPORTANT NOTE: - Incomplete application shall be outrightly rejected; The content provided in the online application shall be considered to be true and shall be basis of the screen of applicant’s qualifying criteria. Any discrepancy in future between online application submission and reality shall make the application null and void at any stage of employment process. All documentary evidence shall be required to be produced at appropriate time. Absence of documentary evidence in support of the applicant’s submission shall make the applicant ineligible for the role.  

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Bhubaneswar, 751001, Odisha.

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