NRLM Technical Expert – Partnership Management: Initiative for What Works to Advance women and girls in the economy (IWWAGE)

POSITION: NRLM Technical Expert – Partnership Management
REPORTING TO: Lead IBCB, NRLM, Ministry of Rural Development
ASSIGNMENT LENGTH: Three Years(Yearly contract renewable annually subject to the availability of funds)
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


We are seeking a motivated NRLM Technical Expert: Partnership Management, Centre for Excellence for Women’s Economic Collectives (CEWEC) for the Initiative for What Works to Advance Women and Girls in the Economy (“IWWAGE”) at IFMR LEAD. The objective of this Initiative is to create a platform to promote, synthesize and generate evidence on “what works” for women’s economic empowerment. Under IWWAGE, we have set up a Centre of Excellence to drive Women’s Empowerment Collectives. CEWEC is a learning platform on evidence-based empowerment approaches and models of institutionalized gender and empowerment social infrastructure at multiple levels of governance in the livelihoods mission, and as a hub or resource base of SHG institutions and their approaches.

Position Summary

The NRLM Technical Expert – Partnership Management will be responsible for providing technical support on strengthening and driving the gender integration agenda/efforts being promoted by NRLM by working closely with State Rural Livelihood Missions (SRLMs), NIRD, NRPs, NROs & other key stakeholders.

•      Support NRLM in designing strategies for integration and mainstreaming of gender;
•      Support SRLMs in developing state specific operational strategies, annual action plans, expected outcomes and relevant advisories for integrating/mainstreaming gender in NRLM:
•      Coordinate across NRLM partners and SRLMs at national, state, district and block levels for implementation of gender interventions effectively and efficiently:
•      Support NRLM and SRLMs in development of state level policies for improved monitoring and tracking of progress on gender;
•      Support NRLM in the development of curated/content-validated material on gender;
•      Support NRLM in identification and utilization of services of gender resource persons and gender resource organizations;
•      Act as a liaison person between NRLM and IWWAGE;
•      Support NRLM and IWWAGE in policy advocacy;
•      Facilitate cross learning across states and dissemination of evidence for policy formulation;
•      Support in the monitoring and learning agenda of the SRLMs and NRLM vis-à-vis gender integration;
•      Expected travel- Upto 40-50% of time;
•      Any other work that may be assigned.


•      Required 10-15 years of experience in gender focused programmes, Self-help group initiatives and projects;
•      Post graduate degree in development studies; gender studies; Social Work, public policy or related subjects; or any other equivalent degree;
•      Strong understanding of MIS, monitoring and evaluation mechanism and systesms;
•      Should have experience in working with large scale, complex gender based programmes across different geographies and with different donors;
•      Experience in partnership management at local, state, national and international levels;
•      Experience in working with SHGs federations/ similar institutions is a must;
•      Experience with NRLM/SRLMs is highly desirable;
•      Excellent networking and relationship-building skills.

Application Instructions:
Deadline: Applications are being accepted till 03rd July 2019. Please send your queries to .
Interested candidates can submit their Resume and a cover letter to: