NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS) 2021 Career Notification. NABCONS has released official notification for the job openings of Project Consultant vacancies. Check the eligibility and notification prior to apply for the positions.

Closing Date is on :- 05th March, 2021.

No.of Posts and Vacancies :-  

Project Consultant - 04 Posts

Job Location - Patna, Pune, Chennai

Other Qualification Details :-

NABARD Consultancy Services (NABCONS), a wholly owned Company of NABARD and a leading consultancy organization in the field of agriculture and rural development ( NABCONS invites online applications from Indian citizens for the Post of Project Consultants (04 Posts) for project “Implementation of Integration of Watershed Development for Rehabilitation of Degraded Soil and Climate Change Adaptation (SEWOH III)”.

1. Name of the Posts: Project Consultant

2. No of Post: 04

3. Place of Posting: Bihar Regional Office, NABARD, Patna; Maharashtra Regional Office, NABARD, Pune; Tamil Nadu Regional Office, NABARD, Chennai

4. Educational Qualification: 

a) Essential: 

I. 60% or equivalent CGPA in Graduation from recognised university in Agriculture/ Agricultural Engineering/ Water Resource Development/ Environment Science/ Hydrology/ Crop Science. AND/ OR

II. Post-Graduation / PhD with at least 55% from recognised university in Agriculture/ Agricultural Engineering / Soil Science/ Agronomy/ Water Resource Development/ Environment Science/ Hydrology/ Crop Sciences.

b) Preferred: Candidates with academic credentials viz. publications, awards, etc. will be preferred.

5. Experience: 

a) Essential: 

I. For Graduates: Minimum 02 years of experience in Watershed Development/ Climate Change adaptation/ Policy Networking post qualification OR

II. For Post- Graduates/ PhD: Minimum 01 year of experience in Watershed Development/ Climate Change Adaptation/ Policy Networking post qualification

b) Preferred: 

I. Knowledge of the working of the government system and policy formulation. Retired Government or Bank officials, leading staff from reputed NGOs, research institutions or academicians will be preferred.

II. Experience in stakeholders engagement, networking with State Govt. and Agri universities and research institutes for transfer of technologies and extension support on implementation of climate resilient adaptation measures, watershed management, application of GIS/ generation of MIS, and enhancing income and livelihood of the watershed community.

6. Other Criteria: 

i. Candidates should have proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English and local language.

ii. Proficiency in creating documents, working on worksheets (Word, Excel, Power Point) and analysing data from worksheet.

iii. Willingness to travel in remote villages and social skills/ proven ability to work with rural communities.

Age: Age (as on 01 February 2021): Minimum 21 years and Maximum 50 years

General Information :-

1. The applicant may submit the declaration in the Google form with respect to the educational qualification and experience. Self-attested copies of educational qualifications and experience certificates to be compulsorily submitted at the time of the interview. Original documents would be required for verification.

2.  Place of posting of the Project Consultants appointed will be at as per location mentioned in Table 1. The candidates can be posted anywhere in India depending upon the project requirement. Further, as a part of their functioning the above consultants may be required to travel across the mentioned states and other parts of the country from time to time. NABCONS will not provide accommodation for the selected/appointed candidates.

3. List of selected and waitlisted candidates for the post will be uploaded on NABCONS website ( after the selection process is completed. The validity of the panel of selected and waitlisted candidates will be co-terminus with the project.

4. No correspondence will be entertained from any ineligible and non-selected candidate in all matter regarding eligibility, the selection process, documents to be produced for the selection process, assessment, prescribing minimum qualifying standards, number of vacancies, communication of result , etc. the NABCON’s decision shall be final and binding on the candidates.

5. The final appointment will be based on the decision of Selection Committee constituted for the purpose. Company reserves the right to increase/ decrease the number of posts or not to fill up any of the posts.

6. The appointment shall be subject to being found medically fit, for which purpose the candidate shall be required to undergo the protocol of medical tests upon reporting at place of posting. The continuance in NABCONS’s service shall be subject to remaining medically fit to discharge duties and responsibilities. The decision of NABCONS regarding medical fitness shall be final and binding on the candidate.

7. Merely satisfying the eligibly criteria does not entitle a candidate to be called for the interview. NABCONS reserves the right to call only the requisite number of candidates for the interview depending on number of responses, after preliminary screening / shortlisting with reference to candidate's qualification, suitability, experience, etc. Applications received after the due date shall not be entertained and will be rejected.

8. Under no circumstances applications by hand or any other mode will be entertained. The application submitted through online mode provided in this advertisement will only be accepted.

9. The contractually engaged staff shall have no legal claim to regular absorption either during the period of contract or after the period of contract expires. Similarly, the Contract Appointee will have no claims as to seniority.

10. The selected candidates shall not take up any part time / full time employment or assignments elsewhere or do any business during the period of their contract with NABCONS. The engagement shall automatically be terminated if he/she joins any other organization without giving prior information. In such an event, NABCONS shall have the right to claim compensation / damages, if any, as it may deem fit.

12. NABCONS reserves the right to cancel the recruitment for the captioned posts without assigning any reason at any stage.

Key Responsibilities :-

The primary duties and responsibilities as Project Consultant shall be as follows:

1. Identification of watershed, desk and field appraisal of Detailed Project Report (DPR) submitted by Project Facilitating Agencies (PFAs), preparation of Memorandum of Sanction (MoS) for placing before Project Sanctioning Committee (PSC) at RO / HO level.

2. Scrutinising disbursement claims of PFAs.

3. Conducting meetings with PFAs and operationalising structured capacity building plan for PFA staff and village level organizations.

4. Periodic monitoring of the sanctioned projects in terms of technical, physical and financial parameters.

5. Assisting PFAs in preparation of DPR and vulnerability analysis

6. Guiding PFAs in submission of Shape files/ data/information of watersheds for GIS mapping

7. Checking, monitoring and correcting GIS/ MIS entries at local level.

8. Supporting PFAs/ROs in monitoring data consolidation at district or RO level.

9. Follow up and monitoring of MIS and submission of reports to HO.

10. Documentation of best practices.

11. Preparation/verification and submission of quarterly/half yearly progress report to HO.

12. Scrutiny and verification of Project Completion Report (PCR) submitted by PFAs.

13. Any other work assigned to facilitate smooth functioning of the project.

Selection Process :-

Only Shortlisted candidates will be called for the interview and may also be assessed for their proficiency in MS office / data management. Location for the interview will be indicated in the call letter. The candidates may kindly note that any cost incurred by them for attending the interview will not be reimbursed by NABCONS.

Steps to Apply :-

1. Interested candidates may apply online in the prescribed format within 10 days from 24 February 2021 to 05 March 2021 by clicking on the following links and filling the details therein.

2. Project Consultant – Middle / Senior Level

3. In case the above link does not work, you may also copy and paste the link in your web browser and fill the details therein.

4. Instructions:

i. Before applying, candidates should read all the instructions carefully and ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria for the post. NABCONS would admit candidates on the basis of the information furnished in the ON-LINE application and shall verify their eligibility at the stage of interview/ joining. If, at any stage it is found that any information furnished in the ON-LINE application is false/ incorrect or if according to the NABCONS, the candidate does not satisfy the eligibility criteria for the post, his/her candidature will be cancelled and he/she will not be allowed to appear for the interview/joining/ not allowed to continue, if joined.

ii. Candidates are requested to apply only ON-ONLINE through NABCONS website ( No other mode of submission of application will be accepted.

iii. Important Dates/Timeline: 

A) Last date for submission of online applications 05 March 2021

B) NABCONS reserves the right to make change in the dates indicated above.

Official Notification