Fisheries Extension Associate

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Fisheries Extension Associate

TO SECTOR: AGRICULTURE AND ALLIED

SUB-SECTOR: Fisheries OCCUPATION: Assistance (Fisheries) REFERENCE ID: AGR/Q5107 ALIGNED: NCO-2015/NIL

A Fisheries Extension Associate is responsible for mobilizing members of the fishing community for extension training and other activities at community level.

Brief Job Description: A Fisheries Extension Associate is responsible for providing assistance in ensuring active community participation, identifying target group for the training and other community level activities.

Personal Attributes: A Fisheries Extension Associate must possess excellent communication, facilitation, organizing and implementations skills for various development programmes. S/he must be able to comprehend and synthesize the socio-political situation and decide strategies and actions accordingly.

Qualifications Pack CodeAGR/Q5107
Job RoleFisheries Extension Associate
Credits (NSQF)TBDVersion number1.0
SectorAgriculture and AlliedDrafted on10/03/16
Sub SectorFisheriesLast reviewed on25/11/16
OccupationAssistance (Fisheries)Next review date31/10/19
NSQC Clearance onN/A
Job RoleFisheries Extension Associate
  Role DescriptionA Fisheries Extension Associate is responsible for mobilizing members of the fishing community for extension training and other activities at community level.
NSQF level Minimum Educational Qualifications Maximum Educational Qualifications3
Class 8, preferably Not applicable
Training (Suggested but not mandatory)On the job training
Minimum Job Entry Age18 years
Experience0-6 months as a facilitator in development projects
      Applicable National Occupational Standards (NOS)Compulsory: and implementation of developmental programmes in fisheries 2.
Performance CriteriaAs described in the relevant OS units
Keywords /TermsDescription
SectorSector is a conglomeration of different business operations having similar business and interests. It may also be defined as a distinct subset of the economy whose components share similar characteristics and interests.
Sub-sectorSub-sector is derived from a further breakdown based on the characteristics and interests of its components.
OccupationOccupation is a set of job roles, which perform similar/ related set of functions in an industry.
FunctionFunction is an activity necessary for achieving the key purpose of the sector, occupation, or an area of work, which can be carried out by a person or a group of persons. Functions are identified through functional analysis and form the basis of OS. Occupation is a set of job roles, which perform similar/ related set of functions in an industry.
Sub-functionSub-functions are sub-activities essential to fulfil the achieving the objectives of the function.
Job roleJob role  defines a  unique set  of functions that together form a  unique employment opportunity in an organisation.
Occupational Standards (OS)OS specify the standards of performance an individual must achieve when carrying out a function in the workplace, together with the knowledge and understanding they need to meet that standard consistently. Occupational Standards are applicable both in the Indian and global contexts.
Performance CriteriaPerformance criteria are statements that together specify the standard of performance required when carrying out a task.
National Occupational Standards (OS)NOS are occupational standards which apply uniquely in the Indian context.
Qualifications Pack (QP)QP comprises the set of OS, together with the educational, training and other criteria required to perform a job role. A QP is assigned a unique qualifications pack code.
Unit CodeUnit code is a unique identifier for an Occupational Standard, which is denoted by an ‘N’
Unit TitleUnit title gives a clear overall statement about what the incumbent should be able to do.
DescriptionDescription gives a short summary of the unit content. This would be helpful to anyone searching on a database to verify that this is the appropriate OS they are looking for.
ScopeScope is a set of statements specifying the range of variables that an individual may have to deal with in carrying out the function which have a critical impact on quality of performance required.
Knowledge and UnderstandingKnowledge and understanding are statements which together specify the technical, generic, professional and organisational specific knowledge that an individual needs in order to perform to the required standard.
Organisational ContextOrganisational context includes the way the organisation is structured and how it operates, including the extent of operative knowledge managers have of their relevant areas of responsibility.
Technical KnowledgeTechnical knowledge is the specific knowledge needed to accomplish specific designated responsibilities.
Core Skills/ Generic SkillsCore skills or generic skills are a group of skills that are the key to learning and working in today’s world. These skills are typically needed in any work environment in today’s world. These skills are typically needed in any work environment. In the context of the OS, these include communication related skills that are applicable to most job roles.

Qualifications Pack For Fisheries Extension Associate

Keywords /TermsDescription
NOSNational Occupational Standard(s)
QPQualifications Pack
OSOccupational Standard
PCPerformance Criteria
SOPStandard Operating Procedure
CRZCoastal Regulation Zone
VHFVery High Frequency
GPSGlobal Positioning System

National Occupational Standard

Overview

This OS unit is about providing assistance in organizing extension training and implementation of development programmes in fisheries.

Unit CodeAGR/N5113
Unit Title (Task)Assist in organizing extension training and implementation of development programmes in fisheries
DescriptionThis OS unit is about providing assistance in organizing extension training and implementation of development programmes in fisheries.
ScopeThis unit/ task covers the following: Identify target group and determine number, location, date and time of trainingOrganize logistics and provide assistance in organizing the trainingCollect feedback, responses and announce follow-ups, if any
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
ElementPerformance Criteria
Identify target group, and determine number, location, date and time of trainingTo be competent, the user/ individual must be able to: PC1.     identify the target group in the village and number of trainees PC2.     plan the training keeping in mind fishing holidays as they are the only days active fishermen can be mobilised PC3.     roll out the training calendar
Organize logistics and provide assistance during the trainingTo be competent, the user/ individual must be able to: PC4.     organize the logistics required for the training venuetraining materialstraining equipmentspractical handouts/training handoutsparticipant handbooks PC5.     provide assistance during the training as briefed by the trainer PC6.     keep records of the training process and ensure the training proceeds smoothly
Collect feedback, responses and announce follow ups if anyTo be competent, the user/ individual must be able to: PC7. assist the trainer in collecting feedback from the training PC8. collect outputs if any, and signatures of participants wherever required PC9. announce the date and time of the next training, which would be carried out as a follow up
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational Context (Knowledge of the company / organization and its processes)The individual on the job needs to know and understand: KA1.     procedures followed for community participation and mobilisation by the training organisation KA2.     rules and regulations to be followed according to fishing industry standards and as set by the training organisation KA3.     administrative and financial rules of the training organisation KA4.        record keeping procedures followed by the organisation
B.     Technical KnowledgeThe individual on the job needs to know and understand: KB1. community mobilization techniques KB2. dynamics of the fishing community in terms of individuals and groups KB3. constraints of time when fishermen are ashore KB4. daily routine of fishermen KB5. effective means of disseminating information about training and its efficacy
Skills (S)
A. Core Skills/ Generic SkillsReading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA1. read and understand all base documents pertaining to the conduct of the training SA2. read procedure and any material that may be required to be read while carrying out training activities
Writing Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA3. maintain minutes of the training SA4. maintain attendance reports SA5. write simple letters for invitation and other purposes to community leaders SA6. compile feedback forms and short reports
Oral Communication (Listening & Speaking Skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA7. interact positively with members of the fishing community
B. Professional SkillsDecision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand: how to SB1. assist in deciding target group for training and choose participants as indicated by the training organisation
Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB2. plan and organize trainings well ahead keeping in mind participants schedules and holidays
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB3. maintain good relationships and politeness with fisher folk and encourage them to attend trainings
Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB4. assist in solving problems that may occur at any stage during the course of the programme
Analytical Thinking
 The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB5. apply domain information about the fishing community so as to mobilise them effectively for training
Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB6. use common sense and make judgments on day to day basis SB7. use reasoning skills to identify and resolve basic problems SB8. understand and analyze dynamics of the fishing community

NOS Version Control

NOS CodeAGR/N5113
Credits (NSQF)TBDVersion number1.0
SectorAgriculture and AlliedDrafted on10/03/16
Sub SectorFisheriesLast reviewed on25/11/16
OccupationAssistance (Fisheries)Next review date31/10/19

National Occupational Standard

Overview

This OS unit is about providing assistance in ensuring the highest level of participation by the fishing community for training activities.

Unit CodeAGR/N5114
Unit Title (Task)Ensure highest level of participation by the fishing community
DescriptionThis OS unit is about providing assistance in ensuring the highest level of participation by the fishing community for training activities
ScopeThis unit/ task covers the following: Conduct meetings with community leaders and other key informantsIdentify location, date and time of training in advanceMobilize community for training
Performance Criteria(PC) w.r.t. the Scope
ElementPerformance Criteria
Conduct meetings with community leaders and other key informantsTo be competent, the user/ individual must be able to: PC1.     locate active fishermen or influential (key) fishermen PC2.     find out the times they go out to the waters and the times they are available PC3.               assist in organizing series of meetings with the key people of the meeting and provide information on importance of the training PC4.     make them comfortable so as to be able to participate fully in the training PC5.     assist the trainer in using techniques such as posters, interactive sessions to convey the information
Identify location, date and time of training in advanceTo be competent, the user/ individual must be able to: PC6.     locate a venue suitable and acceptable for members of community that is accessible PC7.     fix a date and time that’s convenient for fishermen PC8.             send reminders at regular intervals
Mobilize community for trainingTo be competent, the user/ individual must be able to: PC9.      mobilize majority of the fishing community from all social, economic and gender sects to attend PC10. listen, put views and assist in influencing the decisions in formal and informal meetings at village level PC11. assist in addressing issues and grievances arising from the community PC12. create awareness amongst the community about the importance of training
Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational Context (Knowledge of the company / organization and its processes)The individual on the job needs to know and understand: KA1. guidelines on community mobilization and participation KA2. best practices in community participation
B.     Technical KnowledgeThe individual on the job needs to know and understand: KB1. tools and techniques of community mobilization and organization
 KB2. sequence of arrangement of training tools and techniques
Skills (S)
A. Core Skills/ Generic SkillsReading Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA1. read and understand all base documents pertaining to the conduct of the training SA2. read procedure and any material that may be required to be read while carrying out training activities
Writing Skills
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA3. maintain minutes of the training SA4. maintain attendance reports SA5. write simple letters for invitation and other purposes to community leaders SA6. compile feedback forms and short reports
Oral Communication (Listening & Speaking Skills)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SA7. interact positively with members of the fishing community
B. Professional SkillsDecision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand: how to SB1. assist in deciding target group for training and choose participants as indicated by the training organization
Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB2. plan and organize trainings well ahead keeping in mind participants schedules and holidays
Customer Centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB3. maintain good relationships and politeness with fisher folk and encourage them to attend trainings
Problem Solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB4. assist in solving problems that may occur at any stage during the course of the programme
Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB5. apply domain information about the fishing community so as to mobilise them effectively for training
Critical Thinking
 The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to: SB6. use common sense and make judgments on day to day basis SB7.   use reasoning skills to identify and resolve basic problems SB8. understand and analyze dynamics of the fishing community

NOS Version Control

NOS CodeAGR/N5114
Credits (NSQF)TBDVersion number1.0
SectorAgriculture and AlliedDrafted on10/03/16
Sub SectorFisheriesLast reviewed on25/11/16
OccupationAssistance (Fisheries)Next review date31/10/19

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Annexure

Nomenclature for QP and NOS

Qualifications Pack

9 characters

[ABC]/ Q 0101Insert 3 letter code for SSC]

QP number (2 numbers)

Q denoting Qualifications Pack                                                              Occupation (2 numbers)

Occupational Standard

An example of NOS with ‘N’

9 characters


[Insert 3 letter code for SSC]

OS number (2 numbers)

N denoting National Occupational Standard                                               Occupation (2 numbers)

  Sub-sectorRange of Occupation numbers
Agriculture Crop Production01 – 40
Dairying41 – 42
Poultry43 – 44
Animal Husbandry45 – 48
Fisheries49 – 51
Agriculture Allied Activities52 – 60
Forestry, Environment and Renewable Energy Management61 – 70
Agriculture Industries71 – 90
Generic Occupations96 – 99
SequenceDescriptionExample
Three lettersIndustry nameAGR
Slash//
Next letterWhether QP or NOSQ or N
Next two numbersOccupation code01
Next two numbersOS number01

Note:

  • The range of occupation numbers have been decided based on the number of existing and future occupations in a segment
  • Occupation numbers from 91 – 95 have been intentionally left blank to accommodate any emerging segment in future.

CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMENT OF TRAINEES

Job Role Fisheries Extension Associate

Qualification Pack     AGR/Q5107

Text Box: Guidelines for Assessment
1.	Criteria for assessment for each Qualification Pack will be created by the Sector Skill Council. Each Performance Criteria (PC) will be assigned marks proportional to its importance in NOS. SSC will also lay down proportion of marks for Theory and Skills Practical for each PC
2.	The assessment for the theory part will be based on knowledge bank of questions created by the SSC
3.	Individual assessment agencies will create unique question papers for theory part for each candidate at each examination/training center (as per assessment criteria below)
4.	Individual assessment agencies will create unique evaluations for skill practical for every student at each examination/training center based on this criteria
5.	To pass the Qualification Pack , every trainee should score a minimum of 50% in aggregate
6.	In case of successfully passing only certain number of NOS's, the trainee is eligible to take subsequent assessment on the balance NOS's to pass the Qualification Pack

Sector Skill Council Agriculture Skill Council of India

  Marks Allocation
Assessment outcomesAssessment criteria for outcomesTotal MarksOut OfTheorySkills Practical
1. AGR/N5113 Assist in organizing extension training and implementation of developmental programmes in fisheriesPC1.                    identify the target group in the village and number of trainees100  11  3  8
PC2.                    plan the training keeping in mind fishing holidays as they are the only days active fishermen can be mobilised  11  4  7
PC3.     roll out the training calendar  11  3  8
PC4.                    organize the logistics required for the training        12        4        8
venue
training materials
 training equipments    
practical handouts/training handouts
participant handbooks
PC5.                    provide assistance during the training as briefed by the trainer  11  3  8
PC6.                    keep records of the training process and ensure the training proceeds smoothly  11  4  7
PC7.                    assist the trainer in collecting feedback from the training  11  3  8
PC8.                    collect outputs if any, and signatures of participants wherever required  11  3  8
PC9.                    announce the date and time of the next training, which would be carried out as a follow up  11  3  8
   1003070
2. AGR/N5114 Ensure highest level of participation by the fishing communityPC1.                    locate active fishermen or influential (key) fishermen100  8  2  6
PC2.                    find out the times they go out to the waters and the times they are available  8  3  5
PC3.                    assist in organizing series of meetings with the key people of the meeting and provide information on importance of the training    9    3    6
PC4. make them comfortable so as to be able to participate fully in the training  8  2  6
PC5.                    assist the trainer in using techniques such as posters, interactive sessions to convey the information  9  3  6
PC6.                    locate a venue suitable and acceptable for members of community that is accessible  8  2  6
PC7.                    fix a date and time that’s convenient for fishermen  8  2  6
 PC8.      send reminders at regular intervals 826
PC9. mobilize majority of the fishing community from all social, economic and gender sects to attend  9  3  6
PC10. listen, put views and assist in influencing the decisions in formal and informal meetings at village level  9  3  6
PC11. assist in addressing issues and grievances arising from the community  8  2  6
PC12. create awareness amongst the community about the importance of training  8  3  5
   1003070