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Manager – Internal Audit

ICRISAT seeks applications from dynamic Indian Nationals for the position of Internal Audit Manager. The position is based at ICRISAT- Patancheru, Telangana. S/he will report to the Head, Internal Audit. 

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru, Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR System Organization. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Formulating and executing risk-based Audit Plans, executing Audit Plans by planning, scheduling, performing/supervising financial, operational system and process audits of business units in accordance with the International Professional Practices Framework.
  • Planning and conducting the internal audit of various financial, operational and process areas across ICRISAT in accordance with audit plan approved by the board
  • Maintaining a system of follow-up of implementation of audit recommendations
  • Analyzing financial data from the financial information system (SunSystem) as relevant to the audit
  • Adding value to the organization through
    • recommending control improvements that include process, operational and financial efficiencies
    • promoting governance concepts and ethical environment
    • facilitating adoption of good practices
    • providing assurance and consulting services to the management
  • Fostering proactive and professional relationships with the executive and line management through ongoing evaluation of the internal control framework, providing insight on business risk and control processes.
  • Drafting audit reports with relevant recommendations for the management
  • Assisting in preparation of periodic activity reports of the Internal Audit function for submission to the Director-General/Audit Committee of the Governing Board. 

Requirements:

  • Chartered Accountant with strong internal audit experience. An additional certification of CIA/ CISA would be preferred.
  • Detailed orientated and fully conversant with internal audit standards and practices with minimum 6-8 years of post-qualification experience.
  • Working Knowledge of Sun System/data analytical tools is highly desirable
  • Experience with industry standards and frameworks such as COBIT, COSO etc.
  • Strong technical, analytical, interpersonal communication and management experience 

Competencies:

  • S/he should essentially be a good communicator and a team player, and contribute to the success of the Institute’s mandate.

General:

This is a Scientific and Managerial Group (SMG) position, initially for a period of three years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 11 July 2018 with their latest Resume, the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about their professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

National Recruitment

Associate Scientist - Agronomy

ICRISAT seeks applications from dynamic Indian nationals for the post of Associate Scientist – Agronomy position within TIGR2ESS [Transforming India’s Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable Food Supplies] project. The position is based at ICRISAT- Patancheru Hyderabad, with the Global Research program on Innovation Systems for the Dryland (ISD). 

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in Sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Associate Scientist will work on flagship 4 -Water use and management in a changing monsoon climate. This flagship aims to examine evidences for past and present water availability in relation to cropping practices and work to develop sustainable practices for resilience under a variable and changing climate 

Responsibilities:

  • Ability to plan, execute and evaluate field trials and demonstrations that lead to improved agronomic management practices under rainfed and irrigated conditions.
  • Analysis of cropping systems to devise innovative agronomic interventions using climate forecasts and systems modeling tools under tank irrigation conditions.
  • Application of climate forecasts for farm level decision making that reduce the sensitivity of farming communities to climate risk.
  • Organise and facilitate regular meetings with Water Users Associations for better planning and managing of tank water
  • Participate and contribute in regular field surveys, collate and manage huge data sets for use in crop and economic modeling studies

Essential criteria:  

  • Ph.D. degree in agronomy, soil science or crop physiology or related discipline
  • Experience in planning and executing field demonstration trials on agronomic practices in farmers’ fields
  • Less than 5 years Post Ph.D. work experience
  • A good understanding of the role and usefulness of climate information services in agriculture and expertise in the management and analytics of data related to current and future climate data
  • Good publication record, as evidenced by research papers in international refereed journals
  • Experience in working with a wide range of stakeholders and interest to work in interdisciplinary team
  • Ability and willingness to participate in field work and travel extensively in India
  • Excellence in English (both spoken and written)

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of crop-systems simulation modelling
  • Agronomic knowledge including water management of major crops and cropping systems in India
  • GIS and spatial analysis skills
  • Demonstrated ability to write proposals and fund raise
  • A dynamic person with a curious mind and interest to be in the field and work with farmers and stakeholders
  • Positive problem-solving approach and attitude
  • Good interpersonal, communication and team working skills

General:

This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position for three years renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 8-July-2018, with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged. However, only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Associate Scientist - Socio-economist

ICRISAT seeks applications from dynamic Indian nationals for the post of Associate Scientist (Socio-economist) position within TIGR2ESS [Transforming India’s Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable Food Supplies] project. The position is based at ICRISAT- Patancheru Hyderabad, with the Global Research program on Innovation Systems for the Dryland (ISD) and reports to Theme Leader – Markets, Institutions, Nutrition and Diversity (MIND).  

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in Sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

The position will undertake research on identifying priorities for sustainable agricultural development like cropping pattern, technologies, input use (especially water, fertilizer, pesticides, machinery, etc.,) and markets and value chain through stakeholder deliberative workshops in the study region. The position will also research on diets, health, nutrition and nutrition literacy using mixed methods of data collection and analysis and publish the work in the international journals. Ultimately this research will assist in identifying sets of priorities for sustainable/evergreen agriculture focusing on Youth Employment; Mapping Food Systems in Communities mainstreaming gender and community researchers. 

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct literature reviews and research on sustainable agricultural and development policy issues
  • Analyzing large survey data sets on agriculture, nutrition, health, with an emphasis on quality of health and nutrition services
  • Organize, clean, process, and analyze household data sets and other quantitative data
  • Undertaking basic econometric analysis of household data
  • Develop survey instruments, organize training programs and supervise data collection
  • Explore and establish linkages with different stakeholders relevant to the field of agriculture, nutrition, gender and education
  • Organize stakeholder consultations, document and develop proceedings from the consultations
  • Preparation of project deliverables, presentations, briefs, and papers in international journals
  • Support activities related to communications and knowledge mobilization (media engagement, stakeholder consultations, writing blogs, preparation of research and policy briefs)
  • to work collaboratively with other national and international PDRAs working in TIGR2ESS project
  • Travel, as needed, to field sites or internationally

Essential criteria:  

  • Ph.D. in Social science with interest in agriculture and rural development, gender issues, nutrition, community organization or
  • Social science degree with the specialization in education, literacy and nutrition
  • Less than 5 years Post Ph.D. work experience
  • Good skills in English writing (for reports and papers)
  • Leadership skills to include the ability to work independently
  • Ability to identify stakeholders and organize and facilitate consultations and workshops
  • Experience with Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) software packages
  • Knowledge of econometrics and software like STATA and R
  • Communication skills including ICT-based skills
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams (including community researchers)

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of Telugu, Hindi or other Indian languages such as Tamil
  • Field level experience in India in the field of agriculture or rural development
  • Demonstrated research capability – publications in peer-reviewed journals

General:

This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position for three years renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 8-July-2018, with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged. However, only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Officer – Internal Audit

ICRISAT seeks applications from dynamic Indian Nationals for the position of Internal Audit Officer. The position is based at ICRISAT- Patancheru, Telangana. S/he will report to the Head, Internal Audit. 

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru, Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR System Organization. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Formulating and executing risk-based Audit Plans, executing Audit Plans by planning, scheduling, performing/supervising financial, operational system and process audits of business units in accordance with the International Professional Practices Framework.
  • Conducting the internal audit of various operational areas across ICRISAT in accordance with audit plan approved by the board.
  • Monitoring compliance with established policies and procedures and determining the integrity and proprietary of financial transactions
  • Documenting audit processes carried out and maintaining appropriate work papers
  • Extracting & analyzing financial data from SunSystem as relevant to the audit.
  • Reviewing and evaluating internal controls structure in different functional areas and formulating recommendations to develop/strengthen them.
  • Monitoring and follow-up of implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Fostering proactive and professional relationships with the executive and line management.
  • Any other relevant job that may be assigned by supervisor from time to time. 

Requirements:

  • CA Inter with strong internal audit experience. Proven experience of internal audit experience in the career in compulsory.
  • Detailed orientated and fully conversant with audit practices with minimum 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Working Knowledge of Sun System is highly desirable 

Competencies:

  • S/he should essentially be a good communicator and a team player, and contribute to the success of the Institute’s mandate.

General:

This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position, initially for a period of three years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 11 July 2018 with their latest Resume, the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about their professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Scientific Officer – Legume Breeding for Hyderabad, India - World Vegetable Center

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Scientific Officer – Legume Breeding. The position will be based at ICRISAT-Patancheru, Hyderabad.

WorldVeg is the world’s largest international non-profit research and development center focused on alleviating poverty and malnutrition in developing countries through the increased production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables.  Founded in 1971 with headquarters in Taiwan, the Center’s global work covers East and Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Central Asia.  For more information please visit our website: worldveg.org.

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Responsibilities:        

  • Conduct laboratory, glasshouse and field experiments on screening for biotic and abiotic stress resistance/tolerance in legumes
  • Conduct plant hybridization activities in legumes
  • Conduct marker assisted selection
  • Data collection and collation and maintenance of databases
  • Preparation of research reports and papers
  • Conduct research work activities as part of a multidisciplinary team

Competencies:

  • Experience in plant hybridization
  • Sound knowledge of plant breeding and genetics
  • Experience in marker assisted selection
  • Excellent communication and computer skills, with fluency in written and spoken English and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

Requirements:

  • M.Sc. in Plant Breeding or a related field with a good academic record
  • At least three years of experience in laboratory, glasshouse and field operations

General: This is a Consolidated position for one year, renewable based on the performance and funding availability.

How to apply: Applicants should apply on or before 8 July, 2018 with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Field Attendant for Hyderabad, India - World Vegetable Center

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Field Attendant to work on the Project “Improve Mungbean (Green Gram) and Vegetable Cowpea Productivity in Karnataka State” under RKVY -2018-20. The position will be based in Hyderabad, ICISAT Campus, Patancheru. This position is open for Indian nationals only.

WorldVeg is the world’s largest international non-profit research and development center focused on alleviating poverty and malnutrition in developing countries through the increased production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables. Founded in 1971 with headquarters in Taiwan, the Center’s global work covers East and Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Central Asia. For more information please visit our website: worldveg.org.

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Responsibilities:             

  • Crossings in legume crops
  • Soil media preparation (autoclaving of the media and pot filling)
  • Glasshouse growing of crops and maintenance
  • Collection of data

Competencies:

  • Proven skills in plant hybridization
  • Proficiency in Computer skills (MS- Office)

Requirements:

  • Agriculture diploma / Graduate in Science
  • Good writing and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Experience in working with crops under glasshouse condition
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General:

This is a consolidated position for one year, renewable based on performance and the project’s continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidates

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 25 June, 2018 with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Senior Research Fellow – Entomology

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian Nationals for the post of SRF. The position is based at ICRISAT- Patancheru, Hyderabad

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Responsibilities:-

  • Execute studies on insect biology, insect biochemistry and insect-host plant interactions under laboratory and field conditions
  • Collection & rearing of insects, biochemical analysis of insect and plant samples
  • Provide support to scientists/students in the lab/field
  • Consolidate, evaluate and analyze research data related to project
  • Contribute to the preparation of reports, publications, and presentations by summarizing research findings and draft manuscripts for publication in refereed journals, provide inputs to project reports, prepare posters and papers for presentation at local and international conferences
  • Collaborate with partners to obtain progress report as well as keep participating institutes

Requirements:

  • M.Sc. (Agriculture) in Entomology or Plant Breeding with experience on working molecular biology in relation to insect pets with 0 to 1 year of experience
  • Preference will be given to candidate having experience in biochemical mechanisms of resistance in sorghum/ pigeonpea in relation to expression of resistance to this pest across seasons/ agro-ecological zones
  • Having experience in rearing
  • Experience on working with Sorghum and pigeonpea is highly desirable
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills in English
  • Proficiency in Computer skills (MS- Office, data analysis)
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team, adaptable to working in multicultural environment

General:

This is a consolidated position for 11 months and renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and funding availability, and the Institute’s continuing need for the position. 

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 1-July-2018, with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Technology/Instrumentation Specialist

ICRISAT seeks applications for a Technology/Instrumentation Specialist. Position to be based at ICRISAT’s Headquarters, Hyderabad India. 

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in Sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

The Position:-

The Technology/Instrumentation Specialist would be responsible for handling high- end equipment at the new BIRAC-BioNEST Bio-Incubator facility being set up at ICIRISAT.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee procurement and installation processes of instruments and equipment to be installed at the Bio-incubator leading to the adherence to the respective Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ) and Performance Qualification (PQ).
  • Carry out routine testing and calibration of the instruments/equipment to ensure that the equipment function within the operating limits.
  • Support and guide the incubatees in handling of the high-end equipment like LCMS, HPLC, Real time PCR machines etc.
  • Handle basic maintenance of the instruments/equipment with the help of maintenance personnel/vendor and assist in the cleaning, monitoring and repairing the equipment.
  • Troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of all other Laboratory Equipment.
  • Coordinate with vendors for software upgradation, trouble shooting, repair, and maintenance as necessary.

Essential criteria:

  • Graduate in Electronics/instrumentation technology/Biology with demonstrated experience in handling high-end equipment.
  • 5 or more years of technical experience in handling LCMS/HPLC/PCR machine etc. Experience in Research, Laboratory management, and work experience in an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited laboratory will be an added advantage.
  • Technical competencies to handle high-end equipment like LCMS, HPLC and leading the maintenance staff.
  • Liaison with programs & coordinating abilities
  • Proficiency in English communication skills (both written and spoken)
  • Proficiency in basic Computer skills
  • Should be a good team player and adaptable to working in a multicultural team
  • Ability to deal tactfully under pressure situations, deliver under tight schedules, and maintain a high degree of confidentiality
  • Multi-language competency will be an added advantage. 

General:

This is a Consolidated (NRS-CON) position for three years renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 29-June-2018, with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged. However, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Lab/Field Associate

ICRISAT seeks applications for a Lab/Field Associate. Position to be based at ICRISAT’s Headquarters, Hyderabad India. 

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in Sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of media and other chemicals and working solutions in the laboratory.
  • Provide help and support to the various phenotyping activities in the greenhouse and field experiments.
  • Assist the Technology/Instrumentation Specialist in maintaining the
  • Instruments/equipment and also day today operations and facility maintenance at the Bio-incubator.
  • Undertake other tasks at the discretion of Supervisor.

Essential criteria:  

  • B.Sc   from a reputed university in Biotechnology/ Biochemistry/ Molecular Biology/ Botany/ other related subjects
  • Minimum 2 or more years of experience in Research lab management and field activities desirable.
  • Proficiency in Computer skills (Ms-Office, database search, bioinformatics)
  • Communication skills in English (both written and oral)

General:

This is a Consolidated (NRS-CON) position for three years renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 29-June-2018, with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged. However, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

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