Careers

Scientific/Managerial & International Recruitment

Principal Scientist – Digital Agriculture

ICRISAT seeks applications for Principal Scientist to lead the theme, “Digital Agriculture”, to be based at ICRISAT’s Headquarters in Patancheru. The position reports to the Research Program Director, Innovation Systems in the Drylands.

ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable.  We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org 

The Job

  • Establish ICRISAT as the leading provider of research for development in the digital space that shows how information and communication technologies (ICT) might be leveraged to create new services for smallholder farmers, value chains and communities.
  • Conduct leading-edge and applied research on the technical and social dimensions of digital agriculture, specifically how and what information is delivered that leads to impacts on rural livelihoods – ensure that learnings are documented using rigorous, scientific techniques.
  • Support the Institute’s effort to build new partnerships for enhanced development impact using ICT platforms and tools, particularly through connections with leading private sector innovators.
  • Connect within the CGIAR and other research networks to ensure ICRISAT is at the forefront of research on digital agriculture.
  • Mentor and manage early and mid-career researchers in the fast-evolving technical and social fields of digital agriculture.
  • Source funding support from diverse sources to support the aims of the Digital Agriculture theme

Candidate Profile & Qualifications/Skills

  • Ph.D. in Natural Science, Agriculture or related field
  • Work experience of at least 5 years in areas related to applying digital technologies to agriculture
  • Experience in a range of digital applications that may include: mobile platform applications, geo-spatial datasets and GIS or remote sensing, application of simulation models and decision support tools to agriculture
  • Significant exposure to the business sector with sound acumen in partnering for mutual benefits
  • Demonstrated success in identifying and sourcing resources to undertake proposed projects

Desirable Criteria: 

  • Work experience in a research related role in applying digital technologies in agriculture and evidence of documenting successes in peer reviewed media.
  • Aptitude to undertake research on leveraging ICT and social media for large scale communication and networking.
  • Demonstration of an entrepreneurial spirit with aptitude for innovation.

Employment Conditions:

This is an internationally recruited staff (IRS) position with competitive salary and benefits package. The position is initially for three years, and renewable depending on performance of the incumbent. 

How to apply:
Applicants should apply on or before 12-May-2016, with a letter of motivation, 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 and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff

Scientist – Digital Agriculture

ICRISAT seeks applications for Scientist to work for the theme, “Digital Agriculture”, at ICRISAT’s Headquarters in Patancheru. The position reports to the theme leader “Digital Agriculture” under the global research program “Innovation Systems in the Drylands.”

ICRISAT is a non-profit organization that helps empower poor people in the rural drylands of Africa and Asia to overcome poverty, hunger and malnutrition, through making agriculture profitable and sustainable.  We achieve this through scientific advancements and working in partnership. ICRISAT, established in 1972 is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.   

The Job

  • Contribute to ICRISAT’s research for development efforts in exploring how information and communication technologies (ICT) can be leveraged to create new services for smallholder farmers, value chains and communities.
  • Support the Theme Leader “Digital Agriculture” in undertaking applied research on the technical and social dimensions of digital agriculture, specifically how and what information is delivered that leads to impacts on farmer’s livelihoods.
  • Support the Institute’s effort to build new partnerships for enhanced development impact using ICT platforms and tools, particularly through connections with leading private sector innovators.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for project based funding to support ICRISAT’s role in the fast-evolving technical and social fields of digital agriculture.

Candidate Profile & Qualifications/Skills

  • PhD. in ICT, Engineering, Natural Science or a relevant field.
  • Work experience of at least 5 years in areas related to applying digital technologies in agriculture or business.
  • Experience in a range of digital applications that may include: the development of mobile platform software; the application of geospatial data, simulation models or decision support tools in agriculture or business related settings.
  • Demonstration of an entrepreneurial spirit with aptitude for innovation.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Work experience in applying digital technologies for agriculture in a research related role in either public or private sector.
  • Experience in Cloud-based computing.
  • Aptitude to undertake research and documenting learnings on leveraging ICT and social media for large scale communication and networking.

Employment Conditions:

This is a Scientific and Managerial Group staff (SMG) position with competitive salary and benefits package. The position is initially for three years, and renewable depending on performance of the incumbent. 

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 12-May-2016, with a letter of motivation, 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 and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff

Project Coordinator

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. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics is home to over 2 billion people, with 650 million of these being the poorest of the poor. 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, established in 1972, and is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, visit www.icrisat.org

ICRISAT is seeking applications for the position of Project Coordinator to work in the HOPE II project. The position will be based at ICRISAT, Bamako, Mali with responsibilities at the participating centers and all target countries.

The HOPE II project is implemented by ICRISAT with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) for a period of five years in three countries in eastern Africa (Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia) and three countries in western Africa (Nigeria, Mali and Burkina Faso). This second phase of the project builds on the achievements in the first phase and will have a strong component of collaboration with National Research Systems for scaling out successful technologies.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely and effectively with the Principal Investigator in supporting the PI’s management of the HOPE II program of research and scale-out activities.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the HOPE II project activities through close engagement with ICRISAT staff and collaborating partners and ensure delivery within agreed completion and reporting deadlines
  • Fulfill Grant Management responsibilities, including administration, financial management, monitoring and reporting roles, to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the project to achieve the stipulated objectives
  • Pro-actively engage with the BMGF Program Office, collaborating partners and other stakeholders for successful implementation of the project.

The Person:

  • Masters or PhD. in Agricultural or Socio-economic Sciences
  • Recent research experience of not less than five years in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Strong links to African National Research Systems or Universities and interacting with international research organizations as well as donors
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills demonstrated through delivery of milestones of research or extension projects
  • Demonstrated experience in successful project leadership, including networking, information and financial management skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and as a team player
  • Capability to manage tasks independently to meet agreed timelines
  • Willingness to travel frequently to meet partners and assess progress of project activities
  • Fluency in English is essential; competence in French is desirable

The Reward: This is an internationally recruited staff position with competitive salary and benefits package. The position is initially for three years, and extendable depending on performance of the incumbent. An attractive compensation will be offered for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 8-April-2016, with a letter of motivation, 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 and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff. ICRISAT has a flexible approach to international appointments and welcomes dual-career couples.

National Recruitment

Officer HR- HR Partner

ICRISAT seeks applications for the position of Officer-HR (HR Partner) to be based at Patancheru, Telangana, India.

ICRISAT is a non-profit, apolitical, international organization for science-based agricultural development. Established in 1972, it is an Alliance of centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and supported by more than 48 governments, foundations, and development banks. To reduce poverty, enhance crop productivity and food security and to protect the environment, ICRISAT research focuses on farming systems and crop improvement, management and utilization of sorghum, pearl millet, pigeonpea, chickpea, and groundnut in the semi-arid tropics.

The Position:

The incumbent would be responsible for managing HR process improvement projects and talent acquisition. The key responsibilities are as follows:

The Job: 

The incumbent will collaborate with the programs to implement relevant HR practices/operations.

  • Manage employee relations activities and advise managers on employee issues
  • Responsible for performance management and improvement initiatives
  • Responsible for employee engagement programs, development initiatives and rewards & recognition frameworks
  • Support the annual compensation activities ensuring consistent and fair decisions are made in the promotion, bonus and salary increase processes
  • Responsible for career management & development plans and implementation
  • Drive best practices and improvements to internal processes & systems
  • Independently drive few strategic HR projects
  • Keep pulse of the employees through various employee connect mediums.
  • Proactively communicate policies and process to employees
  • Drive HR SLAs for the programs to ensure 100% completion
  • Drive retention programs
  • Deliver additional assignment and projects assigned by the management.

The Person:

Skills & Abilities:

  • A high level of analytical/logical ability and a solution selling approach
  • High on persuasiveness which helps drive closures
  • Flair for engaging with people and developing relationships and ability to work in diverse teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to interact confidently with Senior Leadership
  • Attention to Detail and meticulous planning

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Post-Graduation in Human Resource
  • 3-5 years of experience in human resource management with at least 3 years as HR partner
  • Good hands-on knowledge and appreciation of HR processes, policies and sub systems
  • Should have experience in dealing with foreign nationals as well 

General:

The position is for three years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute’s continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.

Last date to submit application: 19th April 2016

How to Apply: CLICK HERE

“ICRISAT strongly welcomes women candidates to apply”

 

Intellectual Property Officer

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Intellectual Property Officer to be based at Patancheru, Telangana.

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. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics is home to over 2 billion people, with 650 million of these being the poorest of the poor. 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.

Job Responsibilities:

The Intellectual Property Officer is responsible for the execution of a program of work for implementing the Institute’s policy on Intellectual Property.

  • Assist the Senior Manager, IP in identifying center-specific needs related to proprietary technology and management of IP.
  • Review various agreements to ensure they reflect the provisions contained in the Institute’s IP policy.
  • Assist scientists on queries and clarifications related to approve IP policies.
  • Maintain an electronic database of all agreements and monitor compliance with all IP-related issues.
  • Design and maintain IP Office internet and intranet pages.
  • Coordinate legal advice on specific issues with CGIAR Consortium Office and ICRISAT consultants and attorneys.
  • Help plan and implement seminars, workshops and training courses in IP management for ICRISAT staff.
  • Undertake any other IP-related activity assigned from time to time.

Requirements: 

  • Graduate degree in Law and/or Science with knowledge of Intellectual Property laws from a reputed Institution and 3-5 years of relevant experience in the field.
  • Exposure to Indian and global IP laws pertaining to agriculture is desirable but not essential.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and capable of preparing IP tools.

Last date to submit application: 1st April 2016.

 Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff.

Security Supervisor

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Security Supervisor to be based at Patancheru,Telengana.

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. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics is home to over 2 billion people, with 650 million of these being the poorest of the poor. 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.

 Job Description:

To ensure overall security coverage for the Institute at all times through proper monitoring and reporting mechanism. The personnel needs to oversee the Security Assistants and facilitate them with necessary logistical support as and when required.  In case of any safety or security threat to the Institute, the personnel must be ready to direct staff members to take appropriate measures to neutralize such threat. The person is to ensure that the research is conducted uninterrupted by providing necessary security to the equipment and crops.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Security Supervisor is responsible to ensure the fullest security coverage round the clock both inside the institute premises.
  • To take charge of the shift as scheduled along with the keys/vehicles/property held at the main gate.
  • To allocate suitable security assistants with proper instructions at various posts across all areas or as directed by the Chief Security Officer
  • To carry out regular patrolling of the property during the shift.
  • To carry out regular checks and ensure that all security assistants are alert at their posts and fully conversant of their area of responsibility
  • To ensure that discipline and orders are maintained by the security assistants and other staff and to initiate reports against defaulters.
  • To ensure that all the vehicles and personnel entering the exiting the premises are properly checked.
  • To actively lead any emergency situations.
  • To ensure the relevant rules and regulations of the Institute are adhered at all times.
  • To ensure the safety and security of the people and equipment inside the premises.
  • To monitor the situation outside the campus during any political or other disturbances and seek the help of local police and ensure the safety and security of the vehicles and personnel is maintained on regular basis.
  • To maintain the general dairy of Security Supervisors and record all events and incidents diligently in a chronological order. Important incidents are to be conveyed through email and telephone immediately.
  • To respond to fire alarms and organize a fire fighting party to extinguish the fire as soon as possible. All fire precautions are under taken/observe during the tenure of duty.
  • To collect and organize information especially on activities prejudicial to the interests of the Institute.
  • To ensure that the firefighting equipment deployed is in a ready to use condition at all times.
  • To ensure that all doors are locked after specified time and that the lights are switched off to keep the minimum required lights.
  • To seal any doors, windows, almirah left open by the program staff after office hours.
  • To ensure that the research is conducted uninterrupted by providing necessary security to the equipment and crops.
  • Keep watch on all the fire Hazardous material dumped / stored and reporting. Ensure that all the buildings and fields are thoroughly monitored for any fire.
  • To ensure that the Guard Tour System is activated during routine patrolling.

Eligibility and Qualification :

Retired Ex. Junior Commissioned Officer from the Armed Forces/ Paramilitary Force with 15 years’ experience in the Forces. Should have good English communication and interpersonal skills . A valid 2& 4 wheeler driving license is a must. Should be willing to work in shifts.  A formal training in fire safety will be an added advantage.

The Reward:

This is a staff position in the Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) Cadre with an attractive & competitive salary and benefits package. The position is initially for three years, and extendable depending on performance of the incumbent and continued funding.

Last date to submit application: 8th April 2016

 Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in increasing the participation of women on its staff.

CGIAR's Employment Opportunities

lINKEDIN-2

Share

You are donating to : Science Info Platform

Would you like to make regular donations? I would like to make donation(s)
How many times would you like this to recur? (including this payment) *
Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Phone
Address
Additional Note
paypalstripe
Loading...
Top
Facebook
Twitter
Flickr
YouTube
Slide share
LinkedIn
RSS
%d bloggers like this: