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Chief Security Officer

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.

The Job

  • Oversee day to day security operations and administrative work such as shift planning, deployment of security supervisors and security assistants.
  • Ownership, account and issue of all official keys. This includes regular update of the key custody reports.
  • Regular monitoring and surveying of the Institute to identify security threats.
  • Conducting surprise checks and monitor the alertness of the security personnel in shifts.
  • Enforce all measures necessary to prevent theft, pilferage, injury and any other threats.
  • Liaise with local police and fire authorities’ on all matters concerning security and fire safety of premises and staff.
  • Monitor the inward and outward movements of materials.
  • In-charge as fire officer, maintain fire safety equipment, handle firefighting and provide on-job training to staff on fire fighting and fire safety. This includes preparedness of the security equipment.
  • Conduct on the job security and fire safety training to all security personnel and safety wardens.
  • Conduct formal investigations of all reported thefts and preparation of reports.
  • Organize and train security staff on latest developments in the field of security.
  • Plan and manager budget allocation to make sure optimum results are obtained.
  • Maintaining security records as per institute guidelines.
  • Regular liasioning and coordination with Pollution Control Board (TSPCB) to report pollution incidents.
  • Coordination with appropriate Foreign Resident Registration office regarding extension of visas of expatriate staff.
  • Collect and organize any information that is prejudicial to the security of the Institute
  • Any other duties and responsibilities that are assigned by the supervisor from time to time.

Qualification and Skill Requirement

Retired Commissioned Officer in Armed Forces/ Para Military Forces or Senior Officer of the rank of Supredendent of Police or equivalent in the Government of India Central Security Services or Junior Commissioned Officer in the Armed Forces with at least 5/7 years relevant experience.

Compensation:

The position is for three years in a management staff Cadre, 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.

How to apply:

The last date of application is 13/5/2017. 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

Post Doctoral Fellow

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.

The Job

  • Establish and implement a gender monitoring system capable of reporting on gender empowerment and female participation in decision-making that is compatible with the CGIAR’s gender monitoring system for legume crops
  • Provide a strong foundation for tracking the impact of the BMGF’s investments in Tropical Legumes III (TL-III) project while operationalizing the MLE plan (monitoring, learning and evaluation) co-developed with the MLE team at BMGF
  • Document progress for review by BMGF and the broader public to ensure proper monitoring of the project through the MLE process.
  • Review project key performance indicators and, means of assessment of and tracking the implementation of project milestones, outputs and outcomes
  • Track TL-III data collection across all objectives in congruence with the indicators
  • With the Gender Scientist, establish a gender monitoring system module linked to the MLE capable of reporting on gender empowerment and female participation in decision-making With the seed systems specialist, establish a robust seed supply, demand and variety adoption monitoring system
  • Track development and implementation of Program Improvement Plans of the Breeding Program Assessment Tool (BPAT) in CG hubs and NARS partners
  • Establish and maintain ML & E database using file maker program
  • Maintain an internal communication mechanism through monthly distribution of MLE updates to the project coordinator

Qualification and Skill Requirement

  • A PhD in Agricultural Economics, Operational Research, Statistics, Development Studies or related discipline. A masters’ degree in MLE would be an advantage
  • Minimum three years’ experience in monitoring and evaluating development programs with a good understanding of Sub-Saharan Africa development context, with an aptitude for technical report writing and good understanding of MLE Systems and Frameworks
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluating development programs with a good understanding of Sub-Saharan Africa development context, with an aptitude for technical report writing and good understanding of MLE Systems and Frameworks.
  • Very strong analytical skills, with expert knowledge of common statistical software packages (e.g. SPSS, SAS, STATA, EPI Info)
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to document clearly and succinctly for internal and external audiences
  • Strong organizational skills, client orientation and communication skills, and an ability to work effectively in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams
  • Skills and experience in monitoring and evaluation tools (eg: Knowledge Practice Coverage Quality Assurance Sampling and qualitative research) and statistical software packages such as SPSS.
  • Thorough familiarity with principles and current approaches to monitoring, learning and evaluation of development programs using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Demonstrated ability for performance measurement; indicator selection; quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methodologies; database management etc.
  • Excellent communications and report writing skills in English.
  • Flexibility for frequent travel out of the duty station

Compensation:

The position is on a fixed-term contract initially for two years, and 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.

How to apply:

The last date of application is 29 April 2017. 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

Security Supervisor

ICRISAT seeks applications from dynamic Indian Nationals for the post of Security Supervisor. 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:

Security Supervisor is responsible to ensure the fullest security coverage is provided round the clock both inside and city locations

  • Take charge of the shift for which he is scheduled along with the keys/vehicles/property held at the main Gate.
  • Coordination and supervision of the security arrangement in the campus
  • Inspection of all the security equipment for serviceability
  • Assign of work areas and shift timings to security assistants
  • Carry out regular patrolling of the property during the shift
  • Vigorously lead any emergency situations
  • Carry out regular checks and ensure that all security assistants are alert at their posts and fully conversant of their area of responsibility
  • Ensure that the relevant rules and regulations of the Institute are adhered at all times
  • Supervision of sub-ordinates during shift and provision of logistic support to security assistants
  • Ensure that the firefighting equipment deployed is in a ready to use condition at all times
  • Carry out investigation as directed by the CSO and Any other job that is assigned by the Chief Security Officer

Requirements: 

  • Retired Ex. Service Men from the Armed Forces/ Paramilitary Force with at least 10 years’ experience in security services
  • Good interpersonal, written and communication skills
  • Should be a good team player and have experience working in multicultural team
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • 2-wheeler/4-wheeler valid driving license

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. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 14-May-2017, 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

Research Associate – IRRI

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian Nationals for the post of Research Associate. 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.

About IRRI: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), is a nonprofit scientific research organization, one of the 15 International Institutes under the consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), with its headquarter at Los Banos, Philippines. IRRI is engaged in different aspects of rice research and has its offices in sixteen countries including India.

Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct field and laboratory research on marker assisted introgression of different genes/QTLs for biotic and abiotic stresses
  • Consolidate, evaluate and analyze research data related to progenies developed through introgression of genes/ QTLs for different traits into recipient varieties using appropriate advanced statistical tools independently
  • 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 as well as DBT updated on marker development, crosses attempted 

Competencies: 

  • 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

Requirements: 

  • Ph.D. (Ag) in Plant Breeding and Genetics/Biotechnology and related streams
  • Preference will be given to candidate having experience in handling of breeding trials and marker assisted introgression of genes/ QTLs
  • Experience on working with rice is desirable

General:

The position is for one year two months, 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.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 7-May-2017, 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 Assistant–Pearl Millet Breeding

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the post of Field Assistant (Pearl Millet Breeding). This position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, Telangana, 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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Seed preparation for machine and manual planting and seed pocket for cold storage
  • Field activities such as seed preparation, sowing, weeding, thinning, gap filling, selfing, etc
  • Assist in data collection and field observations
  • Assist in field harvest and threshing and maintenance of crop work area (CWA) and fields stocks/supplies
  • Any other assignments from time to time

Requirements:

  • Minimum Intermediate, diploma in agricultural sciences is highly desirable
  • 2-3 years of relevant experience in similar filed
  • Labor management skill is preferred
  • Good knowledge in both written/spoken English and possess good knowledge in the terminology related to millet breeding

General:

This position is a consolidated recruited staff position for two years and renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and funding availability, and the Institute’s continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 30-April-2017, 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

Junior Research Fellow - Chickpea Genomics

ICRISAT seeks applications from dynamic Indian Nationals for the post of Junior Research Fellow. 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:

  • Genetic / genomic analyses of throughput genotyping / sequencing and phenotypic data for trait discovery and molecular breeding
  • Develop SSR/SNP assays for high throughput screening of breeding material
  • Processing, analyzing, and archiving large-scale genomic data sets, assessing data quality, conducting analyses, interpreting findings, and communicating findings to others including preparation of reports, presentations, posters and journal articles
  • Assist in training breeders of the national agricultural research system
  • Any other work assigned by the supervisor

Requirements:

  • MSc in Agricultural Biotechnology/ Biotechnology/ Bioinformatics/ Plant Sciences
  • Familiar with standard computational genomic analysis tools and emerging software platforms relevant to trait discovery and molecular breeding
  • Good team player in cross-functional environments with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

General:

This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position for two 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.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 30-April-2017, 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

Scientific Officer - Rythu Kosam Project

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian Nationals for the post of Scientific Officer – Rythu Kosam Project. The position is based in Andhra Pradesh.

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:

  • Supervise on-farm farmer participatory action research trials in different districts of Andhra Pradesh
  • Constant interactions with the farmers, researchers and Department of Agriculture officials and act as a liaison person in the district
  • Travel within the district and provide technical support to the Farm Facilitators/Lead Farmers and Farmers in the district
  • Record of scientific data, prepare draft reports, collecting of the information about the farmers and undertaking the crop cutting experiments to record yields in the demonstration plots and guide technicians based in the districts
  • Regular and timely reporting for district activities and update to supervisors

Competencies:

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English
  • Well versed with Computer operations and digitized reporting
  • People with flair for field work, group interactions and suitable experience will be preferred
  • Working in inter-disciplinary team in multicultural and multinational environment and the ability to interact with partner organizations

Requirements:

  • M.Sc (Agri) / M.Sc (Hort) / M.Sc (Vet) / M.Sc in Biological Sciences with fluency in English/Telugu will be preferred
  • The candidate should have aptitude and skills to draft reports & papers
  • Knowledge of M.S. Office is essential

General:

This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position for two 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.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 30-April-2017, 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

Research Technician - Rythu Kosam Project

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic Indian nationals for the position of Research Technician for Rythu Kosam Project – ICRISAT. The position is based in Andhra Pradesh, India.

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.

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

  • Conduct participatory field trials with farmers in Andhra Pradesh and collect high quality data sets required for scientific research
  • Day to day supervision of various activities in the farmers’ fields and collection, compilation and tabulation of data
  • Train the farmers/farm facilitators and provide technical support, maintaining improved interventions at benchmark locations
  • Record scientific data, collecting of the information about the farmers and undertaking the crop cutting experiments to record yields in the demonstration plots
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities as entrusted by supervisor

Essential Criteria:

  • Sc (Agri) / B.Sc in Biological Sciences / Graduate from any stream with essential knowledge of agricultural crops, livestock with first class
  • Proficiency in English and Telugu (written and spoken)
  • Person with flair for field work, group interactions and suitable experience will be preferred

Compensation:

  • Fluent in English and local language
  • Proficiency in computer skills (MS Office, data analysis)
  • Should be a good team player and adaptable to working in multicultural team

General:

This is Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position for two year, 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.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 30-April-2017 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

Senior Officer – Accounts

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.

The Job

  • Maintaining Provident Fund Accounts (Preparation of Financial Statements, issue and control of loan ledgers, filing of tax and PF Returns in line with statutory provisions
  • Managing PF Investment portfolio in line with the legal requirements
  • Experience in handling Pension, Gratuity and Leave liability accounts
  • Knowledge of Income Tax rules related to TDS provisions and filing of quarterly reports
  • Assist in Internal and External Audits
  • Inter-departmental liaison
  • Additional duties as and when they evolve

Qualification and Skill Requirement

CA (Inter) with 3-4 years of experience and proficiency in financial management; good interpersonal and communication skills; Highly proficient in MS-Office suite, with special reference to financial packages and Excel; ability to deal tactfully under pressure situations, deliver under tight schedules, and maintain high degree of confidentiality.

Compensation:

The position is on a fixed-term contract initially for three years, and 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.

How to apply:

The last date of application is 28 April 2017. 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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