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Senior Scientist/Lead-Forward Breeding

ICRISAT is seeking applications from a dynamic and highly innovative forward breeding expert to undertake assignment on modernization of ICRISAT breeding programs by deploying the modern breeding approaches in ICRISAT mandate tropics as well as assisting the breeding programs of other key CGIAR centres. The incumbent will be based at ICRISAT Headquarters in Patancheru, Telangana in 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. 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:

  1. Evaluate the utility of modern breeding approaches to enhance the rate of genetic gain
  2. Coordinate deployment of forward breeding across ICRISAT mandate crops as well as other key CGIAR centres like CIMMYT, IRRI, IITA, CIAT, etc.
  3. Deploy the use of markers for selecting desirable lines in breeding programs
  4. Optimizing and utilizing genomic information for breeding
  5. Handling logistics for and actively participating in workshops, meetings
  6. Fund raising through development of research projects in collaboration where possible, with partners;
  7. Compiling and analysis of results and writing reports, and
  8. Writing research papers, guide students/ research technicians/ and participate in organizing workshops/ training programmes and capacity‐building activities

Personal Profile:

Ph.D. in Genetics / Plant Breeding / Biotechnology / Plant Science or related discipline with at least 5 years of research experience in the field of applied genomics and modern breeding for crop improvement. The candidate should have experience of use of markers in the crop improvement program and should be well aware about the recent development in the marker genotyping technologies. Ideal candidate should be well equipped with the forward breeding approaches, latest genotyping technologies, trait mapping, molecular breeding approaches (genomic selection, marker-assisted backcrossing), and computational tools. Preference will be given to candidate with industry background and working experience with large number of partners across the world. The job involves working in inter-disciplinary team in multicultural and multinational environment and the ability to interact with partner organizations. Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.

 The Reward: This is an internationally recruited staff (IRS) position with an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package payable in US dollars. An attractive compensation will be offered to the right candidate. The position is initially for two years, and extendable depending on performance of the incumbent.

How to apply : Applicants should apply on or before 19 February 2015, with a letter of motivation, latest Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s 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.

Visiting Scientist-Entomologist for AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center

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. 

AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research and development center with headquarters in Taiwan and regional offices around the globe. AVRDC conducts research and development to contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world. AVRDC is seeking an Entomologist, who will be based at its Regional Office in the ICRISAT Campus, Hyderabad, India to work in an ACIAR funded project. This position is open for Indian nationals only.

The job:

  • Conduct laboratory, glasshouse and field experiments on screening for pest resistance/tolerance in legumes
  • Coordinate multi-locational field trials on screening for pest resistance in legumes
  • Data collection and collation and maintenance of databases
  • Preparation of research reports and papers
  • Conduct research work activities as part of a multidisciplinary team

Qualifications and experience:

  • PhD in Entomology or a related field with a good academic record;
  • At least five years of extensive experience in laboratory, glasshouse and field screening for pest resistance;
  • Sound knowledge of experimental designs;
  • Excellent communication and computer skills, with fluency in written and spoken English, and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

The appointment:

The position will be initially for two years with the possibility of extension depending upon work performance, and funding availability. An attractive all-inclusive lump sum compensation will be offered with medical and accidental insurance coverage.

How to Apply: 

The application should include an up-to-date resume, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including phone & e-mail) of three referees and date of availability. Please send applications by email to: AVRDC-RCSA@cgiar.org ,stating the job title clearly in the subject column of email addressed to Dr.W.Easdown, Regional Director,AVRDC – The World Vegetable Centre – South Asia, ICRISAT Campus, Patancheru –  502 324,Hyderabad, Telangana .Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 22 January 2016 or until the position is filled. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

“ICRISAT strongly welcomes women candidates to apply”

Visiting Scientist-Plant Pathologist for AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center

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. 

AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research and development center with headquarters in Taiwan and regional offices around the globe. AVRDC conducts research and development to contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world. AVRDC is seeking a Plant Pathologist, who will be based at its Regional Office in the ICRISAT Campus, Hyderabad, India to work in an ACIAR funded project. This position is open for Indian nationals only.

The job:

  • Conduct laboratory, glasshouse and field experiments on screening for disease resistance/tolerance in legumes
  • Coordinate multi-locational field trials on screening for disease resistance in legumes
  • Data collection and collation and maintenance of databases
  • Preparation of research reports and papers
  • Conduct research work activities as part of a multidisciplinary team

Qualifications and experience:

  • PhD in Plant Pathology or a related field with a good academic record;
  • At least five years of extensive experience in laboratory, glasshouse and field screening for disease resistance;
  • Sound knowledge of experimental designs;
  • Excellent communication and computer skills, with fluency in written and spoken English, and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

The appointment:

The position will be initially for two years with the possibility of extension depending upon work performance, and funding availability. An attractive all-inclusive lump sum compensation will be offered with medical and accidental insurance coverage.

How to Apply: 

The application should include an up-to-date resume, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including phone & e-mail) of three referees and date of availability. Please send applications by email to: AVRDC-RCSA@cgiar.org ,stating the job title clearly in the subject column of email addressed to Dr.W.Easdown, Regional Director,AVRDC – The World Vegetable Centre – South Asia, ICRISAT Campus, Patancheru –  502 324,Hyderabad, Telangana .Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 22 January 2016 or until the position is filled. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

“ICRISAT strongly welcomes women candidates to apply”

Country Office Manager for Bioversity International

Country Office Manager for Bioversity International

ICRISAT invites applications from Indian nationals for the position of Country Office Manager for Bioversity International.  The position will be based at the Bioversity International, New Delhi, 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.

Bioversity International is a global research-for-development organization. With a vision – that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet. Delivers scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to use and safeguard agricultural biodiversity to attain sustainable global food and nutrition security. Works with partners in low-income countries in different regions where agricultural biodiversity can contribute to improved nutrition, resilience, productivity and climate change adaptation. Bioversity International is a member of the CGIAR Consortium – a global research partnership for a food secure future.

The Job

  • Oversee and support general accounting, expenditure monitoring and financial reporting for office related activities including office signatories for clearance and approval;
  • Oversee and support the procurement of supplies, equipment and services including the monitoring and evaluation of vendor contracts;
  • Oversee facilities maintenance, building and security, transport services and related activities; liaise with related service providers to ensure effective services;
  • Prepare and monitor the annual operating and capital budgets for the Office;
  • Oversee and provide hands-on support to the administrative aspects of HR-related services, including providing advice to staff on general HR matters in line with the hosting institute and Bioversity policies;
  • Oversee protocol services, including facilitating employment visas, resident permits, related documentation, FRRO registration;
  • Liaise with HQ on the organization of internal and external audits and provide support to such audits in the Office;
  • Oversee provision of administrative, finance and HR services to project outreach offices as assigned (currently Bengaluru);
  • Regularly review administrative processes and procedures to ensure services are delivered in the most efficient and effective manner, and in compliance with Bioversity policies and procedures and in compliance with national laws, and make recommendations for improvement; develop and implement related procedures and processes;
  • Support, motivate and supervise a team of support staff in New Delhi and project outreach offices in other locations in India;
  • Liaise with HQ for implementing staff hosting arrangements (currently with ICRISAT and University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot);
  • Liaise with Bioversity staff and ensure all logistic support for organising conferences, workshops, trainings and meetings (within India), both nationally and internationally;
  • Service as Bioversity Security Focal point for India
  • Ensure physical assets are adequately maintained and insured, and inventory conducted per Bioversity policies.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Candidate Profile & Qualifications/Skills

  • A University degree in Business Administration, finance, accounting or related field.
  • Minimum of 6 years’ relevant experience, preferably in an international working environment including supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard office procedures in Finance and Administration
  • Good understanding of national project partner operations.
  • Strong computer skills with relevant software packages (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint); working knowledge of Accounting software is an advantage.
  • Superior interpersonal, communications and teamwork skills; courtesy, tact and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of cultural and national backgrounds.
  • Highly developed skills with personal organization, priority setting, problem solving and report writing.
  • Excellent command of English and Hindi, both written and spoken.
  • Superior client orientation and service approach.
  • High degree of judgment and initiative; ability to work with a high degree of independence within assigned areas.

Employment Conditions:

  • This is a position in the Scientist & Management Group (SMG) Cadre with a competitive salary and benefits package. The position is initially for two years, and extendable depending on performance of the incumbent.

How to apply:

  • Applicants should apply on or before 10-January-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.

Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) - Knowledge broker for climate science

Post-Doctoral Fellow (PDF) – Knowledge broker for climate science

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: www.icrisat.org

ICRISAT is seeking applications from potential candidates to contribute in achieving the important outcomes of the BRACED (Building Resiliency and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters) programme titled RIC4REC (Renforcement des initiatives communautaires pour la résilience aux extrêmes climatiques) based at Mali.

The PDF will work in collaboration with multiple institutions and the scientists of ICRISAT to provide the technical direction for promoting more climate smart and resilient farming systems. This may include interventions such as improved seed marketing, soil quality management, and demonstrating integrated agricultural production technologies.

In collaboration with the CGIAR program Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), he/she will support the “farm of the future” approach and the use of climate information by smallholder’s farmers. Finally, he/she will integrate lessons learned from the BRACED projects in national and regional science-policy dialogues.

The Job:
As a research scientist and knowledge broker, the PDF will utilize ICRISAT and its partners ‘research for development’ findings to develop training tools and extension information which is then used to build capacity in the farming communities of Mali to adapt to climate variability and change.

The PDF will provide technical support for sharing ICRISAT’s experiences and technologies with farmers and stakeholders across topics such as integrated crop and soil management, climate science, seed systems, and scaling out new cereal or legume germplasm.

Furthermore, s/he will:

  • Use participatory research methodologies with farming communities to adapt and improve the uptake of technological packages for more resilient farming systems
  • Identify effective ways to bring adaptive practices and technologies, through extension, to vulnerable communities. Advise national scientific and technical partners on these strategies
  • Prepare/update training manuals for climate smart agricultural practices
  • Provide technical support for a field-training manual on effective use of seasonal climate forecasting information to support climate related training
  • Coordinate training for trainer’s events on climate smart agricultural practices and the use of climate forecasting information
  • Support capacity building through various communication initiatives including the use and sharing of ICRISAT developed DVDs
  • Enhance linkages and sharing of ICRISAT experiences with seed system development and climate change resiliency activities
  • Contribute to BRACED findings and lessons learned in Malian science policy dialogues
  • Contribute to the coordination of capacity development in the National Agency for Environment and Sustainable Development (AEDD) to enhance multi-sectoral planning and programming of climate change adaptation activities by government at a national and at a regional scale

The Person

  • PhD in systems agronomy, agro-meteorology, climate science or resilience studies with a focus on agriculture
  • Experience with participatory action research methods and systems based agronomic field studies which incorporate the use of climate information for promoting farm-household resilience
  • Experience with extension and adult training in agriculture and climate change
  • Should be fluent in French
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Interest and physical ability to work in semi-arid West-Africa
  • Interest to conduct research in the context of development work

The Reward:

  • The Post-Doc Fellow will be based at ICRISAT in Bamako, Mali
  • The Fellowship is for a period of 2 years with a probation period of 12 months and it is extendable based on funding availability and performance
  • An attractive compensation in US Dollars will be offered to the right candidate

How to apply:

  • Applicants should apply on or before 06 January, 2016, with a letter of motivation, latest Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted

How to Apply: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.

National Recruitment

Research Technician

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Research Technicians to be based at Raichur districts of Karnataka. These are nationally recruited positions.

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.

Responsibilities:

  • To conduct participatory field trials with farmers at different districts 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
  • To train the farmers/farm facilitators and provide technical support, maintaining improved interventions at benchmark locations
  • To 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

Competencies:

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

Requirements:

  • B.Sc (Agri) / B.Sc in Biological Sciences / Science Graduate from any stream with essential knowledge of agricultural crops and livestock
  • Candidates with flair for field work, group interactions and suitable experience will be preferred

General:

The position is for two years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute’s continuing need for the position.

How to Apply: CLICK HERE to submit your application

The application should include an up-to-date resume, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including phone & e-mail) of three referees and date of availability. Please send applications stating the job title clearly in the subject. However, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Last date to submit application: February 23, 2016.

“ICRISAT strongly welcomes women candidates to apply”

Scientific Officer- Research and Extension Services (Onion Value Chain) For AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center

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.

About AVRDC:

The World Vegetable Center (the Center) is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan.  Its South Asian Regional headquarters are based in Hyderabad and hosted by ICRISAT.  Both Centers conduct research and development programs that contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world. AVRDC’s Regional headquarters is seeking an Indian national for the position of Scientific Officer- Research & Extension Services (Onion Value Chain) to implement its onion value chain improvement program in the state of Odisha.

Responsibilities:

  • To assist the project leader in effectively implementing field activities comprising but not limited to a) onion value chain analysis b) assessment of onion lines/varieties in field trials including data collection and analysis; c) development and implementation of pre-harvest control and treatment in onion farms; d) research, development and improvement of onion sorting, curing and storage technologies including demonstration activities in farmer fields; e) facilitating the adoption of processing technologies for production of onion value-added products; and, f) assist the Government of Odisha in scaling-up implementation activities to cover areas beyond the pilot areas.
  • To coordinate project activities with partner agencies, government departments, suppliers and farming communities and periodically report on project status, activities undertake and issues arising. Participate in all meetings relevant conferences and events where participation is required or will benefits project implementation.
  • To supervise and train other staff deployed under the project on all activities being undertaken, The candidate is expected to support and transfer knowledge and learning to farming communities, government departmental staff and partners engaged in project activities.
  • To ensure that all field activities are undertaken based on the Center’s standards of operation and practice.
  • To liaise with government, ICRISAT and other project agencies to ensure timely and effective implementation of project activities.
  • To maintain effective and close liaison with the Center’s project supervisor and Center’s support team in Hyderabad.

Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Horticulture/Agriculture with 5 years practical experience in post-harvest research and development, value chain improvements and onion cultivation. Involvement with research projects comprising storage, curing and processing is required. Past association with NGO’s, private sector and producer organizations active in onion production and post-harvest management would be beneficial. Demonstrated ability to work with teams, both from with the organization and involving external partners, Strong written and verbal communication skills in Odia and English required. Proficiency in the use of various software application (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc)

Appointment:

This is a Locally recruited Staff (LRS) position. The incumbent will be based in a key field location in Odisha and will report to a supervisor based at Center’s regional office in Hyderabad.. The initial appointment is for one year with expectation of annual re-appointments depending on performance and requirements. Salary and perquisites are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Last date to submit application:  21 February, 2016

How to Apply: Click on the link.

“ICRISAT strongly welcomes women candidates to apply”

 

Scientific Officer- Research and Extension Services (Mungbean) for AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center

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.

About AVRDC:

The World Vegetable Center (the Center) is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan.  Its South Asian Regional headquarters are based in Hyderabad and hosted by ICRISAT.  Both Centers conduct research and development programs that contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world. AVRDC’s Regional headquarters is seeking an Indian national for the position of Scientific Officer- Research & Extension Services (Mungbean) to implement its mungbean and urdbean productivity improvement activities in the state of Odisha.

Responsibilities:

  • To assist the project leader in effectively implementing field activities comprising but not limited to a) introduction and assessment of new lines/varieties in field trials including data collection and analysis b) supervision of seed multiplication activities at farmer fields; c) improved crop production through implementation of better agronomic practices d) field supervision and support for breeding activities.
  • To coordinate project activities with partner agencies, government departments, suppliers and farming communities and periodically report on project status, activities undertake and issues arising. Participate in all meetings relevant conferences and events where participation is required or will benefits project implementation.
  • To supervise and train other staff deployed under the project on all activities being undertaken, The candidate is expected to support and transfer knowledge and learning to farming communities, government departmental staff and partners engaged in project activities.
  • To ensure that all field activities are undertaken based on the Center’s standards of operation and practice
  • To liaise with government, AVRDC and other project agencies to ensure timely and effective implementation of project activities.
  • To maintain effective and close liaison with the Center’s project supervisor and Center’s support team in Hyderabad.

Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Horticulture/Agriculture with 5 years practical experience in legume research and production like mungbean and urdbean. Involvement with research projects comprising varietal trials and breeding programs is required. Past association with NGO’s, private sector and producer organizations active in legume production would be beneficial. Demonstrated ability to work with teams, both from with the organization and involving external partners, Strong written and verbal communication skills in Odia and English required. Proficiency in the use of various software application (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc)

Appointment:

This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position. The incumbent will be based in a key field location in Odisha and will report to a supervisor based at Center’s regional office in Hyderabad.. The initial appointment is for one year with expectation of annual re-appointments depending on performance and requirements. Salary and perquisites are commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Last date to submit application:  21 February, 2016

How to Apply: Click on the link.

“ICRISAT strongly welcomes women candidates to apply”

 

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 Staff Relations and Talent Management. 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:  

Last date to submit application: 18 February 2016

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.

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

Research Technician For AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Technician for AVRDC (2 posts) to be based in ODISHA.

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.

About AVRDC: 

The World Vegetable Center (the Center) is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan.  Its South Asian Regional headquarters are based in Hyderabad and hosted by ICRISAT.  Both Centers conduct research and development programs that contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world.

AVRDC’s Regional headquarters is seeking an Indian national for the position of Technician – Research & Extension Services (Onion Value Chain) to implement its onion value chain improvement program in the state of Odisha.

Responsibilities:

Work under the guidance of the Scientific Officer to implement the various project activities in the target locations;

  • Coordinate all field activities in the district areas assigned relating to project activities
  • Provide technical assistance and supervisory support to farming communities engaged with the implementation of project activities
  • Conduct field trials, pilot and demonstration activities in designated district areas under the supervision of the Scientific Officer
  • Collect data, conduct analysis and maintain records of all activities undertaken under the project;
  • Prepare inputs for technical and project reports and publications as requested by the Scientific Officer;
  • Organize and coordinate trainings for farming communities and local partners agencies;
  • Assist in developing training extension documents, materials and programs in coordination with project team members
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic progress reports, technical papers, and presentations for meetings and annual reports as needed for donors, project beneficiaries, and team members;
  • Provide project administrative support such as procurement, payments and maintaining accounts in accordance to AVRDC’s policies and regulations.

 Competencies:

  • Good working knowledge of onion cultivation and postharvest management in Odisha and knowledge of the vegetable markets;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Odia;
  • Proficiency in the use of various software applications (MS Word, MS Excel, ) and exposure to handling variety evaluation trials;
  • Energetic and enthusiastic personality with an urge to improve the agricultural systems.
  • Strong team person and willing to work as part of an extended team comprising several agencies.

Requirements:

  • Diploma/Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture and at least 2 years’ experience in postharvest management particularly in onions.
  • Experience in working on vegetable crop production and marketing, particularly onions will also be preferred.

Last date to submit application:  21 February, 2016

General:

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

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

 

Research Technician For AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Technician for AVRDC (2 posts) to be based in ODISHA.

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.

About AVRDC:  The World Vegetable Center (the Center) is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan.  Its South Asian Regional headquarters are based in Hyderabad and hosted by ICRISAT.  Both Centers conduct research and development programs that contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world.

AVRDC’s Regional headquarters is seeking an Indian national for the position of Technician – Research & Extension Services (Mungbean) to implement its mungbean and urdbean productivity improvement activities in the state of Odisha.

 Responsibilities:

Work under the guidance of the Scientific Officer to implement the various project activities in the target locations;

  • Coordinate all field activities in the district areas assigned relating to project activities
  • Provide technical assistance and supervisory support to farming communities engaged with the implementation of project activities
  • Conduct field trials, pilot and demonstration activities in designated district areas under the supervision of the Scientific Officer
  • Collect data, conduct analysis and maintain records of all activities undertaken under the project;
  • Prepare inputs for technical and project reports and publications as requested by the Scientific Officer;
  • Organize and coordinate trainings for farming communities and local partners agencies;
  • Assist in developing training extension documents, materials and programs in coordination with project team members
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic progress reports, technical papers, and presentations for meetings and annual reports as needed for donors, project beneficiaries, and team members;
  • Provide project administrative support such as procurement, payments and maintaining accounts in accordance to AVRDC’s policies and regulations.

 Competencies:

  • Good working knowledge of legume cultivation in Odisha
  • Exposure to handling variety evaluation trials;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Odia;
  • Proficiency in the use of various software applications (MS Word, MS Excel);
  • Energetic and enthusiastic personality with an urge to improve the agricultural systems;
  • Strong team person and willing to work as part of an extended team comprising several agencies.

Requirements:

  • Diploma/Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture and at least 2 years’ experience in legume cultivation, extension or research activities.

Last date to submit application:  21 February, 2016

General:

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

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

 “ICRISAT strongly welcomes women candidates to apply”

 

Driver-cum-Office Attendant For International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Driver-cum-Office Attendant for ILRI to be based in New Delhi. This is a nationally recruited position.

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, pigeon pea, chickpea, groundnut and finger millet in the semi-arid tropics.

About ILRI: International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), is a nonprofit scientific research organization, one of the 15 International Institutes under the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), with its headquarters at Nairobi, Kenya. ILRI is engaged in different aspects of livestock research and has its offices in several countries including India.  Its South Asia headquarters is in New Delhi.

 Responsibilities:

  • To drive and maintain the Car/Vehicles
  • To undertake office related jobs such as cleaning, file maintenance, photocopy, bank related works
  • In addition to the above, any other responsibilities as entrusted by supervisor

Requirements:

  • Minimum 10+2 level of education with some proficiency in English language
  • Driving license with knowledge of routine car maintenance
  • Candidates with past experience of driving in National/International/CG/ICAR/Private Sector etc

General:

  • The person will be based at New Delhi
  • The position is for one year currently. Renewable will be based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute’s continuing need for the position. The compensation, terms and conditions will be as per ICRISAT/ILRI guidelines.

How to Apply: CLICK HERE to submit your application

The application should include an up-to-date resume, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including phone & e-mail) of three referees and date of availability. Please send applications stating the job title clearly in the subject. However, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 Last date to submit application: February 25, 2016.

 “ICRISAT strongly welcomes women candidates to apply”

 

Research Technician For AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Technician for AVRDC to be based in Hyderabad. This is a nationally recruited position.

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.

 About AVRDC:  The World Vegetable Center (the Center) is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan.  Its South Asian Regional headquarters are based in Hyderabad and hosted by ICRISAT.  Both Centers conduct research and development programs that contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world.

AVRDC’s Regional headquarters is seeking an Indian national for the position of Technician – Research & Extension Services (Mungbean) to implement its mungbean and urdbean productivity improvement activities in the state of Odisha.

Responsibilities:

Work under the guidance of the Project Leader to implement the various project activities in the target locations

  • Coordinate all field activities in the district areas assigned relating to project activities
  • Provide technical assistance and supervisory support to farming communities engaged with the implementation of project activities
  • Conduct field trials, pilot and demonstration activities in designated district areas under the supervision of the Scientific Officer
  • Collect data, conduct analysis and maintain records of all activities undertaken under the project
  • Prepare inputs for technical and project reports and publications as requested by the Project Leader
  • Organize and coordinate trainings for farming communities and local partners agencies
  • Assist in developing training extension documents, materials and programs in coordination with project team members
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic progress reports, technical papers, and presentations for meetings and annual reports as needed for donors, project beneficiaries, and team members
  • Provide project administrative support such as procurement, payments and maintaining accounts in accordance to AVRDC’s policies and regulations

Competencies:

  • Good working knowledge of legume cultivation
  • Exposure to  handling variety evaluation trials
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Telugu
  • Proficiency in the use of various software applications (MS Word, MS Excel)
  • Energetic and enthusiastic personality with an urge to improve the agricultural systems
  • Strong team person and willing to work as part of an extended team comprising several agencies

Requirements:

  • Diploma/Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture and at least 2 years’ experience in legume cultivation, extension or research activities.

Last date to submit application:  21 February, 2016

General:

The position is for one 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: CLICK HERE to submit your application

“ICRISAT strongly welcomes women candidates to apply”

 

Project Assistant For International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Project Assistant for IRRI to be based in New Delhi. This is a nationally recruited position.

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, pigeon pea, chickpea, groundnut and finger millet in the semi-arid tropics.

 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:

  1. To provide necessary logistic support to project staff
  2. To undertake multi-locational field experiment
  3. Data collection and recording
  4. In addition to the above, any other responsibilities as entrusted by supervisor

Requirements:

  1. Graduate from any stream with essential knowledge of project management
  2. Proficiency in computer skills (MS Office, data analysis)
  3. Candidates with flair for communication, group interactions will be preferred

General:

  1. The person will be based at New Delhi to give necessary logistic support of the current project as well as the previous project to IRRI-South Asia Hub and its partners.
  2. The position is for three years/termination of the project whichever is earlier. Renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute’s continuing need for the position. The compensation, terms and conditions will be as per DBT guidelines.

How to Apply: CLICK HERE to submit your application

The application should include an up-to-date resume, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including phone & e-mail) of three referees and date of availability. Please send applications stating the job title clearly in the subject. However, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Last date to submit application: January 25, 2016.

“ICRISAT strongly welcomes women candidates to apply”

 

Senior Research Fellow For International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Senior Research Fellow for IRRI to be based in Hyderabad. This is a nationally recruited position.

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, pigeon pea, chickpea, groundnut and finger millet in the semi-arid tropics.

 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:

  1. Develop breeding populations by combining different traits to develop high yielding water and labor saving rice varieties for dry direct seeded aerobic conditions
  2. Identify markers  for traits important for yield under dry direct seeded situation and biotic stress resistance and evaluate complex crosses progenies for presence of markers to enable selection of plants with different combination of genes/QTLs
  3. Contribute to the preparation and compilation of reports and publications, annual planning and review meetings of the project

Competencies:

  1. Strong writing and verbal communication skills in English
  2. Proficiency in Computer skills (Ms- Office, data analysis)
  3. Ability to work independently as well as in a team, adaptable to working in multicultural environment

Requirements:

  1. Master  degree in plant breeding and Genetics
  2. 2 years’ experience in conducting field experiments and marker assisted introgression of genes/ QTLs
  3. Proven technical skills to work as a team member in multi-cultural team

General:

  1. The position is for three years/termination of the project whichever is earlier, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute’s continuing need for the position. The compensation, terms and conditions will be as per DBT guidelines

How to Apply: CLICK HERE to submit your application

The application should include an up-to-date resume, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including phone & e-mail) of three referees and date of availability. Please send applications stating the job title clearly in the subject. However, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Last date to submit application: February 01, 2016.

 “ICRISAT strongly welcomes women candidates to apply”

 

Research Associate For International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Research Associate for IRRI to be based in Hyderabad. This is a nationally recruited position.

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, pigeon pea, chickpea, groundnut and finger millet in the semi-arid tropics.

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:

  1. Conduct field and laboratory research on marker assisted introgression of different genes/QTLs for traits important for yield under dry direct seeded situation and biotic stress to develop high yielding water and labor saving rice varieties for dry direct seeded aerobic conditions
  2. Consolidate, evaluate and analyze research data related to progenies developed through introgression of genes/ QTLs for different traits into two varieties using appropriate advanced statistical tools independently
  3. 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
  4. Collaborate with partners to obtain progress report as well as keep participating institutes as well as DBT updated on marker development, crosses attempted

Competencies:

  1. Strong writing and verbal communication skills in English
  2. Proficiency in Computer skills (Ms- Office, data analysis)
  3. Ability to work independently as well as in a team, adaptable to working in multicultural environment

Requirements:

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

General:

  1. The position is for three years/termination of the project whichever is earlier, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute’s continuing need for the position.  The compensation, terms and conditions will be as per DBT guidelines

How to Apply: CLICK HERE to submit your application

The application should include an up-to-date resume, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including phone & e-mail) of three referees and date of availability. Please send applications stating the job title clearly in the subject. However, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Last date to submit application: February 01, 2016.

“ICRISAT strongly welcomes women candidates to apply”

Field Attendant For International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Field Attendant for IRRI to be based in Hyderabad. This is a nationally recruited position.

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, pigeon pea, chickpea, groundnut and finger millet in the semi-arid tropics.

 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:

  1. Assisting project staff in lab and field experimentsndertake plant sowing, crossing, harvesting, threshing, and post-harvest data recording
  2. Data collection and recording
  3. In addition to the above, any other responsibilities as entrusted by supervisor

Requirements:

  1. Secondary School (10th grade)
  2. 1-2 year experience of field experiment, data recording, crossing, harvesting and threshing
  3. Experience of working with rice is desirable

General:

  1. The position is for three years/termination of the project whichever is earlier. Renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the Institute’s continuing need for the position. The compensation, terms and conditions will be as per DBT guidelines.

How to Apply: CLICK HERE to submit your application

The application should include an up-to-date resume, a recent passport size photograph, names and addresses (including phone & e-mail) of three referees and date of availability. Please send applications stating the job title clearly in the subject. However, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 Last date to submit application: January 25, 2016.

 “ICRISAT strongly welcomes women candidates to apply”

 

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