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Country Office Manager for Bioversity International

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for post of Country Office Manager for Bioversity International. The position will be based at the Bioversity International, New Delhi, India. This is a nationally recruited position.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities;

  • 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, both nationally and internationally, to be organise in India;
  • 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.

Essential qualifications and competencies:

  • A Post Graduate degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ relevant experience, preferably in an international working environment including supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard office procedures in Finance and Administration
  • 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.

Compensation:

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

How to Apply: 

The last date of application is 17thJune 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

Manager - GIS

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and Indian nationals for the post of Manager – GIS. 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:-

  • Manage the RS & GIS laboratory in terms of its primary requirements such as computing facilities and capabilities, upgrade them as necessary across the GIS & RS labs in ICRISAT locations in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Similar approach for software applications necessary and upgrades, licenses required to run them uninterruptedly
  • Demonstrate and Convince scientists to georeference field data of field crop experiments, pest & disease outbreak incidence locations, germplasm collection sites, technology transfer sites and other development intervention locations on campus and off campus in farmers’ fields using a Global Positioning system (GPS) instrument and smart application developed for mobile phone data collection
  • Build a web based online repository of Geospatial data holdings along with its metadata at Patancheru and create mirrors in other ICRISAT locations in SSA
  • Contribute GIS analysis inputs to project proposals and ongoing research projects with proactive role in spatial data collection
  • Showcase the utility of GIS in Agricultural research in conferences and workshops. Contribute journal articles in reputed peer reviewed journals with high impact

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Geography with relevant experience in the use of GIS in agricultural research of at least 10 years with additional degree or diploma in remote sensing
  • Significant expertise in creating custom spatial databases for special requirements and analysis using proprietary GIS software
  • Very good experience in spatial data management and documentation of metadata for easy indexing and retrieval
  • Understanding of different data models from different fields of science (e.g. netcdf, GRADS from meteorology etc), data formats from remote sensing
  • Good knowledge of data sources of national and international acceptance and standards at different scales
  • Excellent skills in English presentation and writing
  • Good publication record

Desirable

  • Good knowledge of statistical analysis
  • Use of 3D modeling tools for terrain analysis
  • Understanding of the data requirements for semi-arid environment
  • Demonstrated ability to write proposals and fund raising along with other teams
  • Competency in guiding students (Masters’) for their dissertation and/or thesis work

General:  This is a Scientific Managerial Position (SMG) for three 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 11-June-2017, with latest Resume, 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

Program 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

  • Provide exceptional support to the Regional and Research Program Director in developing annual work plans and monitoring their execution against the project baseline, including activities, deliverables, schedule, and associated costs, and ensure achievement.
  • Initiate and participate in developing, implementing and evaluating operational management plans, budgets and business process improvement programs aimed at improving efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Support and coordinate resource mobilization efforts, including timely submission of proposals where WCA scientists are involved.
  • Prepare technical and financial reports in consultation with project principal investigators and project team members for timely reporting to Management/donors.
  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration between scientific and administrative units.
  • Prepare necessary documentation and execute project sub-agreements, memoranda of understanding, consultancies, ensuring full compliance to established institutional policies and processes, monitor their implementation, and ensure smooth closure of contracts.
  • Contribute towards management of stakeholder expectations; tracking and monitoring of project deliverables, including monitoring of the project variables (cost, effort, scope, etc.) against the project work plans.
  • Coordinate arrangements for visiting scientists, interns and students.
  • Develop and implement effective and efficient tools for project tracking to monitor and report on all activities.
  • Coordinate day-to-day management of a fast-paced research environment.
  • Make logistical arrangements for research conferences, workshops and seminars.
  • Follow through with partners and relevant sections (especially field stations and scientists on implementation of agreed agenda), Handle external enquiries for information and internal questions and queries.
  • Carry out any other duties to reinforce effective and efficient project administration.
  • Attend periodic internal meetings and represent ICRISAT as appropriately delegated, at external meetings.
  • Analyze reports, draw conclusions and make presentations that will result in effective decision-making.
  • Identify and take action to mitigate potential risks within own work area.
  • Perform any job related duties as may be assigned by Supervisor or as the position may require.

Qualification and Skill Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science and Master’s degree in related Sciences or Business Administration.
  • Up to five (5) years’ work experience in program management.
  • Is conversant with scientific principles, processes and practices
  • Plan work for team and ensures set targets/deadlines are met
  • Ability to analyze reports, draw conclusions, make presentations that will result in effective decision-making.
  • Demonstrate high adaptability and flexibility in accommodating change
  • Support and foster team participation with interpersonal skills appropriate to the scope of the work.
  • Ensure compliance of activities in line with set standards under the supervisor’s guidance
  • Use appropriate media to communicate e.g. face to face meetings, emails, skype etc.
  • Ability to provide clear direction and guidance to others
  • Has organizational and priority setting skills
  • Set standards of behavior and demands high standards from team

Compensation:

This is a Senior Management Group staff (SMG) position which is initially for two years, and renewable depending on performance of the incumbent.

How to apply:

The last date of application is 18th June 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

Visiting Scientist

ICRISAT seeks applications for the post of Visiting Scientist. The position is based at ICRISAT- Bamako, Mali. 

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.

Responsible for research on gender integration in plant breeding research. The Visiting Scientist will assess two case studies on ICRISAT sorghum and IITA cowpea breeding programs in West and Central Africa (WCA). The case studies will be conceptualized based on findings from a recent systematic review of Gender and Breeding literature and practice since the year 2000. The objective of the study will be to recommend a framework for gender integration into breeding programs as well as demonstrate opportunities for gender integration in the sorghum and cowpea breeding programs. This work will be a continuation of a postdoc fellowship implemented in the former CRPs Grain Legumes, Dryland Cereals and ongoing CRP A4NH.

The study aims to:

  • Contribute to the consolidation of knowledge, experience and literature on gender responsive breeding
  • Raise awareness of the lesser-known facts about dryland cereals and legumes such as their resilience and climate hardiness, and their nutritional value, thus supporting the development of internal infrastructure and human capacity critical for adoption and lasting benefits

Responsibilities:

  • Report primarily to the gender scientist in WCA ICRISAT regional hub. Supportive supervision will be provided by the Gender scientist in ICRISAT ESA and A4NH.
  • Study and understand the recent review publications on ‘Gender and Breeding’, and develop a conceptual and implementation framework to apply on the sorghum and cowpea breeding programs case studies.
  • Liaise and develop strong rapport with sorghum and cowpea breeding programs in WCA in order to design a cohesive and informed case study process that is inclusive of important players and diverse knowledge sets.
  • Conduct two case studies on gender integration in the sorghum and cowpea breeding programs in WCA, documenting good practices, opportunities for improvement with a focus on the different preferences of the men and women and how this influenced (or not) the breeding program and eventually the adoption (or disadoption) of the breeding products and nutritional outcomes
  • Document the history of PPB for sorghum in these locations through interviews and oral-histories of scientists, farmers, and others who played a key-role in the development of PPB
  • Identify areas of presence/absence of gender considerations in the processes and their impacts and implications for breeding, adoption, and nutrition
  • Assess how the breeding programs were conceptualized, implemented and modified over time with special focus on gender analysis and how it influenced any decisions.
  • Make recommendations on how to improve the process of PPB, integration of gender for improved impacts in dryland cereals, grain legumes and nutritional research.
  • Develop a framework of how gender can be conceptualized and implemented in the process and outcomes of the breeding program.
  • Prepare publications for peer presentations, peer-review journals and make presentations at professional conferences

Requirements: 

  • PhD with a strong focus on gender research in Rural Sociology, Sociology, Development Studies, or Agronomy
  • Experience with agriculture research, agriculture-nutrition linkages and especially participatory methodologies required
  • Experience with plant breeding (participatory plant breeding/participatory varietal selection) highly desirable
  • Experience in data set management and analysis; experience with qualitative and quantitative methods highly desirable
  • Proven ability to work with an interdisciplinary team (constituting of social and biophysical scientists)
  • 1-2 years relevant experience in the developing world, agriculture and gender
  • Excellent language knowledge of both English and French are highly desired

General:

This is a Visiting Scientist position, initially for a period of one year, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 4-June-2017, with their latest Resume, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about their professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Scientist – Wastewater Management

ICRISAT seeks applications from dynamic Indian Nationals for the post of Scientist – Wastewater Management. The position is based at ICRISAT- Patancheru, Telangana and reports to the Research Program Director, Asia. 

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:

  • Undertake research in treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater for making it safe for agricultural use
  • Assess the quality of treated wastewater as per the standards of irrigation water requirement for safe use in agriculture
  • Provide design and technical support for decentralized wastewater treatment in rural areas to various agencies
  • Write reports, research papers and scientific communications on wastewater treatment and its safe use in agriculture

Requirements: 

  • Ph.D. with 3-5 years of experience in the area of decentralized and low-cost wastewater treatment
  • One track record of working in multi-disciplinary team with different stakeholders
  • Ability to liaise with government officials as well as rural people for successful execution of the wastewater treatment in rural areas
  • Experience in specific area of domestic wastewater and industrial wastewater treatment 

General:

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

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 31-May-2017, with their latest Resume, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about their professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

National Recruitment

Project Site Coordinator – World Vegetable Center

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian Nationals for the post of Project Site Coordinator. The position is based Madanapalle, Andhra Pradesh or close by with the ability to regularly service the needs of farmers in this district.

ICRISAT:

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.

World Vegetable Center:

The World Vegetable Center is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan. Its South Asia regional office is located on the ICRISAT campus in Hyderabad. The Center conducts research and development programs that contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world.

The German government through GIZ is implementing a five year project across Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra to improve tomato value chains. The World Vegetable Center has been commissioned to provide technical support and training to the field staff of the partner NGOs APMAS working with farmers in Andhra Pradesh and AFC working with farmers in Karnataka and Maharashtra.

Responsibilities: 

  • Supervise the Project Technical officer in Madanapalle to implement the practical aspects of setting up trials, training programs and other field activities
  • Implement variety trials and demonstrations of good production practices to help improve farmer practices
  • Build good working relationship with the staff of partners APMAS and AFC, the Horticulture Department and other partners to be able to impact a large number of farmers
  • Provide on-demand advisory services to partners to improve farmers’ tomato production practices
  • Organize and coordinate training and the development of extension materials to strengthen the capacity of local partners in carrying out research and extension activities for tomato growers
  • Provide technical and logistical support to the project manager in Hyderabad to manage project and field activities
  • Help connect the field activities and research work for partners in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra
  • Prepare 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 with the policies and regulations of the World Vegetable Center

Competencies:

  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience in commercial vegetable cultivation – particularly in tomato production
  • Keen analytical skills and ability to conduct, monitor and evaluate experimental trials
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Telugu and an excellent team player
  • Proficiency in the use of various software applications (MS Word, MS Excel) and adequate knowledge and practical experience in handling variety evaluation trials
  • Energetic and enthusiastic personality with an urge to improve agricultural systems
  • An entrepreneurial outlook that aims to improve tomato value chains will be highly regarded 

Requirements: 

PhD degree in agriculture/ horticulture with five years’ experience working in vegetable crops. However a Master’s degree in horticulture and extensive practical experience in tomato production would be very favorably considered

General:

This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position is for one 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 1-June-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

Programmer - SACSA

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and Indian nationals for the post of Programmer. 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:-

  • Develop methods for massive data management / treatment and assist the team members in data collection/processing from various experimental systems
  • Running crop simulation models (e.g. APSIM, SSM) for a number of locations and crops, and managing the model outputs by automating the process using R scripts (C++, similar languages)
  • Automate the data capture, transfer and storage (hand-held computers, electronic balances, data loggers, weather stations, barcoding), data processing
  • Database curating, handling & management using SQL queries and R
  • Images analysis (e.g. RGB, infra-red, 3D point clouds using ImageJ and Meshlab softwares.)
  • Web-site management/updates (e.g. WordPress CMS)

Competencies:

  • Proficiency in Computer Programming and Statistical Analysis (preferably R and/or related languages)
  • Automation of data processing, analysis (e.g. image analysis, data conversions, model runs)
  • Proficiency in designing /developing databases for storing data sets in Access with SQL querying
  • Knowledge of GIS, remote-sensing techniques (e.g. ArcGIS, SpaceSTAT)
  • Basic understanding of the plant biology is a plus
  • Web-site maintenance

Desirable

  • M.Sc./MTech/MCA/IIT in Computer Science / ICT in agriculture with Programming knowledge
  • Proficient in MS Excel/ MS Access
  • Good programming knowledge (R, C++ or similar, Java and writing Macros)
  • Relevant experience in Running models and GIS software
  • Knowledge in writing simple programs to automate the data treatments in required formats, met analysis
  • Good team player, excellent communication & social skills

General:

This is a Locally Recruited Staff (LRS) position for three 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 11-June-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

Scientist Officer – Molecular Breeding

CIMMYT-INDIA is seeking a highly motivated individual to become an integral member of a cross functional maize improvement team based in ICRISAT, Hyderabad. The Scientific Officer – Molecular Breeding will assist in generating and analyzing large scale molecular marker and field data to support CIMMYT’s regional germplasm development effort. He/she will also be responsible for day to day management of the molecular lab, managing both assets and sample and chemicals inventory. He/she will also be responsible for the database management and co-ordination with breeding informatics team.

The Job

  • Excellent expertise in setting up and running of genetic mapping and molecular breeding related experiments
  • Proficiency with applied molecular software to carryout phenotype analysis, QTL mapping, GWAS, GS and MAS
  • Software skills for database management and experience working with large molecular databases
  • Good understanding of applied genetic theories and molecular plant breeding.

Qualification and Skill Requirement

  • Msc in Agricultural Biotechnology/ Molecular Biology/ Plant Breeding/ Genetics, or related field of study with at least 2 years of experience in an applied breeding program.
  • Good communication abilities to assist in various training events conducted by CIMMYT.

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 18th June 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

Research Associate – Food Microbiology

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and Indian nationals for the post of Research Associate – Food Microbiology. 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:-

  • Execute in-vitro and in-vivo experiments relevant to probiotics and prebiotics
  • Maintenance, multiplication and supply of microbial cultures
  • Expertise in the area of fermented food product development and analysis
  • Maintain and update electronic databases
  • Statistical analysis of experimental data
  • Any other responsibility that may be assigned by the scientist in furtherance of the cause of the institute

Requirements:

  • PhD. in Food Microbiology/Microbiology/Food Science and Technology or related discipline from a reputed University
  • Experience required: minimum of 1 year in the field of Food Microbiology /Microbiology/ /Pre and Probiotics food product analysis and development
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work under lab, field conditions for extended hours
  • Proficiency in computer skills (MS Office) and statistical software
  • Excellent communication skills in English (both written and oral). Knowledge of local language (desired)
  • Should be a good team player and adaptable to working in a multicultural team

General:

This is a position for three 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 11-June-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

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of Research Technician for the World Vegetable Center to be based in Karnataka. This is nationally recruited position. 

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

To work under the guidance of the Site Coordinator to implement project activities in the target locations;

  • Collect and maintain data on indicators in the project’s consolidated action plan for use in technical project reports and publications;
  • Provide technical assistance in disseminating and promoting good practices and lessons learned from various project activities;
  • Help organize and coordinate trainings to build up and strengthen the capacity of local partners in carrying out research and extension activities for vegetable growers
  • Assist in developing training and extension materials and programs in coordination with project team members
  • Assist preparing 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 with Worldveg’s policies and regulations
  • Liaise with line department (horticulture) staff and coordinators to showcase Center’s technical interventions
  • Carry out need based demonstration of farming activities (to farmers or farmers’ group) and support training programmes

Qualification and Skill Requirement

  • A good working knowledge of vegetable cultivation in Karnataka and knowledge of the markets and the players in the market;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Kannada;
  • 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 agricultural systems.
  • Preferably a team worker to understand technical needs of vegetable cultivation and communicate to farmers.
  • Working knowledge on cultivation practices of vegetable production under net or polyhouses and solar drying systems (preferred).
  • Diploma in Agriculture/Horticulture and at least 3 years’ experience in commercial horticulture.
  • Experience in working on vegetable crops and marketing will be highly encouraged.

Compensation:

The position is for one year, renewable annually 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 31st May 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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