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Scientific 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

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

Qualification and Skill Requirement

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.
  • Well versed with Computer operations and digital reporting
  • People with flair for field work, group interactions and suitable experience will be preferred.
  • Working in   inter-disciplinary team in multicultural and multinational environment and the ability to interact with partner organizations
  • M.Sc (Agri) / M.Sc (Hort) / M.Sc (Vet) / M.Sc in Biological Sciences with fluency in English. Knowledge/fluency in Kannada will be preferred
  • The candidate should have aptitude and skills to draft reports, papers and communication skills.
  • Knowledge and fluency in use of M.S. Office is essential

Compensation:

The position is on a fixed-term contract initially for one year 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 21 April 2017. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Senior Officer – Accounts

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics is home to over 2 billion people, with 650 million of these being the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

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

The Job

  • Project Accounting
  • Assist in Project Management
  • Preparation of financial statements in compliance with audit requirements
  • MIS Reports
  • Assist in Internal and External Audits
  • Inter-departmental liaison
  • Assist in the management of receivables
  • Additional duties as and when they evolve

Qualification and Skill Requirement

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

Compensation:

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

How to apply:

The last date of application is 21 April 2017. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Research Associate

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

Undertake field experiments and monitoring different land use, hydrological and climatic parameters; Primary and secondary data collection, analysis and report writing and publications; Facilitating for organizing stakeholders meeting and workshops

Qualification and Skill Requirement

A Doctorate degree from a recognized University in Agricultural Engineering/Atmospheric Sciences/ Soil Science/ water resources/ environmental engineering or equivalent subjects. Desired skills in hydrological modeling, GIS and remote sensing and designing field experiments etc.

Compensation:

The position is for three years in a locally recruiter staff Cadre, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.

How to apply:

The last date of application is 14 April 2017. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Scientific Officer

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the position of Scientific Officer for ICRISAT. The position is based at Patancheru, India. This position reports to 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. 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

  • Development and maintenance of web and mobile applications for information collection and dissemination.
  • Train farmers and other stakeholder for use of ICT based applications
  • Plan and execute ICT activities in consultation with watershed/village committees

Qualification and Skill Requirement

  • Masters in Computer Sciences and related area, preferably with 1-2 years of experience
  • Experience in php and android app development will be preferred
  • The candidate should have aptitude and skills to draft reports, papers and communication skills 

Competencies

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is essential.
  • Well versed with web and mobile programming languages
  • People with flair for field work, group interactions and suitable experience will be preferred
  • Work in inter-disciplinary team in multicultural and multinational environment and the ability to interact with partner organizations

Compensation:

The position is for two years in a locally recruiter staff Cadre, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.

How to apply:

The last date of application is 7 April 2017. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Officer – Project Development

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics is home to over 2 billion people, with 650 million of these being the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture. ICRISAT, established in 1972, and is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, visit www.icrisat.org 

The Agribusiness Innovation Platform (AIP) was established as an initiative of ICRISAT to enhance the institutional public-private partnerships for furthering the mission of ICRISAT in helping the poor farmers of Semi-Arid Tropics (SAT). The Innovation and Partnership (INP) program under AIP looks at developing strong, collaborative research-cum-development partnerships with public and private sectors, in the areas of plant breeding, agricultural biotechnology, natural resource management, knowledge sharing, training and value chain development, which ultimately benefits the smallholder farmers across the agricultural value chain

The Job

  • Promote the Seed Business Incubation (SBI) initiative of AIP-ICRISAT
  • Manage production, Quality Control and marketing of seeds directly and through partners
  • Develop promotion plan, strategize with the incubator management and execute the SBI operation
  • Facilitate selection and training of the farmers, FPOs and seed entrepreneurs
  • Mobilizing funds for the seed business incubation from public and private sector
  • Coordinate with multiple stakeholders in the seed domain in providing timely services and assistance to the farmer clients through the implementing partner
  • Promote the Farmer Producer Organizations (FPOs) towards achieving a sustainable model
  • Facilitate training of farmers on best cultivation practices and seed production
  • Preparation of progress reports and submit to the donors
  • Perform any other duties as requested by management of ICRISAT
  • Any other job that may be assigned by supervisor from time to time 

Competencies

  • Proficiency in English both written and spoken
  • Proficiency in Computer skills (MS Outlook, MS- Office, data analysis)
  • Should be a good team player and adaptable to working in multicultural team 

Qualification and Skill Requirement 

M.Sc in agriculture or allied sectors with MBA (regular or distance) with more than 12 years of experience in seed production, crop production and promotion of FPOs.  

Compensation:

An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate with competitive salary and benefits package.

How to apply:

The last date of application is 17 March 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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