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Research Technician – Innovation Systems for the Drylands

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid-Tropics (ICRISAT) seeks applications for a Research Technician – Agronomy position to manage day-to-day on-farm trials and crop monitoring operations in the Cercle de KOutiala (Koutiala, Mali) under the McKnight AEI project (Pathways to Agroecological Intensification of Crop-Livestock Farming Systems of Southern Mali – II). The Research Technician will be based at AMEDD Office in Koutiala and will have overall responsibilities to work in collaboration with ICRISAT scientists and scientific officers, NARS, NGOs, the private sector and smallholder farmers involved in the AEI sites.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage, maintain the day-to-day collection of crop growth and development data with help from local temporary workforce and interacting with farmers and extension agents, and managing temporary workforce in the Cercle de Koutiala, under the supervision of the McKnight AEI project scientists
  • Conduct agronomic field experiment independently as per the project requirements
  • Periodical sampling, processing and analysis of soil and plant material from field experiments

Essential Criteria:

  • BSc (ingénieur) in Agronomy, Agricultural or Environmental Sciences
  • Experience at conducting crop trials in on-farm conditions, interacting with farmers and extension agents, and managing temporary workforce
  • Field experience with the collection, processing and statistical analysis of experimental data from agricultural experiments will be an advantage
  • Willingness to travel as per needs of the job and work extra hours in challenging field conditions
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills with pleasing personality

Employment Conditions:

The position is initially for two years renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and funds availability.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 8-March 2017 with a letter of motivation, latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

“ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer”.

National Recruitment

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

Scientific Officer – Pre Breeding theme

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian Nationals for the post of Scientific Officer. The position is based at ICRISAT- Patancheru.

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: 

  • Planning, designing and execution of laboratory, greenhouse and field experiments in ICRISAT mandate crops under the supervision of the lead scientist
  • Management and coordination of day-to-day research activities
  • Data collection, and statistical analysis of experimental data
  • Maintain and update electronic databases
  • Supervision and training of research technicians for data collection and proper maintenance of research experiments
  • Assist the scientist in the preparation of technical reports, research articles and other related jobs from time to time

Competencies:

  • Good proficiency in spoken and written English
  • Good knowledge in data analysis desirable
  • Good team player and adaptable to working in a multicultural team

Essential requirements:

  • M.Sc. in Plant Breeding and Genetics/ Agricultural Biotechnology/Botany from a reputed university with good academic record
  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience in a research institute, university or private sector company
  • Ability to work under field conditions for extended hours
  • Good knowledge of data management methods and ability to use spreadsheets (eg., Excel, MS Access) and statistical software
  • Candidate having experience in wide hybridization and plant tissue culture techniques preferred

General:

The position is for one year ten months, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 8-March-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

Officer – Monitoring & Evaluation

ICRISAT invites applications from dynamic and young Indian nationals for the position of Officer Monitoring & Evaluation, CIAT-HarvestPlus. This position is based at ICRISAT Headquarters, Patancheru, Telangana,India. This position reports to Country Manager

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.

CIAT- HarvestPlus:- HarvestPlus leads a global effort to improve nutrition and public health by developing and disseminating staple food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals. HarvestPlus works with public and private sector partners in more than 40 countries. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by its 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of partner organisations. HarvestPlus is a joint venture between two CGIAR Centers, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) based in Cali, Colombia and the International Food Policy Research institute (IFPRI) based in Washington, D.C. Both Institutions are committed to reduce hunger and poverty around the world through their research activities. HarvestPlus India in partnership disseminates high iron pearl millet and high zinc wheat to improve the human nutrition.

Job Responsibilities:-

  • Lead in the design and implementation of the M&E country strategy, in India in close collaboration with the Global Senior Monitoring Specialist
  • Lead the development and regular review of the country level Theory of Change (ToC) to ensure that it is actively used to inform program delivery strategy and evaluations
  • Develop the country specific monitoring framework using the global framework and prepare and submit M&E inputs as per the Results Framework
  • Identify program specific indicators for program monitoring and develop monitoring tools to track program implementation
  • Lead the development and operation for the country program databases
  • Lead in the design and implementation of monitoring samples survey
  • Lead the development of annual M&E work plan and budget
  • Establish baseline values for selected indicators
  • Collect monitoring data from implementing partners, analyze and share results with relevant stakeholders
  • Adopt and implement global M&E data quality guidelines at country level to ensure high data quality
  • Plan and facilitate progress review and reflection platforms
  • Assist country program units to develop specific results frameworks for annual business plans
  • Prepare periodic reports to meet management and donor reporting requirements.
  • Coordinate data collection across the various functions within the country program for global reporting
  • Adopt and implement global M&E capacity building strategy at country staff and implementing partner level
  • Attend, participate and provide necessary input to national and international M&E workshops and training

Requirements:

  • Masters degree in Agricultural Economics, Agriculture or related field (with 5+ years relevant experience in directing M&E activities in a project and/or NGO)
  • At least three years of experience in designing, implementing and maintaining M&E systems in the agricultural sector
  • Experience in managing quantitative and qualitative data and analyzing it using spreadsheets software as Excel, SPSS, CSPro, and Stata
  • Have demonstrated success in working in multi-disciplinary teams and partnerships in a collaborative research work
  • Ability to travel to program sites to monitor M&E implementation process and maintain quality control
  • Excellent leadership, training and facilitation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Excellent team playing skills with the ability to also work with minimum supervision
  • Excellent oral and written English communication and interpersonal skills; fluency in Hindi is a must and other local languages are preferred
  • Collaborative, self-motivated and able to work well within multi-disciplinary teams
  • Willingness to undertake regular travel in the rural areas

General:  This is a locally recruited position for 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 5-March-2017, with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Scientific Officer – Legumes Breeding

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

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

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

World Vegetable Center is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research and development center with headquarters in Taiwan and regional offices around the globe. The Center conducts research and development to contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world.

Job Responsibilities:-

  • Conduct laboratory, glasshouse and field experiments on screening for biotic and abiotic stress resistance/tolerance in legumes
  • Conduct plant hybridization activities in legumes
  • Conduct marker assisted selection
  • Data collection and collation and maintenance of databases
  • Preparation of research reports and papers
  • Conduct research work activities as part of a multidisciplinary team

Requirements:  

  • M.Sc. in Plant Breeding or a related field with a good academic record
  • At least three years of experience in laboratory, glasshouse and field operations
  • Sound knowledge of plant breeding and genetics
  • Experience in plant hybridization
  • Experience in marker assisted selection
  • Excellent communication and computer skills, with fluency in written and spoken English and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment

General:

The position is for one year in a locally recruiter staff (LRS) 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: 

Applicants should apply on or before 26-February-2017, with a letter of motivation, latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Administrative Associate

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian Nationals for the post of Administrative Associate. The position is based at ICRISAT- Delhi. This position reports to Director Country Relations & Business Affairs.

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: 

The incumbent is required to handle the Delhi Office finance and accounting, which includes:

  • Handling of cash and bank transactions of Delhi Office imprest account
  • Submission of monthly Bank reconciliation statement to ICRISAT headquarters
  • Maintenance of official cheque book and periodically submission of petty cash reimbursement claims to headquarters
  • Periodical submission of VAT refund claim to the VAT authorities well before the stipulate date of submission
  • Process of various bills and their payments
  • Maintain office files and records up to date. Maintenance of official documents/records and official files
  • Assist the Country Director in providing secretarial work, including taking dictations
  • Assist in preparation of power point presentations
  • Maintain records of appointments taken and other meetings of the Director (Country Relations)
  • Any other work assigned by the Director (Country Relations) 

Requirements:

  • Graduate/Post Graduate in any discipline with minimum of 3 years of experience in office administration.
  • 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

General:

This is a locally recruited staff (LRS) position for two years, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institute’s continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 25-February-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

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