13
May

Scientific Officer-Mechanization

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the position of scientific officer –Mechanization of Asia Program to be based at Uttar Pradesh-Bundelkhand region to support mechanization works under the Doubling Farmers income project

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:

  • Monitor laser levelling works which is being undertaken by various implementing agencies in seven pilot sites of UP Bundelkhand region
  • Support/initiate line sowing works using zero-tillage multi crop planter and seed drill with the help of field functionaries/ development agencies
  • Educate farmers about mechanization through conducting farmers’ participatory demonstrations in targeted villages of seven districts of UP Bundelkhand region
  • Provide trainings to local youths/farmers about the use of farm equipment
  • Collect field and crop related data;
  • Report writing and compilation

Essential criteria:

  • MSc in agriculture and related discipline
  • Demonstrated skills in undertaking laser levelling works and use of zero-tillage multi crop planter
  • Willingness to travel in UP Bundelkhand districts
  • Basic understanding of farming system

General:

This is a consolidated position for two 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 24-May-2019, 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 shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

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