Manager †Farm Services

15 - 25 Years

Job Description

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian Nationals for the post of Manager Farm Services to be based at ICRISATs Headquarters, Hyderabad India.


Develop, manage & maintain the land and water resources, irrigation and drainage systems, farm structures, campus landscaping & orchards
Plan & organize the irrigation operations including maintenance & upkeep of the total system including the range of irrigation equipment
Plan and organize Plant Protection & Surveillance operations, monitoring pest populations, ensure timely spraying operations, through sound and safe management practices to meet research requirements
Organize the landscaping operations, maintenance of lawns, avenue trees, nursery and fruit orchards
Plan, develop, maintain & upgrade of lakes, culverts, spillways, irrigation & drainage structures, farm roads, peripheral fence & farm sheds
Assist in Natural Emergencies; Flooding, Fire Fighting in the campus
Assist the Head Farm & Engineering Services in overall management of the farm
Assist in training of NARS & other partners in Research Farm Management
Organize in-house training programs on capacity building activities; Farm Operations & Farm Safety
Develop/ improve/ Upgrade operations with the focus on quality, safety and efficiency.

Essential criteria:

MSc in Agriculture / B. Tech Agriculture Engineering with minimum 15 years of experience
Expertise in soil & water conservation, irrigation and drainage systems, land development, farm structures & ground maintenance
Good knowledge of mechanized farm operations and Research farm management
Proficiency in English communication skills (both written and spoken)
Good computer skills, knowledge of GIS & Total station survey
Coordinate with research staff, liaise with NARS, public and private agricultural enterprises
Should be a good team player and adaptable to working in multicultural team


This is a Scientific / Managerial Position (SMG) position for three years renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institutes continuing need for the position.

How to apply

Applicants should apply on or before 7 January 2018, with a letter of motivation, latest Curriculum Vitae, and names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable of the candidates professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged. However, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:Agriculture / Dairy

Employment Type:Permanent Job, Full Time

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Desired Candidate Profile

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Company Profile

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
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