Scientific Officer †Bhoochetana Project (Odisha)

0 - 4 Years
Orissa Other

Job Description

ICRISAT seeks applications from dynamic Indian Nationals for the position of Scientific Officer Bhoochetana Project. This position to be based in different districts in Odisha, 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, Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR System Organization. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.


Responsibilities:

Supervise on-farm farmer participatory action research trials in different districts of Odisha
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

Essential criteria:

M.Sc (Agri) / M.Sc (Hort) or M.Sc in Biological Sciences with experience of agriculture field
Fluency in English. Knowledge/fluency in Oriya will be preferred
The candidate should have aptitude and skills to draft reports, papers
Knowledge of M.S. Office is essential

Desirable:
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
Work in an inter-disciplinary team in multicultural and multinational environment and the ability to interact with partner organizations

General:

This is a consolidated position for two 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 28 November 2018, with the letter of motivation, the latest Curriculum Vitae, and the 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 shortlisted 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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INTERNATIONAL CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE SEM I ARID TROPICS (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, Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR System Organization. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.
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