Scientific Officer

2 - 3 Years
Jharkhand Other

Job Description

The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is a nonprofit, autonomous international agricultural research center with headquarters in Taiwan. Its South Asian Regional headquarters are based in Hyderabad and hosted by ICRISAT. Both Centers conduct research and development programs that contribute to improved incomes and diets in the developing world. The Center is seeking two positions for Scientific Officers to conduct vegetable research trials and training programs to support its vegetable improvement projects in the states of Odisha and Jharkhand. The positions will most likely be based at Jamshedpur and Ranchi in Jharkhand, India to work in two integrated projects funded by the Sir Ratan Tata Trusts and the World Bank. Each position will report to a project leader and will supervise a small team of technical officers working directly with farmers across the state.

The Job:
Coordinate all project field activities in the assigned district areas
Provide technical assistance and supervisory support to farming communities engaged in the implementation of project activities
Conduct field trials, pilot and demonstration activities in the designated district areas;
Collect data, conduct analyses and maintain records of all activities undertaken under the project;
Prepare inputs for technical and project reports and publications as requested by the Project Manager;
Organize and coordinate trainings for farming communities and local partner agencies;
Assist in developing training extension documents, materials and programs in coordination with project team members
Assist in the preparation of periodic progress reports, technical papers and presentations for meetings and annual reports as needed for donors, project beneficiaries, and team members;
Provide project administrative support such as procurement, payments and maintaining accounts in accordance with the policies and regulations of the World Vegetable Center

Good working knowledge of agriculture especially vegetable cultivation in the respective state;
Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Hindi;
Proficiency in the use of various software applications (MS Word, MS Excel) and exposure to handling variety evaluation trials;
Energetic and enthusiastic personality with an urge to improve agricultural systems;
Strong team player and willing to work as part of an extended team comprising several agencies.

Master degree in Agriculture/Horticulture and at least 2 years working experience in projects related to vegetables.

This is a consolidated position for one year, renewable based on the performance of the incumbent and the institutes continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.
How to apply:
Applicants should apply on or before 31 January, 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 short listed candidates will be contacted.
ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter

Industry:Agriculture / Dairy

Functional Area:Medical, Healthcare, R&D, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology

Role Category:R&D

Role:Bio-Technical Research Associate/Scientist

Employment Type:Permanent Job, Full Time


Desired Candidate Profile

Please refer to the Job description above


PG:MS/M.Sc(Science) - Any Specialization, Agriculture

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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