Roles and Responsibilities
- 1. Provide leadership & coordinate the implementation on-farm vegetable demonstrations of improved varieties and seedling production systems, good agricultural practices, integrated pest management and postharvest management.
- 2. Lead the project team of Agronomist, Scientific Officer, Finance Officer, and Technical Officers to implement on-farm trials, run training programs and to scale up innovations in vegetable production.
- 3. Organize and implement training programs to strengthen the capacity of local partners in carrying out research and extension activities for vegetable growers
- 4. Establish and maintain effective relationships and communication links with the JOHAR management team, WorldVeg regional headquarters and other project partners to ensure implementation of improved vegetable cultivation practices in the field.
- 5. Develop extension training materials, prepare project progress reports, annual/seasonal workplans, financial reports and presentations as needed by project stakeholders. Attend the donor meetings as and when required.
Proven experience in effectively leading teams, and working closely with public and private sector partners to implement vegetable research and development projects.
Extensive experience in conducting training and extension programs for farmers.
Extensive experience in commercial vegetable research and extension work
Excellent analytical skills and the ability to conduct, monitor, analyze and evaluate experimental trials and communicate results
Fluency in written and spoken English and Hindi (knowledge of regional languages would be an advantage) and an excellent team player.
Proficiency in the use of various software applications (MS Word, MS Excel, Powerpoint presentation) and good knowledge and practical experience in managing on-farm and on-station trials.
Energetic, entrepreneurial and enthusiastic personality with an urge to improve agricultural systems for the benefit of smallholder farmers.
Qualification and Experience: Masters/Ph.D in Horticulture/Agriculture with at least 15-20 years’ experience in coordinating and implementing sustainable Horticulture programs, preferably vegetable crops.
General: This appointment is for one year as a Consultant. The position will be based in Ranchi, Jharkhand with an attractive compensation
How to apply: Applicants should apply on or before 13 October, 2021 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
Role:Research & Development - Other
Salary: Not Disclosed by Recruiter
Industry:Agriculture / Forestry / Fishing
Functional Area:Research & Development
Role Category:Research & Development - Other
Employment Type:Full Time, Temporary/Contractual
PG:MS/M.Sc(Science) in Agriculture, Botany
Doctorate:Ph.D/Doctorate in Agriculture, Environmental, Botany
INTERNATIONAL CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE SEM I ARID TROPICS (ICRISAT)
Increasing incomes from vegetables will play a major role in the JOHAR comprehensive rural development project funded by the World Bank. The vegetable activities will focus on improving seed and seedling systems, promoting good agricultural practices and improving postharvest handling and marketing. This is a nationally recruited position that will work closely with the research team at WorldVeg regional headquarters in Hyderabad, India.
The World Vegetable Center (WorldVeg) is an international non-profit institute for vegetable research and development. Founded in 1971 with headquarters in Taiwan, the Center’s global network today covers East and Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Central Asia. The Center mobilizes resources from the public and private sector to realize the potential of vegetables for healthier lives and more resilient livelihoods. WorldVeg’s improved varieties, production and postharvest methods help farmers increase vegetable harvests, raise incomes in poor rural and urban households, create jobs, and provide healthier, more nutritious diets for families and communities. For more information, please visit our website: worldveg.org
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.