Consultant – Scientific Officer (Vegetables)

From 8 to 10 year(s) of experience
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Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

ICRISAT seeks applications for the post of Consultant - Scientific Officer to conduct vegetable research and extension services to implement its vegetable improvement program with smallholder farmers. The position will be based at Ranchi in Jharkhand, India to work in the JOHAR project funded by the World Bank. This position is open for Indian nationals only.


To work under the guidance of the Team leader and Trainer leading the JOHAR project to implement project activities in the target locations which includes -

  • Provide scientific inputs to all WorldVeg research work in support of its field activities
  • Design and supervise the conduct of field trials and demonstrations across both states to promote good agricultural practices;
  • Collect data, conduct analyses and maintain records of all project research activities;
  • Produce periodic progress reports, technical papers and presentations needed by donors, project beneficiaries, WorldVeg management and team members;
  • Organize and provide technical inputs in training programs for farmers and partner agencies;
Qualifications and Experience:

  1. M Sc with specialization in Agronomy/Horticulture/Plant Pathology from a recognized university/Institute and at least 8 to 10 years’ working experience in projects related to vegetables
  2. Good working knowledge of agriculture practices, especially in the cultivation of locally grown vegetable;
  3. Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Hindi;
  4. Good computational and word processing skills and skills in handling variety evaluation trials;
  5. Strong team player and willing to work as part of an extended team comprising several agencies.


This position is on contract for 12 months.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 27 August, 2021 with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees who 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 / Forestry / Fishing

Functional Area:Other

Role Category:Other

Employment Type:Full Time, Temporary/Contractual


PG:MS/M.Sc(Science) in Agriculture

Company Profile


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:

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 information, please visit

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