• Research Technician Job at World Vegetable Center - ICRISAT

  • Posted on: 4 February, 2017 Deadline: 12 February, 2017
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  • 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. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi-arid tropics is home to over 2 billion people, with 650 million of these being the poorest of the poor. 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, established in 1972, and is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, visit www.icrisat.org
     

    Research Technician (vegetables)

     

    Responsibilities:

    To work under the guidance of the Project Scientists to implement the various project activities in the target locations.

    • Coordinate all field activities in the districts/locations assigned relating to project activities
    • Provide technical assistance and supervisory support to farming communities engaged with the implementation of project activities
    • Conduct field trials, pilot and demonstration activities in designated district areas under the supervisor
    • Collect data and maintain records of all activities undertaken under the project
    • Prepare inputs for technical and project reports and publications
    • Organize and coordinate trainings for farming communities and local partners 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

    Competencies:

    • Good working knowledge of agriculture especially vegetable cultivation in the respective states;
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in Hindi and English preferred
    • Proficiency in the use of various software applications (MS Word, MS Excel, ) and exposure to handling variety evaluation trials;
    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to interact with partners and colleagues in a multicultural setting

    Requirements:

    • Diploma/Degree science or social sciences
    • A minimum of three years experience in agricultural development projects in non-governmental organization or related organizations
    • Experience in working on vegetable crop production is preferred

    General:

    The position is for one years, 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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to ICRISAT career website on icrisat.careersitemanager.com to apply

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