ICRISAT seeks applications for the post of Associate Scientist – Horticulture to provide technical advisory services and team support for the vegetable activities of the APART project in Assam, India. This is a comprehensive development project involving national and international partners funded by the World Bank.
The vegetable research and development activities will involve improving the quality and availability of seeds and seedlings, promoting climate-resilient production systems and safe and hygienic production. This will be done in close collaboration with Assam government and university partners.
This is a nationally recruited position that will work closely with the other WorldVeg projects and will have strong support from the research team at WorldVeg regional headquarters in Hyderabad, India.
- Ph.D. in horticulture/agriculture or extension with 5-8 years’ extensive experience working in vegetable and pulses crops.
- Extensive experience in commercial vegetable research and extension work with a good knowledge of improved production management practices.
- Experience working effectively in teams and a proven ability to help improve farmers’ management practices.
- Keen analytical skills and the ability to implement, monitor and evaluate varietal trials and integrated pest management trials.
- Extensive experience in running training programs and developing training materials.
- Significant agricultural research and/or development publication record.
- Excellent communication and computer skills, with fluency in written and spoken English and Assamese and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
- Report and coordinate the activities of a team of six WorldVeg field officers in districts across Assam and ensure good relationships with national and international partners.
- Assist field officers in implementing on-farm demonstrations of improved varieties and seedling production systems, good agricultural practices and integrated pest management in close coordination with WorldVeg researchers, international partners and state institutions.
- Provide technical back-up to field officers to address vegetable farmers’ management problems, and seek additional national and international expertise and inputs where needed.
- Provide the key technical input into training programs to strengthen the capacity of local partners to help vegetable farmers overcome practical management problems and to scale up innovative practices.
- Contribute to writing training materials, technical progress reports and annual reviews and work plans as directed by the Resident Consultant and Project leader in Taiwan.
How to apply?
Applicants should apply on or before 30 April, 2020 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.
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