Senior Scientific Officer

Senior Scientific Officer

Organization: ICRISAT

Apply By: 21 May 2021

Location: (Uttar Pradesh)

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About the Organization:

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-confessional and 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 their 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.

Position: Senior Scientific Officer in Bundelkhand

Role and Responsibilities:

  • To supervise on-farm farmer participatory action research trials on various productivity enhancement interventions (soil tested based balanced nutrients application; testing, evaluating and promoting improved crop cultivars; farm mechanization interventions, etc.) in different districts of Uttar Pradesh
  • To identify suitable sites for undertaking rainwater harvesting (in-situ and ex-situ intervention), agroforestry, fodder development and promotion interventions
  • Constant interactions with the farmers, researchers and Department of Agriculture officials and act as a liaison person in the district. Staff should liaise with various stakeholders such as farmers, village community, consortium partners, line department officials and scientists at ICRISAT and other national institutes; develop village and field scale project interventions
  • To organize capacity building/exposure visits/field days’/farmers days/etc. to field functionaries and farmers
  • Intensive field data monitoring to capture various project progress and impact indicators;
  • All other project related activities as per the need

Qualifications and competencies:

  • Master’s degree in agricultural engineering/soil science/agriculture extension/agronomy and related NRM disciplines at least 5 years of work experience;
  • Minimum of one year working experience in Bundelkhand region or similar ecology;
  • Demonstrate capacity to work collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary team;
  • Perform other duties as requested by the district coordinators/state coordinator of the project;
  • Willingness to work in extremely challenging environment of Bundelkhand region
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