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Vacancy Announcement for Communication Professional

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Communication Professional

The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) is a non-profit international research institute dedicated to food, nutrition and livelihood security as well as environmental rehabilitation in South Asia, which is home to more than 300 million undernourished people. BISA is a collaborative effort involving CIMMYT and the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR). Please refer to this website for more information: http://bisa.org/

Vacancy Announcement- Project Coordinator (Agronomy), BISA, New Delhi

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The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) is a non-profit international research institute dedicated to food, nutrition and livelihood security as well as environmental rehabilitation in South Asia, which is home to more than 300 million undernourished people. BISA is a collaborative effort involving CIMMYT and the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR). Please refer to this website for more information: http://bisa.org/

We are seeking dynamic, innovative, self-motivated, and service-oriented professionals for the position of Project Coordinator (Agronomy) depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate, to work within the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA).

The position will be based at Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) Delhi.

Specific duties:

® Facilitate the project team in identification, prioritization and development of portfolios of climate smart interventions based on farming systems in different agro-ecological zones of India.

® Facilitate local partners and form partnerships among a wide range of public and private organizations, farmers, educational and research institutions to design and implementation of wide range of Climate Smart Agricultural (CSA) practices, technologies and services in the project locations.

® Contribute in developing and improving local training materials, Climate Smart Village (CSV) implementation guidelines and approaches for implementing CSA in coordination/collaboration with governmental organization, local NGOs, farmers and the private sector.

® Monitor activities and develop strategies and methods to qualify the impacts of climate smart agricultural technologies in the project areas.

® Coordinate technical support and field activities assigned to the project areas.

® Develop a record and report the performed tasks and achieved results.

® Be responsible for administration, budgets, financial transactions etc. in the project areas supported by an Administrative Assistant and in liaison with the Project Coordinator.

® Write report on development of climate smart villages, impact of CSA interventions and evaluation of different

models of CSVs.

® Contribute into the other activities as assigned by the supervisor.

We are seeking candidates with the following academic qualifications, experience, skills and attitudes:

® Master Degree or Ph.D. in Agriculture (e.g. Crop Science, Water management or equivalent Technical degree requiring 4 or more years study.

® 5 years of field experience after the professional degree or 3 years at a similar position – requires conceptual

knowledge of theories, practices and procedures within a discipline.

® Advanced knowledge on project management and M&E activities.

® Knowledge on climate change, climate smart agriculture and adaptation/mitigation is plus.

® Basic managerial competence.

The position is for an initial fixed-term contract of 1 year, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. BISA offers an attractive remuneration package, with a range of benefits including health insurance.

Email cover letter and CV no later than Tuesday, 28 February, 2017 to Human Resources, CIMMYT-BISA.

(Email: recruitindia@cgiar.org / Please insert Position Reference: Project Coordinator (Agronomy) in the subject of your email)

This position will remain open until filled. Women are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. CIMMYT/BISA is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity.

 

Vacancy Announcement: Hub Coordinator (NRS Position based in Palghar, Maharashtra, India) / Ref. D16425

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Hub Coordinator

(NRS Position based in Palghar in Maharashtra, India)

 

The Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) is a non-profit international research institute dedicated to food, nutrition and livelihood security as well as environmental rehabilitation in South Asia, which is home to more than 300 million undernourished people. BISA is a collaborative effort involving CIMMYT and the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR).  Please refer to this website for more information: http://bisa.org/

 

We are seeking dynamic, innovative, self-motivated, and service-oriented professional for the position of Hub Coordinator depending on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate, to work within the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA).

 

The position will be based at Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) Palghar, Maharashtra.

 

The major activities of this position include:

 

    • Help Identify local needs and relevant agricultural technologies that offer a high potential impact on the productivity of the agricultural system in the tribal district of Maharashtra.
  • Facilitate and form partnerships among a wide range of public and private organizations, farmers, educational and research institutions to design, tests, validate and effectively deliver integrated technologies for the development and dissemination of climate smart agriculture in the assigned area or projects of the Hub.

 

  • Collaborate in improving local training materials and approaches for implementing the activities of frontline with extension staff, farmers and the private sector in a coordinated manner.
  • Develop records and reports on the performed tasks and achieved results in the assigned project(s), assisting in the monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Implement integrated action plans to generate adaption and extension of climate smart agricultural practices.
  • Coordinate technical support and field activities in the assigned area of the project.
  • Be responsible for basic administration and budgets of projects assigned by the Project Manager.
  • Assume an exploratory role, make contacts, establish relationships, and identify the actors open to collaboration, for new projects or start-up areas assigned by the Hub Manager.
  • Report to the Project Manager any abnormal situation that occurs in the development of the assigned project for immediate correction.
  • Coordinate project’s activities in Maharashtra.

Required qualification, skills and experiences of the perspective candidate:  

 

    • Bachelors’ Degree in any subject or Technical, Vocational or professional qualification requiring 2 or more years’ study (for non-science positions)
    • 5-10 years of experience – Requires conceptual knowledge of theories, practices and procedures within a discipline.
    • Thorough knowledge of the field of work or specialized equipment.
    • Basic knowledge of administrative and/or operating protocols and procedures of research support function.
  • Basic supervisory skills and experience

 

 

Human Resources/CIMMYT

Reference D16425

Deadline: Tuesday, June 21, 2016

 

Vacancy Ad

 

 

 

Email cover letter and CV no later than 21st June 2016, Tuesday to Human Resources, CIMMYT/BISA India

(Email: recruitindia@cgiar.org / Please insert Position Reference number: D16425 in the subject of your email)

 

We would greatly appreciate your assistance in bringing this announcement to the attention of qualified candidates.

If you or the candidate needed more information on the position, please contact the Human Resources Department.

 

This position will remain open until filled. Women are encouraged to apply.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. CIMMYT/BISA is an equal opportunity employer.

It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity.

 

CIMMYT Emeritus Director General Dr Tom Lumpkin receives prestigious 8th Dr MS Swaminathan Award

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Dr Lumpkin receiving MSSRF AwardDr. Tom Lumpkin, former CIMMYT Director General, received 8th ‘MS Swaminathan Award for Leadership in Agriculture’ in a glittering ceremony organised by the ‘Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Sciences’ (TAAS) at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), in New Delhi on September 28. This year’s award was a special occasion as the award was given away by Dr Swaminathan himself. The Award is conferred on individuals “who have done outstanding research work in the field of agriculture, animal sciences, and fisheries.” The first award was given in 2005 by the President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, to Dr. Norman E. Borlaug, Nobel laureate who led the development and spread of high-yielding wheat varieties in the developing countries during 1960s and ’70, which culminated in Green Revilution that saved billions of people from starvation.

On this occasion, Dr Lumpkin said “I’m humbled and greatly honoured by this award. Swaminathan and Borlaug were visionaries who worked together and made their case courageously to the political leaders to get appropriate technologies into farmers’ hands. We must do the same, if South Asia is to provide nutritious food for more than 1 billion people who will live here in 2050, without further degrading land or depleting groundwater.”

While addressing the gathering, Dr Swaminathan praised the work of Dr Lumpkin in strengthening wheat and maize research in India and lauded his efforts in establishing the Borlaug Institute for South Asia.