ICRISAT seeks applications for the position of Project Coordinator to support the Global Head – Breeding in transformation of the Breeding programs in India and Sub-Saharan Africa. The position is based at ICRISAT- Patancheru, Telangana, India.
Required qualifications, skills and attitudes: Minimum 5 years of Project Management experience with reputed private or public-sector organizations. A certification in Project Management (PMP) is desired. The candidate should hold a Post Graduate degree, preferably in Project Management.
A consultative approach coupled with subject matter expertise across change management, project management and in research organizations is desired.
Should be a problem solver and forward thinker – we don’t just fix the immediate ask, but take ambiguous issues, break them down to understand the root cause, and then design an approach and solution that not only adapts outside thinking, but also brings stakeholders along.
Building relationships will also be critical to the success of the role – strong written and verbal communication skills are a must. He / She need to be able to effectively tailor their communications since the work is across all levels of our organization, from director level and senior leaders, to local teams.
Beyond being able to perform diligent, effective change and stakeholder management, balance will be crucial. He / She will need to listen, negotiate, and be flexible where needed; while also having the stamina and strength to stand their ground on matters that are important and for the greater good.