ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of a Technical Officer to conduct vegetable research and extension services to implement its vegetable improvement program with smallholder farmers in Assam under the “Technical Partnership to Support the Assam Agribusiness and Rural Transformation (APART) Project” funded by the World Bank. The Technical Officer will be based in Sonitpur, Assam, India.
Competencies: Good working knowledge of agriculture especially local vegetable cultivation; Strong written and verbal communication skills in Assamese and English; Skilled use of various software (MS Word, MS Excel, ) and exposure to handling variety evaluation trials;Energetic and enthusiastic personality with an urge to improve agricultural systems.Strong team player and willing to work as part of an extended team comprising several agencies.
Qualifications and experience: Diploma/ Degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Botany and at least 2 years’ working experience in projects related to vegetables.
General : This is a Consolidated position for one year, renewable further depending on performance and the project’s continuing need for the position.
Applicants should apply on or before 30th June, 2019 with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience.
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The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (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.