International Rice Research Institute IRRI
Senior Specialist - Agriculture Research & Development
Research Analysts, Research Associate, Research Assistant
Guwahati Assam
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Description

About the Organization:

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations. IRRI is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government.

Responsibilities:

  • Support with managing partnership and collaboration for research and development work around seed system and product (varietal) advancement ensuring new products as well as innovative seed system models are piloted and scaled

  • Manage and pilot collaboration around seed production related institutions (e.g. farmer producer companies, private and public enterprises, processing infrastructure)

  • Design and execute collaborative research to evaluate, improvise or strengthen approaches / models across various project sites in India.

  • Design and manage large scale on farm trials/demonstrations on varietal evaluation and validation and strategizing and executing promotion and awareness activities and knowledge events.

  • Promote and manage various extension approaches to promote new varieties, create demand and awareness as well as establish market linkage

  • Promote farmer participatory and market driven product positioning, scaling approaches

  • Train stakeholders like men and women farmers, seed growers, entrepreneurs, dealers and millers around seed production as well as business development aspects

  • Develop multiple documents, communication materials, reports and publications (e.g. technical literature, extension materials, research literature, knowledge publications, websites, blogs, newsletters etc.) around seed systems

  • Design, manage and monitor research activities including necessary protocols, research tools, data collection, analysis, interpretation and impact evaluatio

Qualification & Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture Science/Agribusiness Management/Rural Management with minimum 5 years of relevant work experience around research & development work in seed systems, product management, rural innovation models, technology transfer/ promotion, or

  • PhD degree in Agriculture Science/Agribusiness Management/Rural Management with minimum 3 years of relevant work experience around research & development work in seed systems, product management, rural innovation models, technology transfer/ promotion

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