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Posted On : 2020-09-08 Days Left : Expired
Basic Information
Location : Nepalgunj
No. of vacancy : 2
Experience : Minimum 2-3 years of experience in related field
Job category : NGO/INGO/Social/Develop.Projects
Job Level : Mid Level
Salary : As per organization rule's month
Educational Qualification : Bachelor's Degree
Expiry date : 2020-09-20
Job Description

CIMMYT is seeking an experienced professional to support the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia ( project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the US Agency for International Development. CSISA is CIMMYT’s flagship for sustainable intensification in South Asia and incorporates programming across the innovation to impact continuum in Nepal, Bangladesh, and selected states in India.

Position title: Field Research Technician (two vacancies)

Reference No: N20152 and N20153

Duty station: Nepalgunj, with frequent field travel(subject to mobility restrictions and risk assessment due to COVID-19)

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Implementing and maintaining experimental trials in collaboration with farmers, project personnel, and public and private sector collaborators.
  • Helping operate, maintain, and repair appropriate farm machinery.
  • Accurate and timely data collection on soil, crop, and other associated parameters—including standard soil and crop laboratory measurements, and frequent data entry using Excel.
  • Assist in collecting M&E data at field level.
  • Providing project personnel with frequent data summaries, graphing, and statistical analysis
  • Assisting project personnel to develop training modules and outreach materials
  • Coordinating, and often leading, technical trainings and demonstrations for farmers and service providers
  • Coordinating and ensuring smooth logistics for field days/other community outreach events
  • Maintaining good communication links with all key project personnel as well as farmers and public-private sector partners
  • Managing data as specified by the Supervisor, Field Coordinator and Project team
  • Preparing data and research reports
  • Undertaking other project-related tasks as needed
Job Specification

Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • The post holder is required to have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge in Agriculture or equivalent.
  • The position requires a minimum work experience of 1-3 years / 4 field seasons at a similar position after the professional degree.
  • 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.
  • Ability to analyze complex data, carry out and explain computations or to resolve complex problems.
  • Identifying options based on research and consideration of their consequences.
  • Provides inputs into decision making on complex problems.
  • Frequent contact with people other than immediate colleagues, but mostly within CIMMYT.
  • Ability to communicate and relate effectively with others is very important.
  • Local language used at post. Fair English skills: read and respond appropriately to correspondence, orally and in writing. Ability to prepare regularly used documents and report without assistance.
  • Sufficient competency to use the standard Windows-based software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and email used at CIMMYT.
  • Ability to effectively use corporate systems and other specialized applications.
Apply Instruction

Candidates must send their CV and cover letter to no later than September 20th, 2020.

Please include the position and reference number in the subject of your email.

Incomplete applications (without CV and cover letter) will not be taken into consideration.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.