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M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) has all along been developing and following a pro-nature, pro-poor, pro-women and pro-sustainable on-farm and non-farm livelihoods through appropriate ecotechnology and knowledge empowerment.
ICAR project on – “Vulnerability Assessment and Evolving Adaptation strategies for Climate resilient Agriculture in Semi –Arid regions of Tamilnadu and Pondicherry”
M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation is seeking applications from eligible candidates for the following positions for an ICAR Project. The duration of the project is three years.
1. Research Associate (2 Positions) - Pudukottai / Pondicherry
S/he will initially carry out a baseline survey of the Project villages and document the traditional climate adaptation strategies being practiced by the farming community and will analyse the climate data to understand the impact. Based on the baseline survey and in consultation with the farmers, s/he will plan for appropriate climate resilient interventions to be carried out in the major crops in the respective field sites. The Field trials need to be regularly monitored with scientific data collected periodically.
Building the capacities and skills of the community, working on the backward and forward linkages viz., financial linkages, technical trainings and linking up with government / civil society organizations and market will be some of the essential roles. Good knowledge of English / Tamil is necessary.
PhD./ Master’s degree in agriculture and allied disciplines. Possessing good field experience in carrying out participatory crop based trials. Candidates who have also worked in the development sector and who understand the importance of working with farmers (Minimum three years) on Farmers Field schools, Participatory technology Development, varietal trials, integrated pest and nutrient management will be an advantage. Experiences in managing watershed and sustainable agriculture projects will be an added advantage.
2. Field Assistance – Pudukottai / Pondicherry
S/he will have to work in close association with the farmers, agricultural departments and other informal sectors, conduct and conduct regular trainings, workshops, farmer’s field schools, be in the forefront of introducing new crops/varieties to the farmers etc. Make regular monitoring visits to partner organisations and project implementation sites to review progress of work and provide strategic inputs. Travel will be part of the job. Knowledge of English and Tamil is necessary.
This position seeks a candidate with a B.Sc / Diploma in Agriculture. Candidates who have also worked in the development sector and who understand the importance of working with farmers (Minimum three years) on PTD, varietal trials, integrated pest and nutrient management will be an advantage.
These positions carry consolidated salary as per the ICAR norms. MSSRF is an equal opportunity employer. Women candidates are encouraged to apply.
Interested persons may send their application to Manager (Pers. & Admn), and send it to the address mentioned below or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with an updated CV, names and addresses of two referees.
Last date of application: December 20, 2011
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation
3rd Cross Street, Institutional Area, Taramani
Chennai 600 113, India
Tel: +91 (44) 22541229, +91 (44) 22541698