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Patancheru, Andhra Pradesh-502324

Visiting Scientist (Vegetable Production & Extension)

Applications are invited from highly motivated and qualified Indian nationals for the position of Visiting Scientist/Project Coordinator, to work for the World Vegetable Center (AVRDC)’s Regional Center for South Asia, based at ICRISAT, Patancheru,  near Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. The incumbent’s task will be to scale up the ongoing project “Improving vegetable production and consumption for sustainable rural livelihoods in Jharkhand and Punjab, India”

The Person: Candidates with PhD degree in agriculture or horticulture specializing in  agricultural extension, agricultural economics, communications or a related field; At least 5-7 years experience in project management with demonstrated competence in leading teams and farmer community development; Extensive practical experience in extension and scaling up activities; Excellent communication and computer skills with fluency in written and spoken English, and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with the ability to interact with partner organizations.  Persons working in the National Agricultural Research System (NARS) are encouraged to consider working on secondment.

The Reward: A competitive all inclusive consolidated compensation will be paid for the assignment based on experience and skills. The assignment is on a fixed 2-year contract.

Last Date: 22 July 2011

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