Junior Researcher Agriculture Extension India


Junior Researcher Agriculture Extension India

Junior Researcher Agriculture Extension
International Rice Research Institute
India
₹16,400 – ₹34,000 a month

Junior Researcher Agriculture Extension Roles

  • Support in field activities of the project including organizing data collection by using appropriate and recommended tools
  • Assist in planning and organizing practical demonstrations, traveling seminars, interaction and feedback sessions, field days on different agricultural technologies and seed systems, GIS activities in collaboration with different stakeholders
  • Troubleshooting and assisting service providers and progressive farmers through hands-on training for the extension of technologies
  • Coordinate with the AAU project field staff, collaborators, enumerators/ contract workers on a day to day activities and guide as necessary to ensure quality standards
  • Coordinate with district agricultural officers, and KVK scientists on a day to day activities and mutual activities
  • Monitor pests and diseases and make timely requests for treatments in consultation with specialists
  • Assist implementing partners in the effective implementation of project activities
  • Support in preparing presentations, technical literature, and reports

Engagement

  • Meet with supervisor/project leaders/collaborators to update on the work done
  • Engagement with various stakeholders including AAU project field staff, KVKs, NGOs, Public, and private sectors, suppliers, service providers, seed producers, etc.
  • Other subject project leads, subject matter experts for field experiments, and data collection

Delivery

  • Convert encoded data into the database
  • Contribute to the development of training materials and newsletters
  • Preparation and submission of relevant reports to the supervisor

Perform any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor from time to time

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in agriculture or agriculture engineering with a minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience in seed systems, crop management, agronomy, mechanization, post-harvest, capacity building, pest disease in a project related to agricultural extension and research

A Master’s degree in Agricultural Science will be preferred

Skills Required

Has Basic knowledge of MS Office and related software Has a working knowledge of sophisticated equipment and processes for its efficient use Has some knowledge of the latest techniques on rice farming Is able to be active with associates in field conditions, to work independently and with little guidance Has some experience with monitoring and documentation of fields activities Has some experience with providing training on farming techniques

Allowances:

In addition to the base salary indicated above, IRRI also offers the following allowances: • House-Rent Allowance: IRRI provides a house rent allowance of 40% of base pay per month

  • Transport Allowance: A monthly transport allowance of INR 2000
  • Dearness Allowance: One Hundred and Thirteen percent (113%) of employee’s base pay
  • Leave Travel Allowance (LTA): One-month base pay per annum, on availing minimum 2 days of vacation leave
  • Education Allowance: INR 1000/- per child per month (limited 2 children) IRRI offers a highly extensive employee benefits package inclusive of globally-covered medical insurance, retirement plan, life, and accident insurance, and other allowances. Join our team and be part of our story!

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