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Job Title:Principal Scientist, Deputy Head of ICRISATs Development Centre
Job Location:Hyderabad, Telangana
Employer:International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics- ICRISAT
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Last Date to Apply:27 June 2017

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Patancheru, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Candidate with M.Sc. (Agri) and Ph. D. in agriculture (Agronomy, Soil Science and related NRM subjects) with minimum of 15 years’ experience after completing Ph.D.
Proven track record of guiding a successful multidisciplinary team of scientists working in development research.
Experience of mobilizing needed resources and successful handling of large grants supporting development research is preferred.
Skills to build the teams of scientists, development agencies such as NGOs, government line departments, farmers organizations and small farm holders is essential.
Should be able to handle aspects of equity, gender as well as building livelihoods for rural poor along with scientific thinking needed for planning, execution, monitoring and publishing results.
Candidates have good presentation skills and demonstrated ability to convene partners, funding agencies and policy makers.

The Job:
To guide a multidisciplinary team of NRM scientists undertaking basic as well as development research within ICRISATs Development Centre (IDC) based at Patancheru, India.
To mobilize financial resources for the institute to translate its research products, technologies and innovations in to large scale impacts through development research.
The person must have excellent understanding of the subject of Science of Delivery and able to comprehend the impact pathway from discovery to proof of concept to pilot testing to impacts and outcomes.
Person should have excellent skill to build the team and partnerships needed for achieving the impact as well as for raising the resources needed to support the team of 30 scientists.
Must be able to handle all reporting needs of large development research grants along with demonstrated administrative skills.
The position involves duty travel and willingness to deliver the needed information to all the concerned including donors is essential.
The successful candidate should have a proven track record of guiding a large multidisciplinary team of scientists, raising the required financial resources through project grants along with ability to deliver the desired impacts.

The position is on a fixed-term contract initially for three years, and renewable based on the performance of the incumbent, and the Institute's continuing need for the position. An attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.

How to Apply:
The last date of application is 27 June 2017. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.
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