Field Supervisor

CIMMYT
Location: Dhanghadi/Nepalgunj/Tulsipur, Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2016-06-12 Deadline: 2016-06-25
  • Nos. of Opening : 3
  • Location : Dhanghadi/Nepalgunj/Tulsipur Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : MSc in agronomy or plant breeding
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

These positions will be based in Dhanghadi/Nepalgunj/Tulsipur, Nepal.

Specific duties:

  • Coordinate NSAF seed systems field trial activities in collaboration with IRRI, CEPREAD, NARC, seed companies and NGO partners.
  • Facilitate building and nurturing a strong network of partners for adaptive research, seed multiplication / distribution and work towards building effective seed systems.
  • Backstop of the development, test, and refinement of key agricultural technical innovations, specifically those related to seed systems.
  • Provide agronomy support to all NSAF partners in the region in conducting different trials supporting seed systems.
  • Implement different CIMMYT projects, related to seed systems, in the region and dissemination of smart practices to the project partners and small holder farmers of the region.
  • Provide practical training to farmers, extensions workers, farm advisors and researchers from the partners.

Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • MSc in agronomy or plant breeding with minimum 3 years of experience in conducting trials in research farm and farmer fields.
  • Significant and demonstrated practical experience in field-based varietal testing activities.
  • Excellent communication and team-building skills with a demonstrated ability to liaise with partners in national systems and local governments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate research results effectively to a wide range of audiences through peer reviewed publications and other means

Apply Instructions

Candidates must apply to N16644 Field Supervisor no later than Saturday, 25 June 2016 by sending their CV and Cover Letter to CIMMYT-NRSrecruitsouthasia@cgiar.org. Please include the reference number in the subject of your email. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. This position will remain opened until filled.

CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.

Organization Summary

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (commonly called by its Spanish acronym CIMMYT for Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo) is a non-profit research and training institution dedicated to both the development of improved varieties of wheat and maize, and introducing improved agricultural practices to farmers, thereby improving their livelihoods. It is also one of the 15 non-profit, research and training institutions affiliated with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu Nepal
Organization Size 1-10
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