Research Technician

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2016-06-12 Deadline: 2016-06-25
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : BSc degree in agronomy, horticulture, biological science or Diploma in agriculture
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

These positions will be based in Dhanghadi/Kathmandu/Nepalgunj (2)/Tulsipur, Nepal.

Specific duties:

  • Assist the trial coordinator in field layout, establishment of research trials and data collection.
  • Conduct research station adaptive trials and field demonstrations for innovating crop varieties at hub level.
  • Assess the effectiveness and impact of varieties by collecting and analyzing data.
  • Train small business entrepreneurs, field technicians, grass root extension workers and service providers and help developing training modules.
  • Organize field days for awareness generation about NSAF-promoted seed system technologies bringing in farmers, end users and partners.
  • Assist in the collection, management and tabulation of data from farmers’ fields
  • Facilitate studies to map adoption pattern of concerned NSAF Seed system technologies.
  • Assist in organizing visits, training events, and workshops.
  • Ensure proper maintenance of lab and farm equipment.
  • Help supervise contracted labor on daily basis to ensure quality field work.
  • Ensure proper record keeping of labor on daily basis and assigning day to day work to them in discussion with Trial Coordinators.

Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • BSc degree in agronomy, horticulture, biological science or Diploma in agriculture
  • 5 years of experience for Diploma or 2 years for experience for BSc graduates in field trials.
  • Must have experience doing field work in agriculture, including working with governmental and non-governmental partners, and with farmers.
  • Must be proficient in field-based data collection, contributing data to research studies as well as monitoring and evaluation reports.
  • Must be able to work with a team, as well as independently.
  • Good communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to build partnerships in the field.
  • Good organizational skills and proficiency in written and spoken English are a must

Apply Instructions

Candidates must apply to N16647 Research Technician (Seed Systems) no later than Saturday, 25 June 2016 by sending their CV and Cover Letter to 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.

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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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