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Administrative Officer for Jharkhand, India – World Vegetable Center

Organisation:  ICRISAT

Apply By:  30 Mar, 2018

Location:  (Jharkhand)

ICRISAT seeks applications from Indian nationals for the post of an Administrative Officer to provide administrative and financial management support for the team implementing the vegetable activities of the JOHAR project in Jharkhand, India for World Vegetable Center. This is part of the JOHAR comprehensive rural development project funded by the World Bank. The Administrative officer will work closely with the state partner JSLPS leading the project and with the administrative support team at WorldVeg regional headquarters in Hyderabad, India. This position is only open to Indian nationals.

WorldVeg is the world’s largest international non-profit research and development center focused on alleviating poverty and malnutrition in developing countries through the increased production and consumption of nutritious and health-promoting vegetables. Founded in 1971 with headquarters in Taiwan, the Center’s global work covers East and Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Central Asia. For more information please visit our website: worldveg.org

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and its partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

ICRISAT is headquartered in Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and five country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, established in 1972, is a member of the CGIAR Consortium. For more details, see www.icrisat.org.

Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently manage the office and provide administrative support to the WorldVeg team leader and two senior scientists based in Ranchi, and six field staff located across Jharkhand.
  • Manage administration coordination between the WorldVeg JOHAR team, JSLPS and the WorldVeg regional headquarters.
  • Provide logistical support for all staff travel, meetings, workshops and training activities.
  • Manage purchasing for the project and the maintenance of financial records, working closely with the WorldVeg regional financial officer.

Competencies:

  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English and Hindi
  • Demonstrated skills in MS-Office, data entry, and the management of electronic communications
  • Excellent public relations skills and ability to work well as a part of an administration team
  • Able to work with minimum supervision and beyond office hours when needed

Requirements:

  • Graduate in Arts or Commerce, preferably with a Postgraduate diploma or degree in Business Administration
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in handling diverse administrative responsibilities
  • Familiarity with the operations of agricultural research and development organizations

General:

This is a Consolidated Position for one year, renewable annually for up to five years, based on performance and the continuing availability of funds. The position will be based in Ranchi, Jharkhand and an attractive compensation is offered for the right candidate.

How to apply:

Applicants should apply on or before 30 March, 2018 with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged, however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your application.

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