CONSULTANT RESEARCH TECHNICIAN X 2 - ICRISAT ZIMBABWE INTERNATIONAL CROPS RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR THE SEMI-ARID TROPICS CONSULTANT RESEARCH TECHNICIAN X 2 BULAWAYO, ZIMBABWE ICRISAT seeks applications for the position of 2 x Consultant Research Technicians under East and Southern Africa Program. This position is based at ICRISAT-Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. 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. The Consultant Research Technician should have strong organizational and analytical skills in research and development, and experience in farmer participatory research and on-farm data collection. RESPONSIBILITIES: Major Activities and Responsibilities: Supports the implementation and supervision of research leading to increased smallholder farm level productivity,sustainable natural resources management, including climate smart agricultural practices such as conservationagriculture, microdosing, etc. promotion in the semi-arid areas of southern Africa. Specifically; -Supports the designing and organization of agronomic trials and surveys - Supports the implementation of on-farm field experiments in soil fertility and water management - Field data collection - Supports in the training of extension staff and farmers on climate smart agricultural practices - Works with and advises farmers on appropriate soil/ crop management practices through participatory studies - Trains and provide technical support to extension staff on improved soil and crop management options for dissemination to farmers - Supports documentation, report writing and presentation of results -
REQUIREMENTS: - BSc Agriculture (Agronomy, Soil Science or Crop Science) . - Minimum of 3 years post graduate experience in research and/or development with extensive experience in field work DESIRABLE: - Experience with Government and NGO activities is an advantage . - Conversant with computers and related statistical software (SAS, Excel, STATA, GENSTAT etc) - Fluency in English and good working knowledge of Ndebele and Shona GENERAL: This is a Consultancy and in local terms position for one-year.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should apply on or before 31 January 2021, with latest Curriculum Vitae, and the names and contact and information of three references that are knowledgeable about your professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged. However, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. = Please visit career section of www.icrisat.org to apply for this job. - Or you can visit the below link to directly apply for this position. http://icrisat.careersitemanager.com/jobdescription/?file=110121007682 ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer