Action for Social Advancement - based in Bhopal and working in four States, namely Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand, is a not for profit organization established in 1996. ASA is a grass-roots NGO working with some of the most vulnerable rural communities in the domain of sustainably improving food, nutrition and livelihoods security. ASA is working in the field of land and water, agriculture and market linkages for smallholders across some of the most resource poor regions of the country. Please see the link below for more information. www.asaindia.org
As part of its work ASA carries out On-farm Agriculture Research on varieties of issues pertinent to sustainable agriculture. The focus of research is adoption of practices by the farmers. Research is therefore very much client oriented with a focus on adoption by the farmers.
ASA seeks a unique individual to lead the On-farm Agriculture Research vertical. The Anchor would be a hands-on person and play a critical role in portfolio management, system and processes establishment, stakeholder management with internal & external communication and oversee and guide its team. It is expected that the desired person will have strong agriculture research background, preferably of On- farm client Oriented Research and leadership quality to drive the programme.
Responsibilities: This is a unique hire, as the chosen candidate will need a brain of Corporate but a heart with social bend. The selected candidate will lead from front and drive the portfolio to new heights. He/she will collaborate extensively with the national and international agriculture research organizations and donors, both in the public and private domain. Publication and dissemination of research outputs internally and externally will be one of the key requirements.
Duration and Compensation: This is a full-time, year-round, paid position. ASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds. This position will involve traveling and between 10-12 days of travel will be required on monthly basis. The compensation will be at par with the industry and will not be a constraint for the right candidate. The place of posting will be in Indore, M.P.
M.Sc. in Agriculture from Premier Institute
At least 07 years of experience in agriculture research management projects
Interested candidates may apply to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th. November 2019 with latest CVs and contact details of two referees.
Perks and Benefits
Performance Incentive, Leaves, Ta/da, Group Mediclaim, Leave Encashment, Group Accidental Insurance, etc.