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Research Technician I - Agronomy Extension

Posted by: IRRI

Posted date: Dec-24-2018

Location: Bhubaneswar in Odisha

About IRRI
The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is the world’s premier research organization dedicated to reducing poverty and hunger through rice science; improving the health and welfare of rice farmers and consumers; and protecting the rice-growing environment for future generations. IRRI is an independent, nonprofit, research and educational institute, founded in 1960 by the Ford and Rockefeller foundations with support from the Philippine government. The institute, headquartered in Los Baños, Philippines, has offices in 17 rice-growing countries in Asia and Africa, and over 1,000 staff.
Working with in-country partners, IRRI develops advanced rice varieties that yield more grain and better withstand pests and disease as well as flooding, drought, and other harmful effects of climate change.
Job Purpose

Under the general supervision of CSISA Hub Manager in Odisha, the position will assist in the implementation of agronomy extension activities.

This position will be based out of the IRRI India Office at Bhubaneswar in Odisha, India, and may only be filled by permanent citizens of India.

Current IRRI staff are encouraged to apply and will be prioritized. 

Roles and Responsibilities


  • To assist in performing basic activities to support experiments in the field of extension agronomy.
  • To support the production practice diagnostic survey in collaboration with KVKs partners
  • To support in preparation and maintenance of field demonstrations and other operations such as seeding, transplanting, irrigation, harvesting, drying, threshing and bagging.
  • Conducting basic monitoring of plant responses.


  • to coordinate with farmers to gather data and conduct activities accurately.
  • to coordinate with Hub Manager to deliver on defined tasks and duties
  • to coordinate with local extension agents for the dissemination of sustainable intensification technologies


  • Ensure accurate data collection from field trials
  • Ensure accurate production practice survey data collection and processing
  • Deliver the dissemination material to the partners and farmers
  • Assist in delivering "Training of Trainers" on sustainable intensification practices.

High School graduate (10th Pass) with 1 year of relevant work experience.

Skills Required


  • Experience in organizing Farmers meet, Knowledge of using field machines.


  • Has basic knowledge of MS Office programs such as Word and Excel or related software
  • Has experience in rice production


  • House-Rent Allowance: IRRI provides a house rent allowance of 40% of base pay per month.
  • Transport Allowance: A monthly transport allowance is provided to NRS as below: NRS L1: INR 2,000
  • Dearness Allowance: One Hundred and Thirteen percent (113%) of employee’s base pay.
  • Leave Travel Allowance (LTA): One-month base pay per annum, on availing minimum 2 days of vacation leave
  • Education Allowance: INR 1000/- per child per month (limited 2 children)

In addition to these allowances, we offer a highly extensive employee benefits package inclusive of globally-covered medical insurance, retirement plan, life and accident insurance. Join our team and be part of our story!

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 
Job Title Research Technician I - Agronomy Extension
Post Details
Email jobs77irri(at)gmail.com
Employer's Website irri.org
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Other
Job Classification Job Classification -> Technician
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Bhubaneswar in Odisha
Key Words Assist in the implementation of agronomy extension activities. coordinate with farmers to gather data and conduct activities accurately
Start Date 1 February 2019
Salary 8300 - 17300 INR per Month
Deadline Jan-07-2019