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Research Technician II - Agriculture Extension

Posted by: IRRI

Posted date: Mar-26-2019

Location: Cachar & Lakhimpur in Assam

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

The World Bank supported APART project aims at increasing productivity and profitability of small and marginal farmers in rice-based cropping systems and facilitate agri-business investments, market access, and enable smallholder farmers and agro-entrepreneurs to produce crops resilient to recurrent floods or droughts in 16 districts of Assam.

Under the close supervision of the Senior Officer, provide basic support in the implementation of extension activities such as setting up and operate agronomy equipment/implements and training of farmers to deliver integrated technology solutions including distribution of seeds to farmers and providing support to conduct various field activities. Collect data from demonstrations, experiments and encode data for reporting.

There are 2 positions which will be based at Cachar & Lakhimpur in Assam in India and will only be filled by permanent citizens of India. 

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

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Setting up and operate agronomy equipment/implements
  • Support the implementation of field activities under various objectives
  • Assist in conducting farmer training/field days by the different organizations
  • Support community mobilization activities


  • Support the implementation of field activities related to machines/ implements
  • Maintain supply inventory and indicate when research supplies and materials need to be procured
  • Maintain and calibrate machine and perform small repairs on them when necessary


  • Support in imparting the information to the farmers
  • Support the collection of data from on-farm experimentation and demonstration
  • Record and encode basic data for reporting and analysis


Intermediate with relevant work experience

Skills Required


  • Has basic knowledge of MS Office programs such as Word and Excel
  • Has experience in office related work
  • Has experience in data collection


  • Has a driving license
  • 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 of INR 2000/- is provided to NRS L2
  • 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 II - Agriculture Extension
Post Details
Email shashidebora(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 Cachar & Lakhimpur in Assam
Key Words Data Recording, Operate Agronomy Equipment, Supply Inventory
Start Date 1 May 2019
Salary 11500 - 23900 INR per Month
Deadline Apr-11-2019