Specialist - Capacity Development and Content Creation

Posted By: International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Varanasi

Not Specified

Technical Advisor / Specialist

Livelihood/Skills Development

Job Description

This position will handle and support capacity development implementation / operations and content creation for CEIRD unit at ISARC. The incumbent will responsible for –

  • Short, medium, and long-term training implementation/operations (face-to-face, online and OJTs) at ISARC. The activities under training operations will include imparting training as resource person (RP), managing arrangements related to training logistics, content readiness, delivery management, training delivery as facilitator, monitoring and evaluation of training batches, report preparation, etc.
  • Scholars and youth engagement operations and business at ISARC and South Asia
  • Supporting IE and ISARC in content writing/curation, reports and brief writings, etc in coordination with the team, and other similar documentation activities.
  • Support with secondary research and identification of suitable education and capacity development opportunities across Asia and Africa. The incumbent will also support writing concept notes, business proposals, training reports, and managing relations with B2B and B2C clients.

This position will be based out of the IRRI South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh and will be filled in only by the permanent citizens of India.

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

The incumbent will be responsible for following activities -

  • Management and operations of scholars and youth engagement at ISARC and South Asia
  • Short, medium, and long-term training implementation/operations (face-to-face, online and OJTs) at ISARC and South Asia. The activities under training operations will include imparting training as resource person (RP), arrangements related to training logistics, content readiness, delivery management, training delivery as trainer and facilitator, monitoring and evaluation of training batches, report preparation, etc.
  • Support with secondary research and identification of suitable education and capacity development opportunities across Asia and Africa. The incumbent will also support writing concept notes, business proposals, training reports, and managing relations with B2B and B2C clients.
  • Support to CEIRD, ISARC and other IRRI programs across South Asia and Africa
  • Support to the ISARC and associated projects activities on related aspects/ themes
  • Support and contributing to the organization of CoCo, advisory committee, and other important meetings and monitoring/ execution of actions to be taken related to their units /sub-units
  • Support and contribute to the efforts on six monthly/annual/ other reports preparation of ISARC and associated projects
  • Support on contributing to the drafting of communication materials, news, bulletins, etc of CEIRD, ISARC.
  • Support in participation/contribution to visits, meetings, workshops, farmers' fairs and any such events at ISARC
  • Support in fund generation activities by contributing to proposal writing and creating new opportunities o Any other tasks as assigned by supervisor and ISARC Director
  • Coordinate and develop branding and communication activities such as advertisement, marketing collaterals, website updates, and online releases (internal and external), market research, budget, expense, sales and revenue analysis, and oversee the client database management around the five portfolios of CEIRD
  • Liaise with different units/teams of IRRI for scholars, capacity development and content development work at ISARC and across the world.


Eligibility Criteria

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. / Master’s degree in Agronomy / Agriculture/ Agriculture Management/ Rural Management/ Social Sciences or related fields with minimum 5-year experience in agriculture education/ training / extension domains

Skills Required

 

Mandatory

 

Has worked in training implementation / extension and course delivery as resource person in agriculture domain Has experience with scholar’s management, reporting and documentation Has relevant background in forging partnerships and is able to respond promptly to the needs of clients Has knowledge about fund generation practices, marketing activities, prospective clients and industry trends. Has strong technical writing, communication and interpersonal skills preferred

 

Preferred

 

Has experience working in a cross-cultural environment Has a background in agriculture / rural development or related fields.


Desired Candidate Profile

Post Graduation - Post Graduate-Other


Organization Details

  • Organization Name:International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
  • About Organization:The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) is 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.