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National Consultant - Capacity Building

India (India)

  • Organization: IRRI - International Rice Research Institute
  • Location: India (India)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-08

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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

IRRI Education team is looking at engaging a National Consultant to support with it's initiatives on capacity building, stakeholder engagement and fund generation. 

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
  • Support in education and capacity development training operations, including training logistical arrangements, content
    readiness, delivery management, training facilitation, monitoring and evaluation of training batches, report preparation,
  • Support in fund generation activities for IRRI Education’s products and services like secondary research and identification
    of suitable education and capacity development opportunities across Asia and Africa, support in writing concept notes,
    business proposals, training reports, and managing relations with clients.
  • Support in coordination and communication with various partners like NARES, academic institutions, private institutes,
    NGOs etc, for new content and course development, fund generation and bringing new educational technologies and
    methodologies for effective delivery of IRRI Education programs.

Master’s in Business Management ( Agribusiness / Rural Management), Masters in Social Entrepreneurship / Sustainable Livelihoods etc with preferably 1 year of experience in development sector, preferably in agriculture, education, livelihoods
and entrepreneurship generation fields.

Skills Required


  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (word, excel and power point)
  • Experience of secondary research


  • Experience of working on multimedia tools will be added advantage.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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