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Associate Manager-Associate Manager


  • Organization: ICRISAT - The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
  • Location: Patancheru
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

Key skills

technical writing

issue resolution


Additional/Preferred Skills

team player

organizing training


Preferred Qualifications

PG in Admin

PG data management

PG comp Science

3 yrs experience

PG in IT

ICRISAT is seeking applications from a dynamic and highly innovative Associate Manager to work with multi-disciplinary team comprising scientist from various disciplines to enhance the host plant resistance in rice. The position is required to work on rice pathology under One Rice breeding strategy of IRRI and to provide support towards managing OneIRRI network. 

This position will provide high-quality system support to end-users. He/she will also be involved in testing and collaborations with counterparts in the whole CGIAR. He/she will also participate in CG-wide workgroups related to Excellence in Breeding projects.

IRRI aims to improve livelihoods and nutrition, abolishing poverty, hunger, and malnutrition among those who depend on rice-based agri-food systems. In doing so, IRRI’s work protects the health of rice farmers and consumers, and the environmental sustainability of rice farming in a world challenged by climate change. IRRI’s work promotes the empowerment of women and supports opportunities for youth in an equitable agri-food system 

The position will be based at IRRI-SA Hub, ICRISAT Campus, Patancheru. Hyderabad, Telangana India. 

ICRISAT is a non-profit, non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. Covering 6.5 million square kilometers of land in 55 countries, the semi- arid or dryland tropics has over 2 billion people and 644 million of these are the poorest of the poor. ICRISAT and its partners help empower these disadvantaged populations to overcome poverty, hunger and a degraded environment through better agricultural production systems.

ICRISAT is headquartered at Patancheru near Hyderabad, India, with two regional hubs and eight country offices in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT envisions a prosperous, food-secure and resilient dryland tropics. Its mission is to reduce poverty, hunger, malnutrition and environmental degradation in the dryland tropics. ICRISAT conducts research on its mandate crops of chickpea, pigeonpea, groundnut, sorghum, pearl millet and finger millet in the arid and semi-arid tropics. The Institute focuses its work on the drylands and in protecting the environment. Tropical dryland areas are usually seen as resource-poor and perennially beset by shocks such as drought, thereby trapping dryland communities in poverty and hunger and making them dependent on external aid.

Purpose of the Position:

The associate manager (AM) will be a member of the service provider team supporting data management, client reporting and problem resolution. The hired person’s responsibility is to conduct the data management activities on the Enterprise Breeding System (EBS), including the collation, validation, encoding, spot-checking and quality assurance testing, archiving and curation ensuring compliance to IRRI and Platform-specific policies, procedures and guidelines on data management, back up and uploading.

Key Responsibilities:

1.1.   Timely delivery of set objectives: Helpdesk support and Training of EBS

Provide support to users from CGIAR centers using Enterprise Breeding System

Maintain, update, monitor, and train users of EBS for compliance

Assist users in the creation of experiments (trials and nurseries) in terms of guidance, data curation and recording in the EBS system

Advise users on the SOPs relating to experiments, including experiment protocols, and Data collection activities

Primary contact for training

         Organize, plan, and execute training for various user types

1.2. SOP authoring and compliance monitoring. Take part in creating CGIAR-level Data Management policies

Write review and implement protocols for data management

Write review guides and manuals for EBS and tools related

         Monitor SOP compliance and rollout

1.3. Internal Process: Improved quality and efficiency of performance related to the product, services, or other key business processes

Retrieve, and update information based on requests

To act on all inquiries within 3 working days

         Request and/or generate printed materials for compliance

1.4. Customer/Stakeholder: Improved performance from the perspective of the customer or key stakeholders

a. Establishment of data management support to global partners in South Asia region

b. Formalize the online support for data management

Provides technical advice on data management on EBS-enabled processes

Provide training on the use of EBS database and tools to both local and global

Serve as one key support for the Data management team (online and onsite)

Lead on developing the suitable training plan for each type of learner

1.5. Enterprise Breeding System (EBS) Development and Data management activities (local and global users)

Testing and providing feedback regarding EBS modules and tools

Assist in developing a process diagram for EBS developers to be used as guide in developing EBS modules and tools

Roll-out of new releases including information dissemination (email), information sessions and conduct training if needed.

Collaborate to complete digitization projects to IRRI and global hubs

         Contribute in developing e-learning materials, such as videos, infographics, LMS

1.6. Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor from time to time

Key Skills: 

Has knowledge in technical writing

Has experience in user support in training, issue resolutions

Has good organizational and analytical skills

Additional / Preferred Skills:

Has experience in planning and organizing training

Has experience in interacting with different nationalities

Preferred Qualification:

Post Graduate degree in data management/administration/computer science, IT  or related field

Minimum 3 years of work experience in Scientific data management/administration/ computer science

Applicants should apply on or before 10 August 2022, with their latest Resume, and the names and contact information of three references that are knowledgeable about their professional qualifications and work experience. All applications will be acknowledged; however only short listed candidates will be contacted.

ICRISAT is an equal opportunity employer

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