Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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.
India has the world’s largest area under rice cultivation and is one of the largest producers of rice, accounting for 20% of global rice production. IRRI and India have been successfully collaborating for more than five decades. Formal collaboration between India and IRRI dates back to 1967 and was formalized under the ICAR-IRRI Memorandum of Agreement for cooperation in research and training. The Government of India recently approved the establishment of an IRRI South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) at Varanasi in the State of Uttar Pradesh. It represents an exciting new opportunity to develop an even stronger partnership with India and other SAARC Member States. ISARC will include a Center of Excellence on Rice Value Addition (CERVA) at the National Seed Research and Training Center (NSRTC), Varanasi. A node of the IRRI Education will be established to provide training to strengthen the capacity of rice-growing countries in both South Asia and Africa, enhancing south-south collaboration. It will also have the capacity to conduct courses in other areas of relevance to the rice sector.
The position will serve as overall IT Support for the IRRI South Asia Regional Center, ensuring smooth, problem free and well documented systems to support implementation of the IRRI South Asia Regional Center . The position should also be able to work with program staff to provide guidance & support to program related training involving IT techniques.
This position will be based at IRRI South Asia Regional Center at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Roles and Responsibilities
Qualifications: Graduate with course in IT, information management, data management or related field with minimum 3 year relevant experience in related field.
Preferred: Knowledge of cloud based systems