Officer – Partnership Development

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, Hyderabad, India

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationProject Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
27th October, 2020

Job Description

About the Organization:

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is a non-profit, non-confessional and non-political organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world. ICRISAT and their partners help empower those living in the semi-arid tropics, especially smallholder farmers, to overcome poverty, hunger, malnutrition and a degraded environment through more efficient and profitable agriculture.

Position: Officer – Partnership Development


ICRISAT invites applications for the post of Officer – Partnership Development in Agribusiness and Innovation Platform (AIP) under the Research Program – Innovation Systems for Drylands. This position is based at ICRISAT- Patancheru, Telangana.


  • Assist in implementation of agribusiness projects of AIP-ICRISAT across various locations
  • Project proposal preparation and report writing for the donors
  • Development of marketing, promotion and branding strategy for the various projects
  • Assist in development of MIS platforms for various projects on need basis
  • Donor acquisition and servicing based on the deliverables
  • Facilitating projects & institutional partnership with the private sector for AIP through networking and liaison
  • Develop mechanisms of working with ICRISAT scientist on PPP mode to enhance the outcomes of ICRISAT
  • Liaise with the international donors for establishment of similar platforms in the developing countries of the world
  • Organizing programs, trainings, conference, seminars and others
  • Tracking the progress of AIP projects for its effective delivery of services to its clients
  • Liaise with the team members of other programs in enhancing the operations of AIP for enhanced impact
  • Any other assignment as requested by the management

Essential criteria:

  • Under-Graduation in agricultural sciences with general MBA or Post Graduation in agribusiness management
  • Minimum five years of relevant industry experience
  • Good computer skills especially in MS OFFICE


  • Good writing & communication skills (English – written and spoken) and networking skills
  • Experience working in a multicultural team will be preferred
  • Willing to travel to the project locations across India


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