Monday, March 31, 2014

Consultants & Technical Assistants - Ministry of Agriculrure, Govt. of India (Apply by: 14 April 2014)



Ministry of Agriculture

Department of Agriculture & Cooperation

(Oil Seeds Division) 

Location: New Delhi

Apply by: 14 April 2014

Engagement of Consultants and Technical Assistants under NMOOP

1. Consultants: Four (4) numbers of Consultants – Two Experts for major oilseeds viz., Groundnut, Soybean, Rapeseed & Mustard, Sunflower; One for production/protection technology and one for Oil Palm. The selected candidate can be given consolidated remuneration upto maximum of Rs. 70,000 per month to be fixed on the basis of educational qualification and experience.

1.1. Qualifications & experience:

Doctorate degree in Agronomy/Agriculture Extension/Plant Breeding including Agril. Botany with minimum 15 years of field experience in production/improvement of oilseed crops including oil palm under ICAR, SAUs/Institute/DAC or retired Officers of DAC with Grade pay of Rs. 8700/- or equivalent for 5 years or more.

The person should have proven ability to motivate and lead the team to achieve the objective of the programme.

Ability to monitor the field programmes, analyse data and organize meetings and workshop at national/regional level and prepare projects, writing reports/seminar notes/articles.

Knowledge of computers like MS-Word, excel, power point, internet etc.

1.2 Criteria:

Maximum age limit upto 70 years.

Consultants will be appointed initially for one year. Based on their performance, the period may be extended on an annual basis for another two years.

1.3 Duties:

To assist Mission Director, NMOOP at National Level & State level in formulation of strategies, planning, execution and monitoring of the programme

through periodic field monitoring in the assigned States; sensitizing district and field level functionaries; liasioning with Research Institutions of ICAR/SAUs and providing feedback at State/National level; assessment of requirement and availability of seeds/planting materials and other inputs; to undertake extensive field visit for assessment of crop prospects; preparation of brief/agenda notes/reports; organizing National/Regional Seminar/Conferences and any other duties assigned by the Mission Director.



Technical Assistants: Five (5) Technical Assistants under Technical Support Group of NMOOP.

The selected candidate can be given consolidated remuneration upto maximum of Rs. 30,000/- per month to be fixed on the basis of educational qualification and experience in the field.

2.1 Qualifications & experience:

Master degree in Agronomy/Agriculture Extension/Plant Breeding including Agril. Botany or any field of Agriculture or related fields.

Proficiency in computer knowledge like MS- Word, Excel, Power Point, Internet etc.

Persons with experience of research, extensions and crop development will be given preference.

2.2 Criteria:

Maximum age limit upto 70 years.


Technical Assistants will be appointed initially for one year. Based on their performance the period can be extended on an annual basis for another two years.

2.3 Duties:

Collection, compilation and analyses of state-wise targets and achievements in respect of various interventions of NMOOP; maintaining records/files; to assist in preparation of formats for monitoring; fields visits in the State and any other duties/tasks assigned from time to time by the concerned Officer/Consultant.

For apply please visit: http://www.indiaseeds.com/career/Application_Format_OSD_2014.pdf

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