Sunday, September 20, 2015

Consultant - CIMMYT (Apply by: October 07, 2015)

We are seeking a dynamic and self-motivated professional with excellent data management skills to work as a fixed-term consultant in New Delhi, India.

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries, focused on increasing food security and reducing poverty at an international scale. Please refer to our website for more information

Position will be based in Delhi.

The main responsibilities of this position will be:
  • Collect, manage and synthesize primary and secondary data on socio-economic conditions, agronomic management and production economics of various cropping systems in South Asia, with particular focus in India.
  • Contribute to the analysis of GHG data from various research trials in South Asia and prepare GHG database for subsequent analysis and data sharing.
  • Contribute to the analysis and writing of final technical report for the CCAFS-funded project entitled ‘Agro-economic analysis of GHG mitigation in India’.
  • Organize the database and prepare input files for cropping system and soil biogeochemical models and input-output matrix tables for scenario analysis.
  • In consultation with other CIMMYT staff in the region, design and execute short studies (e.g. Surveys, literature review, meta-analysis and other statistical analyses) to address data and knowledge gaps on climate change mitigation in agriculture.
  • Involved in relevant data compilation to establish evidence of various climate smart practices. Assist with other tasks suggested by the supervisors.
We are seeking candidates with the following qualification, skills and attitudes:
  • At least an MSc in engineering, statistics or biological sciences.
  • Good understanding of the main cropping systems in India with knowledge and exposure to alternative cropping system practices such as Conservation Agriculture.
  • Ability to manage, statistically analyse and synthesize scientific data (primary as well as secondary) and translate research results in peer reviewed publications.
  • Conversant with data management in GIS, Excell/access and other software
  • Person with an ability to manage data in ‘R’ will have added advantage
  • Willingness to spend considerable time away from home.
The position is available initially for a fixed-term period of one year but this may be extended subject to performance and the continued availability of funds.

CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.

Email cover letter and CV no later than 7th October, 2015, Wednesday to Human Resources, CIMMYT India (Email: / Please insert Position Reference number: D12555 in the subject of your email)

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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