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.
Under the supervision of Manager – IRRI Education, the Office – Capacity Development and Content Creation will assist with IRRI Education initiatives for different programmes such as at ISARC, APART, DSRC, CSISA etc. This will include but will not be limited to knowledge management, content writing and curation, report writing in close coordination with the team.
Roles and Responsibilities
Support with IE management and operations of scholars and youth engagement initiatives at ISARC and overall in South Asia.
Facilitation of short, medium, and long-term training implementation and their operations (face-to-face, online and OJTs) at ISARC and South Asia including training for APART, DSRC, CSISA and other IRRI programs in India. The activities under training operations will include arrangements related to managing training logistics, support with finalization of training content, assisting with training delivery, coordination with training facilitator, record keeping and documentation of training batches, report preparation, etc.
Support with secondary research and identification of suitable education and capacity development opportunities across Asia and Africa. The incumbent will also support with writing concept notes, business proposals, training reports, and managing relations with B2B and B2C clients.
Assist the Manager – IE in management of IRRI programs viz. APART, DSRC, CSISA etc. in knowledge management, content writing/curation, reports and brief writings, etc in coordination with the team, and other similar documentation activities.
Coordinate and develop branding and communication activities such as advertisement, marketing collaterals, website updates, and online releases (internal and external), market research, budget, expense, sales and revenue analysis, and oversee the client database management around the five portfolios of IE and for ISARC and IRRI programs APART, DSRC, CSISA etc.
Compile data and support with preparation of reports for submission to supervisor and stakeholders
Support in processing of memorandum of agreements and ensure compliance to national and international standards and legal requirements in coordination with concerned units at IRRI and concerned stakeholder for IE at ISARC
Liaise with different units/teams of IRRI including programs viz APART, DSRC, CSISA etc. for scholars, capacity development and content development works at ISARC and across the world
Help establish and sustain partnerships with various stakeholders (e.g. collaborators, community leaders, publishers, service providers, donors, visitors, consortium members, NARES, universities for program and with other relevant stakeholders)
Engagement with IRRI team for successful delivery of assigned responsibilities such as scholars and capacity development delivery, documentation and report preparations, content designing and curation, resource generation activities etc.
Ensure smooth and robust scholars, short term and knowledge management solutions
Effective coordination of report generation, media briefs, brochures, leaflets and other such documents for IE, ISARC and programs APART, DSRC, CSISA etc.
Contribute to drafting reports for submission to supervisor and/or stakeholders [e.g. project reports/monthly reports]
Development of content and OERs for IE in coordination with resource persons
Contribute ideas for the development of unit specific proposals of IE
Identification and development of CN / proposals for resource generation activities
Participate in industry forums, client discussions, and conferences.
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Communication, Development Communication or related field with minimum 1 year experience in similar domain
Has worked in training implementation and course delivery
Has experience with scholars management, reporting and documentation
Has worked as a marketing and business development in a similar environment
Has relevant background in forging partnerships and is able to respond promptly to the needs of clients
Has knowledge about business development practices, marketing activities, prospective clients and industry trends.
Has strong technical writing, communication and interpersonal skills
Has experience of working in education sector
Has experience working in a cross-cultural environment
Has a background in agriculture / rural development or related fields
In addition to the base salary indicated above, IRRI also offers the following allowances:
House-Rent Allowance: IRRI provides a house rent allowance of 40% of base pay per month.
Transport Allowance: A monthly transport allowance is provided to NRS as below: NRS L4: INR 4,000
Dearness Allowance: One Hundred and Thirteen percent (113%) of employee’s base pay.
Leave Travel Allowance (LTA): One-month base pay per annum, on availing minimum 2 days of vacation leave
Education Allowance: INR 1000/- per child per month (limited 2 children)
IRRI offers a highly extensive employee benefits package inclusive of globally-covered medical insurance, retirement plan, life and accident insurance and other allowances. Join our team and be part of our story!
Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Job Reference: HQ01251
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