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 Field Technicians – Twenty posts
 M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation

 Location: (Ten at Jeypore (Orissa), five at Kolli Hills (Tamil Nadu), and five at Wayanad (Kerala).
 Last Date: July 15, 2011


Announcement of Vacancy in M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation 

  Ref: MSSRF/IDRC-Mega-1/ 2011  

The following vacancies are under a project “Alleviation of Poverty and Malnutrition in Agro-biodiversity Hotspots” being supported by the International Development Research of Canada and jointly implemented at three locations (Koraput in Orissa, Wayanad in Kerala and Kolli Hills in Tamil Nadu) by the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation and University of Alberta, Canada.

This project aims at conducting action research on improved small farm income generation and household nutrition through integrated, participatory and sustainable farm productivity and non-farm enterprises.


Application should include full biodata providing complete academic record from SSLC, stating areas of specialization, academic achievement, nature and duration of experience, full address and telephone number of two most recent employers, names and addresses of two referees who have close familiarity with the professional strength and character of the candidate, current address, recent photo, telephone and e-mail ID. Incomplete application will be rejected.

Every application must clearly indicate the job designation and job location.


The Last date for receipt of application is 15 July 2011 (Candidates who had earlier applied for any of these posts need not apply again for the same) 

Please send application by email to   

or by post to Manager (Pers. & Admn), M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation,

Third Cross Street, Institutional Area, Taramani, Chennai 600 113.


Vacancy 6:  Field Technicians Twenty posts (Ten at Jeypore (Orissa), five at Kolli Hills (Tamil Nadu), and five at Wayanad (Kerala).



The Field Technicians will be required to assist the Senor Scientists and other project staff in all field-based project implementation activities and these activities will be done in many cases in farmer participatory mode and by organizing and involving SHGs and Farmers’ Clubs. They will work in assigned villages and serve as important link between farmers and other project staff including those from University of Alberta in project implementation and building capacity of farmers in integrated farm productivity, resource management, all income generation activities, nutritional literacy and interventions and systematic data collection. Their will have good proficiency in local language and functional communication ability in English. Commitment to live and work in villages with farmers is important.

Minimum qualification

Essential: A graduate degree in biological or social sciences with at least 50 % marks in all examinations from SSLC. Work experience in the described job for a period not less than two years under a reputed organization with good communication skill, capability in research data collection and compilation, personal integrity and willingness to work under difficult conditions and proficiency in computer application are desirable.


Proficiency in local language of the respective project location is a must.


Up to Rs 12,000/month (consolidated, depends on the suitability of candidate)


The tenure of appointment is for about 42 months with immediate effect. MSSRF has an employment policy to absorb and retain promising candidates and promote their career. However, the entry for all regular positions is only through project placements. 



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