Job Opportunity for Researcher Associate – Agriculture at WOTR in Pune

Website WOTR

About WOTR

At WOTR, we are committed to tackling the key causes of rural poverty by rejuvenating ecosystems and building the community’s resilience to climate change by enhancing water availability, increasing land and agricultural productivity, diversifying livelihoods, empowering women, and strengthening the health and well-being of vulnerable rural communities.

WOTR brings together practitioners, academics, researchers, trainers, and policy makers to work collaboratively in building the resilience of rural communities. Our partners, including donors and government agencies stand resolutely behind us to effect this.

To date we have worked in 10 states in 6850 villages and impacted 6.58 million people in our 30 years of existence.

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Key Responsibilities::

  • Monitor agriculture research and implementation projects
  • Design and perform crop modeling exercises as per the need
  • Collect, manage and summarize data across scales from on-farm field trials/observations
  • Ability to design studies, collect and analyze data on research and implementation projects in undertaking
  • Visit project implementation areas 
  • Ability to synthesis and publish research results in peer reviewed journals, working papers, policy briefs, and info notes, including translating these into non-scientific language for a wide range of stakeholders
  • Experience of working with farmers, farmer groups and extension services would be an advantage
  • Prepare presentations and reports, produce written outputs of the implementation work and research outcomes
  • Carry out any additional activities requested by project/team Leaders

Apply if you have:

  • An M.Tech/M.Sc./a Ph.D. with Agricultural related specialization (Preferably Entomology, Agronomy, Soil Science)
  • 0 – 5 years (after Ph.D.), 5 – 10 years (after Masters)
  • Ability to use various crop models to assess performance of management practices, climate variations on crop yield
  • Well versed with applications of GIS and Remote Sensing tools in agricultural/environmental research
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods of research, including required statistical modeling/analysis
  • Knowledge of carbon sequestration and emission assessment is preferable.
  • Good English communication skills is a must
  • Knowledge of local language (Marathi/Telugu/Oriya & Hindi)
  • Track record of publishing peer-reviewed research papers/articles
  • Training and/or experience in some social dimensions. Evidence of interdisciplinary, applied systems analysis desirable

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