International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) 

Position Title: Specialist – Agricultural Research and Development

Job ID : HQ01008
Location : Bangladesh
Closing Date : May 20, 2019

About IRRI

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.

Job Purpose

Under the general direction of the Program Leader/Scientist/Project Manager plan, conceptualize, plan and conduct research studies including activities such as preparation, improvement and/or development of necessary research tools, data collection, analysis and interpretation. Work closely with collaborating partner(s), exchange information and present research findings (seminars, conferences, publications). Supervise, researchers and research technicians. Prepare and provide training as needed. Coordinate the transfer of knowledge through different means, including training and demonstrations. Monitor the performance of extension programs and prepare and submit reports..

Roles and Responsibilities


  • Manage, analyze and report data from/on agricultural research and extension activities
  • Develop manuals and support the conduct of training based on the manuals
  • Monitor and evaluate field level performance related to different agricultural research and extension activities
  • Evaluate and transfer mature technologies, identify technologies and provide technical inputs to national partners, civil society organizations, beneficiaries and communities related to agricultural technologies
  • Assist implementing partners in organizing training's or demonstrations and assist in farmer-to-farmer extension of technologies
  • Plan and organize practical demonstrations, field days and farmer training on different agricultural technologies


  • Coordinate the implementation of research activities and analyze data in the areas of crop and natural resource management
  • Coordinate, conduct and facilitate trails, and maintenance and data gathering of field validation of agronomic trials
  • Organize collection of data such baseline survey, agronomic data
  • Establish collaboration links and partnerships with state department, agricultural universities, research enters, private companies and service providers
  • Organize regular meetings with partners and stakeholders to discuss, streamline and implement activities


  • Prepare and submit report on issues related to performance and implementation of planned work activities
  • Prepare presentations and reports on collected data
  • Document recommendations to be shared
  • Conduct Needs Assessments
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor from time to time


  • Master degree in Agronomy with minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience in agricultural research and extension fields
  • PhD in Agronomy and relevant work experience in agricultural research and extension field

Skills Required

  • Has extensive work experience in the field of agriculture, with a specialization in  Agronomy
  • Has strong oral and written communication skill
  • Has strong organizational skill
  • Has experience in training management and facilitation
  • Is computer literate in MS office and statistical data analysis and report writing
  • Has experience in monitoring and documentation of fields activities
  • Team player and able to work independently
  • Experience in dissemination and delivery of agricultural technologies is distinct advantage

Location: Bangladesh

Salary Ranges: Basic (54,883- ​101,167) BDT per Month

Other Benefits: Housing Allowance: 30% of base pay per month, Transport Allowance: 12000 BDT, Festival Bonus: 2 times each year, Contributory Provident Fund (CPF), Returning Mother Allowance: BDT-1,000 per month for 9 months to female employees post-delivery of a baby to support return to the workplace, Medical insurance coverage: maximum US$16,000/year and other admissible benefits.

Apply Instruction

Interested & eligible candidates are requested to submit their application to(

IRRI regrets that only shortlisted applicants will be notified and any kind of persuasion in the selection process will lead to cancellation of candidature. Join Us to Deliver Rice Science for a Better World. Join Us to Deliver Rice Science for a Better World.

IRRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: May 20, 2019

Company Information
International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Bangladesh Office, House-103, Road-1, Block-F, Banani, Dhaka-1213, Bangladesh.

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Business : International Agricultural Research