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Development Assistant

About MSSRF: 

The M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) was established in 1988 as a not-for profit trust. The foundation aims to accelerate use of modern science for agricultural and rural development for development and dissemination of technology to improve lives and livelihoods of rural and tribal communities. MSSRF follows a pro-poor, pro-women and pro-nature approach and applies appropriate science and technology options to address practical problems faced by rural communities in agriculture food and nutrition. Fish for All Research and Training Centre, a unique concept of MSSRF adopts a holistic approach in resource management, sustainable livelihood options and disaster preparedness and management. This centre functions as training cum demonstration centre for strengthening existing and diversification of livelihoods and identifying alternative avocation for coastal communities by adopting participatory approach involving all the stakeholders and associated multiple institutions. This programme specially focuses on women, artisans, non-traditional fishers, fish vendors, and fishing laborers among other producer groups.

Job Code: 
Job Description: 
  • Awareness creation on Wave Rider Buoy and Marine Advisory Services
  • Maintenance of Wave Rider Buoy Shore station on day to day basis and report to MSSRF
  • Dissemination of Marine advisory services using different ICT tools
  • Supporting of Wave Rider Buoy maintenance during deployment, redeployment and drift event
  • Monitoring the Buoys on regular basis 
  • Support in field level data collection on WRB feedback and real time observation
Minimum Qualification and skill sets: 

Undergraduate in Science subjects

Qualifications& Experience: 
  • Fluency in spoken and written communication both in Tamil and English
  • Basic computer knowledge Interest and willingness to work with fishing community and preferably from the local fishing community from Cholachel and Tharuvaikulam region
  • Willing to travel inside the sea for assisting Wave Rider Buoy maintenance work


Consolidated Rs. 12000/- per month
One year
No. of Positions : 
Mode of Application : 

MSSRF is a woman-friendly employer with a gender policy and women candidates are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to SC / ST candidates with desired qualification. Application should include full biodata providing complete academic record stating areas of specialization, academic achievement, sample of writing and publications, nature and duration of experience, full address and telephone number of two most recent employers, last pay drawn, names and addresses of two referees who have close familiarity with the professional strength and character of the candidate, current address, telephone and e-mail ID. Incomplete application will be rejected. Application must clearly indicate “PA1DA29119TK” with Job code.

Please send the applications by email before the last date to:

The Head – HR & Administration

M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation


Last Date: 
Monday, February 18, 2019
Programme Area: 
Coastal System Research
Tharuvaikulam and Cholachel