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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. MSSRF was envisioned and founded by Professor M. S. Swaminathan. 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 tribal and rural 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 populations in agriculture, food and nutrition.

The Foundation works in the areas of Natural Resource Management, Biodiversity, Biotechnology, Food, Nutrition and Livelihood Security and Skill and Capacity Development using modern Information and Communication Technologies. MSSRF is present in six states of India. Please visit our website for more information.

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Job Description: 

Post No 1: Biological Sciences: ·

Bio-physical data collection in mangrove and aquaculture farms (Physico-chemical analysis of water, soil)

Implementing mangrove and aquaculture activities in the field

Data assessment and reporting

Post No 2: Social Sciences:

Community mobilization 

Socio-economic data collection; Assessing the training needs for livelihoods; Implementing livelihood interventions


Minimum Qualification and skill sets: 

Masters degree in Biological Sciences or Social Sciences

Desirable qualification: 
At least 3 years working experience in the NGO sectors / research institutions
Post No 1: Rs. 20,000 and Post No 2: Rs.23,000
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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 “PA1DA22619M ” with Job code.

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

Last Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019