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Development Associate

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: 
  • Mobilize appropriate fishers and other stakeholders for the working committee stakeholder’s dialogues and training programs
  • Conduct workshop at the landing centers for promoting sustainable harvesting of fish resources with trawl fishermen
  • Establish Linkages at the village and district level with the fishermen Associations and fisheries department for the integration of the training with the Co-management program
  • Periodical communication to the active fishers, fishermen leaders/ Fisheries Officials and other stakeholders;
  • Report writing and documentation of all the project activities
Minimum Qualification and skill sets: 
  • Social Mobilization and Networking skills 
  • Institution building 
  • Conflict management 
  • Fluency in English and Tamil 
  • Reporting skill and Training skill 
  • Willingness to travel in remote fishing areas
Academic Qualifications: 

Master in Social work /Sociology with two years working experiences with fishing community in Palk bay region

Negotiable; based on qualification and experience
One year on contract basis
30-35 years
No. of Positions : 
1 No.
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 “PA1DA10719P” 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: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Programme Area: 
Coastal System Research