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.
The IRRI South Asia Regional Centre is a regional facility that supports research collaboration, training, and service provision to institutions, scientists, and other stakeholders from India and other South Asian and African nations. Centre aims to (1) enhance South-South collaboration and strengthen the capacity of rice-growing countries in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa in crop production, seed quality, and to enhance farmers’ income (2) deliver research for development services for the private and public sectors through its state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for grain quality, crop production and nutritional quality and (3) enable knowledge transfer through short courses on rice-based agri-food systems and other IRRI Education products within the region. Besides, ISARC in-house all the IRRI Programs operating in South Asia and providing them research and capacity building support.
This position will report to the Manager – Programs and Coordination, ISARC. With the minimum supervision of the supervisor, the incumbent will be coordinating financial and administrative functions at ISARC and provide support to other programs in India being operated through ISARC. S/he will be actively involved in (1) developing annual budgets and periodic forecasts of ISARC and related projects (2) monitoring and managing transactions, procurement, supplies and services (3) preparing financial reports (4) monitoring the timely expenses of each project and (5) providing administrative support to various units and teams at ISARC. S/he should possess in-depth knowledge of financial policies, procedures, and systems and also have excellent analytical and time management abilities. S/he will closely work with IRRI finance team at Delhi and HQ for day-to-day office operations.
This position will be placed at the IRRI South Asia Regional Centre (ISARC), Varanasi and may only be filled in by permanent citizens of India.
Roles and Responsibilities
Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Commerce with minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in national and international organizations
Master’s degree in Finance/Commerce/MBA (Finance) with minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in national and international organizations
In addition to the base salary indicated above, IRRI also offers the following allowances:
IRRI offers a highly extensive employee benefits package inclusive of globally-covered medical insurance, retirement plan, life and accident insurance and other allowances. Join our team and be part of our story!
Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Job Reference: HQ01250
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