Plant Virologist

Strengthening Capacity to Design and Implement Water and Rural Infrastructure Facility - Clean Plant Program - National Plant Virologist (53145-001)
Application deadline closed.
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

A National Consultant for this project will support coordination among line agencies, international and national experts, and other stakeholders for the preparation and operation of clean plant programme for horticulture. Different line agencies and stakeholders include public and private organizations such as government agencies within the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, National Horticulture Board, universities, research institutions, private nurseries, orchardists, and subject matter specialists such as Plant Virologist, Nursery Certification Expert, Tissue Culture Expert,mHorticulturist, and Plant Protection Expert.

Project Description
The TA facility finances the services of consultants, training, seminars, and workshops. The TA facility supports project preparation, capacity building, undertaking due diligence, and increasing project readiness for ensuing investment projects, including those identified in the country operations business plan for India, 2019-2021 and future projects that the government may propose for ADB's assistance. The TA facility's outputs are (i) well-designed agriculture, rural development, and water resource project proposals and project readiness achieved; and (ii) project implementation and management capacity of executing agency improved.
Screening Criteria 1
"The consultant should have earned an advanced degree (either MSc or PhD) in Agricultural Sciences preferably in Horticultural Science focused on fruit crops. The candidate with plant virology will be prioritized"
Screening Criteria 2
"The consultant should have at least 5 years of research, extension, and development experience in the temperate, sub-temperate, and/or sub-tropical fruit crops in India with a clear focus on agricultural science"

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