19 Nov 2012

Strategic Partnerships/Innovation Research and Regulatory Affairs


Positions for Consultants

1. Consultant for Strategic Partnerships and Alliances (Code No. BIRAC/Vac01/01/2012)


BIRAC is initiating a large number of activities in partnership with international agencies such as WHOM, Gates Foundation, Welcome Trust etc. The proposals for these activities are in different stages of formulation and submission. Detailed discussions are being held with multiple stakeholders for evolving the scheme and finalizing the governance and implementation plans. In addition as announced by Chairman, BIRAC efforts are also going on to prepare a detailed scheme on “Social innovation for Affordable Product Development”. This would be implemented with multiple stake holders both national and international.

Roles and Responsibilities:

It is proposed to engage a consultant for a period of One year, who can deliver the following

1. Prepare a detailed Social Innovation Scheme, which should take note of the national requirements and be prepared keeping in mind the global best practices.
2. Coordinate activities related to proposal formulation, submission, discussion with international strategic partners for evolving the partnership programs.
3. Work on other possible strategic partnership for promoting Innovation and Affordable Product Development

Educations, Experience and payments:

i. Special requirement in this case would be Ph.D in biotechnology with at least 10 to 15 years of experience of working in similar assignments, preparing policy reports and interacting with international agencies.
ii. A consolidated emolument up to Rs.1.50 lakhs / month would be provided depending upon qualification, experience and job responsibility.

Positions and Conditions:

i. Appointment of BIRAC Consultant will be made on regular contract basis on a fixed term or tenure for a period of one year subject to renewal based on good performance and fulfillment of deliverables and also project specific requirement.
ii. The Consultant would work on a regular basis at BIRAC.
iii. The performance would be monitored based on the roles and responsibilities assigned and completion of targets as regard to the contract.
iv. For retired government servants the total emolument plus pension will not exceed the last pay drawn.
v. A Service and Confidentiality agreement will be executed by the Consultant in acceptance of the governing terms and conditions.

2. Consultant for Agriculture Biotechnology (Innovation Research and Regulatory Affairs): (Code No. BIRAC/Vac01/02/2012)

BIRAC is currently supporting programs in Agriculture biotechnology under the different investment schemes of BIPP, CRS etc. During the recent discussions held with Experts and with Chairman, BIRAC, it is felt that a concerted effort is needed by BIRAC to launch 1 to 2 major Mission Programs on “Improved Production using New Biotechnology tools”. For this detailed discussions are necessary with all agencies involved both nationally and internationally-ICAR, CGIAR, Public Sector Research Institutes, Agriculture and other Universities and Private Sector. Agency such as USAID, Gates Foundations would also be interested in such a program

In addition it is also important to have a Senior Expert engaged in BIRAC who can give us guidance on the new tools and technologies in the Agriculture sector and who has a complete understanding of a regulatory system and can provide guidance on how the projects supported by BIRAC need to be implemented to ensure that they are in conformity with the regulatory requirements including NBA.

Roles and Responsibilities:

It is proposed to engage a Consultant for a period of One year with the following specific job responsibilities:

i. To prepare one or two major national mission programmes to be funded by BIRAC in partnership with other agencies on nationally relevant improved crop production using new biotechnology tools.
ii. Prepare a detailed document and guidelines to be followed by the BIRAC supported projects to ensure compliance with regulatory requirement.
Qualification, Experience and Emoluments:
a. The specific requirements in this case would be Ph.D. in biotechnology with at least 10 years of experience in Agriculture biotechnology research, regulation and policy.
b. A consolidated emolument up to Rs.1.50 lakhs / month would be provided depending upon qualification, experience and job responsibility.
Terms and Conditions:
i. Appointment of BIRAC Consultant will be made on regular contract basis on a fixed term or tenure for a period of one year subject to renewal based on good performance and fulfillment of deliverables and also project specific requirement.
ii. The Consultant would work on a regular basis at BIRAC.
iii. The performance would be monitored based on the roles and responsibilities assigned and completion of targets as regard to the contract.
iv. For retired government servants the total emolument plus pension will not exceed the last pay drawn.
v. A Service and Confidentiality agreement will be executed by the Consultant in acceptance of the governing terms and conditions.

Interested Candidates may please send their application in the format (Click Here) along with detailed CV to Manager Accounts & Admin. (sagarwal.birac@nic.in) through email latest by 3rd December, 2012. The covering Letter should clearly indicate Position Title and Code No.







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