National Consultant – Mechanization and Postharvest (IRRI)

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

Job Purpose

This position will be recruited for R&D on mechanization, in 1 year. The consultant will be a key researcher to implement theactivities under the EiA – mechanized DSR use case in Vietnam. This project aims to develop/ promote the mechanizeddirect seedings in Vietnam.

This position will be based in Can Tho, Vietnam and may only be filled by permanent citizens of the Vietnam.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Implementation and execution of research activities in the field of mechanization
  • Support monitoring and collecting data for the related experiments, field trials, and demonstrations
  • Assist to develop guidelines, training materials on and provide capacity building for the related technologies/practices (e.g. mechanized direct seeding, etc.)
  • Working closely with the project partners, e.g. Can Tho DARD, farmers, extension workers in Vietnam
  • Supervise technicians to conduct the related experiments, field trials, and demonstrationsPlan and design data collection activities together with project team
  • Coordinate data collection and other project activities with local partners
  • Bachelor Degree in mechanization or relevant majors, with minimum 2 years relevant work experience
Skills Required


  • Experience working in agriculture at least 2 years


  • Software and ICT tool developments

How to apply

  • Application is supposed to be submited via the link below: Here's the link for your reference.

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.

This position will remain open until filled.

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