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Job Description
Job Title:Director (Plant Biosecurity)
Job Location:Hyderabad, Telangana (India)
No. of Positions:01
Employer:National Institute of Plant Health Management (NIPHM)
Pay Scale:PB-4, Rs. 37,400 –67,000/-,GP Rs. 8,900/-
Last Date to Apply:17-10-2016
Qualification:Educational Qualifications For Direct Recruits:
1. A First or Second Class (above 57%) Masters Degree in Entomology / Plant Pathology or in Agriculture / Botany /Zoology with specialization in Entomology or Plant Pathology or Nematology or Weed Science. Preference for candidates with exposure to Agricultural Entomology / Plant Pathology.

2. Ph.D. in the relevant subjects.

3. Minimum work experience of 17 years with atleast 6 years of experience in SPS and / or Plant Quarantine including teaching & training.

1. Advanced Training in Plant Protection / Plant Quarantine.

2. Experience in management of projects / programmes including training programmes

3. Experience in dealing with SPS issues
Transfer on Deputation:1. Persons under Central / State Governments / Universities /Recognised Research Institutions / PSUs / Statutory Semi government or Autonomous organisations.
a. Holding analogous posts on regular basis or
b. With two years of service in the Post having Grade Pay of Rs. 8,700/- OR with four years of service in the Post having Grade Pay of Rs. 7,600/- OR with seven years’ service in the Post having Grade Pay of Rs. 6,600/-

2. Possessing qualifications prescribed for Direct recruits (mentionedabove). However, two years relaxation may be given to the deputationists regarding the requirement of total experience of 17 years.
Responsibilities:Assist the Director General, NIPHM in planning, organizing and conducting programmes to build a pool of Master trainers in the field of Plant Biosecurity and SPS issues including protection of native agro eco-systems from invasion of alien species.

Assist the Director General, NIPHM in providing project advisory services and technical consultancy besides undertaking Policy analysis, Program Oriented Research and Studies relating to protection of native agro-ecosystems, Plant Quarantine, SPS and market access issues to provide Policy support to Government of India.

Develop Standards and Systems in Pest Diagnostics, Pest Risk Assessment and Pest Surveillance.

Overall supervision and coordination of the Division of Plant Biosecurity.

Assist the Director General, NIPHM to forge systematic linkages with the national and international organisations.

Any other duties as assigned by Director General, NIPHM from time to time.
Age Limit:Up to 55 years (relaxable by 2 years in exceptional cases). Relaxable in the case of deputationists
How to Apply :The applications in prescribed proforma (through proper channel in case of service candidates) should reach the Registrar i/c, National Institute of Plant Health Management, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad 500 030, Telangana, on or 30 days from date of publication in Employment newspaper by 5.30 p.m. Persons working in Govt. service should apply through proper channel only.

In case it takes time to obtain clearance from the Head of Department, an advance copy of the application can be sent on or before the closing date. However the application through proper channel should reach NIPHM by the time of scrutiny, else the advance copy will not be considered.(separate application formats for Regular & Deputation basis are enclose herewith).

Self-attested copies of all educational qualifications along with experience, age relaxation and other certificates are required to be enclosed invariably. Applications without proper enclosures will not be considered for determining the eligibility of the candidates for the selection. Documentary evidence in support of the candidates claim of experience in specific/relevant area shall be enclosed invariably. Applications received without proof as specified will not be considered for further scrutiny/shortlisting.

“Age and qualifications can be relaxed in exceptional cases by the Director General”.

In case of Director (Plant Biosecurity): The requirement of total experience, Ph.D. and age limit may be relaxed by the Selection Committee in respect of appointment on deputation from Govt. Organizations (both Central and State Govt.), if they are otherwise well-qualified and holding an analogous post or one step below with requisite experience.

Only candidates willing to take-up residence (throughout their service) within a radius of 3km of NIPHM can apply.

Please visit NIPHM website for the details of duties to be performed and for downloading the prescribed application proforma.
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