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GIAN (Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network) is an Ahmedabad based Technology Business Incubator established and supported by Government of Gujarat, SRISTI and National Innovation Foundation - India for commercialization of grassroots innovations by linking them with investment and enterprise. In 2003, it was adjudged as a joint winner for the National Award for Technology Business Incubation instituted by the National Science & Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB), Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India. GIAN is looking for highly motivated, initiative driven and performance oriented professionals who have faith in the potential of grassroots innovators

GIAN is looking forward for highly motivated, initiative driven and performance oriented professionals who have faith in the potentials of innovations at grassroots to join the initiative: 

A. Finance & Administrative Officer:

Essential qualification: CA/ICWA (Inter)/ M.com or having similar degree with minimum 3-5 years of experience in dealing with accounts, project accounting and general administration. Work experience in NGO sector will be given preference.

Emoluments: Consolidated 15,000/- to 30,000/- per month.

Role: To manage finance & accounts, to coordinate internal & external payments and to extend managerial support to Chief Innovation Manager for various accounts and administrative
functions of GIAN.

 B. Project Manager/Manager (Agriculture): 2 Positions
Essential qualification: Graduates and post graduates/Phd in any stream of agriculture or allied fields with minimum 2 years of experience in product development of agriculture innovations, ability to set up field trails and travel extensively is mandatory.
Desirable: Post Graduate degree in relevant areas
Emoluments: maximum up to 35,000/- per month (consolidated)
Role (s) & responsibilities: 

  • To source ideas for scaling up innovations from Honeybee database or elsewhere
  • To set-up and conduct experiments, value add and validation of herbal practices and products
  • To access technical feasibility of potential innovations, products or services
  • To develop project profiles for support by GIAN on its own or in collaboration with SRISTI, NIF or other NGOs, commercial or non-commercial organizations
  • To monitor the product development process and liaison with various supporting institutions and individuals

C. Incubator Manager
An MBA or allied streams post graduate who has a proven record of handling the tasks of incubator or had owned/co-owned a start up or closely mentored any then you are the person we are looking for. You should be able to make projects and projections for the technologies we incubate with a detailed timeline of work and achievements.
D. Field executive
Candidates should be BRS/MRS, social work, diploma/polytechnic. Prior experience in scouting and documentation of innovations or setting up trials on farmers' fields is desirable but ability to work hard and travel is essential.
Emoluments: Upto 15, 000 per month (consolidated)

E. Sales Executive
Graduate in any stream with an experience in sales and marketing, especially in organic products, herbal pesticides, etc. The person should be willing to go door to door for selling the products if needed.
Emoluments: Upto 15, 000 per month (consolidated)
F. Content developer & Editor 
Salary maximum up to Rs 25,000/- p.m. (Consolidated) 
Content writer cum copy editor for reports, projects and scientific manuscript for journals etc., is required. Candidates who can write proposals as well will be ideal.
IMost suited will be an experience of minimum 5 years in editing of journals related to community knowledge and scientific journals/newsletters, etc.; but in case you just discovered your passion for writing and can convince us, please do apply.
G.Contractual Translator
A translator for Gujarati to English and vice-versa and Hindi to English and vice versa, for communications including proposals, reports and web contents.  

General terms and conditions:

  • Applications in proper format without the detailed CV and suitability note will not be considered.
  • Controlling Authority may give relaxation in qualification, experience and the upper age limit in case of outstanding deserving candidates.
  • All positions are contractual and no claim for permanency can be made regardless of the duration of the contract.
  • The number of posts to be filled may vary. The institute reserves the right to cancel the recruitment without assigning any reason.
  • The prescribed essential qualifications are minimum and the mere possession of the same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates, who have experience in innovations incubation activities, published research and popular articles in reputed journals/newsletters
  • The selected candidates are liable to serve anywhere in India.
  • Candidates working in Government Departments / Public Sector Undertakings / Autonomous organizations should apply through proper channel.

Interested candidates can submit their application (cover letter explaining the suitability for the post applied and detailed CV and application in the attached format to: Honorary Secretary, GIAN, Bungalow No.1, Satellite Complex, Nr. Mansi Cross Road, Satellite, Ahmedabad: 380015. Alternatively, you may send an email documents at jobs@gian.org mark a copy to anamika@gian.org by indicating the name of position in the subject line. The last date of submission of application is November 5, 2017. For any query, please e-mail at gian@gian.org or call on 079 26769686.

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