Senior Associate Scientist I - Project Management and Communication Specialist

International Rice Research Institute - Vietnam Office

Senior Associate Scientist I - Project Management and Communication Specialist

About 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 project management and communication. In the first 3 years contract, S/he will be a key researcher to implement the activities under the USDA – Fertilizer Right Project. This project aims to increase farming and fertilizer use efficiency, effectiveness and develop alternatives to chemical fertilizers and reduce GHG emissions.

The position will deliver important outputs of the ‘Fertilize Right Vietnam’ (FRV) project.

This position will be based at the IRRI Vietnam Office and may only be filled by permanent citizens of Vietnam.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • In charge of project management, monitoring and evaluation, reports, etc.
  • Lead the communication work of the project
  • Align and pro-actively engage with the project partners, e.g. DARDs, national institutions, etc.
  • Supervise technicians to conduct the related experiments, field trials, and demonstrations
  • Deliver timely and outcome-oriented strategies and reports to relevant IRRI staff
  • Ensure and prepare the quality of research/technical reports and data
  • Data management to guarantee quality data, data back up, and data integrity


  • MSc on communication/art/infographic design or relevant areas and at least 6 year experience
  • PhD on communication/art/infographic design or relevant areas and at least 3 year experience

Skills Required


  • Background in communication/art/infographic design or relevant areas
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English


  • Experience on project management, communication
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

How to apply

  • Application is supposed to be submited via the link below:

Here's the linkfor 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 a suitable candidate has been hired.

Job Details
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Application Deadline: 
Sat, 2023-09-30