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Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) is a not-for-profit Section 8, Schedule B, Public Sector Enterprise, under Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India as an Interface Agency to strengthen and empower the emerging Biotech enterprise to undertake strategic research and innovation, addressing nationally relevant product development needs. As a Government of India enterprise, BIRAC endeavors to bring professionalism, transparency and efficiency into its functioning while providing support to catalyse the transformation of the emerging Indian bio-economy. It has a very special and unique governance structure and a very carefully developed workforce strategy that includes an enabling work environment, a work culture that is caring, fosters excellence and hires the most talented and professional workforce.

Post : Sr. Program Officer [Technical]

Consolidated Remuneration : The consolidated fee shall be fixed between Rs.75,000/- to Rs. 2,40,000/- per month depending on the experience and qualifications.
No. of Position - 01

Job Description : The Senior Program Officer will serve in the Program Management Unit (PMU) for the Grand Challenges India (GCI) at BIRAC. Reporting to the Mission Director, PMU the Senior Program Officer will get an opportunity to design and execute the programmes under the purview of Grand Challenges India (GCI) focussing on Public Health, Maternal Child Health, Nutrition, Infectious Diseases, Medical Technologies and other related priorities of national interest.

Essential Qualifications : Master’s degree in Food and Nutrition / Public Health / Life Sciences / Microbiology / Biochemistry / Biotechnology.
Desirable Qualifications : Ph.D in Life Science / Biotechnology / Pharma / Agri / plant Science / M.Tech from a recognized institute

Experience : Minimum 4 years of experience in the area of public health and nutrition in any government setting/ institute/ industry. Experience in working in funding agency will be preferred.
Age Limit : Maximum 35 years as on the date of closing of application

Key Responsibilities :
Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to :
• Will be responsible for execution and implementation of the GCI & related programs which includes monitoring the progress of the projects both technically and financially, working closely with the Scientific and Technical Advisory groups for project review and supervising grant management activities.
• To shape and execute scientific grants and research contracts leading to social innovations in health- related areas, Maternal Child Health, Nutrition, Infectious diseases, Medical Technologies etc;
• Provide clinical inputs on programs related to maternal/child health, immunization, nutrition, medical technologies, and coordination and technical management of all aspects of an ongoing Grand Challenges Programs;
• Manage specific investments, and will also be an important liaison to DBT and BMGF a substantial portfolio of complex grants requiring high-level grant management skills, including applying and evaluating milestone-based performance objectives;
• Responsible for timely execution of programmes and financial management of grant;
• Serve as a partner and resource person to grantees to facilitate accomplishment of strategic objectives;
• Synthesize and document results from grants and contracts including preparing briefings and portfolio reviews to leadership;
• Prepare detailed analytical reports on the project related subjects, interact with experts for project review ;
• Represent BIRAC, and the DBT -Gates Foundation partnership to the external world related to Grand Challenges India initiatives;
• In addition to scientific expertise, the Senior Program Officer must also bring passion, humility, and critical thinking for the unique problems and the questions relevant to BIRAC’s mission;
• Ensure timely execution of all activities;
• To work and communicate with grantees and key stakeholders.

Employees of Central / State Govts and or other CPSEs should send a copy of their applications through proper channel in a sealed envelope at below mentioned address :-
Head [Human Resource & Administration]
Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)
1st Floor, MTNL Building
9, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi-110003

Last date of submission of application : 31st January ,2023

Vacancy Ref. No. : BIRAC/PMU/VAC/65/Jan-2023

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