Opportunity to Join BIRAC as Associate Consultant | Salary Rs. 75,000 pm-Apply before 13th May 2024


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Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) operates as a not-for-profit organization under the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. It serves as an interface agency aimed at bolstering and empowering emerging biotech enterprises to engage in strategic research and innovation, particularly focusing on nationally relevant product development needs. BIRAC, as a government enterprise, is committed to imbuing its operations with professionalism, transparency, and efficiency, while also supporting the growth of the Indian bio-economy. Its governance structure is distinctive, and it has developed a carefully curated workforce strategy that prioritizes creating an enabling work environment, fostering a caring culture, promoting excellence, and recruiting top-tier talent.

Associate Consultant – Social Innovation for SPARSH Program of BIRAC

Position Code: CON-40
Consolidated Fee: Rs. 75,000/- per month
Duration: One year initially (extendable based on performance)

Job Description

SPARSH, BIRAC’s social innovation initiative, aims to harness biotechnological solutions for addressing pressing societal challenges. This role within SPARSH entails executing the following responsibilities:

Essential Qualification

Mandatory: Masters in Life Sciences, Biotechnology, Agri/Plant Sciences, Humanities, Pharma, Management, Social Science, International Development, or related fields.
Preferred: Ph.D. in the aforementioned disciplines from a recognized institute.


Between 3 to 10 years post-qualification, with a minimum of 2 years in managing national/international fellowship/grant/award, social enterprise, nonprofits, or impact-driven organizations.

Desirable Skills

  • Proficient in written and oral English communication.
  • Experience in managing grant programs, including proposal review, grantee selection, and project monitoring.
  • Strong grasp of social innovation concepts and approaches.
  • Excellent project management skills, including task prioritization and meeting deadlines.

Age Limit: Maximum 45 years as of the closing date of the vacancy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate social innovation program implementation, including grant management and compliance.
  • Organize and participate in program-related meetings, workshops, and discussions.
  • Review grant proposals and assess project feasibility, making funding recommendations.
  • Manage grantee/fellow selection, conduct due diligence, and negotiate grant agreements.
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance to grantees/fellows, monitoring project progress.
  • Collaborate with internal teams and external partners to align projects with organizational goals.
  • Coordinate with the communications team to highlight program impact.
  • Track and report program performance metrics and stay updated on social innovation trends.
  • Assist in other SPARSH activities and ensure timely task delivery.

Application Submission

Employees of Central/State Governments or other CPSEs must send applications through proper channels to the below address: Head [Human Resource & Administration]
Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)
5th Floor, NSIC Business Park
NSIC Bhawan, Okhla Industrial Estate
New Delhi-110020

Last Date for Submission: 13th May 2024

To apply for this job please visit birac.nic.in.