Sunday, 19 April 2015

Vacancies in BIRAC- Last Date is 20 April,2015.

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)
Set up by Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India

Vacancy: Administrative & Finance Officer in the DBT – BMGF – BIRAC,
Project Management Unit at BIRAC, New Delhi, India.

  1. Applications are invited from qualified and experience professionals for the position of Administrative & Finance Officer in the DBT – BMGF – BIRAC, Project Management Unit at BIRAC, New Delhi, India.

  2. THE DBT – BMGF – BIRAC Partnership: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) signed an umbrella Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on mission-directed research and build Grand Challenges India to support health research and innovation. The MoU aims to support initiatives that could dramatically change the health and development landscape in India and other countries facing similar challenges. Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) a public section undertaking of Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, and Government of India has been entrusted the responsibility of implementing this activity. BIRAC plays a key role in assisting the Global network of Partners to foster collaborative research to improve Global health and dealing with long term development issues.

  3. The Program Management Unit (PMU), is the implementing body to manage the Grand Challenges India program. The partners have laid down the governance and implementation principles that will direct these strategic partnerships. BIRAC works closely with strategic partners to identify and support the scientific and technological opportunities through PMU. The PMU while being responsible for project management is also responsible for an oversight of various joint projects funded under Grand Challenges India.

  4. The Position Summary & Key Responsibilities are as under:
    1. The position of Administrative & Finance Officer will be reporting to the Head, Program Management Unit (PMU), BIRAC and will be overall responsible for all administrative and financial matters related to the Project Management Unit and the programmes and project being handled.
    2. The Key Responsibilities are as under:
    • Take care of all logistic requirement, arranging meetings, visits, etc.
    • Work with HR and Administration to provide administrative support.
    • Manage the work of back office.
    • Administer housekeeping activities in the office and manages other logistics.
    • Maintain records, prepare reports and composes correspondence related to work.
    • Oversee the daily accounting activities required to maintain the general ledger.
    • Maintain organized set of detailed records and files to document financial transactions.
    • Maintain all details of project accounts.
    • Responsible for releases and all financial transactions in respect of project grants.
    • Timely submission of financial report.

  5. Qualifications and Experience
    • Graduate Degree from a recognized and reputed institute. M. Com / MBA from a recognized and reputed institute will be preferred.
    • 3-6 years experience in accounts / admin department of a private/public sector/government/not-for-profit/international organization.
    • Good written and oral communication skill.
    • Ability to interact with all funding partners and grantees for finalizing the documents.
    • Ability to work with efficiency both individually and as a team.
    • Should have highest level of integrity.

  6. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be as under:
Salary Range
Level I
3-5 years
38,000 – 56,000
Level II
5-8 Years
57,000 – 74,000
                 The tenure of appointment will be for three years or co-terminus with the project whichever is earlier.
                 Interested candidates should apply at in the prescribed format enclosed as                              Document 1.
                 Age Limit is 45 years as on 01.04.2015. Last date for application is 20th April, 2015. Hard copies of the                  application will not be accepted / considered.