Job Opportunity: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Coconut Development Board, Kochi

Are you a seasoned professional looking for a rewarding opportunity in the realm of agricultural development? Coconut Development Board (CDB) invites applications for the prestigious position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead our esteemed organization towards greater heights.

The Coconut Development Board (CDB), Kochi, an autonomous organization under the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, invites applications from eligible candidates for the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

About Us:

Coconut Development Board (CDB) is an autonomous organization under the Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, dedicated to the holistic development of the coconut industry in India.

PositionChief Executive Officer (CEO)
LocationCoconut Development Board, Kochi, Kerala
SalaryLevel-14 of pay matrix (Rs.1,44,200 – Rs. 2,18,200/-) on deputation basis

Eligibility Criteria:

CriteriaDetails
QualificationDoctorate in Horticulture or Life Sciences from a recognized University OR Master’s degree in Management
ExperienceMinimum 15 years of experience in horticulture development or research or production or extension including 5 years in coconut development for Doctorate holders OR Minimum 20 years managerial experience including 10 years in horticulture development, of which 5 years should be in coconut development for Master’s degree holders
RankOfficers of the Central Government or State Governments or Union Territories or recognized Research Institutions or Agriculture Universities or Public Sector Undertakings
Rank RequirementRegular post not below the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government of India OR Regular post in Level-14 (Rs.1,44,200-Rs.2,18,200) in the pay matrix or equivalent

Responsibilities:

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will be responsible for providing visionary leadership and strategic direction to advance the objectives of the Coconut Development Board. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of programs and projects related to coconut development.
  • Formulating policies and strategies to promote sustainable growth and innovation in the coconut industry.
  • Building and maintaining partnerships with stakeholders at the national and international levels.
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and financial management standards.

Terms of Deputation:

  • The period of deputation shall not exceed five years or till the candidate attains the age of sixty years, whichever is earlier.
  • Previous deputation in another ex-cadre post held immediately preceding this appointment will be included in the period of deputation.

Application Process:

Interested and eligible candidates are requested to submit their applications in the prescribed format, along with attested photocopies of relevant documents, to the following address within 45 days from the date of publication of this advertisement in the Employment News:

Under Secretary (MIDH), Horticulture Division, Room No.-339, ‘B’ Wing, 3rd Floor, Department of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Krishi Bhawan, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi-110001

Soft copies of applications may also be emailed to ushorticulture-agri@gov.in within the prescribed time limit.

Important Note: Applications received after the due date or those not in the prescribed format will be summarily rejected. Candidates are advised to ensure that their applications are complete and comply with the specified guidelines.

Join us in our mission to drive the growth and sustainability of the coconut industry. Apply now and be a part of our dynamic team at Coconut Development Board, Kochi.

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