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Vacancy Ref. No: BIRAC/VAC/115/APRIL-2024-CON

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.

BIRAC is inviting applications from qualified, experienced and ambitious professionals for the following position:

Vacancy Ref. No. BIRAC/VAC/115/APRIL-2024-CON

Position: Associate Consultant – Social Innovation for SPARSH program of BIRAC.

Number of Positions: One (01)

Position Code: CON-40

Consolidated Fee: The consolidated fee for

Associate Consultant shall be Rs. 75,000/- per month.

Duration: The engagement is contractual initially for a period of one year which is extendable based on performance and organizational priorities.

Job Description: SPARSH, the social innovation initiative of BIRAC, is strategically designed to leverage biotechnological interventions for addressing critical societal issues. The core premise of the SPARSH scheme revolves around nurturing a cadre of accomplished “Social Innovators”. This position under SPARSH will be responsible for executing the activities detailed below.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the implementation of social innovation program, including grant management, due diligence, financial and legal requirements of program.
  • Managing and participating in program related meeting, workshops, panel discussions and dialogues.
  • Review grant proposals, assess project feasibility, and make funding recommendations to senior management.
  • Manage the grantee/fellow selection process, including conducting due diligence on potential grantees and negotiating grant agreements.
  • Provide ongoing support and guidance to grantees/fellows throughout the project lifecycle, including monitoring project progress, providing technical assistance, and troubleshooting challenges.
  • Collaborate and interact with internal teams and external SPARSH partners to ensure alignment between grant-funded projects and organizational goals and priorities.
  • Coordinate with the communications team to share grantee/fellow success stories and promote the impact of the social innovation program.
  • Track and report on program performance metrics, including grantee outcomes and impact on target communities.
  • Stay informed about emerging trends and best practices in social innovation and integrate learnings into program design and implementation.
  • Assist in any other activity of SPARSH and work with the team for timely delivery of assigned tasks.


  • Necessary: Masters in any area of Life Sciences/ Biotechnology/ Agri / Plant Sciences/ Humanities/ Pharma/ Management/ Social Science/ International Development or any other related area.
  • Desirable: Ph.D in any of the above mentioned fields from a recognized institute.

Experience: Post Qualification between 3 years to 10 years with minimum 2 years of experience in managing national and / or international fellowship/grant/award, social enterprise, nonprofits or impact driven organizations.

Desirable Skills:

  • Demonstrated writing & oral communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing grant programs, including grant proposal review, grantee selection, project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong understanding of social innovation concepts and approaches.
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to prioritize tasks, manage timelines, and meet deadlines.

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

How to Apply:


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: 13th May 2024.

Notwithstanding anything contained herein or elsewhere; the decisions taken by BIRAC shall be binding upon all concerned.

In case of any query, drop an email to: [email protected]

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