Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Three employees recognized for their exceptional performance

Manager's Discretionary Award recipients in November 2016 (from left to right):
Marilyn Belen, Dinh Kim Dung and Christopher Calamlam

Human Resources Services (HRS) is pleased to announce the winners of the Manager’s Discretionary Awards (MDA) for November 2016. They are Marilyn Belen, senior assistant at the Partnerships and Development Office and Dinh Kim Dung, associate manager at the IRRI Vietnam Office.

Marilyn is being recognized for her exceptional work in the preparations for the 20th Annual CORRA Meeting in South Korea.

Dinh received the award for her exemplary dedication in organizing several events including the Vietnam-IRRI Partnership Meeting, the awarding and dinner reception for Vietnam’s former Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat, and the high-profile interviews of Director General Matthew Morell by Vietnam’s news media.

Christopher is acknowledged for his excellent work in a variety of HRS programs & initiatives including the visual design of the International Women’s Day program held last March 2016, and the creation of various Human Resource unit training and instructional materials.

Marilyn, Dinh and Christopher's commitment and dedication beyond their duties and responsibilities substantially contributed to the success of the programs they have managed. Their tremendous efforts gave IRRI an opportunity to reach out to the international community, enhance existing ties with the current stakeholders, and build up potentially productive partnerships in the future.

For inquiries on IRRI Awards and Recognition, please contact HRS-WRAS at 2363/2935 or send an email to

 HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2016-045

Friday, 4 November 2016

More employees are joining, moving around and advancing

New Employees On-Board

Ashok Kumar joined as Senior Manager at the IRRI India Office on 01 October 2016. 

Md Salim Billah joined as Research Technician 1 at the IRRI Bangladesh Office on 05 October 2016.

Mohamad Nafees Meah joined as Representative at the IRRI India Office on 17 October 2016.

Syeda Begam joined as Officer at the IRRI Bangladesh Office on 01 November 2016.

Edwige Gaby Nkouaya Mbanjo joined as Postdoctoral Fellow at the Plant Breeding (PB) division on 02 November 2016.

Michael Bartlett joined as Operations Director on 02 November 2016.

HRS Workplace Communications Article No. 2016-044