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Job Title: CRP Wheat Program Administrator

Job Location: Mexico

Company: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

Last Date to Apply: 15 Sep. 2015

Job Description:

We will offer an initial contract for three (3) years, after which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYT’s internationally competitive salary and benefits include housing allowance, car, comprehensive health and life insurance, assistance for children’s education, paid vacation, annual airfare, contribution to a retirement plan, and generous assistance with relocation shipment.

CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Project Management or similar field. Master’s degree is desirable.

PMI certified or similar desirable.

From 2 to 5 years of international work experience. Exposure to academic or applied research organization is a plus.

More than 7 years of experience in a consulting firm, or similar multi-project work environment.

Experience with budget planning and administration (results-based management, objectives-based budgeting or similar).

An effective and energetic team player, with the ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multi-cultural environment.

Fluency in spoken and written English, other foreign languages is a plus

Strong self-motivation and innovative skills.

Practical skills in Microsoft Project, or other project management software.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the country where the position is located.

Liaise with project managers, principal investigators, CIMMYT and ICARDA Project Management Unit, other CGIAR Centers' Units and non-CGIAR research institutions (Program Participants), to gather, maintain and update all WHEAT project related information for planning-year-ahead and progress-reporting purposes.

Manage and improve the system to monitor delivery of milestones and outputs and other reporting obligations contained in the Partnership Agreement with the CGIAR Consortium and all sub-contracts under WHEAT. Assist CIMMYT and ICARDA “supervisor” scientists in keeping track of WHEAT partner sub-contract agreements and reporting under those agreements.

Establish solid routines to make it easy for partners with respect to their partner reporting (both technical and financial reporting).

Implement a system to track progress towards outcomes of WHEAT Phase II (starts 2017) with the Monitoring and Evaluation unit.

Support preparation and follow-up of WHEAT-Management Committee and -Independent Steering Committee meetings (twice a year each).

Undertake analysis of WHEAT project information as and when requested (e.g. overall progress rate, identify problem areas or gaps, etc.).

Liaise with CIMMYT's Finance Office to maintain and update documentation of partner payments, partner payment approvals, and monitor budget burn rates of WHEAT projects.

Conduct any other assignments related to project administration, as may be required.

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