Project Coordinator

Location: Nepal
Salary: Negotiable
Posted Date: 2016-06-12 Deadline: 2016-06-17
  • Location : Nepal
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : Minimum of Master’s Degree in any Agriculture-related field, or in Business Management
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Category : Project
  • Nature : Full Time
Job Description

The position will be based at CIMMYT Nepal Office located in Kathmandu.

Specific duties:

  • Develop and implement a project management plan, in coordination with the seed and fertilizer component leads of the project, ensuring compliance with the NSAF project objectives, CIMMYT policies and procedures, donor requirements and relevant USAID rules and regulations.
  • Make efficient use of available administrative tools for project administration and management activities, including procurement, recruitment, work planning, contract management, financial management and logistical aspects of project implementation.
  • Serve as the project’s primary point of contact with CIMMYT’s Project Management Unit, Finance Unit, and HR Unit, as well as a key contact with the CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program, Sustainable Intensification Program, and Socio-Economics Program.
  • Effectively manage the project budget, ensuring proper expenditure, booking and appropriate burn rate.
  • Coordinate the development of impact-oriented, realistic work plans in consultation with the NSAF team members, support and monitor their effective implementation, ensure work plans are regularly updated, and maintain their alignment with available resources and priorities, in active interface with the Seed and Fertilizer Component Leads.
  • Coordinate with the donor, appropriate government agencies, NARS and private sector partners, non-government organizations, and other sub-grantees on project implementation.
  • Prepare and execute agreements (subcontracts, collaboration agreements) with the major R&D partners identified under the project, in interface with CIMMYT’s Project Management Unit, the IP & Legal Department Unit, and the Finance Unit.
  • Effectively coordinate communications and engagement activities with partners and donor.
  • Conduct quality assurance of project deliverables, including monitoring of the project variables (cost, effort, scope, etc.) against the project management plan and the project performance baseline.
  • Lead in the compilation of the project’s reporting (both technical and financial) obligations, including semi-annual progress reports and project indicators.
  • Create and maintain a stakeholder relationship management database and appropriate records.
  • Coordinate project management meetings, planning meetings, and other meetings, as required time-to-time, for the project.
  • Ensure proper archiving of all project-related documentation in a centralized repository.
  • Contribute to the visibility and impact of the project, and ensure institutional integration of the project.

Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in any Agriculture-related field, or in Business Management with at least 10 years of experience (of which at least 5 years as project manager or leader) in complex agricultural development programs.
  • Track-record of achieving and demonstrating meaningful and sustainable results in the areas of agriculture technology development and transfer.
  • Expertise of working in either seed industry or integrated soil fertility management or organizational development.
  • PMP, PRINCE2, or similar professional training / certification in Project Management.
  • English fluency, including excellent writing skills, is a must. Knowledge of Nepali would be an asset.
  • Proven ability to organize and coordinate complex tasks, with strong self-motivation and innovation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a diverse, multicultural environment
  • Competencies:
  • Communication
  • Customer Orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Delegation
  • Time Management

The position is for an initial fixed-term for three (3) years, after which further employment is subject to performance and continued availability of funds. CIMMYT’s internationally competitive salary and benefits include housing allowance, a 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.

Apply Instructions

Candidates must apply here for 16825 Project Coordinator, NSAF. Screening and follow up of applications will begin on Friday, 17 June 2016. Incomplete applications (CV and Cover Letter) will not be taken into consideration.
Cover Letter should refer explicitly to the essential qualifications, skills, and competencies stated above providing clear and concrete examples of where, when, and how the experience was gained. For further information on the selection process, please contact Enrique Martinez, at

This position will remain open until filled.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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.


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Organization Summary

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (commonly called by its Spanish acronym CIMMYT for Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo) is a non-profit research and training institution dedicated to both the development of improved varieties of wheat and maize, and introducing improved agricultural practices to farmers, thereby improving their livelihoods. It is also one of the 15 non-profit, research and training institutions affiliated with the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Kathmandu Nepal
Organization Size 1-10
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