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M23262 Program Finance Manager (Management and Grant Management)

Mexico City

  • Organization: CIMMYT - International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Banking and Finance
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date:

CIMMYT is a cutting edge, non-profit, international organization dedicated to solving tomorrow’s problems today. It is entrusted with fostering improved quantity, quality, and dependability of production systems and basic cereals such as maize, wheat, triticale, sorghum, millets, and associated crops through applied agricultural science, particularly in the Global South, through building strong partnerships. This combination enhances the livelihood trajectories and resilience of millions of resource-poor farmers, while working towards a more productive, inclusive, and resilient agrifood system within planetary boundaries. CIMMYT is a core CGIAR Research Center, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIMMYT is seeking a proactive, innovative, and self-motivated professional for the position of Program Finance Manager (Management and Grant Management) to to support the Sustainable Agri-food Systems Program Project Portfolio as well as support the development of adequate financial management for the innovative business models and strategies.

Specific duties:

  • Manage financial functions and activities related to the Sustainable Agrifood Systems project portfolio.
  • Develop adequate financial management requirements of the innovative business models and strategies in coordination with the Corporate Service Units of CIMMYT.
  • Provide leadership and training to support Project Leads in grant and subgrant management
  • Develop additional tools and resources to support Project Leaders in grant management
  • Generate learning and systematization of the financial management of the project portfolio.
  • Day to day management of core processes such as:
  • Elaborate budgets based on ABC costing system.
  • Elaborate and update budget breakdown strictly based on signed donor agreements.
  • Provide budget breakdown strictly based on signed donor agreements to PFMU to be uploaded into the financial system.
  • Timely internal review and submission of approved Financial Donor Reports to PFMU.
  • Project Finance Monitoring by linking financial support documentation with technical activities in coordination with Project Managers.
  • Ensure accurate budget monitoring reports, including a monthly analysis with a dashboard that comprehends project cash flow and projections, are prepared for the project portfolio.
  • Attend monthly meetings with program finance managers to discuss requirements on new grants, issues, and corrective actions for ongoing grants and closure of projects.
  • Preparation of specific information requests while collecting it for submission (if applicable).
  • Capture institutional best practices and lessons learned based on the experience of the project portfolio.
  • Ensure effective reporting to donors related to selected projects, particularly on new proposals and technical and financial reports.
  • Design the monitor and control activities to be implemented in the short, medium, and long term.
  • Develop and provide recommendations related to institutional process improvements for adequate financial project management.
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.

  • The selected candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and Master’s degree in Finance or administration.
  • The selected candidate must have at least 5 years of experience working in a finance position with increasing levels of responsibility in a medium sized to large grant funded organization.
  • The selected candidate must have at least 3 years of experience in grant or project financial management.
  • The selected candidate must have at least 3 years of experience in supervision of staff.
  • The selected candidate needs to have experience working in a multicultural, international environment/ atmosphere preferred.
  • The selected candidate must have knowledge of financial systems, ERP, MS office, databases, data extraction methods, report presentation, and analytical skills.
  • The selected candidate needs to show an advanced level of usage in MS Office Suite (Advanced skills in Excel).
  • Advanced level in the English language (English test will be administered; candidate must score a minimum of C1 as per CEFR).
  • The candidate must exhibit a sense of urgency and commitment to his responsibilities and deadlines.
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Teamwork, Client Orientation, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, Critical Thinking, and Communication.

CIMMYT offers an attractive remuneration package and support for continuous professional development. In addition to the provisions of the Mexican Labor Law our package of benefits includes year-end bonus (40 days), vacation premium (56%), life and medical insurance, supermarket coupons, savings fund, social Mexican benefits (IMSS, SAR / Infonavit).

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.