Project Management Officer - TAAT
International Potato Center POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
Project Management Officer - TAAT The International Potato Center (CIP) is seeking an experienced Project Management Officer to work under the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation Project (TAAT) and help ensure they deliver on-time and within the applicable scope and budget. The successful candidate will oversee all aspects of TAAT project, set deadlines, assign responsibilities and monitor and summarize progress of project. If you enjoy working with other professionals dedicated to achieving food security, we encourage you to apply.
The Position: The PMO will be based in Kigali, Rwanda and report to the Head of Project Management Unit (Located in Nairobi, Kenya) and co report to the Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Value Chain Specialist based in Rwanda. This position will also assist in ensuring that project staff follow CIP policies and procedures while adhering to donor rules and regulations while acting as the liaison between project field offices and Kenya-based interdepartmental teams to ensure projects are successful. The job requires travel to field sites (up to 25% of time).
• Project implementation and compliance: Serve as primary point of contact for TAAT project operations during and after the life of the project; Deliver and maintain professional working relationships with internal clients and other project partners and ensure resource availability and allocation;
• Monitoring and Reporting: Monitor progress against project output and provide feedback as needed; Measure project performance using appropriate tools and dispatched to donors’ representatives; Maintain comprehensive project documentation
• Support on administrative processes inherent to Project implementation, following the AfDB Disbursement Handbook, AfDB Procurement Guidelines, other donor contractual requirements and CIP’s internal processes.
• Administrative and logistics support on the project execution and organization of events.
• Organize and manage reception and filing of project documents. • Review records, accounting and financial controls of the activities carried out in the project.
• Obtain clearance from donor, whenever required.
• Prepare donor reports, observing the contractual requirements. He / She will also be responsible for preparing the relevant documentation for audits. • Monitoring and budget implementation, follow-up of regulations established by donor and carry out capacity building activities for project team and partners.
• Review the project monthly account closure and prepare the required reports for the
• Other tasks assigned, related to the work area.
• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Financial Management or related field.
Master’s degree in Development, Administration and/or Project Management, will be
• At least 3 years experience working with African development bank projects and
familiarity with their guidelines;
• Proficient in MS Office, especially in Excel;
• Advanced Knowledge in software solutions (ERP);
• Proficiency in project management software tools;
• Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English
Why should you consider this opportunity?
• CIP is a global and reputable international organization that has a strong, state-of-the-
art Research & Development background, and is a recent World Food Price Winner
and awarded with the Al-Sumait Award for our Orange Flesh Sweet Potato work in
• CIP is dedicated to achieving food security, improved nutrition and well-being, and
gender equality for poor people in root and tuber farming and food systems of the
• CIP is a member of the CGIAR Consortium, a network of 15 research centers that are
mostly located in the developing world and supported by more than 50 donor
What are the conditions?
The position is Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position limited to Rwanda nationals and
permanent residents. The employment contract will be for a one-year term (with a 3-month
probation period) and the possibility of renewal.
How to apply?
Visit the following link: http://cipotato.org/open-vacancies/ and submit your cover letter and a
full C.V. with your references. Screening of applications will begin on September 12, 2018
and will continue until the post is filled. All applications will be acknowledged; however only
short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Learn more about CIP by accessing our web site at http://www.cipotato.org
CIP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and professionals from
developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply
CIP does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview
meeting, processing or training). CIP also does not concern itself with information on
applicants’ bank accounts.