Project Manager

International Livestock Research Institute

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The purpose of the Project Manager position is to assist in overseeing management of projects that are operational in several countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Main duties & responsibilities:

Depending on the size and complexity of the projects the Project Manager may be responsible for large as well as smaller projects.

Project Planning

  • Work with the Project Leaders on the development of the project work plan and monitoring of activities
  • Contribute to the development of a procurement plan and closely monitor and manage the procurement activities for the project
  • Liaise with the Regional Program Manager in budgeting, assessing alignment and establishing timelines for the project work plans
  • Ensure the communication outputs align with the program communication strategy and project communication plan.

Project Execution

  • Assist in the annual and semiannual  planning of activities, track progress and report to project leaders
  • Review monthly expenditures by conducting budget analytics and building alternate scenarios; review all transactions for accuracy, identify issues and apply corrective action.
  • Review and assign budget codes for expenditures as needed.
  • Administer and realign the budget according to CIMMYT’s policies and establish a significant working relationship with HQ in support of this activity.
  • Draft and facilitate sub-agreements with partners.
  • Ensure timely submission of financial and technical reports from partners/sub-grantees.
  • Ensure disbursement of payments as required.
  • Manage contracts and consultancies.
  • Lead the compilation of content for the annual and semi-annual reports and liaise with  communication team.

Minimum Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Program Management or related field
  • Project Management certification – desirable
  • Broad / specialized knowledge of methods, techniques and processes


  • Seven years’ project management experience


  • Experience in development and implementation of project management systems and tools
  • Excellent people management skills in a multicultural setting
  • Experience in managing stakeholder relationships
  • Excellent managerial and multitasking skills,
  • Problem solving skills
  • Technical reporting skills
  • Track record of showing initiative and driving decision making at project level