Project Manager

International Livestock Research Institute

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required :

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