ICRAF PHI Coordination Assistant - CIMMYT Jobs in Kenya

ICRAF PHI Coordination Assistant - CIMMYT Jobs in Kenya

This position will provide management and administrative support for the OneCGIAR Plant Health Initiative, a multi-institutional program that brings together multidisciplinary expertise from across ten CGIAR centres, working across multiple crops and geographies in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This position will report to the Initiative Coordinator and Initiative Lead.

Summary of responsibilities

  • Assist with coordination of processes related to work planning, monitoring, and reporting across all the PHI implementing partners, including administration of a project-management software platform (Scriptoria).

  • Collect and compile information from PHI research community (across CGIAR and partners) for use in technical reports and other relevant deliverables.

  • Provide event management support for PHI-sponsored events/meetings/workshops (face-to-face/virtual).

  • Facilitate internal communications and sharing among the PHI research community through appropriate software and communications tools.

  • Support collection of relevant data and management of PHI databases.

  • Support administration of PHI subgrants to partner institutions.


  • Bachelor’s degree plus 3-5 years of work experience and/or Master's degree in business administration or related field (NB: master’s degree may substitute for experience and vice-versa)

  • Minimum 2-3 years project
    management experience.

    Personal Attributes and Competencies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Ability to work proactively and manage timelines to help keep teams on track.

  • Strong computer skills, with demonstrated experience using a wide range of computer applications (e.g., MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook, project management software, conferencing software such as Zoom, and SharePoint or other collaborative workspace tools)

  • Desirable: experience working in institutions focused on research in agriculture and/or of a donor-funded nature, and experience of working in a multicultural environment.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; ICRAF PHI Coordination Assistant - CIMMYT Jobs in Kenya

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