Project Assistant

CIMMYT International

Detailed Job description / requirements:


The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit agricultural research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries. Please refer to our website for more information:

CIMMYT is seeking an experienced professional to support the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia ( project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the US Agency for International Development. CSISA is CIMMYT’s flagship for sustainable intensification in South Asia and incorporates programming across the innovation to impact continuum in Nepal, Bangladesh, and selected states in India.

Position title: Project Assistant

Duty station: Kathmandu

Reference No: N22268

Major duties and responsibilities

  • Assist in projects’ financial resources management, human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services
  • Provide logistical support for workshops and other meetings as tasked by the project manager
  • Provide monitoring support in all routine matters as requested by the Project Manager and in cases of absence, when required, to keep up-to-date on all commitments and tasks.
  • Liaise with external vendors, following CIMMYT procurement guidelines, by processing requests of project supplies.
  • Support CSISA’s HR activities, including staff recruitment, contract renewals, trainees, on-the-job trainees and consultancy contracts; and maintaining a database of active staff. 
  • Maintain a database of consultancy payments and ensure payments to consultants are done on a timely manner.
  • Follow-up with project staff to guarantee smooth implementation of administrative and operational activities of the project.
  • Maintain up-to-date files and records of project documentation
  • Support the Project Manager on day-to-day activities.
  • Perform any other tasks and assignments related to the CSISA project(s), as directed by the CSISA Project Manager.

Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • Bachelor’s degree or professional qualification requiring 2 or more years’ study.
  • Technical Requirements: Use of computers and minor troubleshooting of IT, MS office applications, drafting minutes and letters, good knowledge of written and verbal English.
  • Fair English skills: read and respond appropriately to correspondence, orally and in writing. Ability to prepare regularly used documents and report without assistance.
  • Service-oriented: frequent contact with people other than immediate colleagues, but mostly within CIMMYT.
  • The candidate must exhibit sense of urgency and commitment to responsibilities and deadlines. 
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience preferably in INGO/NGO working environment.
  • The selected candidate must exhibit the following competencies: Critical and Creative thinking, Communication, Teamwork, Client orientation, Problem solving and decision-making, Negotiation and conflict resolution.

Candidates must go through the link below and submit the application with detailed information no later than February 18th, 2023.

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Job Overview

Category Administrative / Management, Development and Project
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 2+ years
Education Graduate (Bachelors)
Posted Date 26 Jan, 2023
Apply Before 18 Feb, 2023
City Kathmandu