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  • Posted: Mar 15, 2023
    Deadline: Mar 19, 2023
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    The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, known by its Spanish acronym, CIMMYT®, is a not-for-profit research and training organization with partners in over 100 countries. Please refer to our website for more information:
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    Program Assistant – Seed Systems and Technology Transfer


    This role offers administrative support to the Global Maize Program’s seed systems teams globally, with a focus on technology transfer, contract management, and monitoring and evaluation. The duty station will be in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Technology transfer

    • Support administration of the software system used for management of licenses, including provision / coordination of technical support for internal and external users of the licensing management system, data entry, and maintaining the integrity of data.
    • Provide administrative support for processes related to allocation of CIMMYT maize products developed in eastern Africa, including product announcement, reviewing applications, processing license agreements and amendments.
    • Support the annual licensee reporting cycle for eastern Africa through the online system, including review of reports and following up with partners to ensure reports are submitted on time.
    • Monitor licensee’s compliance with their contractual obligations for reporting and diligence towards commercialization of licensed products.
    • Extract and analyze data for use in various reports, especially for purposes of monitoring and evaluation.

    Project Management (Seed Equal)

    • Assist with coordination of processes related to work planning, monitoring, and reporting for CIMMYT Global Maize Program (GMP) activities under the One CGIAR Seed Equal Initiative (SEI).
    • Collect and compile information from CIMMYT GMP staff under SEI for use in technical reports and other deliverables.
    • Support internal communications and collaboration among the GMP-SEI team through appropriate software and communications tools.
    • Support administration of GMP subgrants under SEI.

    Education, knowledge and experience:

    • Bachelor degree in Business Administration or related field.
    • 3-5 years of work experience
    • 2-3 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation or project management.

    Personal attributes and competencies:

    • Excellent written communication skills (English).
    • Impeccable attention to detail.
    • 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).
    • Strong analytical and data visualization skills.
    • Demonstrated experience with contract management.
    • Ability to communicate in French and/or Portuguese is an added advantage.
    • Desirable: experience working in institutions focused on research, agriculture, and/or of a donor-funded nature, and experience working in a multicultural environment.

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