B23257 Office Helper/Assistant

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CIMMYT is a cutting edge, non-profit, international organization dedicated to solving tomorrow’s problems today. It is entrusted with fostering improved quantity, quality, and dependability of production systems and basic cereals such as maize, wheat, triticale, sorghum, millets, and associated crops through applied agricultural science, particularly in the Global South, through building strong partnerships. This combination enhances the livelihood trajectories and resilience of millions of resource-poor farmers, while working towards a more productive, inclusive, and resilient agrifood system within planetary boundaries.

For more information, visit cimmyt.org.


CIMMYT is looking for an enthusiastic and organized individual to join as an Office Helper/Assistant. The ideal candidate will have excellent administrative and communication skills and be able to work independently.


The location of this position will be CIMMYT – Bangladesh Dhaka Office.


Specific duties:

  • Ensure daily office opening & closing.
  • Take care of office premises and decorate plants as and when required.
  • Office equipment use & maintenance.
  • Ensure operate, cleaning & take care of refrigerator, ovens, Air conditioner and other kitchen equipment’s.
  • Carry and deliver messages, letters, documents, and other materials internally and externally.
  • Ensure photocopy support as per requirement and take care of photocopy   machine.
  • Provide support to training, meeting and workshop arranged by office/project.
  • Purchase & ensure meeting snacks, food, tea, Coffee and drinking water as per requirement.
  • Provide timely supply of tea/coffee to the staff/meeting/visitor.
  • Ensure tea, coffee and other supplies store/availability in office.
  • Assist in loading and unloading materials as and when required.
  • Work as messenger to bank, courier service and other office as and when required.
  • Support to the Officer, Finance & Admin for project materials purchase, good received, maintain stock register & materials issue/received.
  • Assist in procuring, carrying, and caring for store materials.
  • Assisting office and field activities when necessary
  • Any other tasks assigned by the Supervisor.


  • Minimum Secondary School Certificate completion required. Basic Reading and writing knowledge of both Bangla and English is desirable.
  • Minimum 3 (One) years prior work experience in similar positions required.
  • Maintain a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrate willingness to learn new skills.
  • Take on new challenge.
  • Self-motivated and Proactive.
  • The selected candidate should exhibit the following competencies: Critical and Creative Thinking, Client Orientation, Communication and Teamwork.


The position is for Bangladesh Nationals for an initial fixed-term contract of 1-year with 3 months probationary period, which further employment is subject to performance and the continued availability of funds. CIMMYT will provide a nationally competitive salary and benefits that include comprehensive health and life insurance, paid vacation, contributions to a retirement plan, and a range of other benefits as required by Bangladesh law. 

Please apply online to B23257 Office Helper/Assistant. no later than Monday, Dec 25 2023. For more information on the process please e-mail Human Resources, CIMMYT (Email: CIM-Recruitment-BD@cgiar.org )

Applications must include a CV and a cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

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

CIMMYT is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are encouraged to apply.

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