M23326 Grant Management Analyst

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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. CIMMYT is a core CGIAR Research Center, a global research partnership for a food-secure future, dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources. For more information, visit cimmyt.org

 

Specific duties:

  •  Coordinate grant management steps along the project cycle in collaboration with involved units internal and external clients (e.g. Programs, Finance, Legal and Human Resources)
  • Ensure grant information and records, documentation, and archiving are handled adequately and on timely manner. Contribute to improvements of the functioning of the department.
  • Foster relationship with all units and internal clients. E.g Programs, Finance, Legal and Human Resources.
  • Ensure external and internal audits are conducted properly.
  • Perform other related tasks within the job level as may be requested by the immediate supervisor.

Requirements

Required academic qualifications, skills and attitudes:

  • The selected candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, International Relations, Public Administration, Social Sciences, or Project Management are beneficial.
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field such as Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, or Project Management is consider a strong asset.
  • Additional Certifications or Courses: Specific certifications in project management, or grant administration demonstrate a commitment to ongoing learning in the field.
  • Desirable work experience: 3+ years of experience in grant administration.

Other skills:

  • Grant Management Knowledge: Practical experience or knowledge in managing grants, including proposal writing, budget, management, compliance with regulations and reporting.
  • Software and Tool Competency: Proficiency in project management software, financial analysis tools and office software, especially Excel or similar tools.
  • Excellent communication skills: both written and verbal for crafting proposals, reports and maintaining clear and effective communication with all involved parties in the grant management process.
  • Advanced level of English. English will be tested and candidate should score a minimum of B2 on CEFR.
  • Teamwork: Being able to collaborate effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders to achieve objective.

Other Attitudes:

  • Organization and Attention to detail: to maintain accurate records and be detail-oriented is crucial.
  • Deadline orientation: ability to work under pressure and meet set deadlines for requirements.
  • Proactivity and autonomy: to take initiative and work independently when necessary.
  • Teamwork: being able to collaborate effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders to achieve objectives.

Benefits

CIMMYT offers an attractive remuneration package and support for continuous professional development. In addition to the provisions of the Mexican Labor Law our package of benefits includes year-end bonus (40 days), vacation premium (56%), life and medical insurance, supermarket coupons, savings fund, social Mexican benefits (IMSS, SAR / Infonavit).

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