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HarvestPlus seeks a highly-motivated Project Coordinator to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for overall coordination of the Bangladesh Initiative to Enhance Nutrition Security and Governance (BIeNGS) project. This position is a one-year, fixed-term appointment and is renewable contingent upon continued satisfactory performance and program funding. The position is based at the BIeNGS project office in Jamalpur under the HarvestPlus Bangladesh Country Office. Interested applicants must have work authorization to work in Bangladesh.
HarvestPlus improves nutrition and public health by developing and promoting biofortified food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals, and providing global leadership on biofortification evidence and technology. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future . Its science is carried out by its 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. HarvestPlus is based at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and collaborates with multiple CGIAR centers and partner organizations.
The Project Coordinator’s responsibilities include working closely with the BIeNGS Project Manager (at World Vision Bangladesh) to prepare comprehensive action plans including resources, timeframes, and budgets for the project. S/he will perform various coordinating tasks, like scheduling and risk management, along with administrative duties, like maintaining project documentation and handling financial queries. To succeed in this role, s/he should have excellent time management and communication skills. Collaboration with clients and internal teams is required to deliver results on deadlines. Ultimately, the Project Coordinator’s duties are to ensure that all project deliverables are completed on time, within budget, and meet high quality standards.
Specific duties include but are not limited to: