Technical Program and Portfolio Manager

CIMMYT seeks a dynamic, self-­motivated and service-­oriented professional for the position of Technical Program and Portfolio Manager. This position, which is an ideal role for a person interested in working in an international institution with day-­to-­day business and science contacts in locations all over the world. Because the institute’s mission is focused on food security, the selected candidate will have a personal involvement in improving outcomes for smallholder farmers in many parts of the world.

This scientist and project manager will report to the Program Director of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program (GMP) at CIMMYT’s Nairobi, Kenya facilities. He/she will have an important role in CIMMYT Global Maize Program teams in Africa, Latin America and Asia – developing grant proposals, ensuring that the research teams are on a strong performance track, and assisting the Program Director with setting the course of future growth plans in an institute that has doubled in size over the last decade. This is a position that offers enormous opportunity to make an impact on one of the world’s major food security crops.

The position will be based at CIMMYT’s regional office in Nairobi, Kenya.