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Program Manager for Yemen Projects
International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Job Expired 4 Jun 2024
Posted 3 weeks ago
Job Description

Reports to: IFPRI Country Program Leader

Location: IFPRI office located at the ICARDA Cairo office.

Main purpose of position

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a Program Manager and Administrator for Yemen Projects. The Program Manager and Administrator will focus on the Yemen portfolio to maintain organization and take over some of the project management workload. The position is based at IFPRI located in within the ICARDA Cairo office.


The employer of record will be ICARDA and employment policies, compensation and benefits of ICARDA will apply to this position.



The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is a treaty-based international non-profit research organization supported by CGIAR.

ICARDA’s mission is to reduce poverty, enhance food, water, and nutritional security, as well as environmental health in the face of global challenges including climate change. We do this through innovative science, strategic partnerships, linking research to development and capacity development that take into account gender equality and the role of youth in transforming the dry areas. ICARDA works in partnership with governments, universities, civil society, national agricultural research organization, other CGIAR Research Centers, and the private sector. With its temporary Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, ICARDA operates in regional and country offices across Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. For more information:


The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) provides research-based policy solutions to sustainably reduce poverty and end hunger and malnutrition in developing countries. Established in 1975, IFPRI currently has more than 500 employees working in over 70 countries and works with a wide range of partners. It is a research center of CGIAR, the world’s largest agricultural innovation network. For more information:



 All CGIAR Centers are currently engaged into a reform process (“One CGIAR’”) that will help ICARDA and CGIAR achieve better impact through more strategically integrated research, unified governance, an integrated structure, and new research modalities across participating Research Centers. This transformation is supported by CGIAR donors who have committed to increased funding as a result of these reforms.  

Main Responsibilities

  • Managing donor reporting requirements for large projects,
  • Provide support with logistics for travel and meetings taking place in Cairo,
  • Manage a database of contacts in the various Yemeni organizations involved,
  • Support in the logistical aspects of preparing and organizing project proposals,
  • Manage the delivery of project outputs,
  • Oversee the project’s financial resources,
  • Draft Terms of Reference for consultants,
  • Keep track of contracts and invoicing processes for consultants
  • Supervise consultants and ensure the quality of their deliverables,
  • Draft official memorandums/letters to stakeholders, as needed,
  • Serve as the primary contact person for consultants regarding IFPRI policies and procedures,
  • Support with Arabic/English translation as needed for assisting in communication,
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Masters’ Degree (or equivalent qualifications) in a relevant discipline.
  • At least 7 years’ relevant experience.
  • Extensive organizational and communications skills.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English and formal Arabic.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task as needed, consistently meet deadlines and manage time well.
  • Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail and accuracy of work.
  • Ability to work independently and with initiative.
  • Interest and motivation for supporting research on development.
  • Prior project management experience working in UN agencies or international non-government organizations is highly desirable.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:


  • Master’s degree in project management, Administration, or closely related fields
  • Familiarity with the working environment in Yemen


This is a nationally recruited position open to Egyptian nationals for which ICARDA offers an attractive compensation package including a competitive salary, medical insurance, 30 days of annual leave, five months’ maternity leave, 15 days’ paternity leave. The successful candidate will be offered an initial contract of 1 year, renewable subject to continued need for the position and satisfactory performance. The first six months will be probationary period.

ICARDA is committed to increasing women representation in its workforce and strongly encourages applications from women.

Applications will be acknowledged, but we apologize in advance as due to the large number of applications only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

This position is no longer open.