Project Management Unit Assistant

International Potato Center , Peru

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th January, 2021

Job Description

The International Potato Center (CIP) is looking for a dynamic Project Management Unit with high level of commitment and excellent organizational skills to support the Projects ad Finance teams by providing timely, accurate and effective information.
About the role
The objective of this position is to provide support to the Project Management Unit Team. The person selected will be based in HQ-Lima, Peru and will report directly to the Head of the Project Management Unit.

Key responsibilities:

Implementation and Compliance

  • Assist project team with management and implementation of project deliverables in liaison with Project Management Unit Specialists and Officers.
  • Assist in tracking projects' annual budgets and forecast while working with project managers to explain variance and make needed programmatic course corrections if necessary.
  • Assist in reviewing Project Status Reports to ensure strong monthly financial oversight.
  • Assist in reviewing invoices/reports from project partners, challenge or approve as appropriate.
  • In liaison with Project Management Specialists, supports Project Leaders with contractual management, linked to the Grants and Contracts unit.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Assist in monitoring progress against project output and provide feedback and action steps to Project Leader to achieve project objectives.
  • Prepare KPIs and reports as needed.
  • Knowledge Management
  • Organize and maintain shared knowledge portals for supporting projects (KM Hub, websites).
  • Support the communication with donors and customers to exchange necessary project information in liaison with Project Management Specialists.


  • What are we looking for?
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, or Financial Management, or Operations or related field.
  • Additional certification in Project Management
  • At least 1 year of experience required in similar position.
  • Proficient in MS Office, especially in Excel.
  • Good qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
  • Knowledge in software solutions (ERP)
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Interpersonal communication and strong teamwork skills.


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