Programme Coordinator


The International Water Management Institute is looking for self-motivated and proactive Programme Coordinator to be responsible for performing a coordinating role in a set of projects and CGIAR initiatives in the West Africa Office. The Programme Coordinator will ensure an enabling environment among the project teams, implementation partners, and key stakeholders for timely delivery of project outputs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the Country Representative in day-to-day management of a portfolio of projects including portfolio planning and implementation processes.
  • Facilitate regular virtual and physical meetings with all implementing partners for coordination and planning.
  • Coordinate the identification, development, and coordination of potential partnerships (including strategic private sector and development counterparts) for effective collaboration, at different levels of governance.
  • Responsible for all financial, operational, logistical, procurement, and accounting processes of the project in coordination with the Project Leader.
  • Monitor expenses to assure proper use of financial resources provided by sponsors.
  • Track project portfolio activities, outputs, reporting updates, project and partner progress (including project deliverables, success stories, expenditure progress) and provide administrative support to the Project Leader to ensure that agreed timelines are adhered to, commitments are cleared, and deliverables are uploaded into the IWMI system.
  • Conducting financial administration of partner agreements, including disbursements against deliverables, requesting financial reports, and assisting with partner audits where applicable.
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement arrangements for the Project Leader as and when necessary..
  • Manage contracts, draft and facilitate sub-agreements with partners.
  • Support the preparation, coordination, dissemination of, and reporting on project communication materials and donor reporting.
  • Support monitoring, evaluation, and learning processes ensuring organization and retention of project records in compliance with donor and IWMI policies.
  • Prepare and provide broad scope briefings and advice to Project Leaders, Country Representative, and donor(s).
  • Support other project management activities.


The successful candidate will posses the following:

  • A postgraduate university degree in project management, international development studies, social science, or other disciplines relevant to water, land, and food systems for multi-sectors.
  • Minimum of 10 years of work experience, including at least 4 years of demonstrated experience in project coordination and management processes with international organizations or other development partners
  • Good organizational skills, with the ability to handle multiple tasks in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills, particularly when preparing correspondence and briefings.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with social media and the ability to use such media to promote inter-office communications and information sharing.
  • Prior experience in water management, agriculture or climate change with international organizations preferred.
  • Demonstrated project management experience, including time management, budget control and estimate.
  • Demonstrated skills in the use of project management software.
  • The ability to effectively establish priorities and plan, organize, implement, and monitor work activities with limited supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Demonstrated skills in facilitation methods for participatory decisions and shared visions with stakeholders.
  • Excellent command in using MS Office and other computer software at a highly proficient and advanced level.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner.
  • Personal attributes include high standards of conduct, respect, flexibility, and sound work ethic.
  • Experience in the preparation of scientific information for stakeholders.
  • Experience in building and sustaining relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Effective listening skills, excellent verbal and written communications skills in English and French Language.
  • Highly motivated with strong pro-active drive for results.
  • Responsive and takes personal ownership and accountability to meet deadlines.
  • Should posses competencies such as critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, teamwork, team leadership, client orientation, problem-solving and decision-making, negotiation and conflict resolution.


What we are offering:

This is a regionally recruited position with a competitive salary commensurate with experience, an attractive retirement plan, comprehensive international health insurance, life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, long-term disability insurance coverage and a transportation allowance. Globally recruited staff who are employed at a duty station outside of their home base/country of nationality will also receive relocation assistance, a housing allowance, home-leave plane tickets for self and eligible dependents and education assistance for eligible dependents.

The duration of the contract will initially be for a three-year period with possible extension.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply for the position by following the application instructions at We will be accepting applications through 24:00 (IST) July 21, 2022 (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis). Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

IWMI believes that diversity powers our innovation, contributes to our excellence, and is critical for our mission. We offer a multi-cultural, multi-color, multi-generational and multi-disciplinary working environment. We are consciously creating an inclusive organization that reflects our global character and our commitment to gender equity. We, therefore, encourage applicants from all cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, and gender identities.


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