Administrative Analyst

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About the position
We are searching for an Analyst responsible for providing efficient and effective administrative, logistical, and operational support to the research area of Crops for nutrition and health for the Units of Rice and Biotechnology, under the direct supervision of the Program Management Officer (PMO).
The position will be based in the operations center of the Americas, located in the Campus of Palmira, Colombia.
Key Responsibilities
Act as the focal point for processing requests made by research staff, in compliance with institutional policies and procedures, to contribute to the efficient delivery of projects.
Perform the project administrative tasks, including logistic support to the project staff, travel arrangements and provide logistics and administration arrangements for meetings, conferences, seminars, and workshops.
Provide administrative and financial backstopping and guidance for the staff with respect to payments, travel claims, and other requirements.
Support and guide research staff in the process and required documentation for the hiring of interns, visiting research fellows, national and international research staff and consultants.
Support research staff in the hub in raising the request for the acquisition of goods and services and following up with the responsible person for implementation liaising with accounting staff about payments as well as other relevant admin duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
Assist the programs in the preparation of budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analyzing and monitoring the situation of resources as compared to planned activities.
Prepare recurring reports as scheduled and special reports for the lever director, PMO and project leaders, maintaining and updating spreadsheets and databases for internal control purposes.
Maintain an overview of the financial situation of the projects, to ensure that timely administrative support is provided in general and particular areas.
Work with research staff, PMOs, and administrative staff to identify improvements between research and admin teams for greater efficience.



Qualifications and requirements
Bachelor’s degree in administration, industrial engineering, logistics, accounting, international relations, or related discipline with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office package / Excel (advanced).
Intermediate to advanced level of English (oral and written).
Sound knowledge of standard office procedures.
Strong client orientation and service approach.
Strong interpersonal, communications, and teamwork skills; courtesy, tact, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people from different cultural and national backgrounds.
Well-developed skills in personal organization, priority setting, problem-solving, detail-oriented and accuracy.



Terms of employment
This is a national recruited position placed at a BG06, on a scale of 14 levels, with level 14 being the highest.
This is a Colombian national search and will be managed through a fixed term contract of a one (1) year period, subject to a probation period according to the local legislation and is renewable depending on performance and availability of resources.
The Alliance Bioversity-CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer, and strive for gender, diversity, and inclusion in our staff, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic.
Applicants are invited to send a cover letter illustrating their suitability for the above position against the qualifications, competencies, and skills together with a detailed curriculum vitae, including names and addresses of three referees knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Office, Lizethe Jimenez at ( ) and should clearly indicate “Application: Analyst, Administrative – OPD–“.
Closing date for applications: March 31st, 2023
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