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THE ROLE

Job title: Finance Assistant

Grade: 03

Salary: As per experience & Skills

Reporting to:   Finance Coordinator

Direct reports: None

Key peer group: Finance

Location: Rawalpindi

Purpose of the role

CABI Central & West Asia is implementing “Safer Food through Aflatoxin control in Pakistan”. This program will use a cutting-edge technology that works to eliminate aflatoxin in the fields, where it affects up to 25% of all crops grown. The project is being implemented with collaboration of various partners from National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) and Rafhan Maize Products (Pvt) Ltd.

The purpose of this role is to ensure the effective and efficient accounting and management reporting for centrally allocated projects. To support the Finance Coordinator with the review of CABI’s externally funded projects

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the monthly reporting, variance analysis and KPI’s for active projects, ensuring accurate and timely submissions.
  • Responsible for reviewing and issuing the utilizations reports to project managers, ensuring any required adjustments are accurately completed within the deadline.
  • Ensure new projects are set up correctly, including donor contracts, Project Initiation Documents (PIDs) and Project Financial Analysis (PFAs).
  • Prepare monthly, ad hoc reports and analysis to enhance understanding of the performance of the Projects.
  • Assist the Senior Accountant with all audit requirements, donor reporting and monthly Programme and Project income accruals.
  • Provide first line support to Programme and Project Managers and Regional Office Finance Staff.
  • Assist in accounting, budgeting and re-forecasting processes for externally funded Projects
  • •Ensure good financial controls and compliance with CABI accounting procedures to satisfy audit requirements

Candidate profile

  • Graduate with specialisation in Finance having 5 years related experience or Master degree with specialization in Finance with 3 years related experience.
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.

Previous Experience

  • Experience of project accounting and reporting within an international context.
  • Experience of budgeting, monitoring and reporting.
  • Proficient in the use of a wide range of IT packages, including Word, Excel, Outlook and accountancy system.

Personal Characteristics

  • Good team player with a flexible and positive ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to deal with changing demands of the role.
  • Highly organised and professional approach to work with the ability to exercise initiative and
  • prioritise under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills ability to communicate cross culturally and at all levels.
  • Excellent record keeping skills, a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • A positive approach to personal and professional development

NOTE

  • This job description is not intended to be exhaustive. It is expected that the post holder and CABI will adopt a flexible attitude and accept that the duties may have to be varied according to circumstances, in particular changing corporate requirements and individual development needs.

THE ROLE

Job title: Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Officer

Salary: 75,000 Gross PKR       

HAY BAND:   3                

Reporting to: HR/Admin Manager       

Direct reports: Project Team

Key peer group: IT Team

Location:  Rawalpindi with occasional travel to project sites

Purpose of the role:        

CABI Central & West Asia is implementing “Safer Food through Aflatoxin control in Pakistan”. This program will use a cutting-edge technology that works to eliminate aflatoxin in the fields, where it affects up to 25% of all crops grown. The project is being implemented with collaboration of various partners from National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) and Rafhan Maize Products (Pvt) Ltd.

Selected candidate will be responsible to maintain and support computer communication networks within CABI Rawalpindi and project sites.  The goal is to ensure the smooth operation of communication networks of the Project in order to provide maximum performance and availability for the Project users.

Key accountabilities:

  • Installing, supporting and maintaining Project IT technical infrastructure including firewalls, servers, backups, operating systems, networks, FTP and inventory thereof etc;
  • Maintaining the communications network including internet access, email administration and connections for Project staff;
  • Providing 3rd/final line support to all project staff and 3rd/final line support for mission critical applications and servers;
  • Undertaking routine preventative measures and implementing, maintaining and monitoring network security including anti-virus, anti-spyware and operating system patch installation and upgrades for all systems
  • Creating and maintaining all IT ‘systems management’ documentation including a maintenance register
  • Setting up user accounts, permissions and passwords;
  • Monitoring network usage;
  • Ensuring the most cost-effective and efficient use of servers/Project systems;
  • Suggesting and providing IT solutions to business and management and project problems; inclusive of supporting procurement by getting the most cost-effective solutions and preparing documentation for presentation to the procurement committee.
  • Analysing and resolving faults, whether it is a major system crash or a forgotten password;
  • Providing training and technical support for users with varying levels of IT knowledge and competence to the project staff;
  • Maintaining project data/outputs on the servers.
  • Managing any major printing jobs for the projects
  • Any other assignments required for satisfactory completion of the key role requirements

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education & Qualifications

  • Degree, MCP’s or equivalent in a Computing Engineering or related subject with 5 years proven commercial systems engineering experience;

Experience

  • Proven experience of configuring network cabling, switches, routers & hubs for connectivity on an Ethernet network;
  • Strong VPN, data communications experience with extensive TCP/IP and routing knowledge (OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, RIP);
  • Proven experience of supporting Microsoft Server 2003/2008 operating systems;
  • High level of expertise in Microsoft Exchange and Active Directory;
  • Experience of customer service and desktop applications

Personal Characteristics

  • Ideally the candidate should have relentless enthusiasm and passion for the IT industry, have an excellent working knowledge of networking technologies and have the commitment to keep up to date with the latest developments in IT in CABI.
  • He should also be able to establish harmonious working relationships with team members, be a good communicator and provide a high-quality level of service to the organization.
  • Applicant for this role needs to be honest, dedicated, social, motivated, disciplined, and self-organized to deliver quality work at prescribed deadlines.

 

THE ROLE

Job title: Research Associate 

Salary: 55,000 Gross PKR       

HAY BAND:   3                

Reporting to: Project Manager

Direct reports: Project Scientists

Key peer group: Project Team

Location:  Rawalpindi

Purpose of the role:        

CABI Central & West Asia is implementing “Safer Food through Aflatoxin control in Pakistan”. This program will use a cutting-edge technology that works to eliminate aflatoxin in the fields, where it affects up to 25% of all crops grown. The project is being implemented with collaboration of various partners from National Agricultural Research Centre (NARC) and Rafhan Maize Products (Pvt) Ltd.

Key accountabilities:

  • Work under the guidance and supervision of Project Manager.
  • Maintain good working relationships with government and private sector project partners / stakeholders.
  • Develop work plans aligned with the project objectives - with advice and support of project partners.
  • Track the work plans associated with the relevant project partners and submission of weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, and any emerging reports.
  • Facilitation of project partners in achieving project deadlines/milestones committed with the funding agency.
  • Organize and conduct meetings, workshops, seminars, visits, and briefings.
  • Facilitation of project partners in implementation of the project following the CABI’s financial and policy guidelines.
  • Facilitate to maintain portfolio of the project in social, press, and electronic media.
  • Any other assignments required for satisfactory completion of the key role requirement

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education & Qualifications

  • Master Degree in Microbiology/Plant Pathology/Agriculture or related field of function.

Experience

  • Fresh candidates can apply.
  • Experience in Agriculture Projects are favourable

Personal Characteristics

  • Applicant for this role needs to be honest, dedicated, social, motivated, disciplined, and self-organized to deliver quality work at prescribed deadlines.

THE ROLE

Job title: Post-doctoral research assistant

Salary range:       Depending on skills, abilities and experience

Grade:      HAY BAND 4

Reporting to:       Coordinator AoI

Key peer group:  Action on Invasives Best Practice Solutions

Location:  Rawalpindi

Key Accountabilities

  1. Develop new ways of collecting field data for ground trothing satellite images with the University of Manchester
  2. Identify sources of historical data and translate it into suitable data format for combination with remote sensing data
  3. Work with satellite data team to ensure appropriate and useful datasets are being generated
  4. Develop new methodologies for analysing weed abundance and estimated abundance data
  5. Assist with development and implementation of field data hardware and software
  6. Work with the Manchester team to aggregate ground data with satellite images
  7. Utilise the dataset generated for new and improved methods of modelling Parthenium habitat suitability
  8. Develop new understanding of Parthenium’s spread in Pakistan - mechanisms, rates and potentially identify at-risk areas.
  9. Participate in the technical workshops
  10. Support Best Practice Solutions operations of the Action on Invasives programme in Pakistan
  11. Assist in the design of knowledge transfer activities to ensure appropriate impact of work

CANDIDATE PROFILE

We are seeking a person with research experience in any reputed organization with Ph.D or M.Phil/MS in GIS/Remote Sensing or any relevant qualification

Essential skills

  • Strong research interest in ecology or agricultural biology
  • Experience of using Geographical Information Systems for geospatial analysis
  • Experience of developing field data collection programmes
  • Programming skills for geospatial data analysis (e.g. R, Python, Matlab or similar software etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills for working with a multinational project team
  • Willingness to travel for fieldwork within Pakistan and abroad
  • Experience of weed population dynamics
  • Knowledge of geospatial modelling of weeds
  • Previous experience working on invasives programs
  • Good spoken and written English (i.e. ability to produce research articles for English-language publication and interact during teleconferences)

Desirable skills

  • Knowledge and research experience with invasive weeds
  • Experience of using remote sensing data
  • Experience of using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and imaging systems
  • Coordination and small-team management experience
  • Experience of working with international research collaboration

 

THE ROLE

Job title: Producer Unit Manager (No. of Post 2)    

Salary: 35,000 (Gross) PKR        

HAY BAND:   2         

Reporting to: Project Coordinator       

Direct reports: Project Manager

Key peer group: Project Team

Location:  Sanghar/Mirpurkhas

Purpose of the role: 

CABI Central & West Asia is implementing ‘Better Cotton Projects” in areas of lower Sindh-Pakistan for sustainable production and improved quality of cotton under Decent Work conditions. The project objectives are 1) To achieve Better Cotton aims across the social, environmental and economic aspects of cotton production 2) To achieve impact and bring Better Cotton to scale in relation to all 3 primary KPIs: farmers trained and licensed, hectares licensed, BC MT tons produced and licensed 3) To develop partnerships with governments, trade associations or other national scale entities to adopt the BCI principles and contribute for success of project.

The selected candidates for these positions would be responsible for implementation of project plans at assigned sites under guidance of Project Manager and with the support of Training M&E and QA Manager. These positions are initially to be recruited for ten months (01 June 2019 to 31 March 2020) with six months of probation period; however, the successful candidates based on satisfactorily performance are expected to be continued up to extension of project.

Key accountabilities:

  • Work under the guidance and supervision of Project Manager, Training M&E and QA Manager/Project Coordinator.
  • Prepare the detailed plan for implementation of Better Cotton Standard System (BCSS) for the Producer Unit.
  • Capacity building of Field Facilitators for implementation of Better Cotton Standard System (BCSS) at farm/Learning Group level.
  • Ensure the achievement of KPIs settled for Producer Unit in terms of number of farmers, cotton acreage and tonnage of seed cotton production with the help of Field Facilitators.
  • Field visits/meetings with farmers for monitoring, verification, capacity building and backstopping.
  • Ensure the necessary documentation and trainings record maintenance at Farm and Producer Unit level.
  • Develop the cotton farmer’s guidance material for Better Cotton production.
  • Prepare and submit activity reports to line manager.
  • Prepare and compile the technical reports of registered cotton growers to study impact of the activities.
  • Facilitate the Women Trainer/Women Village Trainer to conduct cotton picking and decent work trainings training female farm workers of Producer Unit.
  • Conduct the self-assessment for Producer Unit.
  • Facilitate the shadow Self-Assessment, Credibility check by IP & BCI, 3rd party verifications process.
  • Collection of seed cotton data (available and sold) and sharing with Better Cotton Initiative.
  • Preparation, verification and submission of Result Indicator Report (RIR) for farmers.
  • Organize and conduct meetings, workshops, seminars, visits, and briefings.
  • Any other assignments required for satisfactory completion of the key role requirements.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education & Qualifications

  • Candidates should have earned M.Sc. (Hons) degree in Agriculture or a related field.

Experience

  • Candidates from Sindh province with certificate of Training of Facilitators (ToF) and having experience with Farmer Field School (FFS) approach will be given preference.
  • Strong understanding of cotton production technology and its sustainability issues.
  • Willingness for field visits to interiors of lower Sindh for meetings with farmers.
  • Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills
  • Experience and ability to work under pressure and within limited timeframes
  • Strong technical report writing skills
  • Ability to plan work schedules to meet agreed deadlines.
  • Effective team player and conversant with a transdisciplinary approach.
  • Practical and pragmatic – preferably with experience of working with Government systems
  • Experience of TNA, Training Design, Training Material development and Training Evaluations.

Personal Characteristics

  • Applicant for this role needs to be honest, dedicated, social, motivated, disciplined, and self-organized to deliver quality work at prescribed deadlines.




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