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Project Manager

Reference number: 202212163
Job status: In-progress
Job category: Local Position
Duty station: New Delhi, India
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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are non-profit science institutions that build and apply evidence to today’s most pressing challenges, including energy insecurity and the climate and biodiversity crises. Over a combined total of 65 years, we have built vast knowledge on forests and trees outside of forests in agricultural landscapes (agroforestry). Using a multidisciplinary approach, we seek to improve lives and to protect and restore ecosystems. Our work focuses on innovative research, partnering for impact, and engaging with stakeholders on policies and practices to benefit people and the planet. Founded in 1993 and 1978, CIFOR and ICRAF are members of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food secure future dedicated to reducing poverty, enhancing food and nutrition security, and improving natural resources.

CIFOR-ICRAF is looking for a

Project Manager


Duties and responsibilities

  • Manage the developing web-based platforms (Dashboard), mobile apps and decision support tools.
  • Work closely with design, development & product teams to integrate, implement & improve features.
  • Stay updated with emerging technologies and implement them into the current code base.
  • Attend to any other work assigned by the supervisor.
  • Any other work related to the project implementation assigned by the supervisor

Education, knowledge and experience

  • MBA OR Equivalent AND
  • B.Tech. OR B.E. OR MCA OR M.Sc. (IT OR CS) OR MS in Software Systems
  • At least 3-5 years of experience as a Program Manager for I.T. Implementation Projects, I.T. System projects.
  • Preferable with two years of experience in e-Governance and related Projects implementation experience.
  • Working experience with clients to understand the day-to-day requirements, translate them to technical specifications and define them for development and implementation teams.
  • Responsible for daily management through the life cycle of the program
  • Plan the Overall Program and monitor progress to ensure milestones are met.
  • Certification: Resource should have done once any of the following certificates and PMP OR PRINCE 2 OR Scrum Master OR CSM OR CAPM OR Equivalent
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Development, implementation plans and decision-making.
  • Good skills in the use of standard software packages (M.S. Office).

Personal attributes and competencies

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and relational skills.
  • Strong skills in conceptualization, communication, and reporting.

Terms and conditions

  • Duration of the contract: One-year renewable contingent upon availability of funds, continued relevance of position and performance of the incumbent.
  • CIFOR-ICRAF offers competitive remuneration in local currency commensurate with skills and experience. An early joiner is preferred for this position.
  • CIFOR-ICRAF reserves the right to modify the number of positions, locations, timeline or cancel the hiring as necessary. Income tax will be deducted as per prevailing income tax laws.
  • Based on the performance/ competencies and needs, hired staff may be relocated to other project locations upon mutual consent.

    Application process
  • The application deadline is 21 January 2023.
  • Interested candidates are requested to submit their application online with cover letter, with at least three references.
  • Application without cover letter and references will not be considered.
  • We will acknowledge all applications but will only contact short-listed candidates.

    To apply, please send your application on email “” Please insert the following: Application for Project Manager in the subject of your email).

    To learn more about CIFOR-ICRAF, please visit our websites at: and

    CIFOR-ICRAF promotes Gender Diversity – Applications from women professionals areencouraged.

    CIFOR-ICRAF is an equal opportunity employer. It fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equality, teamwork, and respect for diversity.

Application process

The application deadline is 21 Jan-2023
We will acknowledge all applications, but will contact only short-listed candidates.


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