CAB International (Regional Bioscience Centre Pakistan)
Project Coordinator
Posted date 26th February, 2024 Last date to apply 15th March, 2024
Country Pakistan Locations Haroonabad
Category Project Management
Salary 120,000 PKR to 150,000 PKR (Gross)
Type Contractual Position 1
Experience 3 years
Status Closed

This role is perfect for someone looking to apply their experience and strong understanding within an organization that is focused on helping to deliver 8 of the Sustainable Development Goals: (1) No Poverty; (2) Zero Hunger; (3) Quality Education; (5) Gender Equality; (12) Responsible Consumption and Production; (13) Climate Action; (15) Life on Land; and (17) Partnerships for the Goals.

We are an international, inter-governmental organization that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.

Our approach involves putting information, skills and tools into people’s hands. CABI’s 49 Member Countries guide and influence our work which is delivered by scientific staff based in our global network of centres.

CABI is the only organisation worldwide that incorporates a dedicated publishing arm and an independent science media organisation alongside conducting its own scientific research and applying practical expertise in digital and other approaches to reach farmers and other stakeholders. Our publications in applied life science – including world-leading databases, books, eBooks, compendia and internet resources – help scientists discover credible and authoritative outputs from around the globe. Our tools add insights to data and help people apply science to real- world problems.

We have over 500 staff based in 16 countries. We have offices in Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Kenya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, the UK, the USA and Zambia

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The selected candidate will support the implementation of the Better Cotton programme in Punjab Pakistan. The Project Coordinator will provide coordination support to two critical components within the Better Cotton Standards System: Assurance and Capacity Building.

Key accountabilities

The Project Coordinator will be expected to look after the implementation of project activity plans across the project region under guidance of Project Manager and with the support of Technical Trainings Specialist within CABI Pakistan on Better Cotton. He/She will also be responsible but not limited to;

  • Work under the guidance and supervision of Project Manager and Technical Trainings Specialist.
  • Prepare the detailed plan for implementation of Better Cotton Standard System (BCSS) as per approved KPIs of the project.
  • Building capacity of field staff including Producer Unit Managers, Field Facilitators, Women Trainers and Women Village Trainers for implementation of Better Cotton Standard System (BCSS) and Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) at Better cotton farming community.
  • Ensure the achievement of KPIs settled for the project in terms of number of farmers trained, qualified cotton acreage and tonnage of seed cotton production with the help of field team.
  • Ensure the most possible effective and efficient utilization of activity wise allocated budget available in project to perform the approved activities.
  • Ensure the on time collection, credibility and quality of all types of data as with required parameters by organization/ donor including lists of farmers, workers (male and female), Result Indicator data, utilization reports etc.
  • Produce the success stories, blogs and activity details as the result of introduced interventions.
  • Develop and implement a roadmap for the sustainability of interventions/Producer Units in the project.
  • To carryout monitoring and evaluation activities while visiting the sites and conducting the review and feedback sessions at office and to ensure the implementation of Corrective Actions in their true spirit.
  •  Ensure the necessary documentation and trainings record maintenance at project level.
  • Prepare and submit all types of reports including activity, monthly highlight, and quarterly, mid-term and end year reports as required by organization/ donor within the given timelines.
  • Conduct the Credibility Checks for Producer Units on behalf of Implementing Partner and reports preparations.
  • Organize and conduct meetings, workshops, seminars, visits, and briefings as and when required.
  • Contribute towards publishing science-oriented work in renowned peer reviewed journals.
  • Any other assignments required for satisfactory completion of the key role requirements.


  • Expert knowledge of cotton production technology and administrative activities.
  • Highly skilled in facilitation, motivation and communication
  • Proficient in developing village level policies and plan for producer units.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of experimental protocol optimization
  • Good track record of research demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications in renowned journals
  • Self-motivated

Education & Experience

  • Minimum Master’s degree in Agriculture preferably in Agronomy, Entomology, or any related field.
  • Ideally, preference will be given to candidates having 3-4 years of relevant experience with the certificate of Training of Facilitators (ToF) and having experience with Farmer Field School (FFS) approach, Better Cotton Standard System (BCSS) will be given preference.

Personal Characteristics

  • Strong organisational and learning skills;
  • A team player with good interpersonal, communication and networking skills;
  • Comfortable working on one’s own initiative as well as following advice;
  • Flexible and creative in planning and problem solving;
  • Ability to deal with cultural differences of colleagues, donors and partners globally;
  • Willing to travel to remote and challenging locations in Pakistan.
  • Effective team player and conversant with a transdisciplinary approach.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, Self-motivated, an enthusiastic team player.



Reporting to: Project Manager

Contract Duration: 11 months including 3 months’ probation period.

Key Peer group: Project Staff

Direct reports: Producer Unit Managers

Salary Range: 120,000 PKR to 150,000 PKR (Gross)

Other Benefits: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension allowance, EOBI, paid leaves. 

Benefits cost will be deducted from gross salary


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. 


We aim to recruit and retain passionate people who have the necessary skills, knowledge and commitment to help us achieve our mission. Our benefits are designed to make our lives easier, improve our work-life balance, save money and safeguard our well-being. They include:

  • Competitive salaries;
  • 26 days of annual leave, plus public holidays;
  • Defined contribution pension scheme with employee contribution;
  • A culture committed to being a fully inclusive, enjoyable and fulfilling place to work;
  • An Employee Assistance Programme, with a full calendar of health and well-being initiatives;
  • Flexible working options;
  • Career development opportunities including internal promotions, mentoring and Development Bursary to visit another CABI centre;
  • Health/Life insurance and long service awards.

Other details:

  • Due to urgent recruitment, CABI (Regional Bioscience Centre) can start the recruitment process (written test/interview) before the closing date of application.
  • CABI (Regional Bioscience Centre) reserves the right to accept or reject application based on operational circumstances.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for test/interviews. Original documents to be presented at the time of interview.
  • Candidate having the relevant experience will be given preference.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


We are a thriving international organisation attracting a diverse range of talented people from around the world. Our staff currently comprises over 30 nationalities and as an equal opportunity’s employer we welcome applications from candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation or marital status. No applicant will be disadvantaged by conditions which cannot be shown to be justified and selection will be based on merit. CABI believes that everyone we come into contact with, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or ethnic origin has the right to be protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect and exploitation which includes child safeguarding, adult safeguarding, and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse. CABI has a zero-tolerance approach to any attitudes or behaviors that put children or adults at risk of harm. Safeguarding concerns are acts of gross misconduct and are grounds for disciplinary action up to and including, dismissal and referral to relevant authorities for criminal prosecution.  

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