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Location: Africa

Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) is seeking an experienced Thematic Director: Public Private Partnership and Market Access. SAA currently operates in four focus countries: Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda.

It is currently seeking to recruit:

Thematic Director - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


  • A PH.D. or equivalent in Rural Development or an MBA with a major in market issues. A minor in extension, farmers’ organizations and/or private sector linkage is an advantage.
  • A holistic vision of rural development and a good sense of project management.
  • A good grasp of market access for small producers and is business-oriented and understands that technology transfer is not an end by itself but only a tool to achieve prosperity.
  • 10 years experience, as s/he will form part of a matrix management in which Thematic Directors (4) are seasoned scientists and practitioners.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Proven track record of working with farmers’ organizations, private sector, public sector (including researchers).
  • Good written and spoken English and French communication skills.
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