AATF Coordinator Policy Enabler - TAAT Project - Jobs in Kenya

AATF Coordinator Policy Enabler - TAAT Project - Jobs in Kenya


The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is seeking a dynamic, proactive, and experienced agricultural expert to coordinate a Project on facilitating emergence of an enabling policy environment for agricultural value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This project serves the role of being the policy enabler for a consortium of agricultural value chains under the auspices of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program supported by
the African Development Bank (AfBD).

Project Background:

The Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program has been initiated by the AfDB as part of its Feed Africa Initiative with support from a number of development partners.

The main objective is to harness high-impact agricultural technologies for raising
agricultural productivity, mitigating risks and promoting diversification and post-harvest
investment across selected agricultural commodity chains.

The Position:

  • This is an Internationally Recruited Position and will provide technical and managerial leadership in all aspects of agricultural policy analysis, advocacy and implementation.
  • The position will be based at AATF’s headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and will report within AATF to the Director Technical Operations while also liaising as appropriate with the larger TAAT
  • Program Coordination Unit and Clearinghouse at the International Institute of Tropical
    Agriculture (IITA).

    Key Duties and Responsibility:

  • Lead the policy enabler compact and the development of all necessary submissions for
    approval by the TAAT Clearinghouse.
  • Overall implementation of TAAT Policy Enabler project activities across partner
    institutions in all target countries.
  • Establish good linkages with lead commodity compact institutions to ensure that
    administrative support is provided for fiduciary services such as procurement and
    financial management.
  • In close consultation and collaboration with the Forum for Agricultural Research in
    Africa (FARA) ensure that capacity is built in all needed areas for various stakeholders
    within the value chain.
  • Ensure that all policy related issues that can affect TAAT commodity value chains
    within target countries are effectively addressed.
  • Support the development of young Agripreneurs through
    demonstration and training in close collaboration with the ENABLE-TAAT Compact.
  • Ensure that quarterly and annual consolidated technical and financial reports for the compact are prepared and submitted to the program management office on schedule.

    Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in agricultural sciences with working experience in policy analysis,
    advocacy, implementation or any other related and equivalent disciplines from a
    recognized institution;
  • Over ten (10) years’ experience of work in agriculture sector, preferably in the field of
    policy analysis or policy advocacy that is critical in engendering agricultural sector
    policy reforms and implementation;
  • Conversant with policy and institutional issues related to challenges hampering seed
    systems, agro-input supply and market access in African countries;
  • Relevant work experience in project management and seed systems, especially with
    projects that link farmers to the market will be an added advantage;
  • Demonstrated ability to write, publish, and disseminate technical reports, success
    stories, and promotional materials.

    Submission of Applications

  • Candidates are invited apply online to access the full job description and to send their applications on or before 31st
    October, 2018
    to aatf-hr@aatf-africa.org and clearly indicate on the email subject Policy
    Enabler Coordinator – TAAT Project.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
  • The African Agricultural Technology Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. It is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds and any other diversity groups whose diversity is within AATF means to apply and become a part of the organization

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