African Agricultural Technology Foundation Programme Officer Jobs

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is an international not-for-profit organisation designed to facilitate and promote public/private partnerships for the access and delivery of royalty-free proprietary technologies that meet the needs of resource-poor smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).



Through its catalytic and facilitative role, AATF acts as the neutral intermediary and responsible party between owners and/or holders of proprietary technologies and those that need them to promote food security and enhance livelihoods for smallholder farmers in SSA.


AATF was incorporated in the UK in January 2003, in Kenya on April 2003 (Headquarters) and in Nigeria in October 2009. It was also registered as a charity under the laws of England and Wales in January 2005.


Key Responsibilities


The Programme Officer is expected to:

  • Undertake tasks regarding the overall implementation of TAAT Policy Enabler project activities across partner institutions in all target countries.
  • Provide the required attention to all activities required to build understanding and confidence for the project, including field visits; follow-up responses, and reporting obligations.
  • Compile technical reports and project briefs including editing and formatting of documents, and writing minutes.
  • Create and maintain an electronic archiving system of project related documents, and manage assignments and tasks related to technical activities including project data entry, analysis and interpretation.
  • Convene Annual Project Review and Planning Meetings
  • Facilitate capacity building activities for the project implementation teams and other stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders for the smooth delivery of planned activities and achieving the objectives and targets of the project;
  • Prepare meeting documents, meeting reports, follow up of decisions reached; and perform other related duties as required.


    Corporate competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the AATF’s values and ethical standards
    Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of AATF
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism

    Functional competencies:

    Knowledge management and learning

  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
  • In-depth knowledge on development issues
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development acts on learning plan and applies
    newly acquired skills
  • Ability to participate effectively in a team-based, information sharing environment

    Development and operational effectiveness

  • Ability to plan, prioritise and deliver tasks on time, with a high level of attention to detail
  • High level of computer literacy
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilise resources
  • Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change

    Management and leadership

  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
  • Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Flexibility of approach

    Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s degree in agricultural policy analysis or any other related and equivalent disciplines from a recognised institution;
  • Experience: Minimum of 5 years’ experience in policy analysis or policy advocacy experience 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.
  • Language requirements: Fluency in English with working knowledge of French


    How to Apply


    Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications with detailed curriculum vitae (CV) to AATF Head of Human Resources at aatf-hr@aatf-africa.org on or before 10 August 2018. Please indicate the position on subject line of your email.


    For more information and job application details, see; African Agricultural Technology Foundation Programme Officer Jobs

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