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.Undertake tasks regarding the overall implementation of TAAT Policy Enabler project activities across partner institutions in all target countries.
The Programme Officer is expected to:
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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