ATA - Project Manager – Capacity Building Jobs in Ethiopia

ATA - Project Manager – Capacity Building Jobs in Ethiopia


  • The Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) has been established by the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) to identify and address systemic bottlenecks to Ethiopia’s agricultural development.

  • The Agency does this through problem-solving, implementation support, and capacity building of stakeholders involved in implementation of interventions that address the systemic bottlenecks.

  • The Agency reports to a Transformation Council chaired by the Prime Minister and whose co-chair is the Minister of Agriculture.

  • The programmatic focus of the Agency responds to a core set of needs identified by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Transformation Council.

    Within the Agency, issues are divided into four different groups:

  • Production and Productivity which includes Inputs and Crop Protection, Livestock, Research and Extension, Mechanization, Rural Finance & Agro-Processing Value Addition;

  • Agribusiness and Markets including Market Services, Market Infrastructure, Commercial & Contract Farming, Domestic and Export Market Development, and Cooperatives Development;

  • Environmentally Sustainable and Inclusive Agricultural Growth including Sustainable Irrigation & Watershed Management, Sustainable Land Management, Gender Equality and Nutrition,
    Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, and Planning and MLE; and Enhanced Implementation Capacity which includes ICT, Private Sector, and Organizational and Human Capacity.

  • Across the programs, the ATA engages public, private and non-governmental stakeholders to support strategic planning, manage and strengthen implementation capacity and test innovative models.

    Our Culture

  • We have an exceptional team of employees with highly competent and proven track record of success in managing complex activities and achieving transformational results.

  • Our culture is one where talented, dedicated and adaptable individuals are committed to doing their best and exhibit great team work to achieve excellent results.

  • At ATA, we provide an exceptional platform for people who want to achieve their highest potential and make a meaningful contribution in changing the country’s agricultural sector.

  • We offer rewarding work in a young, fast-paced growing organization with passionate, committed, motivated colleagues and excellent career development and training.

  • We recognize our most valuable assets are our staff and are committed to providing our employees with the tools, training and mentorships necessary to achieve their career goals.

    Position Summary

  • The Project Manager- Capacity Building will be responsible to identify, design and deliver project management trainings that are tailored to the need of ATA project managers;

  • develop project management tools, templates and processes that enhance successful execution of the projects within the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Deliverables (TAD), the Agricultural Commercialization Cluster (ACC) programs and within ATA project portfolio in general.

  • The Project Manager will closely work with the Senior Project Manager in supporting project
    team leaders and their teams in ATA and partner organizations in building their project management capacity.

  • The position will directly report to the Senior Project Manager under PPMO.

  • The PPMO sits within the Implementation Support (IS) vertical, which strives to ensure the execution of the right projects at the right time in a consistent way to deliver maximum value to small holder farmers.

    Essential Duties

  • Closely work with the Senior Project Manager (SPM) in identifying and developing tailored and impactful project management trainings and other project management competency building activities to ATA project managers and partners

  • Deliver training sessions and other project management capacity building activities both independently and as a team Support the Senior
    Project Manager in developing project management tools and processes

  • Closely work with the SPM and other PPMO members in promoting, supporting, monitoring and controlling the standardization of project/ program/ portfolio management practices across ATA

  • Closely work with the SPM in mentoring, training and coaching ATA Project Managers and Implementing Partners’ project teams on project management standards methodologies, processes and tools

  • Recommend efficient and compatible Project Portfolio Management solution

  • Collaborate with the relevant team within the IS vertical/ATA in managing project management knowledge

  • Work with the SPM to regularly survey ATA and partner project teams for feedback on improvements to project management tools, training and support

  • Perform additional related tasks as assigned by the Senior Project Manager.

    Required Qualifications

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in project management, Business Administration, Development Studies, IT or other relevant disciplines with relevant professional training in Project Management.

  • A minimum of 6 years’ experience for Masters’ Degree, or 8 years of relevant experience for bachelor’s degree in Project Management, with focus on project planning, capacity building and coordination in international organization, the private sector or government office.

  • Good knowledge and understanding on project management knowledge areas and project management process groups.

  • Advanced communication and negotiation skills- ability to work with peoples without line managing responsibility.

  • Proven ability to conduct capacity gap assessment, design tailored capacity building trainings, mentor/coach others and follow up
    Fluency in English and Amharic.

  • PMP or equivalent certificate/ ready to be certified within one year after recruitment

    Application Instructions

    We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit

  • a cover letter and

  • CV (maximum 3 pages) to

  • Please DO NOT submit scans of certificates with your application.

  • Women are highly encouraged to apply.

  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; ATA - Project Manager – Capacity Building Jobs in Ethiopia

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