Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Regional Project Manager, PPMO Jobs in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Regional Project Manager, PPMO Jobs in Ethiopia

Position Summary

  • The Regional Project Manager (PM) is responsible to establish the regional PMO and standardize Project Management practices in the regional office with a guidance from the senior project portfolio manager.

  • The PM will support the regional project staffs/teams and build their execution capacity to ensure that all the projects under the Agricultural Commercialization Cluster (ACC) initiative and other ATA-led projects implemented in the region are delivered on time, on budget and achieve the targeted results.

  • The incumbent will work very closely with the Project and Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) team in the head office, regional implementation support director, regional ATA project staffs, concerned Regional Bureau of Agriculture teams and other regional Government offices to ensure the establishment of the regional PMO and standardizing project management processes and techniques thereby increasing the execution and delivery capacity of the regional project team.

  • Project planning and execution capacity has been identified as a major bottleneck to the transformation of Ethiopia’s agriculture sector, and the PM will be on the front line of catalysing change affecting millions of smallholder farmers.

  • This position will report directly to the Regional Implementation Support Director.

  • The PPM team sits within the Implementation Support (IS) Vertical, which strives to standardize project/program/portfolio management practices in the agency and elevate project management skill of ATA project teams that drive the impact and effectiveness of the ATA’s and partners’ work with smallholder farmers.

  • The position will be based in ATA regional Offices.

    Essential Duties

  • In close collaboration with the Regional Implementation Support Director and the Project Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) team of the ATA Head office, establish the regional Project Management Office (PMO).

  • Support the design and implementation of project management
    systems, processes, and tools in the regional ATA office and support the Regional Implementation Support Director.

  • Undertake regular capacity need assessment of the regional ATA office with respect to Project Management Skills and implement tailored capacity enhancement interventions.

  • Facilitate the development of problem-solving skills within the regional projects team.

  • Link projects with common or related activities and facilitate the transfer of learnings from one project to another.

  • Develop an approach to enhance the capacity of ATA regional government partners in best project management practices and techniques.

  • Regularly seek feedback from ATA and partner project teams for improvements to Project Management tools, training and support.

  • Perform other related tasks when assigned.

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Agricultural Economics, 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.

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

  • Energized by a fast-moving environment with an emphasis on high performance, accountability, and results, has a drive for excellence and enjoy being around others with the same drive.

  • Strong set of personal values, including integrity, honesty, and desire to be of service – this is your bedrock when all else is uncertain.

  • Previous PMO Managing experience is advantageous.

  • PMP or equivalent certificate/ ready to be certified within six months after recruitment.

  • Fluency in English and Oromiffa is a plus.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Regional Project Manager, PPMO Jobs in Ethiopia

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