The Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) is a strategy and delivery oriented government agency created to help accelerate the growth and transformation of the country’s agriculture sector.
The ATA envisions that, by 2025, smallholder farmers are commercialized with greater incomes, inclusiveness, resilience and sustainability, contributing to Ethiopia’s achievement of middle-income country status.
The agency focuses on two primary national approaches to catalyze agricultural transformation.
First, we support the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Resources (MoALR), its affiliate institutions, and other partners to identify and address systemic bottlenecks within an Agricultural Transformation Agenda.
Second, we support Regional Governments to accelerate development of high-priority commodity value chains in clearly defined geographic clusters, through the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters (ACC) Initiative.
The Senior Project Portfolio Manager (SPPM) is responsible to manage the establishment of Project Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) within ATA and support PPM regional senior project managers in leading regional PMOs.
The SPPM will facilitate and coordinate the identification and prioritization of projects and programs within the Agricultural Transformation Agenda Deliverables (TAD) and Agricultural Commercialization Cluster (ACC) initiatives. The SPPM will support project/program team and build their project/program/portfolio management capacity.
She/he monitors projects/programs performance and promote the alignment of projects/programs with the organizational strategy.
This position will report directly to the Director of Project Portfolio Management Office.
The Project Portfolio Management 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.
As part of the PPM senior management team, the SPPM will closely collaborate with senior PPM team, project team leaders and senior members within IS vertical. The position will be based in ATA Head Office.