Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Sr. HR Officer - Learning and Development Jobs

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Sr. HR Officer - Learning and Development Jobs

Job Id: 223319

Category: Human Resource and Recruitment

Location: Addis Ababa

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: Competitive

Job Description

Vacancy Announcement

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency

Position: Sr. HR Officer - Learning and Development

Term of Employment: One year with possible extension

Duty Station(s): Addis Ababa

Required Number: One

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Application Deadline: September 29, 2019


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.

Our major activities include conducting strategic and analytical studies, providing technical implementation support, coordinating platforms to better integrate partners and projects, and designing and directly leading a number of implementation projects.

Our headquarters are in Addis Ababa, and we have regional offices in Amhara, Oromia, SNNP, and Tigray regional offices, allowing us to work closely with a wide range of public, private and development sector partners across the country.

Our Culture

We have an exceptional team of highly competent employees with a 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:

Under the direct supervision of the Manager - Learning & Development, the Senior HR Officer for Learning and Development coordinates the overall employee’s learning & development programs, update & review policies; liaises with managers and employees to identify learning & development needs, plan, and coordinate interventions in order to ensure that employees are competent, motivated/engaged and delivered.

The Sr. Officer reviews, updates and implement ATA’s Performance Management System, processes and guidelines to further enhance high performing culture; provides training, advice and support to employees and supervisors at all levels in the areas of performance planning, performance tracking/monitoring, coaching, feedback, reviewing, and rating.

Overall the Sr Officer is closely working with the leadership and employees at all level aiming at embedding a learning culture within the organization through promoting learning everywhere learning approach.

Essential Duties:

Learning and Development

  • Participate in the development of ATA annual training and development plan and develop annual learning calendar;
  • Conduct learning and development gap assessments, prioritize, propose intervention programs and implement the program;
  • Assist line managers to understand and implement the learning and development policies and procedures; support them in program coordination;
  • Organize and manage various training and development programs in the organization and ensure that staff acquire and develop
    competencies they need to perform their jobs effectively;
  • Manage staff education grant on bi-annual basis, follow-up and support awarded staff in order to motivate them to accomplish their study as agreed;
  • Ensure the investment on training and development is brining impact for the effectiveness of ATA through establishing pre intervention benchmarks and conducting the post intervention impact assessment;
  • Facilitate and organize the onboarding programs ensuring 100% participation, make sure that the content is regularly updated by relevant content owners;
  • Conduct training and development program evaluations in order to recommend improvement areas based on feedback and implement actions.
  • Maintain up-to-date staff learning and development records using ERP and generate reports as required;
  • Properly file and document training applications, relevant correspondences, any related agreements and guarantee documents; attaching all with personnel files;

    Performance Management

  • Review, update, implement and monitor the Performance Management System to enable employees and teams understanding of the goals of the ATA and to identify how individual and team outputs contribute to the achievement of the Organization’s objectives;
  • Support staff and supervisors in order to ensure that individual performance goals are cascaded down from the ATA strategic goals and establish alignment to achieve organizational objectives;
  • Closely support staff and supervisors at all level on the development of performance goals/objectives, key performance indicators and tracking performance progress using ERP;
  • Liaise with employees and supervisors to implement a process that helps to track performance progress from goal setting, mid-year reviews and end of year evaluations to support individual, team and organizational performance.
  • Oversees and manages all activities related to the performance management cycle and manages all communication, sensitization and monitoring of the process to ensure its effectiveness and relevance to the business needs.
  • Manage and monitor the design, implementation and effective use of 360-degree feedback process and sharing of individual feedback to them and their respective supervisors;
  • Provide an intensive regular training to all levels of ATA staff on performance management in general and ATA performance management process, guideline, tools and formats;
  • Train and support all on how ATA core competencies and core values are incorporated into the performance management process
  • Participate in the designing and updating of the ATA career progression plan and monitor its effective implementation;
  • Closely work with hiring managers relating to new hires in order to ensure that new hires are well inducted into their jobs, able to set performance goals for their probation period, coached and properly assessed
  • Coach and support regional HR staff and make sure that they are familiar with the system, guideline, processes, formats and enable them to support regional staff;
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned

    Job Requirements

  • Minimum BA/MA in Human Resources Management/Development, Training and Development, Business Administration or other related fields of study
  • At least 6 years (for Bachelors) or 4 years (for Masters) of relevant experience on designing and implementing staff learning and development intervention programs.
  • Well versed and acquainted with human resources management principles, practices and trends
  • Effective interpersonal communication skill.
  • The ability and experience of working with diversified teams/work groups
  • Strong analytical, planning and problem solving skill and experience
  • Self-starter who is able to perform with minimal supervision
  • Strong training design and facilitation skill
  • Proficient in Microsoft word, excel, PowerPoint.

    How to Apply

    Application Instructions

    We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to send (i) a cover letter and (ii) CV (maximum 3 pages) at

    Also, please do not submit scans of certificates with your application form.

    Women are highly encouraged to apply.

    NB. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Sr. HR Officer - Learning and Development Jobs

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