Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation AgencySenior Director, SNNP Regional Office Jobs in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation AgencySenior Director, SNNP Regional Office Jobs in Ethiopia

Position Summary

  • The Senior Director will lead the ATA Regional Team and directly report to ATA CEO.

  • S/he will have a primary responsibility of closely engaging with ATA senior management to develop and implement a portfolio of integrated initiatives towards increasing efficiency in crop production, marketing value to agriculture and livestock produce while striving for operation excellence in finance, procurement, logistics and human resources management.

  • The Senior Director shall primarily collaborate and closely work with the Regional Bureaus of Agriculture and Natural Resources (RBoANR) and shall engage with all strategic regional stakeholders including the regional hierarchies of the zonal, woreda and kebele offices.

  • The Senior Director will seek to strengthen the collaboration and capabilities of federal and regional institutions.

  • The ideal Senior Director will be passionate about his work on improving the life of rural people, particularly smallholder households.

  • S/he must possess deep familiarity of Ethiopia’s socio-economic and political environment and Ethiopian agricultural systems.

  • Also, s/he must possess deep familiarity and extensive knowledge of agricultural extension system and institutions operating in the sector.

  • The Senior Directors will lead and oversee all programmatic and administrative (Finance, audit, procurement, logistics and HR) functions while integrating the regional office work with that of the ATA headquarter.

    Essential Duties

    The main responsibilities of the Senior director include but is not limited to the following:


  • Lead ATA’s Regional engagement with the Regional Bureau of Agriculture and Natural Resources (RBoANR), and other relevant Federal level Ministries and Agencies in the implementation of ATA target deliverables.

  • Develop thought partner relationship with ATA CEO and senior management in the development of organizational strategies, policies and procedures to enhance organization capacity and capabilities.

  • Articulate ATA’s vision, mission, values, initiatives, programs and plans to the regional presidents, regional cabinets and other implementation partners.

  • Effectively manage the regional programmatic as well operational component of the regional office.

  • Ensure the strengthening and operationalization of transformation platforms such as the Regional Transformation Councils and Value Chain Alliances.

  • Align strategies and programs with regional priorities to deliver increased results in effectively impact the agricultural sector.

  • Support effective cross-sector and public-private stakeholders' coordination and problem-solving issues at the regional and federal level, including alignment of ATA’s priorities with other national and regional strategies and programs.

  • Provide effective timely upward reporting to the Regional Transformation Council, chaired by Regional presidents.

  • Provide effective timely upward reporting to the ATA CEO, ATA senior management, ATA leadership on programmatic
    and operational issues.

  • Ensure effective regular communication and reporting with the various government offices, and key public, private and development partner stakeholders.

  • Lead the regional enhancement program while instilling transformational mindset to regional staff and beyond.

    Project Management

  • Ensure stakeholder coordination, planning, reporting, problem solving, and implementation support activities are seamlessly executed.

  • Ensure annual plan and established KPI’s are met at the regional level for nationwide impact Ensure effective capacity-building support to Regions on issues related to ATA Initiative.

  • Lead process of performance management from the Kebele, Woreda, cluster, Regional levels in connection with annual plans and regional targets.

  • Lead process of work plan development and responsible for execution to meet set KPI’s at agreed timeline and budget.


  • Ensure regional budget utilization is according to plan.

  • Optimize organization resources to drive impact on small farm holder’s livelihood.

  • Ensure both financial and operational standards are maintained to meet government and partners audit requirements.

  • Commit in people development plan to ensure the regional office is staffed with only high caliber staff.

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree or above in Agricultural sciences, Economics, Agribusiness, Business Management, or other relevant fields.

  • At least Twelve (12) years professional experience supporting areas such as;

  • planning and implementation of agricultural growth.

  • market-led value chain development and upgrading activities (preferably including project management of large-scale agricultural development, agro-processing and/or agribusiness focused initiatives).

  • Obtaining operation excellence in organization capacity building.

  • Lead diverse staff and ensure staff development plan.

  • Manage budget and activities and ensure audit requirement is met.

  • Ensuring value for money is achieved and driving impact in the agriculture sector.

  • Good experience of working at Federal, regional and civil society or private sector sectors.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills including thorough knowledge and understanding of various regional level and federal level institutions; extensive experience in facilitating dialogue with relevant public and private stakeholders.

  • Fluency in English and Amharic required; fluency in regional language(s) is a must.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with highly collaborative working style.

  • Experience in working with multi-cultural teams preferred.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving and reporting skills.

  • Strong set of personal values including integrity, honesty and desire to be of service.

  • Ability and willingness to shoulder responsibilities under hectic conditions (in terms of overlapping assignments that may happen occasionally).

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment, with an emphasis on high performance, teamwork, accountability and results.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation AgencySenior Director, SNNP Regional Office Jobs in Ethiopia

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