Team Leader – Data Management Project, PPMO Jobs in Ethiopia

Team Leader – Data Management Project, PPMO Jobs in Ethiopia

  • Information Technology
  • Addis Ababa
    Career Level:
  • Managerial Level (Manager, Supervisor, Director)
    Employment Type:
  • Full time
  • Competitive

    Job Description

    Position Announcement

    Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency®


  • Team Leader – Data Management Project, PPMO
    Term of Employment:
  • One year possibility of extension
    Duty Station:
  • Addis Ababa
    Required Number:1
    Salary & Benefit:
  • Competitive


    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:

    ATA provides an evidence based project performance reports to key stake holders which involves a large-scale data collection and analysis.

    However, so far the data collection, storage and analysis effort lacks systems that harmonizes the data collection, storage and analysis work across the agency.

    Hence, the team leader is responsible to lead the data management project that can enhance and enable data driven decision making at various levels.

    She/he is responsible to set an efficient and effective system for collection, storage and visualization of key ATA project and other related data that can provide management with greater visibility.

    The team leader will report to the senior project portfolio manager in Project Portfolio Management Office (PPMO).

    The PPM team sits within the Implementation Support (IS) Vertical, which strives to standardize project portfolio management practices in the agency.

    It is also responsible to enhance project management skill of ATA project teams

    to drive the impact and effectiveness of the ATA’s and partners’ work with smallholder farmers.

    As part of the PPMO, the team leader will closely collaborate with project team leaders, members within IS vertical, MOA staff and key stakeholders.

    The position will be based in ATA Head Office. The position reports to the PPMO director at the ATA head office.

    Essential Duties:

  • Lead the design, piloting, implementation of enhanced data management project within ATA, including database structuring, data collection, analysis and visualization.
  • Lead discussions with ATA teams and external partners, to capitalize the benefits of the data enhancement project.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to develop and implement innovative data management ecosystems, in line with the organization’s data management strategy.
  • Oversee development of data management and governance guidelines, data dictionaries, and other documents required to support effective data provision, use and security in the organization, and ensure these are kept up to date
  • Oversee the prioritization and delivery of service requests ensuring high-quality service provision, troubleshooting and capacity-building for ATA projects
  • Manage a team of experts and analysts, including developing and managing overall team work plans, ensuring effective execution of tasks, and providing coaching and feedback to support these staff’s development
  • Identify and implement refinements to the team’s operating model and approach for engaging with ATA teams and external partners based on initial learnings
  • Support establishment of a similar data management system in partner institutions, as may be needed.

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Statistics, or another relevant field from a reputable university required; Master's Degree in a relevant field from a reputable university preferred
  • At least Ten years (for Bachelor’ Degree) / eight years (for Master’s Degree) of experience required in areas related to data analytics, visualization and rollout of software tools and systems to users, including preferably two years of experience managing people and teams
  • Experience with database development and management, data analytics and visualization methodologies, and data analysis approaches.
  • Hire, train and coach project team
    Advanced skills and experience with the following software tools, including rolling out to users with training and trouble-shooting support: MS Excel, MS Access, MS Power BI, Database Management (MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, or others)
  • Well-structured, critical thinker with exceptional ability to communicate clearly and effectively on complex data, IT systems and analytical topics
  • Highly collaborative management style and demonstrated success in managing and developing high-performance teams, including a clear passion and talent for training, coaching, and capacity building
  • Strong set of personal values including integrity, honesty and desire to be of service
  • Experience in government, the development sector and/or agriculture in particular is desirable, and passion for improving the lives of smallholder farmers
  • Fluency in English and Amharic

    How to Apply

    Application Instructions

  • We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to send (i) a cover letter, (ii) CV (maximum 2 pages), and (iii) a completed ATA Application Form 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.
  • Application Deadline: 11th February 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Team Leader – Data Management Project, PPMO Jobs in Ethiopia

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