Apr 20, 2018
Data Encoder Term of Employment : Fixed term-Intern Duty Station(s) : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Required Number: Three Salary & Benefits : Competitive Application Deadline : April 29, 2018 BACKGROUND: The Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) has been established by the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) to identify and address systemic bottlenecks to Ethiopia’s agricultural development. The Agency does this through problem-solving, implementation support, and capacity building of stakeholders involved in implementation of interventions that address the systemic bottlenecks. The Agency reports to the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources Development and is Secretary to the Transformation Council chaired by the Prime Minister. The programmatic focus of the Agency responds to a core set of needs identified by the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources Development and the Transformation Council. Within the Agency, issues are divided into four different pillars: Crops & Natural Resources which includes Inputs and Plant Protection, Soil Health & Fertility, Irrigation and Drainage, and Mechanization; Cross Cutting Initiatives , which includes Inclusive Growth, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and Planning and MLE; Livestock , which includes Animal Health and Genetic Improvement and Feed & Feeding; and Agribusiness and Markets including Market Development, Rural Finance, ICT, and Private Sector. In addition, the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters Initiative is another critical focus area for the Agency. Across the programs, the ATA engages public, private and non-governmental stakeholders to support strategic planning, manage and strengthen implementation capacity and test innovative models. 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: The Data Encoder will be responsible for collecting and entering data in databases and maintaining accurate records of valuable information with essential data entry skills, like fast typing with an eye for detail and familiarity with spreadsheets and online forms. She/he will be also responsible for maintaining accurate, up-to-date and useable information in our systems. This position will officially report to HR Manager – Staff relation. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Entering HR and financial data from source documents to computer base database, ERP; Compiling, verifying accuracy and sorting information to prepare source of data for computer entry; Transit data from MS-excel sheet to Human Resources and Finance database, ERP; Data cleaning to identify errors and correct any errors or incompatibilities and update accordingly; Maintains computerized data collection and tracking of all relevant data; Encode data in the established database using scanners or other systems; Update personnel files both in hardcopy and softcopy; Handle other job-related duties as assigned; REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 10+3 or level IV diploma in computer or any other related fields of study. 0- 2 years of relevant experience with data entry in a corporate or development agency setting as a Data entry operator or Office clerk. Excellent computer skills with knowledge of MS Office, MS-Excel and ERP; High standards of ethics and confidentiality to handle sensitive information. Previous experience as a data entry clerk or similar position Experience using office equipment, like fax machine and scanner. Admirable typing speed and accuracy. Ability to work independently. Keen to accuracy and data quality. Organized and detail-oriented. Acceptable level of communication in written and spoken English. Ability and commitment to work in a very busy and stressful environment. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit (i) a cover letter, (ii) CV (maximum 5 pages), and (iii) a completed ATA Application Form at http://apply.ata.gov.et . Please note that CVs, cover letter and other application materials WILL NOT be considered unless accompanied by a fully completed ATA Application Form. Also, please DO NOT submit scans of certificates with your application form. Women are highly encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time