Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)
  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

 

Apr 24, 2018
Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency, ATA has the following career opportunities and would like to hire competent professionals. For full details, please visit the links indicated below. Job Title: Analyst Program, Analytics Team Duty Station(s): Addis Ababa Req. no.: Ten Basic requirements (see advert for full details): Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in any field with minimum GPA of 3.4 and above Deadline: April 30, 2018 Link to Advert: http://www.ata.gov.et/job/analyst-program-analytics-team/ How To Apply: We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to please submit a completed ATA Analyst Program Application form, which can be downloaded here: Analyst program Application Form. Please note that CVs and cover letter WILL NOT be considered unless accompanies by a fully completed ATA Application Form. Also, please DO NOT submit scans of certificates with your application form. Please email the completed Application Form to UniversityRecruitment@ata.gov.et and include “Application for Analyst Program, Analytics Team” in the email subject line Women are highly encouraged to apply Only short listed candidates will be contacted
Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Apr 20, 2018
Senior Transformation Agenda Specialist, Plant Protection and Health Term of Employment :   Through July 2020 Duty Station(s) :             Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Required Number:        One (1) Salary & Benefits :         Competitive Application Deadline :   April 28, 2018 BACKGROUND: The Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) was established by the Government of Ethiopia with assistance from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to identify and address systemic bottlenecks in Ethiopia’s agricultural development. The ATA does this through planning, analysis, implementation support, and reporting on the interventions outlined in the Agricultural Transformation Agenda. The Transformation Agenda is a set of prioritized interventions to accelerate the transformation envisioned as part of Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan II. The Transformation Agenda is overseen by the Agricultural Transformation Council chaired by the Prime Minister. ATA has launched a Delivery Unit in the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) to directly support MoANR’s work on the Transformation Agenda. Delivery Units have played a critical role in accelerating execution of development initiatives in many countries, particularly in East and Southeast Asia, and today are also present in Ethiopia’s Prime Minister’s office and the Revenue and Customs Authority. The Delivery Unit is jointly overseen by the Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources and ATA senior management. The Delivery Unit team plays a highly visible and pivotal role in accelerating agricultural transformation and development in Ethiopia. POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Transformation Agenda (TA) Specialist will work closely with the Delivery Unit team, the Ministry and the ATA to provide technical support to the project leaders of plant protection and plant health-related interventions in the Transformation Agenda. Specific projects include: Developing a plant protection system to effectively manage all pests using databases, networking and climate weather forecasting for enhanced pest prediction Strengthening IPM-focused applied research and application Building and strengthening a national diagnostic laboratory, regional plant health clinics and village plant clinics Upgrading plant protection organizational structures across research and regulatory components of the plant protection and health sector Introducing ICT-based advanced plant protection and health technologies Ensuring enforcement laws regarding pesticide registration and control Strengthening pesticide inspection and testing capacity and regulation for safe handling and disposal Review and improve laws to strengthen the plant quarantine system The Senior TA Specialist must have strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, technical expertise and problem-solving experience, as well as initiative design, planning, implementation management and reporting experience. The Senior TA Specialist will report directly to the MoANR Director General for Plant Health and have a second, functional reporting line to the Delivery Unit Head. This position provides an opportunity to be on the front lines of Ethiopia’s growth and transformation into a middle-income country. The successful candidate will have a strong desire to learn, innovate and drive rapid change to benefit Ethiopia’s farmers. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Coordinate effective annual planning, budgeting and target setting activities for Transformation Agenda projects Provide advice and support on enhancing the effectiveness of the private and public sectors in the production and marketing of plant protection inputs with a focus on meeting GTP II targets set for the sector, pest risk analysis procedures and protocols as well as need assessment, and creating a system for pest control impact assessment and yield loss damage assessment Identify and analyze critical technical issues directly related to design and implementation of prioritized projects Proactively engage with other DU team members, the ATA and external partners to develop solutions and recommendations to address identified technical issues Engage with senior staff within the Ministry, the ATA and external partners to align on and implement project adjustments Provide support in the introduction and scaling up of ICT in the extension system for enhancing effectiveness and efficiency Contribute to ToRs, concept notes, studies, workshops, and training materials, directly related to prioritized projects Monitor progress reporting through key reporting systems and tools, engaging with relevant activity owners to ensure reporting is timely and accurate Identify and escalate challenges around implementation and reporting, as well as solutions and recommendations, to project leaders and the Delivery Unit Head Provide capacity building on technical project execution to MoANR staff Provide other technical advisory and input needed for effective project implementation REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MA/MSc required in in plant protection and plant health or a related area. PhD is preferred 6+ years of professional experience with MSc, or 4+ years of professional experience with PhD, in crop/plant protection and health or related areas Strong knowledge of pest prevention, early detection, containment, eradication, planning and implementation principles and procedures Deep understanding of Ethiopia’s agricultural sector, with a broad perspective on how the entire system operates and how public, private and non-government organizations operate in the system Specific experience in planning, prioritizing, sequencing, managing, problem-solving and reporting on implementation of projects Self-starter with strong motivation, ownership and commitment to deliver results Promotes data-driven and evidence-based problem solving and decision making Strong team player with excellent relationship building and communication skills Desire to innovate and drive rapid change for Ethiopia’s farmers Strong set of personal values including integrity, honesty and desire to be of service Fluency in English and Amharic 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
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
Apr 20, 2018
Front Desk Assistant Term of Employment :   One year with possibility of extension Duty Station(s) :             Addis Ababa Required Number:          One 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 and Natural Resources   which includes Sustainable Irrigation and Watershed Management, Sustainable Land Management Inputs and Crop Protection, Livestock, Research  and  Extension, Mechanization;  Cross Cutting Initiatives  including, Gender and Nutrition, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Targeted Livelihood Support, Biodiversity and (temporarily) Planning and MLE;  Agribusiness  and  Markets  including Market Support Services, Commercial Farming, Agro-processing & Market Development,  and  Cooperatives Development;  and  Enhanced Implementation Capacity  which includes ICT, Private Sector, and Organizational and Human Capacity  and  Rural Finance.  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: Under the supervision of the HR Operations Manager, the Front Desk Assistant will be responsible to the reception of ATA visitors and incoming and outgoing correspondences at the front desk, and handle PBX telephone operation in an efficient and professional manner. Carry out other administrative works as required. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Reception Ensure an attractive, pleasant and neat front desk area is maintained at all times. Receives and assists visitors of the office courteously, answers queries and provides information while being as prudent as possible. Assists visitors to leave message in the absence of the staff member to be visited and ensures the message is transferred on time. Regularly organize notice boards at the reception area. Telephone and Fax communication Receives all incoming telephone calls, receives/sends fax messages, forward messages/documents to concerned staff on time. Makes official phone calls on behalf of staff members, especially senior management staff. Maintains external telephone directory for ATA’s main stakeholders. Regularly updates and maintains internal telephone contact list and share to internal users as updated Immediately report any fault to Information Technology team and Telecommunication Company. Administrative Arranges appointments for staff and remind the approaching appointments to the concerned. Assists the HR team in scheduling interviews for internal and external candidates. Assists in arranging flight booking and hotel accommodation for staff and ATA guests as requested. Assists in photo copying and binding of documents with at most attention to confidentiality. Assists in organizing seminars/workshops, arrangement of necessary stationary materials and confirmation of participants list. Initiates purchase request and placement of all necessary office refreshment items at all duty hours. Maintains document confidentiality while receiving/issuing incoming/outgoing ATA letters. Follows ATA procedures to ensure the organization seal is properly used to authenticate outgoing correspondences from ATA. Provide secretarial services to program and administrative staff when required. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Diploma or University degree in any field (Management, Secretarial Science and Office Management or related fields a plus). At least 2 years (for Degree holders) or 4 years (for Diploma holders) relevant experience on Front Desk/ Receptionist type activities. Skills in e-mail communication, internal outlook, and internet browsing. Fluency in English and Amharic languages. Ability to work under pressure. Skill in application of Microsoft Word and Excel is essential. Good communication skills. Proactive, energetic, and team player personality 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
Apr 14, 2018
Vacancy Announcement by Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Manager, MoANR Delivery Unit Term of Employment :   Through July 2020 Duty Station(s) :            Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Required Number:        1 Salary & Benefits :         Competitive Application Deadline :   April 24,2018 JOB BACKGROUND: The Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) was established by the Government of Ethiopia with assistance from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to identify and address systemic bottlenecks in Ethiopia’s agricultural development. The ATA does this through planning, analysis, implementation support, and reporting on the interventions outlined in the Agricultural Transformation Agenda. The Transformation Agenda is a set of prioritized interventions to accelerate the transformation envisioned as part of Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan II. The ATA is accountable to the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Secretary to the Agricultural Transformation Council chaired by the Prime Minister. ATA has launched a Delivery Unit in the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) to directly support MoANR’s work on the Transformation Agenda. Specifically, the Delivery Unit supports owners of Transformation Agenda Deliverables (TADs) within MoANR, with planning, reporting, project management and technical and strategic analysis. Delivery Units have played a critical role in accelerating execution of development initiatives in many countries, particularly in East and Southeast Asia, and today are also present in Ethiopia’s Prime Minister’s office and the Revenue and Customs Authority. The Delivery Unit will be jointly overseen by the Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources and ATA senior management. The Delivery Unit team plays a highly visible and pivotal role in accelerating agricultural transformation and development in Ethiopia. POSITION SUMMARY: The Manager leads planning, problem solving and analysis within the Delivery Unit. The Manager will manage a team of two Senior Associates and work directly with Transformation Agenda Deliverable (TAD) owners within the MoANR to ensure meaningful planning and target setting, timely and accurate reporting, and rigorous and practical problem solving. In addition, the Manager will lead provision of analytical support to senior leadership on high priority requests, including trend analysis, strategic planning and/or policy analysis. The Manager will report to the Head of the Delivery Unit, manage two Senior Associates, and work with the Senior Data & Reporting Officer, Program Assistant and a team of 18 technical experts (Transformation Agenda Specialists and Advisors). The Delivery Unit is part of the Strategic Services vertical at the ATA, which also includes the Performance Management (planning, reporting and evaluations), Communications, Project Management Office (from Q4) and Core Analytics (from Q4) teams. The successful candidate for this role will have strong analytical and critical thinking skills, experience influencing others in large organizations to simplify, focus and have urgency, and a passion for both results and capacity building. We are applying private sector style rigor to major social issues that can transform Ethiopian society. JOB ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Establish robust annual planning, target-setting and budgeting processes with TAD owners Develop regular performance monitoring routines with senior leadership, initiative owners and relevant  stakeholders Support roll out of enhanced planning, project management and reporting tools, processes and systems to track and report on progress of priority activities Strengthen execution and day-to-day project and activity management capacity of MoANR staff Proactively identify and prioritize key issues and bottlenecks for TAD implementation, through discussions with implementing teams, reviewing reports and data analysis Lead problem solving and solution development with the DU team, both for specific TADs and for high priority requests from MoANR ministers Collaborate with technical/agricultural colleagues, Project Management team, Performance Management team (planning and evaluations), Analytics team, or outside consultants as needed to solve more complex issues Manage two Senior Associates, supporting them with work planning and prioritization, clearing roadblocks, and skill building Work with the Head of Delivery Unit to develop materials and provide capacity building support on planning, activity management / execution, reporting and problem-solving Advise Senior Data & Reporting Officer on production of value added reports for decision-making through analysis and synthesis of data, and provision of recommendations Support the Head of Delivery Unit to engage and align with the Planning Department at the MoANR REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in business, economics, engineering, statistics, agriculture or development. Master’s preferred. At least 6 years of experience with a Master’s degree, or 8 years with a Bachelor’s degree, working in project management, strategy, business development, management consulting, project design or other relevant field, in the public or private sectors Experience in both design/strategy and implementation/operations required Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills, with experience applying these for both strategy and implementation/operations Strong team player with excellent relationship management skills, and a passion for capacity building, training and facilitation Experience navigating complex organizations with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders Passion for improving the lives of smallholder farmers Self-starter with strong motivation, ownership and commitment to drive transformation Can act as a champion for change and can effectively support change management efforts Strong set of personal values including integrity, honesty and desire to be of service Very strong skills with Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) Fluency in English required, with Amharic a plus 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
Apr 13, 2018
ATA Vacancy Announcement ETHIOPIAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY Position :  Junior Programmer Analyst Term of Employment :   One year with possibility of extension Duty Station(s) :              Addis Ababa Required Number:          One Salary & Benefits :           Competitive Application Deadline :   April 22, 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 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 Agricultural Transformation Council, chaired by the Prime Minister. Within the Agency, issues are divided into four different  pillars :   Production and Productivity  which includes Inputs and Crop Protection, Livestock, Research and Extension, Mechanization and Rural Finance;  Environmentally Sustainable and Inclusive Agricultural Growth  including Sustainable Irrigation  and Watershed Management, Sustainable Land Management, Gender and Nutrition, Climate Change  Adaptation and Mitigation, Targeted Livelihood Support, Biodiversity  and  (temporarily)  Planning and MLE;  Agribusiness  and  Markets including Market Services, Commercial and Contract Farming, Domestic & Export Market Development,  and  Cooperatives;  and  Enhanced Implementation Capacity  which includes ICT for Agricultural Services, Private Sector in Agriculture, and Organizational and Human Resource Capacity . 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 role of the programmer analyst is to plan, develop, test, document, support and maintain computer programs, applying knowledge of programming techniques and computer systems. Evaluates user request for new or modified program, such as for financial, procurement, logistics and human resource management system or analyzing and developing specifications for design, to determine feasibility, cost and time required. This position will be the authority for all support, development and maintenance of web as well as client server applications, databases, and interfaces. Applicants are expected to be familiar with the latest and greatest web technologies and protocols. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Support and maintain multiple existing software systems including ERP. Implement new software system, add new feature or modify the existing one based on user request or after conducting requirement analysis. Design different reports and visualization and integrate with database systems. Formulates plan outlining steps required to develop program, using structured analysis and design. And submits plans to user teams for approval. Prepares workflow or flowcharts and diagrams to illustrate sequence of steps program must follow and to describe logical operations involved. Designs different forms and program logic to accomplish goals of user request. Converts project specifications, using flowcharts and diagrams, into sequence of detailed instructions and logical steps for coding, applying knowledge of computer programming techniques and computer languages Web application design, development, and maintenance Sets standards for and reviews existing databases and web development projects Database development/administration/troubleshooting Maintain professional relationships and a high level of customer service with all personnel Designs database models and implements them; writes custom SQL queries. Integrates application front-ends with database back-ends. Website and intranet system administration. Create custom documentation and procedures. Contribute as a technical team member on IT projects managed by a Project Manager. Other duties as assigned REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BSc in computer science or a related field, and significant experience with the following skill sets: Analyzing Information, Problem Solving, and Attention to Detail, Software Design, Software Debugging, Software Development Fundamentals, Software Documentation, Software Testing, Software Requirements, Software Development Process, and Application Support. Minimum of 3 years total experience in software development or application support. Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Unit4 ERP system development and support. Additionally the applicant should be conversant on using ACT and Report Studio. 2 years minimum programming experience, including C#, HTML and PHP 2 year minimum experience working with relational database systems such as MSSQL, MySQL or Oracle and a good working knowledge of SQL Self-starter with strong self-management skills Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities Experience building applications from scratch as well as troubleshooting existing code developed by somebody else Knowledge of photo editing software, Linux shell scripting, and GIS tools a plus Ability to multitask – Sense of urgency; maintain a positive attitude Excellent communication skills, customer-oriented and proficiency in English and Amharic 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
Apr 04, 2018
Vacancy Announcement ETHIOPIAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY Position :                         Communication Officer External Engagement Term of Employment :   Temporary – 6 months Duty Station(s) :              Addis Ababa Required Number:          One Salary & Benefits :           Competitive Application Deadline :   14 April 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 Communication Officer – External Engagement will be responsible for executing the ATA’s communications strategy together with other members of the Communications team. Primarily, this role will involve crafting consistent messaging that accurately and positively conveys the work of the ATA in order to build awareness and understanding of the ATA’s work. The Communication Officer also helps to ensure that ATA staff are able to effectively engage and utilize media to promote the organization’s work. In addition to working across all areas of the organization as a communications generalist, the Communication Officer – External Engagement will provide specific communications support and assistance to help ATA program and project teams achieve maximum impact. The successful applicant will be driven, dynamic, possess a problem-solving mindset, as well as excellent communication skills. The positions will report to the Communications Manager – External Engagement. This is a temporary position for six months. ESSENTIAL DUTIES Implement the ATA Communications Strategy together with the other Communications team staff. Develop consistent and appropriate communications materials (reports, brochures, newsletters, press releases and presentations) for various target audiences, including ATA’s partners, government institutions, media agencies, and the public. Help to organize events, such as project launches, field days, and press conferences, for priority projects or on an ad hoc basis. Build and maintain relationships with communications/public relations teams at key partner institutions. Work with priority project teams to assist their communications activities, particularly by providing coaching with regard to media engagement. Facilitate media interviews with appropriate ATA staff. Maintain and regularly update the ATA website. Write, edit and proofread Amharic documents, as needed. Assist with translation of organizational publications from Amharic to English or vice versa. Liaise with ATA program/project teams to remain abreast of progress and developments and maintain up-to-date information relevant for the production of communications materials. Work closely with the Communications Officer – Internal Communications to ensure alignment of outputs and to provide additional support. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, journalism, international relations, media relations or equivalent. At least 5 years of relevant professional experience, preferably in a generalist corporate communications role with a national or international focus. Self-motivated, organized team-player, capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines. First rate written and verbal communication skills in both English and Amharic, with some experience with translation work. Experience dealing with government bodies, development agencies, media, and the general public. Strong professional commitment and orientation within the agriculture and/or development sectors 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
Apr 04, 2018
ATA Jobs Vacancy Announcement Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency Job Position:  Senior Grant Making Officer Term of Employment :   Two years Duty Station(s) :            Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Required Number:       One Salary & Benefits :          Competitive Application Deadline :   April 14, 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 meaningfulcontribution 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 Senior Grant Making Officer (SGMO) has the overall responsibility of leading and evaluating appropriate implementation partners, namely governmental and non-governmental organizations and the private sector that are eligible to receive sub-grants from ATA according to ATA’s sub-grant operation guidelines. The SGMO will also be responsible to provide an overall oversight to ensure that implementing partners are executing on agreed plans and are providing timely reports on programmatic progress and financial utilization, and for monitoring the performance of funded activities against planed objectives and targets. The SGMO will coordinate with all ATA Program Teams to consolidate and provide comments on both the technical and cost components of project proposals and provide inputs for project appraisals. Moreover, the SGMO will liaise with program teams, procurement, and finance to track relevant information, such as progress of planned activities, new institutional partnerships and sub grantee processes. The performance of the SGMO will be evaluated primarily on the degree of adherence of sub-grants to Implementing Partners to the principles and procedures of ATA’s sub-grant operation manual and on the processing  efficiency of  any sub-grant ideas initiated by the program team as per the required quality and within the agreed timeline ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Lead the overall ATA sub-grant processes working closely with the program team which includes: preparing and reviewing request for expression of interest, proposals, participate in due diligence process, draft/review sub-grant agreements to ensure that the overall processes are properly coordinated and consistent with ATA’s and development partners priorities; Being the focal person to Provide, where necessary, guiding support to government, NGOs and private sector sub-grant applicants or to program teams in the preparation of proposals for sub-grant consideration; Facilitate the technical and financial evaluation report with recommendation from the technical evaluation team for the consumption of the sub-grant review committee and take notes of the evaluation team; Ensuring the proper documentation (proposals, due diligence reports, minutes, agreements, exchanged letters, reports etc) of each sub-grant on Drop box and ERP and prepare up-to-date compiled reports over the overall status of ATA sub-grants; Coordinate with teams to gather and consolidate information related to sub-grant progess that is required for narrative reports which in turn will be incorporated to the main reports submission to development partners as per the agreed timeframe; Prepare and present monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports and updates, summarize the results of program implementation through a sub-grant approach and identify potential areas of improvement; Work closely with the program and grant team under the partnership and resource mobilization and management team for proper post sub-grant monitoring and evaluation and to keep consistency between narrative and financial reports of sub-grants; Initiate and lead the monitoring and evaluation of programs/projects implemented through sub-grant approach based on the identified major issues during compiling the monthly and quarterly reports; Assist in the development of guidelines and program wide efforts to create continuity, consistency, and standardization of the sub-grant process; Lead problem-solving efforts mainly related to sub-grants with complex legal and technical issues; Draft different correspondences to government and non-government organizations and private sector partners; REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Masters or Bachelor Degree in Economics, sociology, Finance, Business Administration, Agriculture, Development or other relevant field of study, obtained from a recognized University Minimum of 4 years for Master’s Degree or 6 years for Bachelor of Arts Degree work experience in handling project management, donor relationships and grant management Experience in the area of development, including working in project management, donor relations, grant management and resource mobilization for multilateral and bilateral agencies, private foundations or NGOs Experience in the agriculture sector is a plus Experience in basic accounting and budget management, database administration, project management and information gathering Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills Ability to establish priorities in a time sensitive environment and meet deadlines Ability to cooperate effectively and harmoniously with all stakeholders including different teams within ATA, government organizations, development and implementing partners and other organizations Fluency in English and Amharic, both verbal and written Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, power point etc.) Willingness to respect and adhere to ATA values. 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
Apr 03, 2018
ATA Job Vacancy Announcement ETHIOPIAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY   Position:  Logistics & Administrative Assistant Term of Employment:   Fixed Term Duty Station(s):                Addis Ababa Required Number:          one Salary & Benefits:           Competitive Application Deadline:   April 13,2018 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:  Production and Productivity which includes Inputs and Crop Protection, Livestock, Research and Extension, Mechanization and Rural Finance; Environmentally Sustainable and Inclusive Agricultural Growth including Sustainable Irrigation and Watershed Management, Sustainable Land Management, Gender and Nutrition, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Targeted Livelihood Support, Biodiversity and (temporarily) Planning and MLE; Agribusiness and Markets including Market Support Services, Commercial Farming, Agro-processing & Market Development, and Cooperatives Development; and Enhanced Implementation Capacity which includes ICT, Private Sector, and Organizational and Human Capacity . 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 Logistics Administrative Assistant is a person who offers administrative support for the logistics unit’s management. He/she will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Logistics Manager and will be responsible for implementing and entering logistics related data and providing coordination services to logistics unit. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Enter logistics-related data into electronic databases and produce fact based reports and recommend improvements to the existing logistics processes. Maintain databases of logistics information, and interpret data on logistics elements, such as availability, reliability, and others (movements & maintenance) into the ERP System and generate necessary reports Manage users and user roles ,Train end user on reports ,dashboard, trip closing  Trouble shoot the  reported data and forward  possible recommendation of the fleet management /ERP system Maintain logistics records in accordance with government policies, interact with third party logistics service providers, assist to answer incoming calls and message taking Assist transportation team in the usage of appropriate forms such as vehicle maintenance requests, job cards and others Provide ongoing analyses in areas such as transportation costs, parts procurement, back orders, or delivery processes Prepare reports on logistics performance measures and confer with logistics management to determine ways to optimize service and maintain the efficiency of logistics operation. Provide support on following up with the out sourced office cleaning service including the maintenance of office and premises Arrange, coordinate and schedule external and internal meetings for the logistics unit, participate in the meeting, take minutes and share summaries Provide support to ensure office supplies for internally use are available Facilitate team travel related issues; prepare driver and security guard overtime summary reports on monthly basses. Help the logistics unit in monitoring, retrieving, sorting and responding to external and internal communications via email, faxes, and phone calls Route/reroute drivers in real time with remote route navigation software, satellite linkup systems or global positioning systems (GPS) and work for the improvement of operational efficiencies Analyze logistics data; using different methods such as data mining, data modeling, pivot table and cost benefit analysis of ongoing logistical operations  Handle advance and payment  clearance with finance department in timely manner Assist transactions at warehouse facilities to assess received items & inventory integrity Assist in the timely provision of logistics services such as repairs of office equipment, bathroom sanitation, and drinking water. Organize, plan and generate PR for logistics related procurement requests In the absence of the storekeeper, oversee storekeeping (in-out) and distribution of program/project material in timely manner and update records Performing other duties as assigned by senior logistics manager Job Requirements:   Minimum requirement is a BA degree. Preferred in Business Administration, Economics, Management, Transport or related field At least 3 years of professional experience in providing procurement/logistic support services with government, international or non-government organizations Familiar with logistics practices and procedures such as fleet tracking, contract administration, web-based data analysis, property and transport management Proven analytical and written presentation skills and ability to communicate to a number of internal and external stakeholders. Ability to identify potential problems in logistics team, analyses data and pay attention to detail Computer proficiency and knowledge of databases, spreadsheets and/or logistics programs including report writing skills (Outlook and MS Office, including PowerPoint, Excel, Word) Demonstrated effectiveness in meeting deadlines in a role requiring continual attention to detail in composing, typing, and proofing materials. Experience establishing organizational systems to improve efficiency and functioning in a fast pace environment. Proficiency in English both in writing & verbal Personal qualities including strong human relations & interpersonal and communication skills, suitable for team work & synergy, responsiveness, proactive thinking Demonstrates integrity by modeling the organizational values and ethical standards PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Good interpersonal skills, adaptability, flexibility and ability to prioritize tasks Good command of written and spoken English Computer skills especially in excel spreadsheet and Microsoft word Good planning and organizational skills Innovative and problem-solving skills and capacity to deliver under pressure. Strong people and client relationship skills High level of commitment and working with minimal supervision  How To Apply: 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. NB. Only short listed candidates will be contacted
Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Apr 03, 2018
Job Vacancy Announcement ETHIOPIAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY   Job Position: Procurement Officer   Term of Employment :   One year with possibility of extension Duty Station(s) :               Addis Ababa Required Number:          One (1) Salary & Benefits :           Competitive Application Deadline :   April 13, 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 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 Agricultural Transformation Council, chaired by the Prime Minister. Within the Agency, issues are divided into four different pillars :  Production and Productivity which includes Inputs and Crop Protection, Livestock, Research and Extension, Mechanization and Rural Finance; Environmentally Sustainable and Inclusive Agricultural Growth including Sustainable Irrigation and Watershed Management, Sustainable Land Management, Gender and Nutrition, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Targeted Livelihood Support, Biodiversity and (temporarily) Planning and MLE; Agribusiness and Markets including Market Services, Commercial and Contract Farming, Domestic & Export Market Development, and Cooperatives; and Enhanced Implementation Capacity which includes ICT for Agricultural Services, Private Sector in Agriculture, and Organizational and Human Resource Capacity . 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: Under the direct supervision of the Procurement Manager, the Procurement Officer is responsible for the management of procurement of goods and services required for ATA’s program and operational needs in accordance with the policies and procedures of ATA, Government Public Procurement and World Bank Procurement guidelines and other donor requirements. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Examines and analyzes departmental procurement requisitions for completeness and accuracy of information Properly reviews requisitions and determines appropriate method of sourcing procedures based on the government procurement directives and donor requirements Investigates and develops sources of suppliers Provides assistant to the end-users in regards to the preparation of specifications, bill of quantity and TORs for the requires procurements Assist end users in the preparation of annul procurement needs and participate in the consolidation of annual procurement plan for goods, services and works Prepares procurement documents such as quotations, biding documents, RFPs, bid evaluations and reports, and contract agreements Follows up the execution of all foreign procurements and customs clearing process and ensures that they are implemented in compliance with ATA and relevant Gov procedures and regulations Collects goods purchased as per the specifications and cross check delivery is made as per required specs and timeline. Updates product specifications for regularly procured items Compile current market prices for the procurement database as well as for user support Prepares and submits procurement updates regularly and as required Assist in the development and revision of the master suppliers’ list of the ATA Works loosely with stores and inventory controllers in setting reorder levels Coordinate and resolve problems in collaboration with procurement team with end users (requesting units) and suppliers; Follow up the implementation of procurement contracts in collaboration with Procurement Manager and requesting units; Assist in presentation of procurement evaluation report to Procurement Endorsing Committee; and Handle any other procurement related activities as requested by the Procurement Manager.    Job Requirements:   BA Degree in procurement, purchasing and supplies management, Logistics, Accounting, Economics, management or other relevant field of studies Minimum of 5 years relevant experience and knowledge if Ethiopian Government Procurement directives and the World Bank, the USAID procurement practices and procedures and other NGos. Good knowledge of supplies management software is a plus Experience in collecting, analyzing data and reporting Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship, multitask, prioritize activities and work under pressure Experience working in donor financed project(s) is a plus Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines High integrity, with timely & effective communication skill is essential Flexibility: ability to work under pressure Adaptability: working in a multi-cultural environment How To Apply: 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. NB. Only short listed candidates will be contacted
Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Apr 03, 2018
ATA Job Vacancy Announcement Senior Transformation Agenda Specialist - Evidence-based   ETHIOPIAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY   Job Position:   Senior Transformation Agenda Specialist - Evidence-based                                                Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation  Term of Employment :   Through July 2020 Duty Station(s) :              Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Required Number:          One (1) Salary & Benefits :           Competitive Application Deadline :   April 13, 2018 BACKGROUND: The Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) was established by the Government of Ethiopia with assistance from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to identify and address systemic bottlenecks in Ethiopia’s agricultural development. The ATA does this through planning, analysis, implementation support, and reporting on the interventions outlined in the Agricultural Transformation Agenda. The Transformation Agenda is a set of prioritized interventions to accelerate the transformation envisioned as part of Ethiopia’s Growth and Transformation Plan II. The ATA is accountable to the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Secretary to the Agricultural Transformation Council chaired by the Prime Minister.  ATA has launched a Delivery Unit in the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources (MoANR) to directly support MoANR’s work on the Transformation Agenda. Specifically, the Delivery Unit supports owners of Transformation Agenda Deliverables (TADs) within MoANR, with planning, reporting, project management and technical and strategic analysis. Delivery Units have played a critical role in accelerating execution of development initiatives in many countries, particularly in East and Southeast Asia, and today are also present in Ethiopia’s Prime Minister’s office and the Revenue and Customs Authority. The Delivery Unit will be jointly overseen by the Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources and ATA senior management. The Delivery Unit team plays a highly visible and pivotal role in accelerating agricultural transformation and development in Ethiopia. POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Transformation Agenda (TA) Specialist will work closely with the Delivery Unit team, the Ministry and the ATA to provide technical support to the project leaders of interventions related to soil health and fertility in the Transformation Agenda. Specific projects may include: Strengthened institutional structures for sector-wide result-based PME, particularly linkages between federal and regional stakeholders on PME functions               o   Optimal organization structures that addresses “all functions of PME” with                      appropriate experts are identified and put in place               o   Guidelines for smooth functioning of PME (that are based on consensus,                       are acceptable to all stakeholders and are binding) are developed and                              their implementation ensured   Innovative and results-based PM&E systems developed and implemented              o   Monitoring is linked to GTP-II results: development of indicators that (1)                          measure GTP-II high level objectives, outcomes, and outputs—including                          gender and climate-related results, (2) are prioritized, (3) are standardized                      across levels and institutions, and (4) are appropriately disaggregated               o   Systematic approaches to sector M&E is fostered: development of M&E                         plan that establishes best practices for data collection, M&E methods,                             frequency of monitoring, evaluation needs, reporting mechanisms; and                         effective feedback modalities                o   Targeted sectoral assessments promoted: (1) establishment of                                         comprehensive baseline for GTP-II and regular updates to                                                 monitor/evaluate progress, (2) development of thematic profiles around                         key issues promoted in GTP-II; and (3) linking these to requirement of                             decision makers at different levels               o   Effective reporting promoted: rationalizing reporting and effective                                   validation of information                o   Learning and reflection promoted: drawing lessons to improve                                          performance Strengthened and rationalized knowledge management systems implemented                o   Step-by-step establishment of rationalized, comprehensive and                                         automated MIS for administrative data—building on existing initiatives                o   Enhanced access by agricultural (crop, NRM, livestock, fisheries)                                       stakeholders to relevant data beyond administrative data                 o   Generation and effective management of relevant studies and                                         knowledge    products The Senior TA Specialist must have strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, technical expertise and problem-solving experience, as well as initiative design, planning, implementation management and reporting experience. The Senior TA Specialist will report directly to the MoANR Director of Planning and Programming, and have a second, functional reporting line to the Delivery Unit Head. This position provides an opportunity to be on the front lines of Ethiopia’s growth and transformation into a middle-income country. The successful candidate will have a strong desire to learn, innovate and drive rapid change to benefit Ethiopia’s farmers. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Coordinate effective annual planning, budgeting and target setting activities for Transformation Agenda projects Identify and analyze critical technical issues directly related to design and implementation of prioritized projects Proactively engage with other DU team members, the ATA and external partners to develop solutions and recommendations to address identified technical issues Engage with senior staff within the Ministry, the ATA and external partners to align on and implement project adjustments Contribute to ToRs, concept notes, studies, workshops, and training materials, directly related to prioritized projects Monitor progress reporting through key reporting systems and tools, engaging with relevant activity owners to ensure reporting is timely and accurate   identify and escalate challenges around implementation and reporting, as well as solutions and recommendations, to project leaders and the Delivery Unit Head Provide capacity building on technical project execution to MoANR staff Provide other technical advisory and input needed for effective project implementation Job Requirements: MA/MSc required in planning, monitoring & evaluation, economics, statistics, Informatics, agriculture, agricultural development or other relevant area. PhD preferred 6+ years of professional experience with MSc, or 4+ years of professional experience with PhD, in areas directly relevant to planning, monitoring & evaluation, and data management Deep understanding of Ethiopia’s agricultural sector, with a broad perspective on how the entire system operates and how public, private and non-government organizations operate in the system Specific experience in planning, prioritizing, sequencing, managing, problem-solving and reporting on implementation of projectsSelf-starter with strong motivation, ownership and commitment to deliver results Promotes data-driven and evidence-based problem solving and decision making Strong team player with excellent relationship building and communication skills Desire to innovate and drive rapid change for Ethiopia’s farmers Strong set of personal values including integrity, honesty and desire to be of service Fluency in English and Amharic  How To Apply: 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. NB. Only short listed candidates will be contacted
Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Mar 20, 2018
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Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Full time
Mar 12, 2018
Vacancy Announcement Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency 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.   1.      Position: Transformation Agenda Advisor, Agricultural Development Term of Employment :   Through July 2020 Duty Station(s) :              Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Required Number:        One (1) Salary & Benefits :          Competitive Application Deadline :   March 19, 2018 POSITION SUMMARY: The Transformation Agenda (TA) Advisor will work closely with the State Minister for Agricultural Development, the Delivery Unit team, and other colleagues at the MoANR and the ATA to provide technical support to the project leaders of Agricultural Development-related interventions in the Transformation Agenda. Specific interventions include: Market Oriented Extension:  Improving the orientation of the extension service towards market-centered service delivery; strengthening linkages and synergy among stakeholders; and enhancing the capacity of institutions engaged in the provision of sustainable and gender-responsive extension services to smallholder farmers Agricultural Inputs:  Ensuring efficient delivery of environment and gender friendly quality-assured seeds to smallholder farmers in sufficient quantity through multiple channels at proper time, place and affordable price .  The program also focuses on increasing domestic fertilizer production capacity as well as ensuring efficient multi-channel delivery of fertilizers to smallholder farmers Plant Protection and Health:  Ensuring timely supply to and adoption of environment-friendly agrochemicals and other integrated crop management practices (ICMP) by smallholder farmers, with a focus on: increased domestic supply of required pesticides, enhanced plant health services, development of capacity for quarantine and pesticide quality assurance, registration, and regulation, strengthening pest early warning and response system, and ensuring safe pesticide management and disposal system Agricultural Mechanization:  Improving the use of agricultural mechanization technologies by farmers through effective service delivery systems The TA Advisor must have strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, technical expertise and problem-solving experience, as well as initiative design, planning, implementation management and reporting experience. The TA Advisor will report directly to the State Minister of Agricultural Development, and have a second, functional reporting line to the Delivery Unit Coordinator. This position provides an opportunity to be on the front lines of Ethiopia’s growth and transformation into a middle-income country. The successful candidate will have a strong desire to learn, innovate and drive rapid change to benefit Ethiopia’s farmers. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Coordinate effective annual planning, budgeting and target setting activities for Transformation Agenda projects Identify and analyze critical technical issues directly related to design and implementation of prioritized projects Proactively engage with other DU team members, the ATA and external partners to develop solutions and recommendations to address identified technical issues Engage with senior staff within the Ministry, the ATA and external partners to align on and implement project adjustments Contribute to ToRs, concept notes, studies, workshops, and training materials, directly related to prioritized projects Monitor progress reporting through key reporting systems and tools, engaging with relevant activity owners to ensure reporting is timely and accurate Identify and escalate challenges around implementation and reporting, as well as solutions and recommendations, to project leaders and the Delivery Unit Coordinator Provide capacity building on technical project execution to MoANR staff Provide other technical advisory and input needed for effective project implementation REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MA/MSc required in agriculture development related disciplines, PhD preferred 10+ years of experience with MA/MSc, or 8+ years of experience with PhD, in a senior organizational role relating to agricultural inputs, extension, plant protection & health and/or agricultural mechanization Deep understanding of Ethiopia’s agricultural sector, with a broad perspective on how public, private and non-government organizations operate in the system Specific experience in planning, prioritizing, sequencing, managing, problem-solving and reporting on implementation of projects Self-starter with strong motivation, ownership and commitment to deliver results Promotes data-driven and evidence-based problem solving and decision making Strong team player with excellent relationship building and communication skills Desire to innovate and drive rapid change for Ethiopia’s farmers Strong set of personal values including integrity, honesty and desire to be of service Fluency in English and Amharic   2.      Position: Manager, MoANR Delivery Unit Term of Employment :   Through July 2020 Duty Station(s) :             Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Required Number:         1 Salary & Benefits :           Competitive Application Deadline :   March 19, 2018 POSITION SUMMARY: The Manager leads planning, problem solving and analysis within the Delivery Unit. The Manager will manage a team of two Associates and work directly with Transformation Agenda Deliverable (TAD) owners within the MoANR to ensure meaningful planning and target setting, timely and accurate reporting, and rigorous and practical problem solving. In addition, the Manager will lead provision of analytical support to senior leadership on high priority requests, including trend analysis, strategic planning and/or policy analysis. The Manager will report to the Delivery Unit Coordinator, manage two Associates, and work with the Senior Data & Reporting Officer, Operations Officer and a team of 18 technical experts (Transformation Agenda Specialists and Advisors). The Delivery Unit is part of the Strategic Services vertical at the ATA, which also includes Performance Management (planning and evaluations), Project Management, Communications and Analytics (in 2018). The successful candidate for this role will have strong analytical and critical thinking skills, experience influencing others in large organizations to simplify, focus and have urgency, and a passion for both results and capacity building. We are applying private sector style rigor to major social issues that can transform Ethiopian society. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Establish robust annual planning, target-setting and budgeting processes with TAD owners Develop regular performance monitoring routines with senior leadership, initiative owners and relevant  stakeholders Support roll out of enhanced planning, project management and reporting tools, processes and systems to track and report on progress of priority activities Strengthen execution and day-to-day project and activity management capacity of MoANR staff Proactively identify and prioritize key issues and bottlenecks for TAD implementation, through discussions with implementing teams, reviewing reports and data analysis Lead problem solving and solution development with the DU team, both for specific TADs and for high priority requests from MoANR ministers Collaborate with technical/agricultural colleagues, Project Management team, Performance Management team (planning and evaluations), Analytics team, or outside consultants as needed to solve more complex issues Manage two Analysts, supporting them with work planning and prioritization, clearing roadblocks, and skill building Work with DU Coordinator to develop materials and provide capacity building support on planning, activity management / execution, reporting and problem-solving Advise Senior Data & Reporting Officer on production of value added reports for decision-making through analysis and synthesis of data, and provision of recommendations Support the Delivery Unit Coordinator to engage and align with the Planning Department at the MoANR REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in business, engineering, agriculture or rural development. Master’s preferred. At least 6 years of experience with a Master’s degree, or 8 years with a Bachelor’s degree, working in project management, strategy, business development, management consulting, project design or other relevant field Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills, with experience applying these for both strategy and implementation/operations Strong team player with excellent relationship management skills, and a passion for capacity building, training and facilitation Experience navigating complex organizations with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders Passion for improving the lives of smallholder farmers Self-starter with strong motivation, ownership and commitment to drive transformation Can act as a champion for change and can effectively support change management efforts Strong set of personal values including integrity, honesty and desire to be of service Very strong skills with Microsoft Office (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) Fluency in English required, with Amharic a plus   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