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 (MoA), its affiliate institutions, and other partners to identify and address systemic bottlenecks within an Agricultural Transformation Agenda. Second, we support Regional Governments to accelerate the 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 sectors partners across the country.
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 teamwork 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 to 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.
At the core of ATA’s strategy to achieve agricultural transformation is the transition of smallholder farmers from subsistence orientated to market-focused production systems and activities that better integrate them into domestic and global supply chains. The full development and competitiveness of the entire agricultural value chain are thus critical to ensure that smallholder farmers can make the necessary market linkages that allow such supply chain integrations to happen. With this aim, the Agrihub project works to strengthen MSMEs established under ATA projects and provide them with access to finance through linkages with banks and other financial institutions.
Some of the most critical challenges agribusinesses (MSMEs) face are under-developed business capabilities and limited access to finance. The Project Officer will be responsible for helping manage the business advisory services provided to Capability Booster tier enterprises by assisting with the screening process, working with the business development partner to develop and provide business training content, helping organize and manage group networking and training sessions, working with regional Business Advisors to help develop milestone plans for business advisory services, supporting regional Business Advisors with the provision of business advisory, working with the Senior Project Officer – Agri-Finance and Accounting Mentors to help link enterprises to financial institutions, helping create templates and documents relevant to the project, and helping disburse learnings and best practices to all relevant stakeholders. The project officer will also serve as the link between the Acceleration and Centre of Excellence tier.
We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit (i) a cover letter and (ii) a CV (maximum 5 pages) to https://apply.ata.gov.et
Please DO NOT submit scans of certificates with your application.
Women are highly encouraged to apply.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.