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Kenya: Program Officer Policy Enabler – TAAT Project

Organization: African Agricultural Technology Foundation
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 10 Aug 2018

Program Officer Policy Enabler – TAAT Project

Background and context

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is an international not-for-profit organization designed to facilitate and promote public/private partnerships for the access and delivery of royalty-free proprietary technologies that meet the needs of resource-poor smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Through its catalytic and facilitative role, AATF acts as the neutral intermediary and responsible party between owners and/or holders of proprietary technologies and those that need them to promote food security and enhance livelihoods for smallholder farmers in SSA. AATF was incorporated in the UK in January 2003, in Kenya on April 2003 (Headquarters) and in Nigeria in October 2009. It was also registered as a charity under the laws of England and Wales in January 2005.

Overall Purpose

Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator TAAT Policy Enabler, the Programme Officer is responsible for providing support of implementation of TAAT Policy Enabler activities amongst partner institutions in target countries.

The Programme Officer is expected to work in close collaboration with partner organizations and relevant government policy departments via outreach campaigns to foster the creation of an enabling environment where enterprises including agribusiness activities can start, develop and thrive in line with the aspirations of the TAAT initiative. In particular, the Programme Officer shall work with relevant project teams in the field for addressing project-related issues.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Undertake tasks regarding the overall implementation of TAAT Policy Enabler project activities across partner institutions in all target countries.
  • Provide the required attention to all activities required to build understanding and confidence for the project, including field visits; follow-up responses, and reporting obligations.
  • Compile technical reports and project briefs including editing and formatting of documents, and writing minutes.
  • Create and maintain an electronic archiving system of project related documents, and manage assignments and tasks related to technical activities including project data entry, analysis and interpretation.

Minimum Qualifications & Experience

· Master’s degree in agricultural policy analysis or any other related and equivalent disciplines from a recognized institution;

· Minimum of 5 years’ experience in policy analysis or policy advocacy experience critical in engendering agricultural sector policy reforms and implementation, conversant with policy and institutional issues related to challenges hampering seed systems, agro-input supply and market access in African countries.

How to apply:

Submission of Applications

Qualified candidates are invited to log in to our website https://www.aatf-africa.org/programme-officer-taat-policy-enabler to obtain the full job description and application details

AATF is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and gender equity within the organisation.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Closing date 10 August 2018