The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates and promotes access and delivery of appropriate proprietary agricultural technologies for use by resource-poor smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Based in Nairobi, but working across the continent, AATF fosters its mission through public/private partnerships to reach its target farmers.
The Foundation is a one-stop-shop that provides expertise and know-how that facilitates the identification, access, development, delivery and utilisation of proprietary agricultural technologies.
To accomplish specific tasks as it implements its portfolio, AATF is looking for a qualified and experienced
Working in the Legal Counsel’s office of AATF, the incumbent will be guided by the following
Terms of Reference
Assist in the preparation of consultancy contracts for vetting by the Legal Counsel
Contract lifecycle management, including sending contracts for signature, monitoring return of completed contracts and submission of contract reports by partners/consultants and following up with managers to obtain contract reports before payment by Finance Department
Organising Project Intellectual Property meetings including teleconferences and serve as secretary to such meetings by taking, preparing and sending minutes to the participants
Assisting Legal Counsel in managing the AATF Technology and Innovation Support Centre
Maintaining and updating the AATF contracts database
Updating and maintaining the intranet board folder
Performing such other tasks as the Legal Counsel may assign from time to time.
The ideal candidate should possess a Diploma in Business Administration and Management. Certified Public Secretary (CPS) and a university degree will be an advantage.
Training and experience in contract preparation and intellectual property will be an advantage.
She/ he should have a minimum of 3 years experience in similar functions with reputable national or international organisations or law firm.
Knowledge of French is desirable.
Excellent time management, organisational and computer software skills are advantages.
This is a Nationally Recruited Staff (NRS) position based in Nairobi and is on a 2-year renewable contract subject to individual performance and availability of funds. Salary and benefits will be in line with those provided within AATF’s NRS scheme.
Interested candidates are requested to submit their application letters and curriculum vitae by email not later than 8 April 2011 to: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.