Thursday, March 31, 2011

Programme Officer job in Kenya– Seed System

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
Programme Officer – Seed System
Working in the Technical Operations Department of AATF, the incumbent will be guided by the following terms of reference under the direct supervision of the Seed Systems Manager.
Terms of Reference

Manage assignments and tasks related to technical activities in the Seed Systems Unit, including project data entry, in-depth analysis and interpretation
Assist in preparation of technical reports and project proposals, including editing, proof-reading for correctness and formatting of documents
Assist in scheduling and implementation of the projects’ work plan
Support monitoring and evaluation of project operations, including assessing feedback to determine possible implications for implementation and corrective actions
Guiding and supervising stakeholder organisations sub-contracted to implement specific project activities
Perform any other duties as may be required


The ideal candidate should possess a minimum of a BSc in agriculture and preferably a Master’s degree in agricultural sciences.
She/ he should have at least 3 years of relevant experience at the national or international level.
Experience in the use of computers, office software packages, and in handling web based management systems is an advantage.

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:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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