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 – Agribusiness
Under the direct supervision of the Business Development Manager, the Programme Officer is responsible for providing and supporting innovative business solutions in the AATF business processes through assisting in coming up with feasibility and baseline studies, impact assessments, deployment and commercialisation of agricultural technologies, value chain analysis and creating market linkages across AATF projects.
The Programme Officer will also assist in monitoring and evaluation.
Terms of Reference
Assist in the implementation of agribusiness development activities for AATF
Support the implementation of M&E for AATF
Support all activities in the Business Development Unit
Assist in the creation of market access and linkages
Support any special assignments in the Business Development Unit in particular and the Technical Operations Department in general
The ideal candidate should possess a Master’s Degree or equivalent in economics, agricultural economics, business, agribusiness or related field.
She/ he should have at least 3 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing business and management development services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
Work experience in agriculture will be an advantage.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.