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10 Jun 2019

Regional Project Officer I – Problem Solving at Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)

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Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)
Vacancy Announcement

Position: Regional Project Officer I – Problem Solving

– Term of Employment: One year with possibility of extension
– Duty Station(s): Bahir Dar
– Required Number: One
– Salary & Benefits: Competitive
– Application Deadline: June 14, 2019

• Support strategy development, strategic and operational planning, including:
• Structure own work stream, develop and apply appropriate analytical frameworks and approaches, collect data and complete high-impact analysis for robust recommendations;
• Prioritize assigned tasks and manage own work stream from start to finish, including timelines, content, and stakeholder input and validation;
• Identify and mobilize key required resources, including budgetary, human resources, etc. to ensure execution;
• Proactively identify risks and issues affecting work stream delivery, support problem solving on overcoming implementation obstacles, promptly communicate upward with solution options;
• Organize and conduct interviews with junior-to-senior level stakeholders;
• Deliver high-quality analyses, documents and presentations with communicating key insights;
• Where applicable, provide assistance to JPO in completing their activities.
• Support program management, stakeholder management and coordination, implementation problem-solving, and reporting, including:
• Present ideas and respond to queries clearly and concisely in team meetings and externally.
• Prepare, engage in and lead regular briefings and update with stakeholders;
• Prepare performance and financial reporting utilizing standard tools and templates;
• Synthesize implementation lessons learned for future refinement / best practice sharing.

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree focus on Business, Economics, Agriculture, Public Policy, International Development, Business Administration and other relevant subject areas.
• 2-3/5-6 years’ relevant work experience for Msc/BSc degree respectively in management consulting or other strategically and analytically focused roles in public, private or development sector organizations;
• Interest in and familiarity with Ethiopia’s agricultural sector, agricultural and rural development.
• Genuine intellectual curiosity and desire to innovate and bring large-scale change.
• Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and data gathering skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, with highly collaborative working style.
• Experience with project and stakeholder management preferred.
• Experience in working within multi-cultural teams preferred.
• Strong willingness to learn, and ability to be a real team player.
• Ability to thrive in a fast-moving, entrepreneurial environment, with an emphasis on high-performance, results and accountability.
• Strong personal values including integrity, honesty and desire to be of service.
• Fluency in English and Amharic, and the working language of the specific region is required.
Education Level     :     Bachelor’s
Experience     :     5-10 years
City     :     Bahir Dar
State     :     Amhara
Country     :     Ethiopia

How to Apply

We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit (i) a cover letter and (ii) CV (maximum 3 pages) to<br< a=""> />• Please DO NOT submit scans of certificates with your application. • Women are highly encouraged to apply. • Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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