Vacancies

Special Assistant to the President: Job Reference SAP 11/2017

Reporting to the Chief of Staff and Strategy, the Special Assistant will provide critical support to the President across their full range of work to help ensure prioritization, increased bandwidth, and effective coordination of all engagements and work output. He/she will serve as liaison between the President and all stakeholders both internal to AGRA and externally, to foster information flow, communication, and coordination. The Special Assistant will act as the President’s proxy in key internal and external meetings and outreach programs. He/she will be responsible for staffing the President where required, and leading special projects and initiatives for the President. The position will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.


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Administrateur de la Finance Inclusive – Afrique de l’Ouest

Placé sous la supervision du Directeur du GST au Mali et au Burkina, l’Administrateur du programme sera chargé de mettre en place une stratégie de finance inclusive au Burkina Faso et au Mali, soutenir la mise en place de la stratégie de finance inclusive au Ghana et au Nigeria et porter assistance à l’équipe de la finance inclusive pour renforcer le développement de sa stratégie, ses ressources et interventions en vue de rendre efficace le financement destiné à la transformation agricole en Afrique.


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Program Officer – Technology for Development: Job Reference POTD 11/2017

Reporting to the Vice President - Program Development and Innovation, The Program Officer - Technology for Development is responsible for supporting AGRA’s five-year strategy to reach 9 million smallholder farmers in Africa with improved technologies for achieving higher yields and better marketing opportunities to improve their productivity. S/he will – through the use of information and communications technology – drive increases in farmer awareness of the value of improved seed, fertilizers, and crop management practices, as well as support technologically-driven advisory services.


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Strategy Officer(s)

Reporting to the Head of Strategy and Analytics, the Strategy Officers will support strategy development, execution and adaptation; performance management; and structured analytics to ensure AGRA’s interventions are grounded in a robust agriculture transformation Theory of Change and geared towards catalysing results in AGRA’s 11 focus countries and across the continent. The officers, as part of the Unit, will be responsible for complex strategy design and business analytics; project/team/contract management; client/partner relations management; and institutional engagement and mobilisation. The positions will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.


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Program Officer – Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Systems

Reporting to the Head of Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Systems, The Program Officer - Soil Fertility & Fertilizer Systems is responsible for providing technical input on soil fertility, fertilizer systems and agronomy into AGRA’s integrated value chain grant making and management. S/he initiates grant making in soil fertility and fertilizer systems across target countries in West Africa. The program officer works with others to identify proven soil fertility and fertilizer systems innovations for scaling up within integrated value chain grants by AGRA and its development partners. S/he is responsible for creating strong links between agricultural research and private sector actors including fertilizer companies developing area and crop specific fertilizers, while helping develop dissemination pathways for technologies to farmers and linking up with international research organizations acting as a reliable source of information for national R&D institutions. The position will be based in West Africa.


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