VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: Program Officer, Technologies and Innovations

ASARECA alongside other ex-Pillar 4 Africa institutions comprising African Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services (AFAAS), Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), CORAF, and Centre for Coordination of Agricultural Research and Development for Southern Africa (CCARDESA) are currently implementing the EU-funded and IFAD-managed Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme ex pillar IV (CAADP-XP4) project under the initiative, “Development Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture” (DeSIRA). The project seeks, among other things, to strengthen the capacities of the organizations to support member countries to deliver on CAADP results through more systemic and effective partnerships and linkages and use of science, knowledge and innovation for a climate-relevant transformation of agriculture and food systems. ASARECA intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this grant to eligible payments under this contract, for which this vacancy announcement is issued. The job holder will be responsible for providing leadership in the day-to-day implementation of project management tasks, coordination of country teams, finance as well as administrative tasks related to projects under his/her jurisdiction. The role aims to enhance regional collaboration in the development of agricultural technologies, innovations, and management practices (TIMPs) for selected commodities and to facilitate exchange and dissemination of priority TIMPs across national boundaries. He/she will be responsible for providing operational guidance for all aspects related to compilation, TIMPs dissemination, and reporting. Interested and qualified persons are encouraged to apply by mail to the Administrative and Personnel Officer on Applications should include a cover letter, CV, relevant academic certificates, day time telephone contacts and addresses of 3 referees (including e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) and should be in one document and a maximum of 10 pages. Only email applications will be accepted. The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday10th May 2021, 16:00hrs EAT. Download: The advert and Detailed Job Description 

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Fri, 2021-04-23 17:15
Mon, 2021-05-10 17:15
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Friday, 23 April 2021