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Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) – Program Coordinator.

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About the job

About AGRA

Founded in 2006, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) seeks to catalyze Agriculture Transformation in Africa. AGRA is focused on putting smallholder farmers at the center of the continent’s growing economy by transforming agriculture from a solitary struggle to survive into farming as a business that thrives. Under its strategy, AGRA continues to catalyze and sustain an Inclusive Agricultural Transformation in Africa to increase incomes and improve food security for 30 million farmers. AGRA will deliver through an approach that simultaneously catalyzes change at farmer level, strengthens input and output market systems and puts government at the center to enable and champion private-sector-led agricultural growth at continental and national level.

Why AGRA?

At AGRA we believe food and agriculture are the greatest opportunity to deliver inclusive economic growth and jobs to the African continent. An alliance led by Africans with roots in farming communities across the continent combined with an inclusive and diverse workforce from 24 nationalities. Our values of (I-RISE; Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Stewardship and Equity) espouse our commitment to a call to action to go beyond ourselves as we arise and transform Africa’s Agriculture.

An attractive remuneration package with benefits such as pension, medical cover, life assurance and provision of tools of trade that allow you to work productively anywhere, which are commensurate with this position’s responsibility, scope and impact.

We are looking for people who are passionate about food and agricultural systems transformation in Africa, curious and collaborative to join our innovative, growing, and multidisciplinary team.

For more information on AGRA, applicants can visit http://www.agra.org

To support the successful delivery, AGRA is seeking to recruit an experienced and exceptional individual to the role of Program Coordinator. The role will be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Strategic Partnership Division

Our strategic partnerships are designed to harness and nurture a broad range of alliances with multilateral, technical and private organizations to catalyze agricultural transformation in Africa. By promoting sustainable agriculture, the partnerships are supporting African countries to realize the global sustainable development goals of ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition. We partner with SMEs, government institutions, investors, input companies, mechanization partners, digital partners, off takers/market, technical partners, financial institutions, development finance institutions (DFIs), multilateral partners, research institutions, industry associations, and alliances whose mission are in synergy with AGRA’s. In all the partnerships, we aim to leverage each other’s resources towards increasing food production and economic growth in Africa.

Role’s Overall Purpose

The Program Coordinator (PC) will be responsible for coordination and organization of activities, events, and documents related to knowledge management, technical reports, contracts, grant-making, budgets, and proposal writing. The PC will assist Strategic Partnerships Division team in the development and refinement of presentations, websites, proposals, grant memos, technical reports, events, presentations, talking points, financials, and communications ensuring high quality, impacts and results. The PC contribute to and monitor financial tracking against budget. Communicates globally and with AGRA priority countries and stakeholders to effectively manage relationships. The PC is highly organized in documentation, digital databases, tracking tools, partnership outreach as well as results reporting and analytics. Contribute to partnerships, digital, and gender and inclusiveness strategy implementation.

Role Summary

Reporting to the Vice President – Strategic Partnerships, the Program Coordinator will be a responsible for internal and external communications, ensure smooth flow of procurement process, grants process, technical presentations, proposals, knowledge reports and financial reports. He/ she will ensure partnerships database management, updating and filing documentations, and timely submissions of deliverables and reports. The ideal candidate will ensure frequent and effective coordination and communication amongst partners, platforms, organizational divisions, gender, digital, partnerships, country and regional teams.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and reviews proposals and drafts grant memos for review.
  • Tracks and monitors proposal submission including responses to inquiries and screen, direct, and follow through on all grant-related enquiries as appropriate.
  • Develops surveys and questionnaires for research and data collection, documents, and reports on findings.
  • Contributes to results capture, analytics and reviews of consultancies and grantees.
  • Creates technical and financial reports for development partners and management.
  • Leads in co-development of consultancies and grants, and assists from initial draft, to submission, to final approval by the Grants or Procurement Committees.
  • Collaborates with the technical and administrative divisions, Country Managers, technical Program Officers to write and disseminate reports of meetings to enhance information flow and sharing among program staff and partners.
  • Assesses implementation progress and conducts necessarily follow up with consultants and grantees, including coordination on the use of AGRA branding, templates, and systems.
  • Plans and maintains a team schedule, calendar, and records of on-going activities and those in the pipeline.
  • Organizes and maintains an up-to-date records of project technical and financial reports and partners progress reports.
  • Manages database of strategic partners and supports platforms including Farm to Market Alliance, Food Action Alliance, Agibusiness Dealroom, Value4Her, Generation Africa and AGRF.

Academic, Professional Qualifications and Relevant experience

  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in agriculture or development related international food and agribusiness work.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in project coordination or programs in Africa is essential.
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in event management, procurements, grants making.
  • Masters or equivalent experience in agriculture, rural development, agribusiness, digital ag, market systems, or Finance.
  • Computer proficiency and familiarity with a range of software applications including PowerPoint, websites HTML, word processing, spreadsheets, financial tools, and databases.

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, kindly submit your application including your e-mail address and telephone contacts through LinkedIn or via email to recruit@agra.org noting to quote the role title in the subject of your email.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AGRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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