Program Officer, Technologies and Innovations NGO Jobs – Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)

Job Title:    Program Officer, Technologies and Innovations

Organisation: Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA)

Duty Station:  Entebbe, Uganda

Reports to: Deputy Executive Director.


About US:

The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is a sub-regional not-for-profit intergovernmental organization comprising 14 member countries, namely: Burundi, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. The organization brings together researchers from the national agricultural research, extension and education institutions, the private sector, and other strategic partners including Development partners to generate, share and promote Technologies, Innovations and Management Practices (TIMPs) and knowledge to solve common challenges facing agriculture in the sub-region. ASARECA is strategically positioned to perform higher level facilitative, supportive, coordination and advocacy roles to enhance sustainable agricultural transformation and economic growth in the Eastern and Central Africa (ECA) sub-region.


Job Summary:  The Program Officer, Technologies and Innovations 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 as per the guidance and procedures of the Operation Manual.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • MSc in Agricultural Sciences, Biophysical Sciences, Natural Resources Management or Agricultural Economics
  • At least seven years of relevant experience at programme management level in agricultural research for development organizations at regional level.
  • Strong experience in working with relevant partners in the generation and transfer of proven technologies to the last mile stakeholders /end users
  • Proven experience in development of winning concept notes and proposals
  • Proven knowledge / experience in project cycle management, personnel management, project coordination, monitoring, evaluation and learning


How to Apply:

All 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.


Deadline: 10th May 2021 by 16:00hrs EAT.


NB: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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