Program Officer – Fellowships at AGRA

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is a not-for-profit organization formed in 2006 to work with African governments, farmers, donors, NGOs and the private sector to reduce hunger and poverty in Africa through agricultural development targeted at resource poor farmers. AGRA has its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya and an office in Accra, Ghana
AGRA is seeking to recruit a highly competent and experienced individual to fill the position of Program Officer – Fellowships. The position will be based in Accra, Ghana, on a three year renewable contract and will report to the AGRA Vice President, Policy and Partnerships.
For further information, applicants can visit the AGRA website
Job Title: Program Officer – Fellowships
Specific responsibilities
1. Developing a regional postgraduate training program in agricultural and applied economics (CPTME) including the curriculum and identifying departments and universities to host it;
2. Identifying capacity building needs in agricultural and applied economics as well as policy analysis;
3.Developing a Fellowship Program to support the building of national capacities in policy analysis and advocacy;
4. Identifying potential students to be trained under the CPIME program and also identifying and recruiting Poky Fellows and Senior Policy Fellows to be posted to national policy institutions;
5. Contributing towards the development of a comprehensive policy strategy for AGRA
and evaluating national and regional agricultural policies across AGRA, target-countries;
6.Assisting national governments in the design and implementation of pro-poor policies for accelerating large scale uptake of green revolution technologies; and
7. Supporting the building of national policy advocacy platforms for influencing agricultural policy formulation and monitoring and evaluating impacts of the CPTME arid Policy Fellows Programs.
Key qualifications
1. A Master’s degree in agricultural economics, public administration or economics, with a strong research and publications background as well as teaching experience at university level. A PhD in Agricultural Economics or a related field will be a strong advantage;
2. Five years experience In designing university level graduate training courses and fellowship programs as well as designing and implementing agricultural policies in support of smallholder agriculture;
3. Experience in working within national, African regional or international organizations at senior policy levels will be an advantage;
4. Experience in engaging in policy dialogue at high-levels in governments, with a strong capacity TO help influence development agenda;
5. Proven leadership and administrative skills;
6. Ability to travel and work in high pressure multicultural environments while delivering high impact results;
7. Fluency in English and a working knowledge of French; and
8. Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Method of Application
Applicants should submit their application with a detailed CV, stating their current position, remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts, quoting reference number POF – 03/11 on both the application letter and envelope. To be considered your application must be received by 25th March 2011 addressed to:
The Director, Executive Selection Division
Deloitte Consulting Limited
Deloitte Place, Muthangari, Waiyaki way
PO Box 40092 – 0100 NAIROBI
Tel: +254 (020) 4230 000
E-mail: [email protected]


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