Program Coordinator at Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)(Deadline: 30th March,2022)

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Program Coordinator at Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)(Deadline: 30th March,2022)

đŸ˜ïž About the Organization and Job Details

The Organization

Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (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 current 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 national level.

Having worked in Rwanda over the last 15 years and looking to the next five years ahead, AGRA seeks to contribute to the development of a sustainable food system in which sufficient, healthy food, is produced and delivered in an inclusive way by smallholder farmers (women and men) and a private sector that can thrive in a robust enabling environment.  To achieve this goal AGRA empowers and builds resilience of smallholder farmers; Supports inclusive markets to improve functional agricultural systems and Builds state capability to sustain agricultural transformation.

The program now seeks the services of an experienced Program Coordinator to support the program implementation.

The role will be based in Kigali, Rwanda.

Why AGRA? 

At AGRA we believe Agriculture is the single greatest opportunity to deliver inclusive economic growth, jobs, and health 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.

When you join us, we present you with intellectually stimulating assignments and structured career advancement with 30% of open roles being filled internally through promotions and transfers, and a Leadership commitment for this ratio to increase. This is after setting you up for success with a World Class Onboarding for new hires where a bespoke induction trains on all aspects of the role that you will need to succeed. You will gain a full understanding of our lofty ambitions to transform African agriculture, and how you can contribute to an amazing employee experience.

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

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

📋 Job Description Details

Job Position Title

Program Coordinator

Reporting to the Country Manager, Rwanda, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination and management of documents related to grant-making within a Program.  The incumbent will assist Program Officers within the Program in the refinement of project proposals and grant memos in order to ensure that these documents are well-prepared in advance of submission to the Grants Unit and the Grants Committee. He/ she will also assist the Country Managers and Program Officers regarding internal and external communications to ensure the running of a cohesive, coherent program, and provide regular updates on the team’s status through reports or meetings.

Job Positing Date: 22nd March,2022

Job Closing Date : 30th March,2022

Number of Job Positions

1

Job Location

Rwanda

Job Payment Terms and Contract

Full-Time

Job Duties& Tasks  and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to developing proposals and grant memos from the point of initial, draft submission to final approval by the Grants Committee.
  • Oversees projects implementation progress and follows up with the grantees, including training them on the use of various AGRA templates.
  • Represent the Country Managers and Program Officers at important meetings, in their absence, and relays outcomes via a formal written report.
  • Maintains a real time record of on-going projects and those in the pipeline.
  • Maintains an up-to-date record of project technical and financial reports.
  • Upon request by the Country Managers or Program Officers, writes, and disseminates reports of meetings to enhance information flow and sharing among program staff.
  • Track projects implementation progress and follows up with the grantees, including training them on the use of various AGRA templates
  • Track Technical team visit recommendations, grant disbursements, internal audit  queries and other issues that requires follow ups to ensure they are timely closed.
  • Attend and circulate meeting minutes for Country Advisory Committee meeting, Joint Result Review Committee Meeting and Steering committee meetings.
  • Maintain a tracker of correspondence from implementing partners, private and public stakeholders
  • Work with Communication team to uploads activities on AGRA social media accounts
  • Maintain the procurement plan and initiate requisitions and issue purchase orders for goods and services

đŸ’Œ Job Specification

Job Qualification Needed

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in agriculture related international development work.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in project management in Africa is essential.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in grant making.
  • M.Sc. graduate in agriculture, project management, and rural development or related area.
  • Computer proficiency and familiarity with a range of software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

🌐 How to Apply

Job Application Channel Accepted  and any other relevant Application  Info’s 

If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, kindly submit your application with a detailed CV (including your e-mail address and telephone contacts to recruit@agra.org noting to quote the job reference number in the subject of your email)

To be considered, applications must be received on or before 30th March 2022.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

AGRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Application Deadline Provided

Please  Apply for  this Job  not later than 30th/ March/ 2022


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