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  • Posted on: 4 October, 2011 Deadline: 14 October, 2011
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  • 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.

    Job Title: Policy Officer
    Job ID: PO/09-11
    Location: Kenya

    Specific Responsibilities 
    Identifying policy, institutional and regulatory constraints to the success of AGRA programmatic interventions and contributing towards a comprehensive policy strategy.
    Evaluating and assessing the relevance of agricultural policies across AGRA-target countries and working with communities to develop regional frameworks for the harmonization of agricultural and trade policies.
    Conducting analytical work to develop evidence-based policy and institutions for AGRA-target countries.
    Assisting governments in designing and implementing pro-poor policies for accelerating uptake of green revolution technologies.
    Designing marketing and pricing policy instruments for small holder farmers and supporting the building of national policy advocacy platforms for influencing agricultural formulation.
    Working closely with regional organization on policy roundtable processes with stakeholders.
    Monitoring and evaluating impacts of agricultural policies on key indicators.

    Key Qualifications and Requirements
    A postgraduate degree in Agricultural Economics, public Administration or Economics, with a strong research and publications background.
    A PHD and experience working within national, African regional or international organization will be an added advantage.
    At least 5 years’ experience in designing and implementing agricultural policies in support of smallholder agriculture
    Strong analytical ability to design and evaluate policy options for promoting agricultural productivity growth
    Ability to engage in policy dialogue at high-levels in governments and work closely with a diverse group of donors.

    Job Title: Senior Program Officer/Program Officer Monitoring and Evaluation
    Job ID: SPO/PO/09-11
    Location: Kenya

    Specific Responsibilities 
    Supporting the M&E team in in reviewing and implementing the AGRA M&E plan, while incorporating the M&E frameworks, as well as in the implementation of M&E implementing agreements, with grantees and partners.
    Providing statistical and analytical support to the M&E team in designing and implementing surveys, as well as in the coordination of data collection activities and reporting.
    Supporting the M&E team in Providing appropriate and timely data and information to AGRA management and to the Board of Directors.
    Identifying M&E plan implementation risks and mitigating actions, data collection and quality review needs and supporting the M&E team to draw TORs for specific M&E related projects.
    Supporting the development of the Management Information System (MIS) and providing technical assistance to AGRA program Directors and the M&E director in the design, development and implementation of the system
    Participating in external reviews and missions by AGRA donors or other African Government agencies.
    Supporting the M&E team in establishing professional linkages with development partners, resource centers and institutions in the areas of monitoring and impact evaluation.

    Key Qualifications and Requirements
    An MSc. Or Phd. In Development economics or social sciences with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation of development assistance in Africa as well as 3 years’ developing country experience.
    A high level of Monitoring and Evaluation knowledge in Agricultural Development and Food Security wit experience in data and information organization and management skills.
    Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, including econometrics and statistical analysis
    Knowledge, skills and experience in key M&E standard tools as well as extensive experience and familiarity with computer applications
    Fluent in English and French.

    For both positions, the ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills with the ability to work both with autonomy and with a team in diverse cultural context.

    Method of Application

    If you believe you can clearly demonstrate your abilities to meet the relevant criteria for these roles, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating your position, remuneration, e-mail and telephone contacts, quoting the relevant reference number on both application letter and envelope. To be considered, your application must be received by October 14, 2011 addressed to:
    The Director,
    Executive Selection Division,
    Deloitte Consulting Limited,
    Deloitte Place, Waiyaki Way,
    Muthangari, Westlands
    P. O. Box 40092 00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

    or by email: agra@deloitte.co.ke
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