Sunday, June 29, 2014

African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) Regulatory Affairs Programme Officer Job in Kenya

Job Vacancy: Programme Officer - Regulatory Affairs

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is an international not-for-profit organisation that facilitates, and promotes public/private partnerships to access, develop, adapt and deliver royalty-free appropriate agricultural technologies for sustainable use by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Senior Manager Regulatory Affairs, the Programme Officer will be responsible for coordinating, planning, implementing and monitoring of Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project regulatory activities to secure permit approvals and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements in partner countries.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Determine the functionality of in-country status of regulatory systems in WEMA partner countries with a focus on process and procedures while keeping track of the status of regulatory environment in WEMA partner countries
  • Identify potential challenges/issues likely to undermine regulatory approval process for WEMA activities.
  • Assist in the identification of training needs and ¡n organizing regulatory training for project partners as well as prepare resource materials (including training manuals, compliance handbooks and reference materials and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for use by WEMA project partners and stakeholders ¡n compliance trainings ¡n accordance with permit provisions.
  • Participate in planning, execution and monitoring of activities including workshops, study tours and internships for WEMA project partners and stakeholders.
  • Periodically collect and collate information for preparation of WEMA technical reports and participate in WEMA M&E activities to determine progress, challenges and lessons learnt.
  • Support the organisation of relevant WEMA project meetings, including; preparation of the agenda, background materials and in noting operational and strategic issues for follow-up.
  • Liaise with in-country WEMA teams during compilation and submission of regulatory dossier to regulatory authorities in search of permits and follow-up on permit approval requests and applications.
  • Build capacity of local communities, partners and staff on the logical framework, data management, data analysis, results oriented programming, report writing techniques and requirements for relevant donors and the program logic model for M&E developed by AATF called AMELIA for AATF Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning, Improvement and Alignment (AMELIA) Framework,
Qualifications: Suitable candidates must have a Master’s Degree or equivalent in scientific discipline, at least five (5) years of relevant experience at the national or international level in managing regulatory affairs for crop-based technologies with hands-on experience in monitoring and evaluation of development projects, good communication and interpersonal skills. 

A working knowledge of French would be an added advantage.

Compensation and Tenure: AATF offers a competitive salary and benefits package, and a collegial and gender-sensitive working environment. The employment contract is for an initial period of 2 years, renewable subject to performance and availability of funding.

Application Procedures: Qualified candidates are invited to submit their applications together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the Human Resource Head on or before 4th July 2014. 

Your CV should include details of your qualifications, experience, current position, telephone contact, email address, names and addresses of three referees.

AATF is an equal opportunity employer.