Posted on :
9 Mar, 2018
9 Mar, 2018
The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa VACANCY Announcement: KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT & TAAT OUTREACH OFFICER: Ref: FARA/AfDB/TAAT/CDTO Outreach/2018/06
FARA is the continental apex body for agricultural research and innovation in Africa. Its mission is to contribute to generating high, broad-based and sustainable agricultural growth by catalyzing improvements to the productivity and competitiveness of the sector through increased and effective application of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). FARA executes its mission by performing the following four functions: (i) advocacy for increased application of STI in agriculture which is a necessary condition for achieving national and continental development goals; (ii) strengthening the human, institutional and systemic capacities for agricultural innovation; (iii) facilitating the exchange of information and knowledge in STI for agriculture; and (iv) facilitating partnerships among research, innovation and agribusiness actors within Africa as well as between Africa and external regional or national entities. The Secretariat of FARA is based in Accra, Ghana. FARA is serving as one of the Implementing centers of the Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) project supported by the African Development BankTechnologies for African Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) supports Feed Africa by providing needed, proven agricultural and food processing technologies and implementation strategies for inclusion within the Bank’s loans to Regional Member Countries. TAAT’s approaches revitalize and transform agriculture within the shortest possible time while restoring degraded land and maintaining or strengthening the ecosystems that underpin agriculture, while modernizing and more fully commercializing agriculture. FARA has been mandated to coordinate capacity development technology Outreach (CDTO) within TAAT.To coordinate the activities driven by FARA under TAAT, FARA is seeking to recruit a highly qualified professional to fill the position of Knowledge Management & TAAT Outreach OfficerReporting to the Director Research and Innovation, the successful candidate shall i nter-alia undertake the following roles and responsibilities:
Job Title: Knowledge Management & Taat Outreach Officer
LocationThe position is based at the FARA Secretariat in Accra, Ghana
How to Apply
Qualified candidates are invited to submit via email comprehensive Curriculum Vitae together with a cover letter and names/contact details of three referees to: Dr. Yemi Akinbamijo, Executive Director, FARA, PMB CT 173, Cantonments, Accra, Ghana. Email: [email protected] Applications will be assessed against the required skills, experience and aptitudes set out above. Applications will be accepted up to 23rd March 2018Due to anticipated high volume of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.FARA Affirmative Action Statement on Employment: there is no discrimination based on gender race, religion, ethnic orientation, disability or health status.
NB: Please quote in your application the reference code of the vacancy for which you are applying.