– Term of Employment: Through July, 2020 – Duty Station(s): ATA Regional Office Bahir Dar – Required Number: One (1) – Salary & Benefits: Competitive – Application Deadline: March 17, 2019
POSITION SUMMARY: The Regional PMO Senior Project Manager (SPM) is responsible to create and lead the regional PMO office, and standardize Project Management practices in the regional office. The SPM will support the regional project staffs/teams and build their execution capacity to ensure that all the projects under the Agricultural Commercialization Cluster (ACC) initiative and other ATA-led projects implemented in the region are delivered on time, on budget and achieve the targeted results. The incumbent will work very closely with the director of Project and Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) in the head office, regional ATA project staffs/teams, and concerned Regional Bureau of Agriculture teams and other regional Government offices to ensure the establishment of the regional PMO and standardizing project management processes and techniques thereby increasing the execution and delivery capacity of the regional project team. Project execution capacity has been identified as a major bottleneck to the transformation of Ethiopia’s agriculture sector, and the Manager will be on the front line of catalyzing change affecting millions of smallholder farmers. This position will report directly to the Regional Implementation Support Director and the Director of Project and Portfolio Management Office (PPMO) at the Head office. The PPM team sits within the Implementation Support (IS) Vertical, which strives to standardize project/program/portfolio management practices in the agency and elevate project management skill of ATA project teams that drive the impact and effectiveness of the ATA’s and partners’ work with smallholder farmers. The position will be based in ATA regional Offices.