STEWARDSHIP MANAGER 311 views4 applications


Organizational Context

AATF is an international not-for-profit organization that facilitates, and promotes public/private partnerships to access, develop, adapt and deliver appropriate agricultural technologies for sustainable use by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. AATF works with African governments, private and public technology owners and developers, NGOs, seed companies and African farmers to identify and access technologies that will address farmers’ key problems and enhance their productivity. AATF is a registered charity under the laws of England and Wales, a tax-exempt organization in the United States, a non-profit company in Kenya and Nigeria, and has host country status with the Government of Kenya. The Foundation depends on the ongoing support and collaboration of different partners and investors to meet its objectives.

Under the direct supervision of the Director, Programme Development and Commercialization, the Stewardship Manager is responsible for formulation and implementation of post permit biosafety compliance and advising management on the genetics, breeding, and seed systems components of projects and their impact on delivery of products emanating and general stewardships issues.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Summary of Key Functions:

  1. To develop and drive the implementation of Quality Management Systems for conventional and transgenic crops.
  2. To design appropriate product stewardship strategies and plans to guide deployment of AATF products to farmers in target countries.
  3. To ensure timely engagement of, foster transparency and best practices among, and provide stewardship support for partners’ institutions in target countries.
  4. To conduct product stewardship visits and audits with project partners and compile reports for circulation among project teams.
  5. To ensure that AATF projects meet the audit criteria and methods that conform to Excellence Through Stewardship’s (ETS) Objectives, Principles and Management Practices.
  6. To track stewardship targets against work plans, manage information and data related to product stewardship and consistently seek to increase technical knowledge about stewardship through interaction with the AATF technical team.
  7. To actively investigate new stewardship approaches, technologies and processes that will enhance the efficiency of product deployment.

Other desirable skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and contribute to high priority and time-sensitive activities including proposal development and resource mobilization
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to translate regulatory policy information into steward

Competencies

  • Demonstrates commitment to AATF’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Displays an appreciation of good corporate governance
  • Upholds AATF values of integrity, dedication and accessibility

Qualifications

Education:

At least a Master’s degree or equivalent from a recognized University in Agricultural Sciences or related discipline

Experience:

  • At least ten (10) years of relevant experience and sound knowledge in product stewardship and management with a reputed private or public sector seed entity, preferably in Africa.
  • Experience in seed manufacturing and related Quality Management System.
  • Knowledge of Resistance Management for biotech traits.
  • Knowledge of ETS.
  • Quality Management Systems in seed production, Knowledge of ISO is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English, with working knowledge of French

How to apply:

Submission of Applications

Qualified candidates are invited to log in to our website https://www.aatf-africa.org/aatf_jobs/stewardship-manager/ and submit their applications on or before 9 December 2019 to [email protected] and clearly indicate on the email subject Stewardship Manager

AATF is an equal opportunity employer; committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds and any other diversity groups to apply and become a part of our organization.

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In Sub-Saharan Africa, the resource-poor smallholder farmer battles against weeds, diseases and adverse weather conditions leading to poor harvests. Their counterparts in Asia, Latin America and elsewhere in the developing world enjoy improved crop yields through the aid of modern agricultural technologies. Working with the resource-poor smallholder farmer in mind, the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is a not-for-profit foundation, managed and led by Africans to foster public-private partnerships for the access and delivery of appropriate technologies for improved agricultural productivity. AATF was incorporated in the United Kingdom in January 2003 and registered in Kenya, its host country, in April 2003. AATF is also registered as a charity under the laws of England and Wales. The Nairobi-based AATF's vision is prosperous farmers and a food secure Africa, enabled through AATF's catalytic role in bringing innovative technologies to smallholder farmers. The structure and operations of AATF draw upon the best practices and resources of both the public and private sectors. In line with its mission the AATF:Links the needs of resource-poor farmers with potential technological solutions Acquires technologies from technology owners through royalty-free licenses or agreements along with associated materials and knowhow for use on behalf of Africa's resource-poor farmers Establishes partnerships with existing institutions to adapt agricultural technology for use by farmers in Africa Ensures compliance with all laws associated with the use of these technologies Promotes the wide distribution of the technologies as appropriate By linking food security, poverty reduction, market development and economic growth, AATF aims to change the widespread conventional approaches employed by African producers engaged in agri-business to make these activities sustainable over time.What makes AATF unique?Apart from AATF's progressive and pragmatic approach at tackling food security and poverty reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa, AATF is unique in that:The model for AATF was developed through consultation with African, North American and European stakeholders, giving the foundation a well-rounded perspective. It provides a ‘one-stop-shop' for structuring and accessing agricultural technologies, materials and know-how. It works along the complete product value chain, from product creation, through distribution, to creation of markets for the product. The AATF serves as a catalyst for reforms and the creation of agricultural markets. The AATF, in its partnerships and sub-licensing functions, seeks to assist existing institutions to self-organise efficiently and to effectively absorb new technological concepts and adopt them for productive use.

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0 USD Nairobi CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF)

Organizational Context

AATF is an international not-for-profit organization that facilitates, and promotes public/private partnerships to access, develop, adapt and deliver appropriate agricultural technologies for sustainable use by smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. AATF works with African governments, private and public technology owners and developers, NGOs, seed companies and African farmers to identify and access technologies that will address farmers’ key problems and enhance their productivity. AATF is a registered charity under the laws of England and Wales, a tax-exempt organization in the United States, a non-profit company in Kenya and Nigeria, and has host country status with the Government of Kenya. The Foundation depends on the ongoing support and collaboration of different partners and investors to meet its objectives.

Under the direct supervision of the Director, Programme Development and Commercialization, the Stewardship Manager is responsible for formulation and implementation of post permit biosafety compliance and advising management on the genetics, breeding, and seed systems components of projects and their impact on delivery of products emanating and general stewardships issues.

Functions / Key Results Expected

Summary of Key Functions:

  1. To develop and drive the implementation of Quality Management Systems for conventional and transgenic crops.
  2. To design appropriate product stewardship strategies and plans to guide deployment of AATF products to farmers in target countries.
  3. To ensure timely engagement of, foster transparency and best practices among, and provide stewardship support for partners’ institutions in target countries.
  4. To conduct product stewardship visits and audits with project partners and compile reports for circulation among project teams.
  5. To ensure that AATF projects meet the audit criteria and methods that conform to Excellence Through Stewardship’s (ETS) Objectives, Principles and Management Practices.
  6. To track stewardship targets against work plans, manage information and data related to product stewardship and consistently seek to increase technical knowledge about stewardship through interaction with the AATF technical team.
  7. To actively investigate new stewardship approaches, technologies and processes that will enhance the efficiency of product deployment.

Other desirable skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and contribute to high priority and time-sensitive activities including proposal development and resource mobilization
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to translate regulatory policy information into steward

Competencies

  • Demonstrates commitment to AATF’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Displays an appreciation of good corporate governance
  • Upholds AATF values of integrity, dedication and accessibility

Qualifications

Education:

At least a Master’s degree or equivalent from a recognized University in Agricultural Sciences or related discipline

Experience:

  • At least ten (10) years of relevant experience and sound knowledge in product stewardship and management with a reputed private or public sector seed entity, preferably in Africa.
  • Experience in seed manufacturing and related Quality Management System.
  • Knowledge of Resistance Management for biotech traits.
  • Knowledge of ETS.
  • Quality Management Systems in seed production, Knowledge of ISO is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English, with working knowledge of French

How to apply:

Submission of Applications

Qualified candidates are invited to log in to our website https://www.aatf-africa.org/aatf_jobs/stewardship-manager/ and submit their applications on or before 9 December 2019 to [email protected] and clearly indicate on the email subject Stewardship Manager

AATF is an equal opportunity employer; committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious and ethnic backgrounds and any other diversity groups to apply and become a part of our organization.

2019-12-10

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