Project Coordinator at African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF)

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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Project Coordinator

Location: Fasola, Oyo
Supervisor: Project Manager

Background

  • Through the AATF Special Initiative for STrengthening Cassava Agro- Processing and Digital Solutions (ASIST-APOD), AATF has acquired a new Cassava processing technology for processing high quality cassava flour without peeling the roots. The Machine will be installed in Fasola, Oyo State-Nigeria.
  • This initiative presents a novel model that seeks to utilize digital tools to enhance access to mechanization services and improved agronomy, then establish a centralized cassava processing facility that will be accessible to village-based processors who would otherwise not be able to afford modern cassava processing equipment. Accessing this service will enable them to diversify their products, hence creating more value for the tubers.
  • Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Coordinator is responsible for day to day project implementation.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that all aspects of the project are organized and in conformance with timeline and deliverables requirement.
  • Develop and maintain project performance database that tracks overall progress and achievement of milestones.
  • Assign and monitor resources effectively to boost project efficiency and maximize deliverables output.
  • Report project risks and outcomes to appropriate management channels and escalate issues according to project work plan.
  • Serve as point of communication between teams and external partners.
  • Deepen partnerships with third-party entities including private sector partners, Government entities, vendors and researchers.
  • Coordinate the allocation of project resources to ensure the project team has what’s needed at the right time.
  • Oversee the implementation of training and other capacity building programmes.
  • Assign tasks to team members and help them understand what’s expected from them in terms of project milestones and deliverables.
  • Schedule stakeholder meetings, documents and generate reports.
  • Foster cross-team collaboration to help project team members complete project tasks and produce deliverables.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture or related field
  • Knowledge and experience in Cassava value chain
  • Knowledge and experience in project management
  • Three years’ experience in project coordination
  • Experience in the private sector and particularly in Food processing environment
  • Experience in engaging with the community and farmer groups/cooperatives and associations.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. A customer focused individual committed to building a reputation for trust and reliability.
  • Performance and results driven attitude.
  • Willing to work flexibly with respect to starting and finishing times.

Application Closing Date
22nd March 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: aatf-hr@aatf-africa.org using “Project Coordinator” as the subject of the email.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Product Location Oyo, Nigeria

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