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Sasakawa Africa Association – Vacancy Announcement | NGO Jobs 2023

NGO Vacancy Announcement – Sasakawa Africa Association

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About the Organization

The Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization with its Head Office in Tokyo, Japan, and its Strategic Partnership Office (SPO) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Country Offices in Ethiopia, Uganda, Mali, and Nigeria. SAA envisions supporting Africa to fulfill its aspirations of building resilient and sustainable food systems by catalyzing knowledge sharing with African farmers and enabling food, nutrition, and income security as its mission. The mission is guided by SAA’s three strategic pillars: Regenerative Agriculture, Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture, and Market-Oriented Agriculture.

Sasakawa Africa Association would like to invites competent and interested candidates for the following positions.

Position 1: – Administrative Coordinator, Grade N3

Major duties and responsibilities:

  • Support CD for the recruitment of new staff and ensure that recruitment of employees is done in compliance with SAA HR policy and other related manuals
  • Prepare staff contracts in line with all benefit packages reflected properly
  • Ensure all staff understand and can access SAA’s Code of Conduct and other policies
  • Facilitate exit interviews when the staff leave SAA
  • Develop an efficient system and update all employees’ records and files, including attendance sheets, annual leave, and other necessary information
  • Conduct performance evaluation of administrative staff and ensure that performance evaluation of all staff is carried out periodically
  • Check the labor proclamations regularly and ensure that HR policy is in line with the proclamations. If necessary, consult with a lawyer
  • Ensure that the Country Office’s MoU and other contracts are concluded and updated with government agencies, ACSO, and partners properly
  • Facilitate and follow up fixed asset management and disposal as per SAA Asset Disposal Policy and Procedure
  • Organize and arrange meetings within and outside the office, take minutes at meetings when required
  • Supervise Admin Officer to ensure vehicles and drivers are available for required activities
  • Supervise the Administrative Assistant to ensure that all utilities are available and other office facilities, including IT and office equipment, are maintained in a good condition
  • Supervise the Administrative Assistant that all office stocks are managed properly, and all purchases follow SAA procurement policy and procedure
  • Prepare quarterly, bi-annual, and annual country administrative reports and report to CD/DCD and HQ Administrative Manager
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisors

Compensation: SAA provides a competitive salary package and is an equal opportunity employer that fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender equity, teamwork, and respect for diversity. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Education and work experience:

A MA degree in Management, Business Administration, or Public Administration with at least 12 years of experience; or a BA degree with at least 14 years of experience


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong sense of responsibility, custom-oriented and proactive mind
  • Knowledge of country labor law and terminology of the contracts
  • Strong multi-tasking and time-management skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality

Deadline: June 03, 2023

Position 2: Deputy Country Director (DCD), Grade-N2

Expected Roles:

  • Lead program development at the country level to ensure that country program goals, objectives, and activities are properly aligned with the overall SAA work plan and that appropriate expertise is brought to bear in timely ways.
  • Provide oversight and quality assurance of project implementation, ensuring the delivery of impact to the satisfaction of key stakeholders and following the SAA and the donor’s financial standards and monitoring protocols.
  • Lead the formation of innovative and mutually beneficial partnerships that will increase the impact of SAA interventions. This includes developing a partnership framework and playing a lead role in the resource mobilization of extra-core funds to complement core funding.
  • Conduct the performance evaluation on an annual basis with CD and motivate country staff to reach higher standards of performance both in quantitative and qualitative terms by creating a healthy working environment.
  • Foster innovation of SAA products and services: facilitate learning, documentation, and evidence-based knowledge development in collaboration with SAAs global team and partners.
  • Assist CD in making a feasible plan for smooth operation and ensure the financial sustainability of SAA and a high-quality project design.
  • Ensure that technical, financial, and other required reports are produced on time and to high-quality standards.
  • Assist CD in preparing periodic country progress and annual reports as SAA Management and other stakeholders require.
  • Document and communicate SAA’s program outputs to the wider public.
  • Build partnerships and maintain excellent relationships with donors, partners, local governments, businesses, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Write proposals to get new funds by collaborating with SPO.
  • Assist the CD in providing administrative and fiduciary oversight of country program personnel, assets, and finances relative to all aspects of SAA in-country operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Country Director to achieve the country program’s objectives.

Compensation: SAA provides a competitive salary package and is an equal opportunity employer that fosters a multicultural work environment that values gender teamwork and respect for diversity.

Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications & Required Expertise:

  • The position requires a person who brings in a fair and thoughtful approach to management and the flexibility and courage to shift direction and experiment with new initiatives. Required qualifications but not limited to include:
  • Minimum of MSc degree in Agri-Business, Agriculture Economics, Agriculture Extension, Agronomy, or any other related field, with 12 plus years of relevant Senior Management and NGO experience. Ph.D. preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills in fostering teamwork; developing and motivating others; managing change; conflict resolution; initiative, and flexibility.
  • Knowledge and practical experience in agriculture research and development, Agriculture Value Chains, linking farmers to markets, technical guidance, and agriculture extension and technology transfer.
  • Knowledge and experience in organizational management, project management coordination, and management skills
  • Strong communication, planning, negotiating, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data and information, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to coach, lead, stimulate, and inspire professionals in a development context.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English & strong oral, analytical, writing, and presentational skills.

Deadline: June 08, 2023

How to apply

Applications for this position (including a cover letter, CV, and reference contacts of three former supervisors) should be sent to: saa-recruit@saa-safe.org  Please indicate “Position/Job title” in the subject line of your email.  Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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