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Manager, Learning & Development- Vacancy in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, AA Agriculture Transformation Agency ATA
Vacancy Announcement
ETHIOPIAN AGRICULTURAL TRANSFORMATION AGENCY
 
Position:                        Manager, Learning & Development
Term of Employment:   Two Years
Duty Station(s):              Addis Ababa
Required Number:          One
Salary & Benefits:           Competitive
Application Deadline:   July 13, 2018
 
BACKGROUND:
The Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA) has been established by the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) to identify and address systemic bottlenecks to Ethiopia’s agricultural development. The Agency does this through problem-solving, implementation support, and capacity building of stakeholders involved in implementation of interventions that address the systemic bottlenecks. The Agency reports to the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Resources and is Secretary to the Agricultural Transformation Council. 
The programmatic focus of the Agency responds to a core set of needs identified by the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources Development and the Transformation Council. Within the Agency, issues are divided into four different pillars:  Crops & Natural Resources which includes Inputs and Plant Protection, Soil Health & Fertility, Irrigation and Drainage, and Mechanization; Cross Cutting Initiatives, which includes Inclusive Growth, Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, and Planning and MLE; Livestock, which includes Animal Health and Genetic Improvement and Feed & Feeding; and Agribusiness and Markets including Market Development, Rural Finance, ICT, and Private Sector. In addition, the Agricultural Commercialization Clusters Initiative is another critical focus area for the Agency.  Across the programs, the ATA engages public, private and non-governmental stakeholders to support strategic planning, manage and strengthen implementation capacity and test innovative models.
Our Culture
We have an exceptional team of highly competent employees with a proven track record of success in managing complex activities and achieving transformational results.  Our culture is one where talented, dedicated and adaptable individuals are committed to doing their best and exhibit great team work to achieve excellent results. 
At ATA, we provide an exceptional platform for people who want to achieve their highest potential and make a meaningful contribution in changing the country’s agricultural sector.  We offer rewarding work in a young, fast-paced growing organization with passionate, committed, motivated colleagues and excellent career development and training.  We recognize our most valuable assets are our staff and are committed to providing our employees with the tools, training and mentorships necessary to achieve their career goals. 
 
POSITION SUMMARY:
The Learning and development manager is responsible for the creation and delivery of tailored training programs for the ATA staff. Designed with leadership, management, business and personal growth and best practices in mind, the intention is to expand on the talents and skills across all employees at all levels within the agency.  The L&D Manager will lead a team of professionals who will establish training and performance programs. The manager will assist in the Agency’s success by coaching and developing its people.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
  • Ensure all learning and development initiatives support strategic objectives and organizational priorities
  • Manage all professional development workshops and programs. Oversee all activities from planning content through delivery of materials and objectives
  • Develop criteria for learning metrics that align with the Agency’s strategies
  • Leverage learning industry trends to foster greater efficiency and deliver innovation and positive learning experiences
  • Identify and manage external vendors to ensure offerings are effective, achieving the desired impact and there is an acceptable cost to value ratio
  • Understand capabilities of and current trends to maximize the Agency’s Enterprise Resource Management System (ERP) to best engage, track and report on HR activities
  • Work with the HR team to create development plans for high potential talent
  • Design and implement development plans for high potential talent
  • Develop criteria for learning metrics that align with annual business strategies
  • Manage the ATA Performance Management Program, to enhance the Agency’s capacity
  • Manage all of ATAs training and education programs
  • Establish and promote a culture of learning, coaching and professional development across the Agency
  • Ensure team is operating in the most effective way possible and have the appropriate level of skills and capabilities to be successful
  • Understand what's unique about each team member and know how to capitalize on their strengths and find ways to upskill where gaps exist
  • Leverage and align work to appropriate resources across the team to ensure work is completed in the most efficient and impactful way
  • Perform other related tasks as may be requested


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