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Category: ARA activities

19 April 2024

ARA Vacancy: Senior Officer (Co-creation) (Call Closed)

The ARA seeks a Senior Officer to lead and facilitate the successful delivery of key ARA activities. In the short term, this will mean supporting a BMGF funded activity aiming to co-create a new programme on smallholder agriculture, as well as supporting core Secretariat functions.

The selected individual is expected to bring a nuanced understanding of adaptation, strong participatory design skills, and an appreciation for the complexities of multi-stakeholder contexts. The individual must demonstrate familiarity with agricultural systems and stakeholders. The individual also must show an understanding of co-production and co-creation processes.

Roles and responsibilities

Smallholder Agriculture programme (50%)

  • Maintain information flow between the funder (BMGF), ARA and implementing partners.
  • Ensure the outcome of the activity aligns with the ARA vision.
  • Provide strategic oversight and manage interactions with implementing partners.
  • Collaborate on a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework with the ARA’s TLS Lead and implementing partners, as well as any reporting requirements from the donor.

ARA Secretariat (50%)

  • Activity support: contributing towards the design and delivery of ARA activities such as programme design, membership engagement & development including oversight of existing co-creation processes.
  • Coordination: facilitating coordination among co-creation processes and different activities within the ARA, ensuring alignment with ARA goals and objectives.
  • Stakeholder engagement: building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, including members, partners, and external parties.
  • Support to the Steering Board and Plenary: providing support to the ARA’s governing bodies (Steering Board and Plenary), including preparing strategic briefing materials, drafting reports, and conducting background analysis as needed.

Application process

To apply, please complete this application form where you include at least one of the following in addition to your resumé, cover letters and qualifications.

•          Example of working in a multi-stakeholder environment

•          Example of working in a fast-paced policy environment

•          Including a writing sample (e.g. policy brief or advocacy piece)

Applications will remain open until a candidate has been selected.

Read full details of the role and application process in this Terms of Reference (ToR).

Senior Officer

Learn about the role for Senior Officer with the ARA Secretariat in this Terms of Reference (ToR) document.

Download the ToR

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