The Agricultural Transformation Institute would like to hire Senior Project Officer II – Irrigation

Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Position:  Senior Project Officer II –  Irrigation

Term of Employment:     One year with a possibility of extension

Duty Station(s):  Oromia (Based at Addis Ababa), Amhara (Based at Bahir Dar), Tigray (Based at Mekelle), and Central Ethiopia

Required Number:   Oromia (1), Bahir Dar (1), Mekelle (1), Central Ethiopia Region  (1)

Application Deadline:    June 28, 2024

Job Qualification 
Required Qualification, Competencies and Experience

  • MSC in agricultural engineering, irrigation engineering, water resource engineering, agriculture extension, or another related field of study.
  • A minimum of 8 of relevant experience for MSc.
  • Familiar with policy and regulatory frameworks of irrigation, drainage, and water resource management in Ethiopia.
  • Experiences with agribusiness, SME development and employment creation in irrigation sub-sector.
  • Deep understanding of Ethiopia’s agricultural system, with a broad perspective on how the entire system operates and how public, private, NGO and informal actors operate in the system.
  • Practical experience in designing and implementing irrigation technologies including well drilling, water saving, and different service provision models.
  • Demonstrated ability in the preparation of specification, bill of quantity, and procurement for irrigation technologies.
  • Strong collaboration and facilitation skills with the ability to build relationships with people and organizations with diverse culture.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills.
  • Adaptive and problem-solving skills with ability to think strategically and prioritize program activities under dynamic conditions.
  • Strong set of personal values including integrity, honesty, and desire to be of service.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills with extensive experience with government institutions, development partners, private sector, and actors.
  • Willingness to undertake frequent field visits.
  • Strong communication skills (writing, speaking, composing, presenting, etc).
  • Computer analytical and presentation skills .
  • Proficiency in English and Amharic, and knowledge of the regional language is an advantage

    How To Apply

We invite all candidates meeting the required qualifications to submit (i) a cover letter and (ii) a CV (maximum 5 pages) to

It is mandatory to mention the position title under the subject line of your cover letter.

Please DO NOT submit scans of certificates with your application.

Women are highly encouraged to apply.

NB. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.