Value of Award:
Responsibilities and main duties:
The Task Force leader has the overall responsibility for driving, leading and supporting the strategic development, coordination and delivery of one Africa Europe Alliance’s Task Force, in order to meet agreed impact targets, develop action-able recommendations at a policy and programming level, secure buy-in from multi-stakeholders and contribute to the overall visibility for the Alliance.
Accountabilities, responsibilities and main duties
1. Strategic Leadership: provide leadership for the creation, development and action of the thematic Task Force
Building an effective dialogue process across the membership of the Task Force;
Preparing the Task Force meetings with a focus on a strategically focused and action-oriented agenda;
Working with the AEA Director of Strategy to develop effective partnerships including with the EU and African regional institutions in the domain of sustainable agriculture and Rome-based UN agencies for agriculture and food security;
Working with the co-chairs of the Task Force meetings, to ensure the agenda is effectively facilitated and delivered.
2. Expertise and Team Leadership: provide sector expertise to drive the content of the Task Force
Developing and maintaining an effective regional network on the thematic focus of the Task Force with a strategic focus on engaging with Africa-based think-tanks, civil society networks and institutions working in the domain of sustainable agriculture;
Contributing to professional forums and debate which increase the profile of the Alliance and the Task Force work;
Contributing to effective knowledge sharing to build capacity across the Alliance;
Providing a mentoring role to the designated Project Manager for the Task Force thematic.
3. Technical Leadership: provide professional rigour for the implementation of the work plan of the Task Force
Ensuring coherence, regional relevance and professional rigour around the development of the Task Force;
Assessing, evaluating and editing outcomes of research, and providing guidance on where the evidence base can be further strengthened;
Orientating the research and work of the project managers on mapping of existing practice;
Contributing to effective monitoring, evaluation and communications for the overall project; and based on the work of the Task Force.
Duration of Award: 2 years. The position is to start in September 2020.
How to Apply: To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter, indicating the position and your surname in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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