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  • Posted: Mar 20, 2023
    Deadline: Mar 31, 2023
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    AGRA is an alliance led by Africans with roots in farming communities across the continent. We understand that African farmers need uniquely African solutions designed to meet their specific environmental and agricultural needs so they can sustainably boost production and gain access to rapidly growing agriculture markets.
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    Associate Travel Officer

    Job Reference: ATO/HRA/01/2023

    The Position Summary

    Reporting to the Protocol and Travel Officer, the Associate Travel Officer will be responsible for coordinating Travel Management at AGRA. He / She will ensure efficient travel through coordination of outsourced travel implants, enforce the AGRA policies that touch on travel and will assist staff with end-to-end travel services. He/She will be responsible for office event planning working closely with the relevant stakeholders. 

    Key Duties and Responsibilities


    • Supervise authorized AGRA travel implants, to co-ordinate in-house travel in line with AGRA’s Travel Policy and Safety & Security Policy
    • Process travel authorizations, confirms travel budgets and provides relevant guidance for travel approvals. 
    • Manage staff and visitors’ hotel and transfer bookings.
    • Work with travel implants to provide guidance on travel insurance.
    • Alongside line manager, negotiate for travel service discounts and service level agreements with travel vendors.
    • Ensure staff have valid travel insurance as per travel policy.
    • PerDiem management in accordance with AGRA donor rules and regulations.
    • Prepare travel Purchase Orders on the oracle travel system for verification and signatures.
    • Travel invoice management ensuring weekly receipt and recording into the financial system.
    • Reconcile all Travel Authorizations (TAs), Travel Expense Claims (TECs) for compliance
    • Review travel claims and supporting documentation for completeness and accuracy, get authorization from relevant supervisors and forward to Finance for payment.
    • Follow up outstanding Travel Expenses Claims s as per policy and submit to Finance for processing.
    • Manage travel planning on Oracle.
    • Follow for delivery of travel SLA with approved Travel suppliers and ensuring monthly travel reconciliation meetings are held with relevant vendors.
    • Provide monthly travel reporting.
    • Travel services troubleshooting for effective and efficient service delivery.

    General Administration:

    • Ensure proper filing both electronically & manually.
    • Work with Human resource & Administration team to ensure corporate events are well organized. 
    • Guide staff on travel administrative procedures to ensure document completeness. 

    Travel Security: 

    • Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date database tracking the travel movement of staff as an essential communication tool for the coordination of the team and safety.
    • Coordinate field mission plans for all travelers.
    • Initiate and manage the online safety travel tool.


    • Coordinate travel induction training for new staff.
    • Increase awareness about different stakeholders’ responsibilities around travel at AGRA by providing regular trainings and publishing regular reports, sharing statistics, and providing timely and quality information in line with industry standards.
    • Conducts 1:1 travel refresher training for staff as required.

    Events Coordination:

    • Coordinate ticketing and accommodation requests for the AGRA food summit.
    • Work with AGRA Food Summit team to ensure all AGRF logistical request comply with AGRA Travel policy and Procedures.
    • Manage AGRA VIPs during the forum ensuring all their travel requests timely met.
    • Work with relevant units to plan for group events e.g., conferences & symposiums.
    • Conducts 1:1 travel refresher training for staff as required.

    Relevant Experience & Professional Qualifications

    • Relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in administration, finance or social sciences or related qualification
    • At least 5 years’ working experience in a busy travel desk.
    • Three years’ experience in an international NGO.
    • Experience with supervising and managing travel staff.
    • Travel training with relevant certification.
    • Computer proficiency and familiarity with a range of software applications.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of Oracle Travel module.
    • Knowledge of USAID Travel Rates and their application.
    • Experience with travel security planning and tracking.

    Method of Application

    If you believe you are the right candidate for this position, kindly submit your application with a detailed CV (including your e-mail address and telephone contacts to noting to quote the job reference number in the subject of your email) To be considered, applications must be received on or before 31st March 2023

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