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Location:     Lahore

Project:       Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity (PATTA)

Country:      Pakistan

Positions:    1

Post Type:   Job

Job Type:    Short Term Consultant  

Start Date:  September 2018

Project Background:

The Pakistan Agricultural Technology Transfer Activity (PATTA) funded through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has been working since April 2017 to increase smallholder farmers’ access to markets, alongside their overall development impact and cost-effectiveness. By building on CNFA’s 10-year history of successful implementation in Pakistan, PATTA is galvanizing ongoing private-sector investment to commercialize the types of agricultural technologies that enable smallholders to increase their incomes, improve farm productivity, create jobs, and enhance economic growth and stability. These technologies include seeds, fertilizers, water pumps, improved plant and animal breeds, precision agriculture, and integrated soil fertility management, amongst others.

Position Description:

Working under the direct supervision of the HR/Admin Officer, the Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to the Operations Unit as follows. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The main duties of the Administrative Assistant are:

  • Provide day to day administrative support to HR/Administrative Officer
  • Assist with filing, organizing, reception, and other administrative duties as requested.
  • Prepare Purchase Request and Purchase Order for Office Supplies
  • Assist in arranging project meetings.
  • Arrangements of meetings & training
  • Stationery items updating
  • Assist Admin Officer in IT realted queries and troubleshooting
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


  • At least 7 years of relevant, professional experience
  • Experience supporting donor-funded projects is required, USAID experience preferred;
  • Experience working in or with relevant public and private sector actors strongly preferred;
  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration, or a related field required; master’s degree preferred;
  • Additional skills in IT will be plus
  • Fluency in English is required.