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Diversity policy

Farm Africa is committed to the establishment and development of equal opportunities in employment to ensure that no one receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic, tribal, or national origins, language, sex, pregnancy, marital status, family responsibility, age, disability, sexual orientation, HIV status, political opinion or religious belief.
 
Farm Africa recognises that it is dependent on its staff to achieve its objectives and aspires to be a good employer with staff who work to their fullest potential and find satisfaction in their employment in so far as this contributes towards the fulfilment of Farm Africa’s mission. To this end, individuals are to be recruited, trained and promoted solely on the basis of genuine job requirements, relevant experience and qualifications, skills and other relevant criteria.
 
Farm Africa recognises that the success of the equal opportunities policy in employment depends on the involvement and co-operation of all employees. Farm Africa will endeavour to ensure that employees are fully aware of their responsibility to abide by the policy and practices in all aspects of their work and will provide guidance on equal opportunities for managers involved in the processes of recruitment, selection, appraisal and promotion.
 
Farm Africa is committed to a programme of action to make this policy fully effective and will consistently monitor and review the procedures, practices and guidelines that underpin it.
 
Farm Africa seeks to achieve a gender balance throughout the organization, particularly in strategic management roles. Farm Africa will pay female and male employees equal salary for equal work.

Recruitment and selection

The recruitment and selection process is crucially important to any equal opportunities policy. We will endeavour through appropriate training to ensure that employees making selection and recruitment decisions will not discriminate, whether consciously or unconsciously, in making these decisions.
 
Promotion and advancement will be made on merit and all decisions relating to this will be made within the overall framework and principles of this policy.
 
Job descriptions, where used, will be reviewed to ensure that they are in line with our equal opportunities policy. Job requirements will be reflected accurately in any personnel specifications.
 
We will adopt a consistent, non-discriminatory approach to the advertising of vacancies.
 
We will not confine our recruitment to areas or media sources, which provide only, or mainly, applicants of a particular group.
 
All applicants who apply for jobs with us will receive fair treatment and will be considered solely on their ability to do the job.
 
All employees involved in the recruitment process will periodically review their selection criteria to ensure that they are related to the job requirements and do not unlawfully discriminate.
 
Short-listing and interviewing will be carried out by more than one person whenever possible.
 
Interview questions will be related to the requirements of the job and will not be of a discriminatory nature.