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Farm Africa is a different kind of charity, working to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural eastern Africa. Our sustainable, community-led projects help Africa’s farmers feed Africa’s people – for the long-term.

We can reach more farmers by being experts in our field, pushing boundaries, working flexibly and sharing knowledge, and we're looking for talented staff to help us achieve this. 

Our values are very important to us as an employer and they are also very important to our employees. All prospective employees should take some time to carefully consider our values and how they fit with your own personal values before attending an interview with Farm Africa.

Farm Africa’s London office recruits staff for posts in Britain and senior posts in Africa. Full job details will be posted here, the BOND network and CharityJOB.

Posts in our country offices are recruited in-country and advertised in national papers as well as ReliefWeb.

We cannot respond to unsolicited requests and applications for employment or volunteer opportunities.

Current vacancies

Project Manager (Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes)

Location: Soroti Field Office, Uganda

Duration: Three year fixed term contract

Farm Africa is currently seeking an experienced project manager to join our team in Uganda. The post-holder will responsible for managing and delivering a three year project to improve livelihoods and incomes of 1,000 farmers in Teso sub-region through developing the production, processing and marketing of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSP). 

The project manager will be based in Soroti, and will be working independently although they will receive some administrative and logistical support from the wider team who are engaged on other projects. This is a varied and hands-on role which includes project planning and reporting, hands-on delivery and working with our partner organisation to build their business capacity.

Suitable candidates will have a degree in agribusiness or a related field, and a minimum of three years’ experience of implementing agricultural marketing projects with smallholder farmers. Detailed knowledge of the OFSP value chain would be an advantage. In addition, practical experience of capacity building small farmer-focused organisations will also be required.

More information can be found in the job description. To apply, please send a CV, salary history, and a one-page supporting statement detailing how you meet the person specification to ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org including ‘Project Manager’ in the subject line. Please note that the deadline for applications is 9.00am EAT on 12 December 2016.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


 

Special Events Manager

Location: Farm Africa London office

Duration & hours: Permanent, full time

Salary: circa £34,000 - £37,000

This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark in a dynamic organisation at a pivotal point in its development.  Farm Africa is a unique international NGO; a leader in its technical thematic field and recognised for its innovative work and powerful impact.

In this role you will have an opportunity to develop and drive forward the special events strategy as well as project manage and further develop Farm Africa’s flagship Gala Ball and high profile overseas challenges.  It goes without saying that you will have previously built a sector leading events portfolio delivering ambitious fundraising targets. Your project management skills will be second to none and you will be at home developing relationships with major donors, corporate contacts, and senior external volunteers. You will have experience of and enjoy working collaboratively across the entire external relations department whilst having the creative ambition and energy to look for new opportunities and make them happen. This is an exciting opportunity to make this new role your own and build on Farm Africa’s successes to date in events fundraising.

If you want to have the opportunity to shape a growing remit in a dynamic organisation, then please send your CV and a supporting statement to recruitment@farmafrica.org

More details about this role can be found in the job description and the deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 11 December. Initial interviews for this role will be held on Tuesday 13 December.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please submit them in writing to recruitment@farmafrica.org. *Note: we will not be answering telephone enquiries about this role, all questions must be emailed.

Note: Farm Africa will not be accepting any applications from third parties and request that we receive no contact from third parties in respect of this vacancy.


Head of Corporate Partnerships

Location: Farm Africa London Office

Duration & hours: Permanent, full time

Salary: circa £45,000 dependent on experience

Farm Africa is seeking an ambitious, dynamic and energetic Head of Corporate Partnerships. This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark in a unique and fast-growing organisation at a pivotal point in its development.  Farm Africa is a specialist international NGO; a leader in its technical thematic field and recognised for its innovative work and powerful impact in eastern Africa.

Growing and shaping our corporate partnerships is a key focus of our new strategy. With a strong network in the food, farming and hospitality industries, we aim to grow our programmatic corporate partnerships internationally and build on our Food for Good campaign, which includes many of the top UK food retailers and the leading trade press including The Grocer and Restaurant Magazine.

You will be excited by this challenge and bring with you the energy, expertise and drive to make your mark. You will understand corporate interests, be a natural relationship-builder able to build rapport quickly at all levels, and you will have the creativity to identify opportunities and build innovative partnerships.

If this sounds like the challenge you would relish, we want to hear from you.

If you are interested in this role more information can be found in the job description. If would like to apply, please send a CV and one page supporting statement detailing how you meet the person specification to recruitment@farmafrica.org by midnight on Sunday 11 December 2016.  Initial interviews for this role will be held on Friday 16 December.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please submit them in writing to recruitment@farmafrica.org. *Note: we will not be answering telephone enquiries about this role, all questions must be emailed.

Note: Farm Africa will not be accepting any applications from third parties and request that we receive no contact from third parties in respect of this vacancy.


Business Development Officer

Location: Farm Africa London office

Duration & hours: Permanent, full time

Salary: circa £26,000 - £28,000

Farm Africa is seeking an ambitious and dynamic Business Development Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark in a dynamic organisation at a pivotal point in its development.  Farm Africa is a unique international NGO; a leader in its technical thematic field and recognised for its innovative work and powerful impact.

The Business Development Officer is a key position in Farm Africa’s business development unit, responsible for securing governmental and institutional funding for our work.  Working closely with our programme support and design team, the post-holder will track funding opportunities, support proposal delivery and submission, and support the Head of Business Development in building our funding portfolio. We’re looking for a proactive and strategic thinker, with a keen interest in international development and experience of working at international level.

This is a great opportunity for someone keen to help us shape our future funding portfolio who enjoys working in a fast moving environment. This post is based in London, but will involve travel to Africa.

If this sounds like the challenge you would relish, we want to hear from you.

If you are interested in this role more information can be found in the job description. If would like to apply, please send a CV and one page supporting statement detailing how you meet the person specification to recruitment@farmafrica.org by midnight on Sunday 11 December 2016.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please submit them in writing to recruitment@farmafrica.org. *Note: we will not be answering telephone enquiries about this role, all questions must be emailed.

Note: Farm Africa will not be accepting any applications from third parties and request that we receive no contact from third parties in respect of this vacancy.


Communications and Advocacy Officer

Location: Farm Africa London Office

Duration & hours: Permanent, full time

Salary: circa £26,000 - £29,000

Farm Africa is seeking a dynamic and dedicated Communications and Advocacy Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark in a fast-moving organisation at a pivotal point in its development.  Farm Africa is a specialist international NGO; a leader in its technical thematic field that is recognised for its innovative work and powerful impact in eastern Africa.

As part of our new strategy, we want to raise Farm Africa’s profile and speak out on a broad range of agriculture, environment and market engagement issues, and are looking for someone eager to help us build our brand and influence.

You will be a passionate communicator, able to bring Farm Africa’s work to life for a wide range of stakeholders in the UK and Africa. You will manage Farm Africa’s day-to-day website and social media content, take responsibility for the design and copywriting of on and off line materials, and support the implementation of Farm Africa’s global campaigns.

If this sounds like the challenge you would relish, we want to hear from you.

More information can be found in the job description. To apply, please send a CV and a one-page supporting statement detailing how you meet the person specification to recruitment@farmafrica.org by midnight on 11 December 2016.  Initial interviews for this role will be held on Wednesday 14 December.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please submit them in writing to recruitment@farmafrica.org. *Note: we will not be answering telephone enquiries about this role, all questions must be emailed.

Note: Farm Africa will not be accepting any applications from third parties and request that we receive no contact from third parties in respect of this vacancy.


Business Development Officer (KMAP)

Location: Farm Africa Kenya Office

Duration: Annual contract (renewable based on performance)

The Farm Africa Kenya country office is currently seeking to recruit a business officer for the implementation of Farm Africa’s Kenya Market-led Aquaculture Programme (KMAP). KMAP project is focusing on the private sector with the main goal is to increase the level and quality of fish production, trade and increase overall consumption of cultured fish in Kenya. This innovative project builds on Farm Africa’s experience in developing aquaculture focussed on the private aquaculture industry to create a sustainable and accessible market for farmers to sell high quality produce. The area of intervention is West Kenya and Nairobi.

The (Agri) Business Development Officer will be based in Kisumu, and will be responsible for supporting the KMAP team and project clients along the aquaculture value chain in market orientation and proper business skills development. A degree in business or preferably agri-business or another related field, with 5 years private sector experience is required. Previous engagement with the agribusiness sector is an advantage.

More information can be found in the attached job description. To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role to kenyarecruitment@farmafrica.org, copying to kmap@farmafrica.org, including 'Business Development Officer' in the subject line. Please note that the deadline for applications is 5.00pm EAT on  1 December 2016. 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteer quantitative data analyst

We are looking for a bright and motivated volunteer with advanced data analysis skills, capable of conducting statistical analysis, who is looking to make a contribution in the charity sector.

You will be working within the Quality and Impact team focussing on quantitative data analysis to ensure we make the most of some large data sets available to us. More details are available in the accompanying description.

We ask that candidates are able to commit a minimum of three days a week, for a minimum of four months, either working from home or from our London office. 

If you would like to discuss the role or to apply for this volunteer position, please send a copy of your CV and a supporting statement detailing why you are suitable for the role to Laura Hughston, Head of Programme Quality and Impact laurah@farmafrica.org by 5pm BST on 2 December 2016. 

Volunteer monitoring and evaluation systems support

We are looking for a bright and motivated volunteer with a keen interest in monitoring and evaluation for international development, capable of supporting our capacity buolding efforts and to ensure new systems are embedded into everyday practice. Ideally someone with a flair for IT and good eye for detail, this role will support our remote capacity building efforts and will require flexibility, initiative and a good understanding of working across cultures.

You will be working within the Quality and Impact team focussing on supporting the roll out of our new global indicators across the organisation. You will support our capacity building efforts by helping us to compile training modules and resources to ensure a shared understanding of our measurement systems across our programmes. You will also help us gather reference materials to support monitoring and evaluation practice across the organisation. You will help us gather lessons learned and support the consolidation of our institutional knowledge. More details are available in the accompanying description.

We ask that candidates are able to commit a minimum of two days a week, for a minimum of four months, working from our London office. 

If you would like to discuss the role or to apply for this volunteer position, please send a copy of your CV and a supporting statement detailing why you are suitable for the role to Laura Hughston, Head of Programme Quality and Impact laurah@farmafrica.org by 5pm BST on 2 December 2016.