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 want to double our reach by 2015 and are looking for talented staff to help us achieve this. We can reach more farmers by being experts in our field, pushing boundaries, working flexibly and sharing knowledge.
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 interview with Farm Africa.
Posts in our country offices are recruited in-country and advertised in national papers as well as ReliefWeb.
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Senior Programme Manager, FoodTrade Programme
Location, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with frequent travel
Duration, 2 years and 3 months (with possible extension), full time
Attractive salary & benefit package
Farm Africa is seeking a high calibre Senior Programme Manager to lead its new programme Linking smallholder staple food surpluses to regional markets that is funded under the regional FoodTrade programme. This is an exciting and groundbreaking opportunity for Farm Africa, targeting 85,000 smallholder farmers in Tanzania and Uganda.
The SPM role is an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified and experienced development professional. We are looking for someone who has proven leadership and deep project management skills and experience, has excellent relationship skills as well as knowledge and experience of delivering projects working with agricultural value chains.
If you are looking for an exciting challenge in 2016, this could be the role for you. You will be responsible for a consortium of 4 NGOs, a budget of £3.2million ($4.9m) and will be working closely with a wide range of stakeholders in the private, public and development sectors.
If you are interested in this role, full details can be found in the job description. If you believe you have the skills and experience required, please submit a CV (maximum 3 sides of A4) and a covering letter (maximum 1 side of A4) that explains how you meet the job requirements to email@example.com by midnight, Sunday 6 December 2015.
Farm Africa is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.
VACANCY: HEAD OF FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
Place of work: Addis Ababa, with travel in the field estimated at 20% of time
Contract period: 3 yrs extendible, 6 months probationary period
Terms of the position: Very competitive salary & benefit package according to Farm Africa policy.
Farm Africa, founded in 1985, is an international non-governmental organization working in Ethiopia since 1988. Farm Africa works to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. We believe Africa has the power to feed itself and are helping make this happen by establishing and spreading the best farming and forestry techniques so that poor farmers and herders have more food to feed their families and to sell. We help smallholders manage their natural resources sustainably so that they can withstand climate change challenges and shocks and ensure their families have enough food in the future as well as now. Farm Africa works in partnership with communities, government, local and international organizations, and the private sector to innovate, learn and share best practices for maximum impact of our projects.
The Head of Finance and Administration (HFA) is a member of the Senior Management Team. S/he will ensure that Farm Africa Ethiopia’s support functions (including finance) work efficiently and effectively at all times, and that they professionally deliver corporate services to programmes and projects, as well as ensuring adherence to corporate policies and procedures and developing and improving systems and procedures for higher impact.
The HFA supervises the support functions which include finance, logistics, procurement, IT, asset management, office administration, and HR
Logistics, IT and Administration
Human Resources (Desirable)
More information about this role can be found in the job description. Applicants should apply in writing with a CV of maximum 3 pages of A4, a handwritten letter explaining why the applicant would be good in the post of maximum 2 pages of A4 and three references, one of which must be your current/most recent line manager to Farm Africa by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivered in writing to our office on the 6th floor, Agraw Trading Building (by Yordanos Grand Hotel), Kazanchis before 28th November, 2015.
We regret that we are unable to return any documents or enter into any discussions with applicants. Due to high numbers of applicants, we are only able to contact short listed candidates.
Applications from female candidates are welcomed
Farm Africa trustee role description
Farm Africa is a different kind of charity working to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. The lives of hundreds of thousands of farmers and herders have been changed through Farm Africa's work over the last 30 years. Our vision is simple – a prosperous rural Africa. Our mission is to reduce poverty permanently by unleashing African farmers’ abilities to grow their incomes and manage their natural resources sustainably. Farm Africa has an ambitious business plan. This year, we are directly helping 1.5 million people a year to significantly increase their household income, build long-term food security and move out of poverty.
We are looking for a trustee who believes, as we do, that smallholder farmers can and will play a key role in achieving long-term prosperity in rural Africa and who is keen to use their skills, experience and networks to help lead our organization.
We are specifically seeking a trustee with strong connections in eastern Africa in business, government or civil society, particularly in Ethiopia and / or Tanzania. We are also looking for trustees with experience in community development and agriculture. You will already be travelling to the UK regularly or be UK/ Europe based. You will have experience at a senior level. You will encourage us to push boundaries, to be creative with new and old solutions, to work flexibly with communities, private sector, civil society and governments, and to share knowledge. You will also ensure that we have an adequate framework of safeguards and procedures in place to manage the risks we face as an organization and to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
Farm Africa has been working in eastern Africa for 30 years and currently has programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.
Our unique role is as technical experts at the intersection of two fundamental and interlinked challenges for African farmers:
Our approach focuses on building trust and mutual understanding with smallholder communities and individual farmers, acting as the bridge between them and governments, funders, private sector and civil society. By working work with smallholder farmers to develop, test and support the roll-out of successful solutions, Farm Africa achieves sustainable long-term improvements to people’s lives.
We employ 200 staff, around 80% of whom are based in eastern Africa.
Our trustees act in a voluntary capacity and are expected to serve for a minimum of three years. Access to appropriate trustee training will be provided as part of the induction and on an ongoing basis as requested.
For further information and detail of the role, please see the role description here.
If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your covering letter and CV to email@example.com. Applications will be ongoing until the role is filled.
Location: UK wide
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