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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

Farm Africa is an international NGO that seeks to increase the incomes and improve food security of  smallholder farmers, pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, and forest dwellers in East Africa. We have recently launched a new UK AID funded FoodTrade programme linking smallholder farmers producing maize, beans and rice to export markets, and are recruiting the following staff for the Soroti Field Office in Uganda.

Project Accountant & Administrator

Location: Soroti – Uganda

Salary: Competitive

The Project Accountant & Administrator will be responsible for ensuring a high standard of financial management for Farm Africa’s FoodTrade project activities in Teso sub-region. Duties will include maintaining accurate financial records, budgeting, financial reporting, procurement, payment and payroll processing, audit planning and other core financial duties. In addition the postholder will be responsible for facilities management at the project office and line managing the project driver.

The Project Accountant & Administrator will also provide accounting and finance support to the Uganda country office which is based in Kampala.

Applicants must hold a degree in accounting or finance, with CPA (III) being an avantage. Previous experience in a similar role, ideally working for a INGO, and demonstrable financial management and reporting skills will also be required.

Further details can be found in the full job description. If you would like to apply please submit your CV, salary history and one-page application letter specifying the post title in the subject line to: ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org by 12.00pm EAT on Monday 5th September.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Farm Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

Agricultural Officer

Location: Soroti – Uganda

Salary: Competitive

The Agricultural Officer will be responsible for helping the 25,000 smallholder farmers across Teso sub-region who are engaged in Farm Africa’s FoodTrade project to improve post-harvest handling and storage of staple food crops. This will involved working with the East Africa Grain Council to plan and deliver a wide range of farmer trainings using the Training of Trainers approach, as well as promoting aggregation of staple food crops accross the region. The role will also include working with staff at warehouses and aggregation centres to improve storage standards through training and provison of basic equipment.

The successful candidate will have experience of implementing agricultural projects, and will be confident mobilising, engaging and training farmers. An agriculture focused degree and in-depth knowledge of post-harvest processing and storage of staple food crops are essential. And a valid motor cycle permit would be an added advantage.

Further details can be found in the full job description. If you would like to apply please submit your CV, salary history and one-page application letter specifying the post title in the subject line to: ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org by 12.00pm EAT on Monday 5th September.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Farm Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

Market Engagement Officer

Location: Soroti – Uganda

Salary: Competitive

The Market Engagement Officer will be responsible for increasing access to markets for the 25,000 farmers engaged in Farm Africa’s FoodTrade project in Teso sub-region. The role will include helping warehouses and cooperatives to form links with buyers, particularly in Kenya as well as establishing market information systems at warehouses and village level aggregation centres. In addition, the post holder will be responsible for capacity building of warehouse managers, aggregation centre managers and partner organisations, as well as providing them with the guidance and support they need to achieve East Africa Grain Council certification for international trade.

An Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness or related degree will be essential, together with an Up-to-date knowledge of staple food markets in Uganda and East Africa. The post holder will also require excellent communication and relationshiop building skills, and will have worked in a similar role before. A vaild motor cycle permit would be an added advantage.

Further details can be found in the full job description. If you would like to apply please submit your CV, salary history and one-page application letter specifying the post title in the subject line to: ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org by 12.00pm EAT on Monday 5th September.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Farm Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

Driver & Assistant

Location: Soroti – Uganda

Salary: Competitive

The Driver & Assistant will be responsible for providing safe and timely transport support for the project team, maintaining the Farm Africa vehicle and providing support with a range of administrative tasks.

A Certificate of Secondary Education, valid driving permit, clean driving history, good mechanical skills and two years’ work experience are essential for all candidates applying for this role. A good knowledge of the roads in Teso sub-region would be an added advantage.

Further details can be found in the full job description. If you would like to apply please submit your CV, salary history and one-page application letter specifying the post title in the subject line to: ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org by 12.00pm EAT on Monday 5th September.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Farm Africa is an equal opportunity employer.


 

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Salary: Competitive 

Farm Africa is an international non-governmental organization working to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. We work to increase the incomes and improve food security of  smallholder farmers, pastoralists, agro-pastoralists, and forest dwellers in East Africa.

The Kenya country office  is currently seeking a highly motivated person to fill the position of Monitoring & Evaluation  Manager to based in Nairobi. The Monitoring & Evaluation Manager will take technical responsibility by ensuring the consistency and high quality collection, use and reporting of results data across the programmes, throughout the project cycles. The post holder will ensure that all projects develop and implement appropriate M&E plans, based on robust logical frameworks that are suitably updated to reflect changing situations. The post holder will develop appropriate tools and systems to support field teams to use robust evidence of project results as a vital input to management decision making.

We are seeking someone with the ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative field research and analysis. Exceptional experience in synthesising data, analysis and reporting, good communication skills and interpersonal skills. Degree in related field,  Masters and knowledge of agricultural programs is a plus.  

Further details can be found in the full job description

If you would like to apply please submit your CV, salary history and one-page application letter with the reference being the post title in the subject line to:  kenyarecruitment@farmafrica.org by 19th August 2016. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Farm Africa is an equal opportunity employer.


Technical (Agri)Business Officer

Location: Nairobi or Kisumu, Kenya

Salary: Competitive

The Kenya country office is currently recruiting an Business Officer for the implementation of Farm Africa’s Kenya Market-led Aquaculture Programme (KMAP). KMAP is a four year project focussing 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 Technical (Agri)Business Officer – Based in Nairobi, possibly in Kisumu, is 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 other related field, with 5 years private sector experience is required. Having a motorbike driving licence and previous engagement with the agribusiness sector is an advantage.

Further details can be found in the full job description. If you would like to apply please submit your CV, salary history and one-page application letter specifying the post title and preferred location (if relevant) in the subject line to:

kenyarecruitment@farmafrica.org  and copy to kmap@farmafrica.org latest by 24 August 2016 close of business.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Farm Africa is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Volunteering opportunities 

Corporate Partnerships Volunteer

Duration: Minimum of 2 days (preferably 3 days) per week, for 3 months

Location: London, Bastion House, 140 London Wall, London EC2Y 5DN

Farm Africa’s mission is to reduce poverty permanently by unleashing African farmers’ abilities to grow their incomes and manage their natural resources sustainably.

We are looking for a highly motivated, bright and organised volunteer to help deliver a variety of projects that will support our work in engaging the private sector and reduce poverty for smallholder farmers in eastern Africa.

We are looking for someone with entrepreneurial instincts and fantastic research skills who is willing to work on a wide range of tasks both individually and as part of a hardworking, close knit (and fun) team.

Activities will include:

  • New Partnerships Research - Research selected companies and identify those with a good ‘fit’ for Farm Africa’s work using our research templates. Identify relevant opportunities for Charity of the Year applications and any other potential new partnership opportunities.
  • Online Presence – help improve Farm Africa’s online presence and write up recommendations on how to improve sections of our website, social media channels and blogs to engage corporate supporters and identifying opportunities to improve online engagement with the private sector
  • Food for Good Campaign Support – Supporting Farm Africa’s flagship Food for Good Campaign to engage with the food and hospitality industry, and assist with organising key events
  • Event Support - create a calendar which identifies all events and opportunities for Farm Africa to engage existing and potential partners. Also support on any Farm Africa events and those undertaken by our corporate partners e.g. marathons, challenge events etc
  • Partnership Support - Support on partnership tasks including organising meetings, work with our Customer Relationship Management system (Raisers Edge) to manage prospective partners and generally ensure we are running a tight ship!

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience working for an International Development NGO, while learning how engaging the private sector can help reduce poverty for smallholder farmers in Africa.

Personal Development Benefits

  • An understanding of NGOs and private sector collaboration in International Development
  • Enhanced knowledge of securing and developing new partnerships with the private sector, as well as exposure to the workings of campaigns, communications and events
  • Improved research and development skills
  • Experience of working in a dynamic office environment

Farm Africa will cover reasonable travel and lunch expenses.

If you are interested in this exciting role more information can be found in the description. If you would like to register your interest, please email a copy of your CV and a supporting statement of no more than one A4 side detailing why you are applying and why you are suitable for the role to corporate@farmafrica.org by Wednesday 24th August 2016


 

Speaker

Location: UK wide

We’re looking for new speakers throughout the UK. You don’t need any previous public speaking experience, just a passion for Farm Africa and our work.

More information about being a speaker can be found here

Please note that the speaker network currently operates in the UK only and unfortunately we are unable to reimburse travel costs for international supporters to attend training days.