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Effective agriculture has the power to change lives. It underpins prosperity, food security and stability the world over. Farm Africa focuses on transforming agriculture and managing natural resources sustainably. We champion a holistic approach that boosts yields, protects the environment and connects smallholder farmers to thriving markets.

We work with different types of farmers in a range of regions. Their local situations vary, but the problems they face are all too familiar: lack of training and technology, inadequate inputs, no finance, vulnerability to climate change and poor links to markets.

We have an ambitious strategy to expand our work over the next five years. We’ll increase our impact. Lift more communities out of poverty. Work with more corporate partners who share our vision. Open up more agricultural markets. Provide more expertise.

We’ll make change happen.

Current vacancies

Director of Programmes

Location: Flexible (London, Ethiopia, Kenya or Tanzania)

Duration & hours: Permanent, full time

Effective agriculture has the power to change lives. It underpins prosperity, food security and stability the world over. Farm Africa focuses on transforming agriculture and managing natural resources sustainably. We champion a holistic approach that boosts yields, protects the environment and connects smallholder farmers to thriving markets.

We are looking for a Director of Programmes who has outstanding technical expertise, the integrity, maturity and confidence to inspire and motive a team of specialists; and who has a real passion for sustainable rural development in Africa.

We have an ambitious strategy to expand our work over the next five years. We’ll increase our impact. Lift more communities out of poverty. Work with more corporate partners who share our vision. Open up more agricultural markets. Provide more expertise.

The Director of Programmes will lead the work to build our portfolio of high quality programmes, ensuring that they deliver maximum impact for the communities we work with. You will, as part of a team of directors, drive technical expertise and excellence throughout the organisation and you will play a key role in influencing investment and funding by being an envoy for our work.

We’ll make change happen.

If you want to be part of this change, send your full CV and a covering letter to recruitment@farmafrica.org by 9:00 am, Monday 27 March. More information about Farm Africa’s strategy and the Director of Programmes role can be found in the appointment details.

Note: Farm Africa will not accept third party applications and recruitment consultants are respectfully asked not to get in touch with regards to this role.


 

M4P Programme Manager

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with frequent travel

Duration: 2 years (with possible extension), full time

Salary: Attractive salary & benefit package

Farm Africa is seeking a high calibre experienced professional to lead its projects following the Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) approach in East Africa, and provide thought leadership on the use of M4P approaches across Farm Africa’s portfolio.

The initial focus will be 100% on our new project Flourishing Futures: Market approaches to sunflower production in northern Tanzania starting in March 2017, but we expect the scope to later expand to other projects (and not confined to Tanzania).

The Flourishing Futures project itself will be supporting 30,000 smallholder sunflower farmers in the Manyara and Shinyanga regions of northern Tanzania, along with 50 small scale processors of sunflower oil. The project will facilitate the emergence of new market systems to supply farmers with reliable, high quality agro-inputs, enable access to extension support, thereby increasing volumes and quality of production, and connect farmers to markets. It will support the small scale processors to become more efficient and profitable, and to expand their market reach. Innovative features will include bundling credit-based-inputs with micro-insurance, testing different approaches to the use of ICT in spreading Good Agricultural Practices, and developing women entrepreneurs and new youth apprenticeship opportunities in the sunflower value chain.

This role is an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified and experienced development professional. Specific technical expertise in M4P experience is a must. In addition we are looking for someone who has proven leadership and project management skills and experience in development programme M&E, as well as knowledge and experience of delivering projects working with agricultural value chains.  

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 jobstanzania@farmafrica.org by midnight, Sunday 19 March 2017.

Farm Africa is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.


 

External Relations Administrator

Salary: c£28,000 pro rata

Location: London

Duration & hours: Part time, flexible working hours

Farm Africa is launching an ambitious new strategy, aiming to become the leading European NGO specialising in agriculture, the environment and market engagement. In order to realise this we have set an organisational target to double the organisation’s funding by 2020.

We are looking for an experienced and highly organised administrator to support our busy and dynamic External Relations and Business Development team. You will be providing support to our Director of External Relations, her senior managers and the team overall.

If you are an organised, efficient, self-driven multi-tasker, who enjoys working with people at all levels, then this could be the ideal role for you.

Full details of the role can be found in the job description and if you would like to apply, please submit your CV and a one page cover letter to recruitment@farmafrica.org by 9:00 on Monday 13 March 2017.

Note: Farm Africa will not accept third party applications and recruitment consultants are respectfully asked not to get in touch with regards to this role.


 

Head of Business Development

Location: London with regular overseas travel 

Duration: 9 month contract (maternity cover), with the possibility of some flexibility in working pattern

Farm Africa is launching an ambitious new strategy, aiming to become the leading European NGO specialising in agriculture, the environment and market engagement. In order to realise this we have set an organisational target to double the organisation’s funding by 2020 by building on and diversifying our income from key institutional and corporate funders.

You will lead and manage the business development team in raising multi-year income and be responsible for originating and developing Farm Africa’s relationships with a global range of institutional donors, trusts and foundations. You will also work closely with the Head of Corporate Partnerships to jointly build Farm Africa’s business development.

This is an ideal position for somebody with the entrepreneurial skills, capability and tenacity to drive an effective and innovative pipeline of concepts and proposals for funding within an ambitious specialist organisation.

If you are one of the best at what you do but have grown tired of the bureaucracy and red tape involved in getting it done, then please send your CV to recruitment@farmafrica.org because this could be the perfect role for you.

More details about this role can be found in the job description and the deadline for applications is 9:00 on Monday 6th March 2017. Interviews will be held on Friday 10th March 2017.

Note: Farm Africa will not accept third party applications and recruitment consultants are respectfully asked not to get in touch with regards to this role.

 

Volunteering opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Farm Africa. We currently have no specific volunteering opportunities at the moment, however, if you would like to speculatively offer your voluntary support, please send your details to recruitment@farmafrica.org