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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 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.

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

Chief of Party, BRACED Programme

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with frequent travel

Duration:  3 years, full time

Salary: In the range of £45,000 (±US$70,000) with a flexible benefits allowance of £20,000 (±US$30,000) + health insurance

Farm Africa is recruiting a Chief of Party (CofP) for its “Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes & Disasters” (BRACED) Programme. This is an exciting and groundbreaking opportunity for Farm Africa, targeting around 340,000 climate vulnerable people in the Afar, Somali and SNNP regions of Ethiopia.

The CofP role is an exciting opportunity for a well qualified and experienced development professional, who has proven leadership and project management skills and experience, has excellent relationship skills as well as knowledge and experience of delivering projects that enhance community resilience.  

If you are looking for a chance to lead an innovative and demanding project at the cutting edge of development, this could be the role for you. You will be responsible for a team of around 30 people, a budget of £6.9million (±$10m) and will be working closely with the commercial, financial and public sectors and stakeholders as well as development partners.

If you are interested in this role, full details can be found in the role details. 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 recruitment@farmafrica.org by midnight, Sunday 10 May 2015.

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

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Media Relations Manager

Location: London with occasional overseas travel

Duration: Full time and permanent

This is an exceptional opportunity to make your mark in a dynamic and fast-growing organisation at a pivotal point in its development. You will be working for an international NGO; a leader in their technical thematic field, recognised for their innovative work and powerful impact. Farm Africa has an ambitious strategy and business plan: by 2016 they are aiming to directly help 1.5 million people each year. You will be a passionate communicator, able to make the impact of Farm Africa’s work real and compelling to a wide range of stakeholders in the UK and Africa. You will have a genuine opportunity to drive forward the media strategy for the whole organisation and to work closely with colleagues in the UK and Africa, in both the fundraising and programmes teams. It goes without saying that you will have demonstrated your ability to deliver against organisational communications objectives, to secure high profile media coverage and to grow brand profile. Your writing skills will be second to none, you will be equally at home translating complex programme information into compelling plain English as writing punchy copy to support fundraising campaigns. You will enjoy working collaboratively whilst having the creative ambition and energy to look for opportunities and make them happen.

In return for your experience and commitment to this incredible cause, you will;

  • Enjoy a comprehensive and highly competitive remuneration package
  • Assist the Head of Brand and Content to shape Farm Africa’s overall communications strategy
  • Work with an internationally recognised NGO who have the resources and professionalism to make a real and sustained difference, whilst being agile enough to take full advantage of opportunities

If you are one of the best at what you do and want to have the space to make a role your own, then please do send your CV with examples that show what you are capable of delivering and a supporting statement 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 midnight on Monday 4th May. Interviews will be held on Friday 15th May.

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.

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Publications Officer

Location: London with occasional overseas travel

Duration: Full time and permanent

This is an exceptional opportunity to make your mark in a dynamic and fast-growing organisation at a pivotal point in its development. You will be working for an international NGO; a leader in their technical thematic field, recognised for their innovative work and powerful impact. Farm Africa has an ambitious strategy and business plan: by 2016 they are aiming to directly help 1.5 million people each year. 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 have a very special blend of creative skills that combine an ability to produce inspiring design and compelling copy. You will have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues across the communications, fundraising and programme teams in the UK and our African hub offices. You will be excited by the opportunity to make this new role your own and to demonstrate the powerful impact good design can have across the whole of Farm Africa.

In return for your experience and commitment to this incredible cause, you will; 

  • Enjoy a comprehensive and highly competitive remuneration package
  • Assist the Head of Brand and Content to shape Farm Africa’s overall communications strategy
  • Work with an internationally recognised NGO who have the resources and professionalism to make a real and sustained difference, whilst being agile enough to take full advantage of opportunities.

If you are one of the best at what you do and want to have the space to make a new role your own, then please do send your CV with examples that show what you are capable of delivering and a supporting statement 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 midnight on Monday 4th May. Interviews will be held on Thursday 14th May.

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.

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Senior Direct Marketing Officer (full-time, permanent)

Salary: £28,200 - £29,400 depending on experience, plus employer’s pension contribution

Location: Central London (with some overseas travel)

This is an exceptional opportunity to make your mark in a dynamic and fast-growing organisation at a pivotal point in its development. Working within a close knit Direct Marketing team of 4 people, the Senior Direct Marketing Officer will play a key role in delivering Farm Africa’s donor recruitment and donor development programmes, bringing in unrestricted income of over £1.6m a year.

Reporting to the Direct Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for the overall planning and management of our regular giving product ‘Sponsor a Farmers’ Group’ which will involve sourcing regular content from our field staff, visiting the groups as required and developing creative and content. You will also be designing and delivering dialogue fundraising campaigns to recruit new sponsors.

In additional to looking after our regular giving portfolio, you will be responsible for delivering the nursery programme as well as assisting the wider team in the delivery of donor recruitment and donor retention campaigns, both on and offline.

You will bring previous experience of working within a Direct Marketing team, preferably within the charity sector, and will be able to demonstrate great copywriting skills and the ability to manage a busy and varied workload. You will also have excellent attention to detail, exceptional communication skills and be ready to take the next step in your fundraising career.

This is a genuinely exciting time to join Farm Africa as we continue to raise our profile both in the UK and in eastern Africa, and begin to develop the next phase of our ambitious organisational strategy. You will join a talented and committed Fundraising and Communications team with a clear vision to increase awareness of Farm Africa’s work, grow our supporter base and make a lasting difference to the lives of families across eastern Africa.

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 and are interested in applying please send your CV and supporting statement to recruitment@farmafrica.org 

To review the role in more detail please review the job description.

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.

 

Volunteering

Events Team Volunteer

Duration: 2-3 days per week, for a minimum of 3 months

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

Farm Africa’s Corporate & Events Team is seeking a motivated, confident and organised volunteer to help support its busy events programme. The varied portfolio includes UK and overseas runs, cycles & challenges; gala dinners; and corporate sporting tournaments.

This busy and exciting role will work with the two Event Fundraisers to support on the promotion of events, and recruitment of participants; to provide vital support to participants by monitoring the email inbox and responding to enquiries; and to compile and send out event materials.

You will provide on-the-day support at events where you will gain excellent experience working at some of the UK’s biggest events such as London Marathon and RideLondon.

You’ll also gain experience in research, proposal writing, copy writing and proof-reading, and assist with updating website copy, social media content and event press releases.

The voluntary role will also help to support other team administrative tasks as required.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience of being part of a busy events team and grow an understanding of event management. Farm Africa will cover reasonable travel and lunch expenses.

If you are interested and would like to volunteer, please consult the role description. To apply 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 India Turner-Lees at  indiat@farmafrica.org by 5pm on 13 April 2015.

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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

We offer a full day's training and ongoing support for all of our speakers.


 

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