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 impact 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.
Posts in our country offices are recruited in-country and advertised in national papers, as well as ReliefWeb.
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Country Director, Tanzania
Location: Dar es Salaam with significant national travel and some international travel
Duration: Fixed term, 3 year contract
Salary: Highly competitive
Farm Africa is a different kind of charity, working to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. The impact that we are making with our long-term sustainable, community-led projects in sub-Saharan Africa is enabling communities to significantly improve their livelihoods and manage their natural resources sustainably.
Tanzania is one of our growing programmes, and we need someone who can help us bring our pipeline of projects into fruition. Responsible for the delivery of the country strategy, managing all operational aspects of the Tanzania country programme, including relationships with multiple partners and an income target of around £2m per year.
We are looking for skilled senior manager who has the ability to build the capacity of staff to achieve Farm Africa’s strategic objectives; whilst proactively managing relationships with external stakeholders, including institutional donors, civil society partners and the private sector. Of particular importance in the Ethiopia context is someone who can maintain and further develop a constructive relationship with our most important partner- the Government of Ethiopia. We are looking for someone with the ability to drive and prioritise innovative engagement with the multiple partners including rural communities, the private sector and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector along with a proven track record of providing broader input into leadership, contributing to the overall strategy and Farm Africa’s future growth.
You will have a successful track record of working in long-term development and a strong understanding of donor environments, working closely with communities, government and the private sector. You will have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa, have excellent hands-on programme, financial, strategic and human resource management experience. Exceptional multi-tasking, networking, relationship-building and financial management skills are pre-requisites.
If you are interested in this role, more information can be found in the appointment details. If would like to apply, please send a CV and one page covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday 18 August 2014.
If you have any questions regarding this role, please submit them in writing to email@example.com.
*Note: we will not be answering telephone enquiries about this role, all questions must be emailed.
Farm Africa is an international non-governmental organization working 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 recruiting highly qualified persons to fill the following positions:
i) Project Coordinator - An experienced project manager with strong technical skills in implementing agriculture projects with youth. A degree in a relevant field plus track record of youth engagement in agricultural or other enterprise. Competence with budgeting, reporting and work planning desired. This post is based in Kitale.
ii) Agribusiness Manager – Based in Nairobi, the manager is responsible to implementing a small regional investment fund to stimulate rural agribusinesses. A degree and demonstrated experience in enterprise development, rural business investment, agribusiness or related field. Track record of working with agricultural SMEs required. Direct private sector experience and competence with financial management and reporting a plus. Fund management experience desired.
More detailed information about these roles can be found in the full job descriptions:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org by 8 August 2014.
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
Location: UK wide
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