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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.

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

 

Group finance manager

Location: Farm Africa, London office

Duration and hours: Permanent and full time

Salary: £39,000 - £42,000 plus employers’ pension contribution

Reporting into the Head of Finance, this is a varied and hands on role which has full responsibility for financial accounting within the UK and for financial reporting across the Farm Africa Group.

You will be a qualified accountant, with excellent technical and interpersonal skills. You will have experience of year end processes and external audits ideally within the charity sector.  You will be ambitious for the organisation and keen to improve our systems and procedures where necessary to meet the organisation’s continuing successful growth.

You should highly organised and have a strong focus on detail as well as excellent communication skills. You will also have demonstrable experience of leading a team and enjoy utilising your experience to develop others to realise their full potential.

Farm Africa has an ambitious strategy and business plan: by 2016 we are aiming to directly help 1.5 million people each year. To achieve that goal we need to push boundaries, to be creative with new and old solutions and work flexibly, taking advantage of the most effective solutions with communities, private sector, civil society and governments. This in turn is leading to an increase in organisational complexity and the need for an ambitious, flexible and expert finance team who can support it.

The post holder should able to travel overseas for a minimum of 1 to 2 weeks per year.

If you are interested in this role more information can be found in the job description. If you would like to apply please submit an up to date CV and a supporting personal statement (no more than two sides of A4) which set outs how your experience and skills match the requirements outlined in job description and how you would add value to the Farm Africa finance team. 

Applications should be submitted to recruitment@farmafrica.org before midnight on Sunday, 1 February.

Selected applicants will be invited to a first round interview which is expected to be the week commencing 9 February with a second interview for successful candidate(s) the week commencing 16 February.

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.


 

Project Manager, Tanzania Smallholder Sesame Production and Marketing Project

Babati, Tanzania.

Duration: Fixed three (3) year contract

The ‘Improving smallholder livelihoods through the sesame value chain (phase 3)’ project will connect 10,000 smallholder farmers with the sesame value chain, using best practice approaches developed by Farm Africa to address the barriers currently facing smallholder farmers, with a particular focus on greater equality between men and women, while engaging young people. The project will increase sesame production by 50% and increase household income from trading, improving the implementation of policies supporting smallholder enterprises and increasing the effectiveness of Tanzanian NGOs supporting agricultural development.

We are seeking a Project Manger to lead implementation of this project with oversight of all project field and office activities. They will manage the planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all aspects of the project with the project staff and partners. Reporting to the Country Programme Manager, the Project Manager provides day to day leadership and management of this project. The project areas of operations are Babati, Manyoni and Bahi Districts in Tanzania, though the project office is located in Babati District headquarters.

We are seeking someone with a proven track record in the management of agricultural value chain projects particularly within NGOs in Tanzania. A minimum of 7 years working experience specializing in agriculture, rural development and or a closely related sector, with at least three 3 years experience of line management in project planning and management within the sector. Understanding and experience of marketing for the poor (M4P) approaches is desirable. The post holder should have excellent project planning and execution skills, and strong communications and facilitation skills.

You should have a degree in agriculture or closely related subject with a sound knowledge of the agricultural production, agricultural value chains and policy environment in Tanzania.

If you are interested in this role more information can be found in the job description. Or if you would like to apply, please submit a maximum 3-page Curriculum Vitae, a one page application letter with the reference: ‘Sesame PC 2015 [Surname] [First name]” (inserting your actual names where indicated) in the subject line to:  jobstanzania@farmafrica.org by Friday 13th February 2015.

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

 

 

Volunteering

Supporter Services Administration Volunteer

Duration: 1 – 2 days per week, for 3 months

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

Our Supporter Services team works to support the wider Fundraising and Communications Team to deliver our exciting 2015 plan. We are looking for someone with an excellent attention to detail to help out with a wide range of administrative tasks, including data entry onto our supporter database – Raisers Edge.

If you  are interested in this kind of work (more information can be found in this volunteer description) and would like to volunteer, please email a copy of your CV and a supporting statement of no more than one A4 side detailing why you are interesting in volunteering with our supporter services team to Christine Weir- christinew@farmafrica.org.


 

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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