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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 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.

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

Data Quality Officer

Salary: £25,500

Location: London, with occasional travel to East Africa.

Farm Africa believes that Africa has the power to feed itself and that its smallholders hold the key to lasting rural prosperity. By supporting communities to implement sustainable agricultural and forestry management practices, our work aims to support smallholders, pastoralists and forest dwellers to significantly improve their income, move out of poverty and better withstand climate change challenges. Achieving this means it is vital that our work delivers lasting positive change for the communities we work with. Farm Africa is committed to understanding what difference we are making on the ground and using sound evidence of both success and failure to identify opportunities to improve our impact.

The Data Quality Officer will provide quality assurance and technical support to our field teams to ensure Farm Africa’s monitoring, evaluation and learning systems deliver credible, useful and accessible evidence of project results. This is an exciting opportunity to apply proven analytical and communication skills to real world challenges and is an ideal role for someone looking to develop a career in international development.

Note: Applications for a 4-day a week post, and/or some home-based working will be considered.

If you are interested in this role, more details can be found in the job description. To apply, please submit a completed application form and a recent sample of written work* to recruitment@farmafrica.org by 12:00 midnight on Monday 5th May 2014.

*The sample written work should be written exclusively by you and be no more than 1,500 words in length – an excerpt from a longer piece is acceptable. It should demonstrate your ability to communicate technical or analytical information clearly. Any documents submitted for this purpose will be treated as confidential and used solely for the purposes of assessing your application for this role. 

Note: We will not be taking telephone enquiries regarding this role. If you have any questions please submit them in writing to recruitment@farmafrica.org  

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.


 

Trusts Funding Officer

Salary: £25,500 - £27,900 (depending on experience)

Location: London, with occasional travel to East Africa

Farm Africa has an ambitious strategy - by 2016 we want to be directly supporting 1.5 million people each year to significantly improve their household income, move out of poverty and better withstand climate change challenges by implementing sustainable agricultural and forestry management practices.  In order to realise this we have set an organisational target to double the organisation’s programmatic funding by 2016 by building on our strong stable of funders which include DFID, the EU,  BLF, Ford Foundation, NORAD,  and UK and European Foundations.

The Trusts Officer plays an important role in the Programmes team, with sole responsibility for developing further Farm Africa’s portfolio of trust support to deliver both unrestricted trust income and restricted programme funding from trusts. The programme funding team is a dynamic and successful new team expanding due to its success. This is the ideal role for a trusts fundraiser wanting to develop a career in international development.

Applications for a 4-day a week post, and/or home-based working will be considered.

If you are interested in this role, more details can be found in the job description. If you would like to apply, please submit your CV and a covering letter that explains how your skills and experiences are relevant to the role to recruitment@farmafrica.org by 12:00 midnight on Monday 21 April 2014.

Note: We will not be taking telephone enquiries regarding this role. If you have any questions please submit them in writing to recruitment@farmafrica.org  

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.


Senior Project Officer – Aquaculture

Location: Western Kenya

Duration: One year, fixed term contract

We are looking for a competent and highly motivated project officer for the aquaculture ‘Aqua Shops’ project in Western Kenya. Responsible for ensuring fish farmers access fish farming inputs, extension and advisory services; access high value cultured fish markets; improve fish husbandry and management practices that increase fish production and productivity. The role will also ensure Aqua Shops Entrepreneurs and fish farmers access credit services and products; and roll out the revamped Farm Africa fish enterprise business model.

The successful applicant will have a relevant degree level qualification, preferably fisheries or aquatic sciences, experience working with the private sector and sound knowledge of sub-sector development and policy work in Kenya.

If you are interested in this role, more details can be found in the job description. If you would like to apply, please submit a 3-page Curriculum Vitae, a 1-page application letter with the references “2014 SPO – Aquaculture” in the subject line to: kenyarecruitment@farmafrica.org by 17:00 east Africa time, Monday, 21st April 2014.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Volunteering

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.


We work with volunteers in our London office. We’re looking for people of all backgrounds who can spare some time to join our valued team of volunteers.

Find out more about volunteering

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