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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

Country Director, Tanzania

Location: Dar es Salaam with significant national travel and some international travel

Duration: Fixed term, 3 year contract

Salary: Highly competitive  

Tanzania is one of our growing programmes, and we need someone who can help us bring our pipeline of projects to fruition. The Country Director will be responsible for the delivery of the country strategy and 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. 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 recruitment@farmafrica.org by 5pm GMT on Monday 18 August 2014.

If you have any questions regarding this role*, please submit them in writing to recruitment@farmafrica.org.

*Note: we will not be answering telephone enquiries about this role, all questions must be emailed.


The Kenya country office is currently recruiting highly qualified persons to fill the following positions:

  • Project Coordinator - An experienced project manager with strong technical skills in implementing agriculture projects with youth. A degree in a relevant field and a track record of youth engagement in agricultural or other enterprise is required. Competence with budgeting, reporting and work planning desired. This post is based in Kitale, Kenya.
  • Agribusiness Manager – Based in Nairobi, the manager is responsible for 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 is required, as is a track record of working with agricultural SMEs. 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 as the email subject header to: kenyarecruitment@farmafrica.org by 8 August 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.

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