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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

Director of Fundraising and Communications

Up to £70,000 + benefits

London

This is an unparalleled opportunity for a creative and driven leader to join a rapidly growing international NGO in delivering significant change in the lives of millions of smallholder farmers and their families in Africa.

Farm Africa reduces poverty permanently by unleashing African farmers’ abilities to grow their incomes and manage their natural resources sustainably. Developing and implementing innovative and sustainable agricultural solutions, Farm Africa has an exciting track record of world-class technical expertise and delivery. It is recognised for the quality of its two hundred East African staff who work alongside the rural communities it supports.

Over the last five years Farm Africa has more than doubled its income to an expected £18m in 2015. Growth has come across all income streams and the fundraising and communications teams have expanded considerably to drive forward that growth. With the retirement of the current Director of Fundraising and Communications, Farm Africa is looking for an entrepreneurial and inspiring leader and manager to fill this crucial role.  

You will have delivered successful and innovative fundraising and marketing strategies, ideally have personal experience of direct marketing/individual giving, corporate philanthropy and major donors, and have a deep understanding of the role and breadth of communications including new media.

To discuss Farm Africa and this really exciting, challenging opportunity, please contact Rob Hayter or Nick Billingham at TPP Senior Appointments on 020 7198 6060.

To request an information pack, please email: executive@tpp.co.uk quoting ref: J50734.

The closing date for applications is Monday 30 March 2015 at 9:00 am. Interviews will be held weeks commencing 20 and 27 April 2015 in the City of London.

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Corporate Fundraising Manager (New Business)

Full time, 2 year fixed term contract

LOCATION: Farm Africa, London office

SALARY: £33,000 - £36,000, dependant on experience, plus employers pension contribution

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.

Reporting into the Head of Corporate Fundraising, this is a varied and exciting newly created position with a key focus on new business. This role will develop and drive forward Farm Africa’s corporate new business strategy with a particular focus on winning new high value multi-year partnerships, Cause Related Marketing and sponsorship partnerships that deliver vital unrestricted income.

This is an incredibly exciting moment to join the close-knit and successful Corporate Fundraising team as we continue to grow our profile and income in the corporate sector.

Our Food for Good campaign has built huge momentum in the food and hospitality industries and has now crossed the £1 million mile stone. Sponsors include many of the UK’s top food retailers, partners include the Worlds 50 Best Restaurants and leading industry trade press titles and our ambassadors include some of the most influential industry leaders and chefs. We are now poised to drive a wider range of corporate partnerships, and this role will have a genuine opportunity to influence this new business strategy.

You will be a tenacious, confident and results focused new business fundraiser with excellent communication skills. You will have a proven track record of delivering ambitious new business targets and developing innovative corporate partnerships.

You will be excited by the opportunity for growth in Farm Africa’s corporate partnerships and bring with you the energy, expertise and drive to make your mark. You will be a natural relationship-builder able to build rapport quickly at all levels, and you will have the creativity to identify opportunities and build innovative partnerships.

If this sounds like a challenge you would relish we want to hear from you.

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 one page supporting statement detailing how you meet the person specification to recruitment@farmafrica.org.

The closing date for applications is 9:00 am Tuesday 7 April 2015.

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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

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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