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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 can reach more farmers by being experts in our field, pushing boundaries, working flexibly and sharing knowledge, and we're looking for talented staff to help us achieve this. 

Our values are very important to us as an employer and they are also very important to our employees. All prospective employees should take some time to carefully consider our values and how they fit with your own personal values before attending an interview with Farm Africa.

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

Head of finance

Location: London, with some travel to east Africa

Permanent and full time with the possibility of flexibility

Salary: £48,900 – £52,000

For 30 years Farm Africa has worked shoulder to shoulder with farmers to unleash their abilities to grow their incomes and manage their natural resources sustainably. We believe that Africa has the power to feed itself and that its smallholders hold the key to lasting rural prosperity. Farm Africa believes that African smallholders, whether they farm crops, livestock, fish or the forest, will all play a pivotal part in achieving rural prosperity in Africa.

We are seeking an exceptional Head of Finance to provide ambitious and supportive leadership of our finance team. You will be keen to get to understand the financial implications of our increasingly complex funding opportunities, identifying associated financial risks and technical implications, putting appropriate financial controls in place and providing quality financial information ensuring we maximise the benefit of every £1. You’ll also enjoy cross-cultural interaction, actively communicating with staff, trustees and others with all levels of financial understanding and none, developing trust and financial literacy across the organisation.

If you are interested in the role more information can be found in the job description. If you would like to apply please submit your CV and a covering statement that explains how your skills and experience meet the role requirements to recruitment@farmafrica.org.

The deadline for applications Sunday 21 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.


 

Country Director, Kenya

Full-time, fixed term (3 years)

Location: Nairobi with significant national travel and some international travel

Salary: £61,000 – £76,300 (gross) £10,000 of which is a flexible benefits allowance

Two-thirds of Kenyans depend on the crops they grow and the animals they keep for their livelihoods and survival. Farm Africa works directly with farmers, helping them to grow their incomes and manage their natural resources sustainably. We believe that these smallholders hold the key to lasting rural prosperity not only in Kenya but across Africa.

The Country Director will be responsible for the delivery of the strategy in Kenya; managing all operational aspects of the Kenya country programme, including relationships with multiple donors and being responsible for a programme of around £2m per year.

We need a 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, governments, civil society partners and the private sector.

We are looking for someone with the ability to drive and prioritise innovative engagement with the private sector and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector along with a proven track record of providing broader input into the leadership, contributing to the overall strategy and Farm Africa’s future growth.

You will have a successful track record of working within the NGO sector 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 job description. 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 midnight on Sunday 7 February 2016.

Selected applicants will be invited to a first round interview which is expected to take place on either the 3 or 4 March with a second interview for successful candidate(s) taking place during week commencing 21 March.

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.


Trustee

Role description:

Farm Africa is a different kind of charity working to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa. The lives of hundreds of thousands of farmers and herders have been changed through Farm Africa's work over the last 30 years. Our vision is simple – a prosperous rural Africa. Our mission is to reduce poverty permanently by unleashing African farmers’ abilities to grow their incomes and manage their natural resources sustainably. Farm Africa has an ambitious business plan. This year, we are directly helping 1.5 million people a year to significantly increase their household income, build long-term food security and move out of poverty.

We are looking for a trustee who believes, as we do, that smallholder farmers can and will play a key role in achieving long-term prosperity in rural Africa and who is keen to use their skills, experience and networks to help lead our organization.

We are specifically seeking a trustee with strong connections in eastern Africa in business, government or civil society, particularly in Ethiopia and / or Tanzania. We are also looking for trustees with experience in community development and agriculture. You will already be travelling to the UK regularly or be UK/ Europe based. You will have experience at a senior level. You will encourage us to push boundaries, to be creative with new and old solutions, to work flexibly with communities, private sector, civil society and governments, and to share knowledge. You will also ensure that we have an adequate framework of safeguards and procedures in place to manage the risks we face as an organization and to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.

Farm Africa has been working in eastern Africa for 30 years and currently has programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Our unique role is as technical experts at the intersection of two fundamental and interlinked challenges for African farmers:  

  1. Community-led natural resource management and resilience
  2. Smallholder productivity, organisation and market access

Our approach focuses on building trust and mutual understanding with smallholder communities and individual farmers, acting as the bridge between them and governments, funders, private sector and civil society. By working work with smallholder farmers to develop, test and support the roll-out of successful solutions, Farm Africa achieves sustainable long-term improvements to people’s lives.

We employ 200 staff, around 80% of whom are based in eastern Africa.

Our trustees act in a voluntary capacity and are expected to serve for a minimum of three years. Access to appropriate trustee training will be provided as part of the induction and on an ongoing basis as requested.

For further information and detail of the role, please see the role description here.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send your covering letter and CV to trusteerecruitment@farmafrica.orgApplications will be ongoing until the role is filled.  

 


Volunteer roles

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.