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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.

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 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

Farm Africa - Chief Executive

London, with significant travel

Attractive salary

For 30 years, Farm Africa has been working in eastern Africa and now has programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Working at the intersection of building incomes and managing agricultural natural resources, Farm Africa focuses on crops, livestock and forestry and has a track record of world-class technical expertise and delivery.

Recognised for the quality of its c200 east African staff who work closely with local communities to ensure an approach that combines an understanding of local cultures with expert knowledge. Farm Africa is known for delivering projects based on long term, sustainable solutions grounded by a robust evidence base. Combined with truly innovative thinking, this approach has enabled Farm Africa to deliver real impact in helping Africa’s farmers feed Africa’s people.

Farm Africa is looking for its new Chief Executive to lead the delivery of its organisational vision, mission and strategy, and manage the directors’ group to implement Farm Africa’s business plan.

As chief executive, the successful candidate will be:

  • Accountable to the Board of Trustees for the organisation’s impact and success in creating sustainable change for the communities Farm Africa works with in east Africa
  • Responsible to the Board for growing and developing all key inputs, including all funding streams and recruitment and retention of talent
  • Responsible for building and leading relationships with key stakeholders including governments, institutional funders, private sector and civil society partners, supporters and volunteers
  • Representing Farm Africa in the public domain, building on Farm Africa’s growing reputation for excellence and influencing decision makers to create change at scale

The person:

  • A demonstrable commitment to Farm Africa’s values and a passion for rural development in Africa
  • Experience building, implementing and delivering a strategic vision in a complex, commercially-orientated international organisation
  • Experience working with multiple partners including grass roots communities, private sector, research institutions, governments and civil society

If you are interested in this role and would like more information, please visit www.odgers.com/53411 for details.

Closing date for applications is Monday 20th July.


 

Partner Finance Support Officer

LOCATION: Dar es Salaam with Regular travel to field offices

DURATION & HOURS: Two Years fixed term

Farm Africa is implementing some of its programmes using a partnership approach. Working in partnership requires Farm Africa staff to have certain skills and ability, it is also essential that these projects implemented through partners are actively supported and mentored from the finance side and that the financial management capacity of partners is enhanced to enable proper and transparent utilisation and accountability of resources provided.

The PFSO is responsible for providing efficient and effective support in the management of all Farm Africa Partnerships. This includes grant management, supporting programme teams in the management of partnerships and to contribute to the establishment of preventive measures to reduce the potential for abuse in Farm Africa.

Main Duties & Responsibilities;

Monitoring & Mentoring

  • Through the review of all financial reports submitted by partners and visits to partners make the necessary follow-up to ensure that grants made to partners are utilised in line with project agreements and donors’ guidelines and provisions.
  • Review and comment on the annual budget of grant proposals from partners before they are forwarded for approval.
  • In cooperation with the project managers and coordinator, ensure financial reports are received from partners at agreed times and properly analysed.
  • Liaise with the Project managers and coordinators in order to enhance the linkage between finance and activities.
  • Maintain a grant tracking system for funds disbursed to partners and reconciled back accounted grants.
  • Participate in and contribute to the process of identifying new partners especially with assessment of the financial management capacity and compliance of potential partners.

Capacity Building

  • As necessary and appropriate recommend to partners areas for further capacity building in the area of finance.
  • Provide technical/advisory support and mentoring to partners as may be appropriate in the area of financial management and accounting 

Other

  • Review and monitor partner work plans as per agreed standards for Farm Africa.
  • Actively contribute to the promotion of learning and experience sharing within Farm Africa in Tanzania and elsewhere through producing information for Sesame phase III and Nutrition project to develop a six-monthly paper on issues, challenges, better practices and lessons learnt in the implementation of partner activities and partnership issues.
  • Undertake other relevant work related duties as may be reasonably requested by the Finance and Administration Manager.

Person Specification

We are seeking someone with a proven track record in the management of partnership approach projects particularly within NGOs in Tanzania. A minimum of five (5) years working experience specializing in partner grants management and compliance.

The post holder should have excellent project planning and execution skills, and strong communications and facilitation skills.  Prospective applicants should have a degree in B.Com/ADA/ADCA or closely related subject with a sound knowledge of the financial management and accounting discipline on partnership projects in Tanzania. Candidate with ACCA, CPA or CMA will be added advantage

How to apply

Candidates with the above mentioned skills and attributes and feel interested can send a one page motivational letter and detailed CV (not more than 3 pages) to the Country Director Farm Africa Tanzania through email tanzaniarecruitment@farmafrica.org not later than July 10, 2015.

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


 

Events Assistant

LOCATION: Farm Africa London office

DURATION & HOURS: One year fixed term, full time

Salary: c£22k

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.

You will have a genuine opportunity to contribute to the growth of Farm Africa’s exciting individual, challenge and special events fundraising.  It goes without saying that you will have a strong desire to make your mark in delivering highly effective supporter care systems and event management, to ensure Farm Africa delivers a sector beating experience. You will enjoy working collaboratively across the entire fundraising department whilst having the creative ambition and energy to look for opportunities and make them happen. You will be excited by the opportunity to make this role your own and to build on Farm Africa’s successes to date in events fundraising to make this a critical unrestricted income stream.

In return for your experience and commitment to this incredible cause, you will;

  • Enjoy a comprehensive and highly competitive remuneration package
  • Assist the Events Manager to shape Farm Africa’s overall events strategy
  • Work with an internationally recognised NGO who have the resources and professionalism to make a real and sustained difference, whilst being agile enough to take full advantage of opportunities.

If you are one of the best at what you do and want to have the space to grow and excel in fundraising, then please do send your CV with examples that show what you are capable of delivering and a supporting statement to recruitment@farmafrica.org because this could be the perfect role for you.

More details about this role can be found in the job description and the deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 12th July. Interviews will be held on Thursday 16th July.

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.

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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