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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

Senior Direct Marketing Officer

Full-time, permanent

Salary: £28,200 - £29,400 depending on experience, plus employer’s pension contribution

Location: Central London (with the possibility of occasional overseas travel)

Working within a close knit Direct Marketing team of 4 people, the Senior Direct Marketing Officer role is a great opportunity to play a key part 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 take responsibility for delivering our dialogue fundraising campaigns, as well as overall planning and management of our regular giving product ‘Sponsor a Farmers’ Group’ and nursery programme. You will also assist 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 interested in this role, more information can be found in the job description. To apply, please send a CV and one page supporting statement detailing how you meet the person specification to recruitment@farmafrica.org by 9 am on Monday 16 March. We will only be able to contact applicants who are short listed for interview.

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.

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Head of Brand and Content

Location: London with occasional overseas travel

Duration: Full time and permanent

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 be a passionate communicator, able to make the impact of Farm Africa’s work real and compelling to a wide range of stakeholders in the UK and Africa across all communication channels. You will have a genuine opportunity to influence the communications strategy of the organisation, taking leadership of their digital marketing strategy and working closely with the fundraising and programme teams. It goes without saying that you will have extensive experience of implementing digital strategies and marketing campaigns with excellent knowledge of analytics and SEO and a strong understanding of the importance of brand. You will also bring a blend of creativity with a rigorous attention to detail and an ability to inspire your team.

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

> Enjoy a comprehensive and highly competitive remuneration package

> Assist the Chief Executive and Directors’ Group to shape Farm Africa’s overall direction and development

> 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 but have grown tired of the bureaucracy and red tape involved in getting it done, then please do send your CV and 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 15 March. Interviews will be held on 19 and 20 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.

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Head of Programme Funding

Location: London with regular overseas travel

Duration: Full time and permanent

This is an exceptional opportunity to lead on developing programme funding from bi-lateral, multi-lateral, international and UK-based donors, trusts and foundations as part of an exciting growth strategy. You will be working for an international NGO; a leader in their technical thematic field who make a powerful difference to their beneficiaries. This is an ideal opportunity for somebody with the entrepreneurial skills, capability and tenacity to drive continued funding growth within a professional organisation, but who likes to be close enough to the organisational outcomes to see that they are making a difference.

In order to be successful in this role you will:

> Have demonstrable success of making complex proposals to an array of institutional and private donors, ideally including DFID, EU, and USAID

> Have the hands on, tactical capability to build robust and illustrative funding proposals coupled with a strategic, client facing approach that seeks to build personal relationships with donors.

> Have the ability to build internal relationships to ensure co-operative working whilst being challenging and thorough to ensure perfection in the organisation’s handling of donor relationships.

> Be available for regular UK and International travel to donors, country offices and programme sites.

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

> Enjoy a comprehensive and highly competitive remuneration package

> Assist the Chief Executive and Directors’ Group to shape Farm Africa’s overall direction and development

> 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.

> Be given the opportunity to develop and expand an established and successful portfolio of donors, rather than spending your time involved in budgetary fire fighting.

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, then please do send your CV 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 1 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.

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Unrestricted Trust Funding Consultancy

Farm Africa is looking for a Trusts Consultant to support its Programme Funding Team in developing further their portfolio of trust support to deliver unrestricted trust income. The Trusts Consultant will produce copy for a quarterly mailing to our current and prospective trust supporters as well as writing a limited number of tailored funding applications. They will also be expected to conduct some desk research to identify prospects, and to re-connect with lapsed trust donors, facilitating meetings for Farm Africa staff where possible.

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. 

Farm Africa has a portfolio of regular trusts that support us with unrestricted gifts, and at present, this income stream delivers around £60,000 per annum. This consultancy can be largely carried out remotely, with quarterly travel to London required for briefings.  We envisage the work being carried out over eight weeks per annum, in two-weekly quarterly blocks.

The consultancy is offered at a day rate of £200 per day, plus reasonable expenses.  For further information, please see the terms of reference, or please call or email Tim Denman, Programme Funding Officer on 020 7400 0239, or at timd@farmafrica.org 

Volunteering

Supporter Services Administration Volunteer

Duration: 1 – 2 days per week, for 3 months

Location: London, Bastion House, 140 London Wall, London EC2Y 5DN

Our Supporter Services team works to support the wider Fundraising and Communications Team to deliver our exciting 2015 plan. We are looking for someone with an excellent attention to detail to help out with a wide range of administrative tasks, including data entry onto our supporter database – Raisers Edge.

If you  are interested in this kind of work (more information can be found in this volunteer description) and would like to volunteer, please email a copy of your CV and a supporting statement of no more than one A4 side detailing why you are interesting in volunteering with our supporter services team to Christine Weir- christinew@farmafrica.org.


 

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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