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.
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.
Farm Africa 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be ongoing until the role is filled.
Communications Team Volunteer
Duration: minimum of one day per week, for a minimum of three months
Location: London, Bastion House, 140 London Wall, London EC2Y 5DN
Farm Africa’s Communications Team is seeking a motivated, bright and organised volunteer to help support our cross channel media output, which includes a range of campaigns and communications initiatives designed to raise awareness about Farm Africa’s work; develop its brand; and increase positive engagement with the public, corporates, schools and universities, churches, the media, and within the NGO and funding sectors.
This role involves providing research, writing, administrative and organisational assistance to the Communications Team, which incorporates media, PR and digital. You will be helping the Team to deliver a variety of high quality factual content for use across Farm Africa’s external communications output, including: print, radio, broadcast, marketing, online and social media.
The work will incorporate:
This is a great opportunity to gain experience of being part of a busy press office and grow an understanding of how charity communications work within an international NGO. Farm Africa will cover reasonable travel and lunch expenses.
If you would like to volunteer, please email a copy of your CV and a supporting statement detailing why you are applying and why you are suitable for the role. Please send it to Tarac@Farmafrica.org by 10am on Monday 14 September, 2015.
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.
We offer a full day's training and ongoing support for all of our speakers.