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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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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.

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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