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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

Chief of Party, BRACED Programme

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with frequent travel

Duration: 3 years, full time

Salary: Attractive salary & benefit package

Farm Africa is recruiting a Chief of Party for its new “Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes & Disasters” (BRACED) Programme. This is an exciting and groundbreaking opportunity for Farm Africa, targeting around 340,000 climate vulnerable people in the Afar, Somali and SNNP regions of Ethiopia.

The Chief of Party role is an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified and experienced development professional. We are looking for someone who has proven leadership and deep project management skills and experience, has excellent relationship skills as well as knowledge and experience of delivering projects that enhance community resilience.

If you are looking for an exciting challenge in 2015, this could be the role for you. You will be responsible for a team of around 30 people, a budget of £6.9million ($10m) and will be working closely with the private commercial, financial and public sectors and stakeholders as well as development partners.

If you are interested in this position, full details can be found in the role details. If you believe you have the skills and experience required, please submit a CV (maximum 3 sides of A4) and a covering letter (maximum 1 side of A4) that explains how you meet the job requirements to recruitment@farmafrica.org by midnight, Sunday 25 January 2015. 

Farm Africa is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a diverse range of candidates.


Corporate services manager

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Duration: Fixed term contract

The Kenya country office  is currently recruiting for a corporate services manager who will be responsible for ensuring that the support services function works effectively, efficiently and professionally to deliver corporate services to the programme while at the same time ensuring that this is done in accordance with Farm Africa’s policies and procedures. He/she will provide oversight of human resource management, logistics, procurement, fleet management and information technology. He/she will also be responsible for the coordination of these services and developing and nurturing strong professional relationships with the senior management team and all programme senior managers to enhance coordination of activities and the delivery of services.

We are looking for a person with the ability to lead and motivate teams in the various functions into a coherent whole with the aim of supporting the Kenya programme teams in projects’ delivery in line with Farm Africa’s vision and mission.

You will have a successful track record of working within the NGO or private sector in a management role. You will have excellent hands-on human resource, operations, procurement, and IT systems management experience. Exceptional multi-tasking, relationship-building and client orientation skills are pre-requisites.

If you are interested in this role, more information can be found in the job description. If you would like to apply please visit submit a CV and covering letter that explain how you are suitable for the role to kenyarecruitment@farmafrica.org by 17:00 on 28 January 2015.


Supporter Care Officer

Full time, 35 hours per week

Salary: £25,800 pa

Location: London

We are looking for an experienced Supporter Care officer, to join our small Supporter Services Team assisting the wider Fundraising and Communications Team. You will have excellent supporter care and communication skills, strong Raiser’s Edge knowledge and experience and an ability to work with attention to detail to be responsible for Supporter Care and to assist with the day-to-day administration.

Specifically, the Supporter Care Officer role involves proactively looking after supporters and responding to donor queries, producing a range of letters to donors and supporters, batching and importing donations, administering and maintaining donor records, assisting the Fundraising and Finance Teams with Raiser’s Edge reports.

If you are interested in this position more information can be found in the job description and if you would like to apply for this position, please complete the application form including a detailed supporting statement explaining how your experience relates to this role.

*Note: we will not be answering telephone enquiries about this role, any questions should be submitted in writing to recruitment@farmafrica.org.

Your application must be submitted by the deadline to us at recruitment@farmafrica.org for the attention of the Supporter Services Manager and with the reference of: 2015 SST Application in the subject line of your email, or, if you prefer you can send you application by post to:

Supporter Services Manager
Farm Africa
9th Floor
Bastion House
London Wall
London
EC2Y 5DN

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 25 January 2015


Group finance manager

Location: Farm Africa, London office

Duration and hours: Permanent and full time

Salary: £39,000 - £42,000 plus employers’ pension contribution

Reporting into the Head of Finance, this is a varied and hands on role which has full responsibility for financial accounting within the UK and for financial reporting across the Farm Africa Group.

You will be a qualified accountant, with excellent technical and interpersonal skills. You will have experience of year end processes and external audits ideally within the charity sector.  You will be ambitious for the organisation and keen to improve our systems and procedures where necessary to meet the organisation’s continuing successful growth.

You should highly organised and have a strong focus on detail as well as excellent communication skills. You will also have demonstrable experience of leading a team and enjoy utilising your experience to develop others to realise their full potential.

Farm Africa has an ambitious strategy and business plan: by 2016 we are aiming to directly help 1.5 million people each year. To achieve that goal we need to push boundaries, to be creative with new and old solutions and work flexibly, taking advantage of the most effective solutions with communities, private sector, civil society and governments. This in turn is leading to an increase in organisational complexity and the need for an ambitious, flexible and expert finance team who can support it.

The post holder should able to travel overseas for a minimum of 1 to 2 weeks per year.

If you are interested in this role more information can be found in the job description. If you would like to apply please submit an up to date CV and a supporting personal statement (no more than two sides of A4) which set outs how your experience and skills match the requirements outlined in job description and how you would add value to the Farm Africa finance team. 

Applications should be submitted to recruitment@farmafrica.org before midnight on Sunday, 1 February.

Selected applicants will be invited to a first round interview which is expected to be the week commencing 9 February with a second interview for successful candidate(s) the week commencing 16 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.

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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