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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

Head of Programme Support

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia or Nairobi, Kenya or Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Duration & hours, fixed term and full time

Farm Africa’s mission is to reduce poverty permanently by unleashing African farmers’ abilities to grow their incomes and manage their natural resources sustainably. To deliver our mission effectively, we need to ensure that our programme management and implementation are exemplary. The Programme Support Team, headed by this role, provides support to our country teams, based in Nairobi, Addis Ababa and Dar es Salaam on compliance and delivery of the programme cycle. The Head of Programme Support will combine direct programme support on some areas of the portfolio with oversight of the wider support function, as well as strategic guidance and encouraging best practice in programme delivery. Based in one of our three African hub offices, he/ she will be expected to travel extensively in the region, and occasionally to London.

Reporting to the Director of Programmes, and working closely with Country Directors and their senior management teams, Head of Programme Quality and Impact, and the Programme Funding team, the Head of Programme Support will provide high level programme implementation support and strategic operational guidance for Farm Africa’s programme.

If you are interested in this role more information can be found in the job description. If you would like to apply, please submit your CV and a covering statement that explains how you meet the job requirements to by 5:00 pm, Wednesday 21 October 2015.


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:  

  1. Community-led natural resource management and resilience
  2. Smallholder productivity, organisation and market access

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 trusteerecruitment@farmafrica.orgApplications will be ongoing until the role is filled.  

 Volunteer opportunities

Role: Collect donations on World Food Day

Location: London

We will be shaking buckets and collecting donations on World Food Day - Friday 16 October and we need you to join us! By volunteering just a few hours of your time, the money you raise can help families in Africa look forward to a future free from hunger. 

Find out more and sign up today

Role: 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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