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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 Market Engagement, Kenya

Full-time, permanent

Location: Nairobi with significant national travel and some international travel

Salary: Competitive, dependant on skills and experience

Farm Africa’s mission is to reduce poverty permanently by unleashing African farmers’ abilities to grow their incomes and manage their natural resources sustainably. A core part of our strategy is to ensure that our interventions are both economically sustainable and scalable. The systematic integration of market linkages in implementing programmes is crucial to our ability to scale our interventions cost-effectively.

We are seeking an agricultural value chain and market engagement expert who will take forward our increasing focus on linking smallholder farmers to demand-driven value chains. Ideally from a private sector background, the Head of Market Engagement will help Farm Africa advance the idea that a successful and growing engagement with agricultural markets and agri-business is vital for helping smallholders grow their incomes sustainably.

We are looking for someone with the ability to drive and prioritise innovative engagement with the private sector and other stakeholders in the agricultural sector. You will have lived and worked in sub-Saharan Africa, have excellent hands-on programme management experience. Exceptional multi-tasking, networking, relationship-building and management skills are pre-requisites.

If you are interested in this role more information can be found in the job description. If would like to apply, please send a CV and one page covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification to recruitment@farmafrica.org by 5pm on Monday 08 June 2015.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please submit them in writing to recruitment@farmafrica.org. *Note: we will not be answering telephone enquiries about this role, all questions must be emailed.

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.


 

Programme Funding Manager (Institutional Funding)

Location: London with regular overseas travel (up to 12 weeks pa)

Duration: Full time and permanent

Salary: £33,000 - £38,000 pa

The Programme Funding Manager (Institutional Funding) is a key post supporting programme development within Farm Africa. The post-holder will manage and develop relationships with major institutional donors, trusts and foundations in the UK, US and Europe, working with country teams to develop and implement funding strategies. This will involve regular travel to support project design on the ground, developing relationships with a range of stakeholders including key personnel within funding institutions and Farm Africa staff. 

We are looking for someone with a proven track record in developing complex proposals and securing funding from major institutions and foundations. You can’t do this job alone so you must be someone who can create, drive and excel in a team environment. Your written and oral communication skills must be excellent. The role requires line management of a Programme Funding Officer and Programme Funding Assistant.

More details can be found in the job description. If you are interested in this role, please submit a CV and a short supporting statement to recruitment@farmafrica.org with the job you are applying for in the subject heading

The closing date for applications is Midnight GMT Sunday 7 June and interviews will be held w/c 15 June

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.


 

Digital Officer

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 bring Farm Africa’s work to life for a wide range of stakeholders in the UK and Africa. You will play a key role in leading Farm Africa’s digital strategy to achieve greater impact against the organisation’s vision and objectives. You will have a strong understanding of the management of digital channels to meet the needs of external and internal stakeholders including SEO, supporter journeys and analytics. You will have the opportunity to work closely with colleagues across the communications, fundraising and programme teams in the UK and our African hub offices. You will be excited by the opportunity to make this new role your own and to demonstrate the powerful impact digital communications can have across the whole of Farm Africa.

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

  • Enjoy a comprehensive and highly competitive remuneration package
  • Assist the Head of Brand and Content to shape Farm Africa’s overall communications strategy
  • 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 and want to have the space to make a new role your own, then please do send your CV with examples that show what you are capable of delivering and a 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 31st May. Interviews will be held on Monday 8th June.

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.

what you do but have grown tired of the bureaucracy and red tape involved in getting it done and are interested in applying please send your CV and supporting statement to recruitment@farmafrica.org 

To review the role in more detail please review the job description.

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.

Volunteering

Events Team Volunteer

Duration: 2-3 days per week, for a minimum of 3 months

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

Farm Africa’s Corporate & Events Team is seeking a motivated, confident and organised volunteer to help support its busy events programme. The varied portfolio includes UK and overseas runs, cycles & challenges; gala dinners; and corporate sporting tournaments.

This busy and exciting role will work with the two Event Fundraisers to support on the promotion of events, and recruitment of participants; to provide vital support to participants by monitoring the email inbox and responding to enquiries; and to compile and send out event materials.

You will provide on-the-day support at events where you will gain excellent experience working at some of the UK’s biggest events such as London Marathon and RideLondon.

You’ll also gain experience in research, proposal writing, copy writing and proof-reading, and assist with updating website copy, social media content and event press releases.

The voluntary role will also help to support other team administrative tasks as required.

This is a great opportunity to gain experience of being part of a busy events team and grow an understanding of event management. Farm Africa will cover reasonable travel and lunch expenses.

If you are interested and would like to volunteer, please consult the role description. To apply please email a copy of your CV and a supporting statement of no more than one A4 side detailing why you are applying and why you are suitable for the role to India Turner-Lees at  indiat@farmafrica.org by 5pm on 13 April 2015.

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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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