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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 impact 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

Head of Delivery

Full time, permanent

Salary:  circa £40,000 depending on experience

Location: Africa (we are flexible about location - this role can be based in our Addis Ababa, Nairobi or Dar es Salaam offices)

Farm Africa’s mission is to reduce poverty permanently by unleashing African farmers’ ability to grow their income and manage their natural resources sustainably. To enable us deliver our mission effectively, we need to ensure that that our programme management and implementation are exemplary. As such, we are looking for an experienced, confident and effective programme implementer to join and lead our programme delivery team as Head of Delivery.

This is a newly-created role, based in Africa. The Head of Delivery will, through effective leadership, oversee the implementation and delivery of Farm Africa’s entire programmatic portfolio.

Working closely with the Director of Programmes, our Country Directors and other key programme staff, this will be a ‘hands on’ role with extensive travel across our programme of work to provide significant and effective support to the staff delivering our programme.

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 supporting statement detailing how you meet the person specification to recruitment@farmafrica.org by midnight on Sunday 7 September 2014.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please submit them in writing to recruitment@farmafrica.org. Please note, we will not be responding to telephone enquiries about this role.

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.


Legal Advisor

Location: Central London

Duration: 18 months fixed term, 2 days per week (flexible timing) plus travel to Africa up to four times per annum dependent on need

Salary: circa £51,000 FTE

We are looking for an outstanding qualified legal professional with proven experience in contract development and negotiation in a multi-stakeholder environment. You may arrive straight from practice or have already had some in-house experience. Experience within the development sector or in any of our countries of operation would be an added benefit, but is not essential.

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 in-house legal expertise.

Reporting to the Director of Resources and accessing pro-bono legal support where required you will provide high quality legal advice to senior staff members within the organisation ensuring we have effective legal contracts in place in an increasingly complex programmatic environment. You will be commercially astute with excellent interpersonal skills, able to deal with changing priorities and manage a demanding workload within a part time context, creative in your approach to finding solutions whilst maintaining the attention to detail necessary to ensure these solutions are legally robust.

We are seeking to recruit someone on a part-time basis (two days per week). The timing of this is flexible and the work could be undertaken partly from home. In addition, the post-holder will need to be able to undertake occasional travel to Africa (maximum four times each year, for four or five days at a time).

Full details for this role can be found in the Legal Advisor - job description and person specification.  If would like to apply, please send a CV and covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification to recruitment@farmafrica.org by midnight on Sunday 31 August 2014.

Selected applicants will be invited to an interview which is expected to be on Thursday 4 September or Tuesday 9 September. This may be followed by a second interview if required.

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

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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