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Effective agriculture has the power to change lives. It underpins prosperity, food security and stability the world over. Farm Africa focuses on transforming agriculture and managing natural resources sustainably. We champion a holistic approach that boosts yields, protects the environment and connects smallholder farmers to thriving markets.

We work with different types of farmers in a range of regions. Their local situations vary, but the problems they face are all too familiar: lack of training and technology, inadequate inputs, no finance, vulnerability to climate change and poor links to markets.

We have an ambitious strategy to expand our work over the next five years. We’ll increase our impact. Lift more communities out of poverty. Work with more corporate partners who share our vision. Open up more agricultural markets. Provide more expertise.

We’ll make change happen.

Current vacancies

Project Manager (Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes)

Location: Soroti Field Office, Uganda

Duration: 31 month fixed-term contract

Farm Africa is currently seeking an experienced project manager to join our team in Uganda. The post-holder will responsible for managing and delivering a three year project to improve livelihoods and incomes of 1,000 farmers in Teso sub-region through developing the production, processing and marketing of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes (OFSP). 

The project manager will be based in Soroti, and will be working independently although they will receive some administrative and logistical support from the wider team who are engaged on other projects. This is a varied and hands-on role which includes project planning and reporting, hands-on delivery and working with our partner organisation to build their business capacity.

Suitable candidates will have a degree in agribusiness or a related field, and a minimum of three years’ experience of implementing agricultural marketing projects with smallholder farmers. Detailed knowledge of the OFSP value chain would be an advantage. In addition, practical experience of capacity building small farmer-focused organisations will also be required.

More information can be found in the job description. To apply, please send a CV, salary history, and a two-page supporting statement detailing how you meet the person specification to ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org including ‘Project Manager’ in the subject line. Please note that the deadline for applications is 5.00pm EAT on Sunday 21st May 2017.

Please DO NOT send additional documents such as certificates and references with your application. Shortlisted candidates ONLY will be required to provide these documents during the interview process.

Interviews are expected to take place before the end of May at Farm Africa's country office in Kampala. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


 

JOB TITLE: Business Development Officer

REPORTS TO: Head of Business Development

LOCATION: Farm Africa London office

DURATION & HOURS: Permanent, full time

Salary: circa £26,000 - £28,000

Farm Africa is seeking an ambitious and dynamic Business Development Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to make your mark in a dynamic organisation at a pivotal point in its development.  Farm Africa is a unique international NGO; a leader in its technical thematic field and recognised for its innovative work and powerful impact.

The Business Development Officer is a key position in Farm Africa’s business development unit, responsible for securing governmental and institutional funding for our work.  Working closely with our programme support and design team, the postholder will track funding opportunities, support proposal delivery and submission, and support the Head of Business Development in building our funding portfolio. We’re looking for a proactive and strategic thinker, with a keen interest in international development and experience of working at international level.

This is a great opportunity for someone keen to help us shape our future funding portfolio who enjoys working in a fast moving environment. This post is based in London, but will involve travel to Africa.

If this sounds like the challenge you would relish, we want to hear from you.

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 9:00 am on Monday 22nd May, 2017.

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: we respectfully request no contact from agencies or third parties regarding this role.

Volunteering opportunities

Job role:                     Graphic design volunteer

Location:                    London

The role requires a proven ability to be creative, organised and flexible. The main aim of the job will involve the creation of digital and print promotional assets in line with the vision and branding of Farm Africa.

The suitable candidate will be experienced in graphic design with a good eye for design and be familiar with tools such as, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

This opportunity offers you the chance to work with and learn from our communications team, developing your professional skills in a dynamic and supportive environment as well as providing you with an opportunity to take part in a number of varied and stimulating tasks including.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Producing high-quality images for social media and the website
  • Supporting the wider communications and advocacy team on a range of projects
  • Working closely with colleagues to identify needs in terms of design
  • Working to and developing design briefs with help from the communications team

Person specification

  • Excellent IT skills and familiarity with InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Excellent design and typesetting skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Being open to ideas and feedback

What you gain:

  • Practical experience working on exciting high-profile projects from day one
  • Informal training in communications, social media and website design
  • CV and interview coaching
  • Opportunity to join a team and receive feedback from an experienced team of communication and international development professionals

The position is a minimum of 1 day a week for at least 3 months in Farm Africa’s offices in the Barbican with reasonable travel and lunch expenses reimbursed.

Please send a cover letter outlining how you match the job specifications and your experience in relation to the role’s responsibilities along with your CV to samv@farmafrica.org by midnight (GMT) Friday 19 May 2017.