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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 can reach more farmers by being experts in our field, pushing boundaries, working flexibly and sharing knowledge, and we're looking for talented staff to help us achieve this. 

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 an 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 Business Development

Location: London with regular overseas travel 

Duration: 9 month contract (maternity cover), with the possibility of some flexibility in working pattern

Farm Africa is launching an ambitious new strategy, aiming to become the leading European NGO specialising in agriculture, the environment and market engagement. In order to realise this we have set an organisational target to double the organisation’s funding by 2020 by building on and diversifying our income from key institutional and corporate funders.

You will lead and manage the business development team in raising multi-year income and be responsible for originating and developing Farm Africa’s relationships with a global range of institutional donors, trusts and foundations. You will also work closely with the Head of Corporate Partnerships to jointly build Farm Africa’s business development.

This is an ideal position for somebody with the entrepreneurial skills, capability and tenacity to drive an effective and innovative pipeline of concepts and proposals for funding within an ambitious specialist organisation.

If you are one of the best at what you do but have grown tired of the bureaucracy and red tape involved in getting it done, then please send your CV 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 9:00 on Monday 6th March 2017. Interviews will be held on Friday 10th March 2017.

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.


 

TITLE: Technical (Agri)Business Officer

LOCATION: Kisumu

DURATION: Annual contract (renewable based on performance)

Farm Africa is an international non-governmental organization working to help farmers in eastern Africa grow more, sell more and sell for more.

The Kenya country office is currently recruiting a business officer for the implementation of Farm Africa’s Kenya Market-led Aquaculture Programme (KMAP). KMAP is a four year project focusing on the private sector with the main goal of increasing the level and quality of fish production, trade and increasing overall consumption of cultured fish in Kenya. This innovative project builds on Farm Africa’s experience of supporting the private aquaculture industry by creating environmentally and commercially sustainable and accessible markets for farmers to sell high quality produce to. The area of intervention is western Kenya and Nairobi.

Based in Kisumu, the post-holder will be responsible for supporting the KMAP team and project clients along the aquaculture value chain in market orientation and proper business skills development. A degree in business, preferably agri-business, or other related field with 5 years private sector experience is required. Previous engagement with the agribusiness sector is an advantage.

More information can be found in the job description. To apply please submit your CV, and one-page application letter detailing how you meet the person specification to kenyarecruitment@farmafrica.org. You should indicate the post title in the subject line and copy to kmap@farmafrica.org by 5.00pm on the 16th February 2017

Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

Volunteering opportunities

TITLE: Intern Communications and Marketing Assistant

LOCATION: Nairobi

DURATION:  6 months

Farm Africa is an international organisation, working to build a prosperous rural Africa; helping Farmers to increase their harvests, build their incomes and sustain their natural resources. We partner with government and the private sector to find effective ways to fight poverty.

This is an exceptional opportunity to make your mark in a dynamic and fast-growing organisation at a pivotal point in its development. The intern will be offered an exciting opportunity to work with experts in their field and interact with international partners and local organisations.

More information can be found in the job description. To apply please submit your CV, and one-page application letter detailing how you meet the person specification to kenyarecruitment@farmafrica.org. You should indicate the post title in the subject line and copy to kmap@farmafrica.org by 5.00pm on the 14th February 2017