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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

Programme Finance Analyst

Location: London, with ~10% overseas travel

Duration: Permanent

Salary: c£40,000 per annum

Farm Africa has the ambition to be the leading European NGO specialising in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Market Engagement. The key focus of the role will be to act as business partner to finance and programmes colleagues in the UK and overseas.

This includes proposal budget development which will play a key part in underpinning our growth strategy, helping to ensure bids are competitively priced and can demonstrate compelling value for money through to carrying out other financial analysis on project costs throughout implementation.

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 one page cover letter to recruitment@farmafrica.org no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday, 28th February.

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.


Business Development Officer

Location: Morogoro/Arusha with frequent travel in other regions.

Duration & hours: 40 hours a week, fixed term contract ending in December 2020

Salary: Competitive 

We are looking for a Business Development Officer to lead in Business Development Services (BDS) for the “Delivering Expertise, Capacity and Investment to Developing Enterprise (DECIDE) project.

You will support Farm Africa and other implementing partners to strengthen horticultural Small and Medium Enterprises’ (SMEs) foundations for growth. This includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Identifying and addressing SME capacity gaps;
  2. Development of the business capacity of SMEs through supporting their entrepreneurship, leadership, record keeping, and financial management aspects;
  3. Guiding business planning;
  4. Supporting the market linkages of SMEs to smallholder suppliers, and to both the export and local market outlets.

These practices will be informed by value chain analyses, market assessments and SME assessments for which the Business Development Officer is responsible. 

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 cover letter to Tanzaniarecruitment@farmafrica.org by 5:00 pm on Monday 18 February.


Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Expert

Location: Dar es Salaam with frequent travel to other regions including Manyara, Arusha, Mbeya, Iringa and Morogoro

Duration & hours:Two years, full time with probation period of 6 months

We are looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Expert to join our team, being responsible for ensuring technically consistent and high quality data collection, that will enable us to report the results of our programmes. The post holder will ensure that all projects develop and implement appropriate MEL plans, based on robust logical frameworks, and adhering to Farm Africa’s core standards and approaches. 

The MEL Expert will work with the Programme Manager (PM) and Project Coordinator (PC), to ensure management decision making is evidence based. The MEL Expert will work with the Project Officers to ensure a clear understanding of the programme’s MEL framework at the field level, with all methods and tools clearly understood and communicated. The post holder will develop appropriate tools, systems and training to support field teams to understand and use robust evidence of project results as a vital input to management decision making. The MEL Expert will provide technical as well as capacity building support to partner organisations; ensure use of relevant Farm Africa’s standard data collection tools; provide critical analysis and technical input to project evaluation processes, ensuring Farm Africa can maximise the learning potential of all studies and evaluations undertaken within the project.

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 cover letter to recruitmentTZ@farmafrica.org by 5:00 pm on Monday 18 February.


 

Project Coordinator – Commercialising Chilli Production

Location: Lira, Uganda

Duration & Hours: Three year fixed-term contract, full-time

Farm Africa has recently been awarded funding for a three-year project focussed on creating a more competitive and profitable chilli value chain within Lira, northern Uganda. The project will capitalise on growing international demand for varieties of Ugandan African Birds Eye (ABE) dried chillies by strengthening the technical capacity of our partner, the North Eastern Chilli Producers and Processors Association (NECPA) and their extension team to support market-orientated chilli production across their entire area of operation.

The Project Coordinator (PC) is a key role in the senior management team in Uganda and is ultimately responsible for planning and leading the implementation of the Commercialising Chilli Production (CCP) project by both Farm Africa and our implementing partner, NECPA. The PC will be required to manage the planning, implementation, monitoring & reporting of all aspects of the CCP project. This will include playing a leading role in internal and external project reporting, financial management, partner management, monitoring and evaluation of the project activities, outputs and impacts, and ensuring that all stakeholders at the project area are fully engaged. The post-holder will be based in Farm Africa’s Lira office, and will be reporting in to the Program Manager, Uganda (PM).

For more information, please see the job description and person specification here.

Please submit your CV, salary history and supporting statement to ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org by Tuesday 12 February 5:00pm EAT.

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.

Due to the urgent requirement to fill this role, applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, and short-listed applicants may be called for interview ahead of the closing date.


Market Engagement Manager – Commercialising Chilli Production

Location: Lira, Uganda

Duration & Hours: Three year fixed-term contract, full-time

Farm Africa has recently been awarded funding for a three-year project focused on creating a more competitive and profitable chilli value chain within Lira, northern Uganda. The project will capitalise on growing international demand for varieties of Ugandan African Birds Eye (ABE) dried chillies by strengthening the technical capacity of our partner, the North Eastern Chilli Producers and Processors Association (NECPA) and their extension team to support market-orientated chilli production across their entire area of operation.

The Market Engagement Manager (MEM) will be responsible for providing technical assistance to NECPA, and supporting them to organise 3,000 farmers to meet the demands of the export market for ABE chillies. In addition, the MEM will support NECPA to achieve the necessary certifications to enter premium organic and export markets. The MEM will work with stakeholders in the wider ABE chilli value chain to ensure the availability of affordable, high-quality inputs for ABE chilli farmers in Lira district. The role is based in Farm Africa’s Lira office, and reports to the Project Coordinator.

For more information, please see the job description and person specification here.

Please submit your CV, salary history and supporting statement to ugandarecruitment@farmafrica.org by Friday 1 February 2019 – 5.00pm EAT

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 w/c 11 February 2019 at Farm Africa's country office in Kampala. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.