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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

Director of Programmes

Location: Flexible (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda or the UK)

Salary: £81,000 - £86,000

Sustainable agriculture and integrated landscape management has the power to change lives and underpin prosperity, food security and climate resilience the world over. Farm Africa focuses on transforming agriculture, building links to markets and the sustainable management of natural resources in eastern Africa. We champion a holistic approach that boosts yields, protects the environment and connects smallholder farmers to thriving markets.

We are looking for a Director of Programmes who has outstanding technical expertise in one or more of our priority strategic approaches, the integrity, maturity and confidence to inspire and motive a team of specialists; and who has a real passion for sustainable rural development in Africa.

The Director of Programmes will lead the work to build our portfolio of high-quality programmes, ensuring that they deliver maximum impact for the communities we work with. You will demonstrate a deep understanding of Farm Africa’s work, an excellent understanding of programme finances, have exceptional people management skills and a wealth of experience of being an envoy for the organisation and influencing donors. 

We have an ambitious strategy to deepen our impact over the next five years. We’ll reach more people; lift more communities out of poverty; work with more corporate partners who share our vision; and, open up more agricultural markets.

We’ll make change happen. Farm Africa. Growing Futures

If you want to be part of this change, send your full CV and a covering letter to recruitment@farmafrica.org by 9:00 am, Monday 16 August. More information about Director of Programmes role can be found in the job description.

We expect stage one interviews to take place on the 23 and 24 August. Candidates will then be selected to take part in a final interview on 27 August.

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.


Senior Technical Specialist (STP) (Roster Purpose)

Location: Addis Ababa, with frequent travel to project areas Bale and West Arsi zones

Duration: Until April 2024

Farm Africa, Ethiopia is seeking a Senior Technical Specialist (STP) to provide overall support in the implementation of our SHARE II programme.

We are looking for someone who can support the Programme Manager and our SHARE II staff to deliver the project to the highest standard. The position holder will have significant responsibilities in helping Programme Manager, Project Coordinators and other program staff to develop annual budgets and activity plans in line with donor contracts and Farm Africa internal financial policies and procedures.  As well as being responsible for planning implementation, playing a lead role in internal and external project reporting, financial management of the project as well as monitoring, evaluation and project learning.

If you are interested in this role more information can be found in the job description.

If you meet the requirements detailed in the job description and would like to apply, please submit your short CV (maximum of 4 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) addressing ethrecruitment@farmafrica.org with the subject Senior Technical Specialist (STP) by 26 July 2021. We will conduct the screening as we receive the applications.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Farm Africa is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Farm Africa does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (E.g. Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).

Please note that due to the nature of the role, the donor requirements and the local right to remain / work permit rules, this role is not open to international candidates who do not have the right to live and work in Ethiopia.


Cashier Accountant for SHARE II Programme

Location: Robe town, Bale Oromia Regional State

Duration & Hours: Until 24 April 2024 GC with a probation period of 60 working days

Farm Africa Ethiopia is looking for a cashier accountant for the SHARE II programme to provide effective support and advice to the immediate supervisor and project team as required.

The purpose of the Cashier Accountant position is to manage petty cash, prepare payment documents, effect payments, bank reconciliation, keep financial records and documentation as well as prepare reports of the project. In addition, she/he support the Project Finance and Admin Officer to administer, control, monitor, and periodically summarize the extent of financial operations and performance of the project.

Full job description can be found here.

Those who meet the requirements listed in the job description should submit their short CV (maximum of 4 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) addressing ethrecruitment@farmafrica.org with the subject Cashier Accountant for SHARE II Programme by 8 August 2021.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Farm Africa is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Farm Africa does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (E.g. Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).


Driver for SHARE II Programme

Location: Robe town, Bale Oromia Regional State

Duration & Hours: Until 24 April 2024 GC with a probation period of 60 working days

Farm Africa Ethiopia is looking for a driver for the SHARE II programme.

The purpose of the role is to drive vehicles for a project working in rural and semi-urban areas. Reporting to the Project Finance and Admin Officer, the Driver is to assist the field office in operational areas to fulfil its mission by providing safe driving support and general administration and logistical work.

Full job description can be found here.

Those who meet the requirements listed in the job description should submit their short CV (maximum of 4 pages) and a cover letter (maximum 1 page) addressing ethrecruitment@farmafrica.org with the subject Driver for SHARE II Programme by 8 August 2021.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Farm Africa is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Farm Africa does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process. (E.g. Application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).