Volunteer Vacancies

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Volunteer Vacancies 2017-08-30T17:07:40+00:00

To apply for assignments

  1. Write a cover letter and prepare a current CV, highlighting your relevant experience, as outlined in the assignment description.
  2. Submit your cover letter and current CV here

Should the current volunteer assignments, not match your skills, please do Register with us and we will contact you when we have a vacancy in your field

 

MOZAMBIQUE VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS

Business Plan Development for SAVAL SA & Training on Business Development for Agro-input Companies

Mozambique

Assignment Length: short-term 12 weeks

The Limpopo Valley Agricultural Company (SAVAL SA)

Assignment Objective: Development of a Sustainability Plan & Marketing Strategy for ISPM Lab services (soil and fertilizer analysis)

Desired qualifications of volunteer:

  • Expertise in Soil & Fertilizer Labs Business and Management;
  • Experience in Lab Market analysis (demand in Soil & Fertilizer segments and scales);
  • Experience in Lab management models and business model design (efficiency and sustainability);
  • Experience in developing PPP modalities (types of partnerships and/or investments required);
  • Technical specifications for soil and fertilizer quality control labs given (international) market requirements;
  • Information & communication management of lab data (communicating lab results for various client groups);
  • Costing of various technical options; and

Professional experience in developing countries, preferable knowledge of Mozambican and/or Southern African economic and legal context and command of Portuguese language

Development of a Sustainability Plan & Marketing Strategy for ISPM Lab services (soil and fertilizer analysis)

Mozambique

Assignment Length: short-term 8 weeks

Manica Higher Polytechnic Institute (ISPM)

Assignment Objective: Development of a Sustainability Plan & Marketing Strategy for ISPM Lab services (soil and fertilizer analysis)

Desired qualifications of volunteer:

  • Expertise in Soil & Fertilizer Labs Business and Management;
  • Experience in Lab Market analysis (demand in Soil & Fertilizer segments and scales);
  • Experience in Lab management models and business model design (efficiency and sustainability);
  • Experience in developing PPP modalities (types of partnerships and/or investments required);
  • Technical specifications for soil and fertilizer quality control labs given (international) market requirements;
  • Information & communication management of lab data (communicating lab results for various client groups);
  • Costing of various technical options; and

Professional experience in developing countries, preferable knowledge of Mozambican and/or Southern African economic and legal context and command of Portuguese language

Development of AMOFERT Fund Raising Strategy

Mozambique

Assignment Length: short-term 8 weeks

Association for Dialogue and Promotion of Fertilizer Use in Mozambique (AMOFERT)

Assignment Objective: Development of AMOFERT Fund Raising Strategy

Desired qualifications of volunteer:

  • Experience in developing fundraising strategies for Civil Society organizations;
  • Knowledge of non-profit organizations;
  • Experience in building capacity of civil society/non-profit organizations in the agricultural sector with emphasis on fertilizer and inputs Advocacy;
  • Professional experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in a development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources);
  • Ability to construct, articulate, and training of staff to implement fundraising strategies;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships;
  • Strong organizational skills and high energy and passion for fertilizer and inputs Policy Dialogue/Promotion Nonprofit’s mission is essential;
  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives; and

Professional experience in developing countries, preferable knowledge of Mozambican agricultural context.

Development a strategic plan for establishment of a fertilizer training center

Mozambique

Assignment Length: short-term 8 weeks

Association for Dialogue and Promotion of Fertilizer Use in Mozambique (AMOFERT)

Assignment Objective: Development a strategic plan for establishment of a fertilizer training center.

Desired qualifications of volunteer:

  • Adequate experience in developing strategic plans for establishment of vocational training centers;
  • Experience in fertilizer related subjects;
  • Practical experience in developing short-term curricula for fertilizer use and management vocational training;
  • Experience in developing business plans;

Ability to identify potential source of funds and  mobilize resources

Database and Information Management Advisor

Mozambique

Assignment Length: short-term 12 weeks

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security

Assignment Objective: Development and establishment of fertilizer registration tools and database.

 Desired qualifications of volunteer:

  • Experience in fertilizer registration processes
  • Deep knowledge in definition of fertilizer standards;
  • Background in designing fertilizer registration tools and database
  • Experience in developing tools and forms to publish registered fertilizers and other public information

Proven training skills and good interpersonal skills

GHANA VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS

Programme Associate

Ghana

Assignment Length: Long term 18 months

AFAP

Overall Objective(s)

To build competence and capacity of value chain actors and support to the project management unit in Ghana

 Specific objective(s)

  1. Build capacity of value chain actors
  2. Build skills on project operations and management including project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  3. To build practical and hands on skills on specific programme activities being carried out by organizations.
  4. Strengthen understanding of development principles, tools, methodologies and best practices;
  5. Provide admin and documentation support to the Organization based on needs.

 Program:

  • Participate in conducting assessments and surveys or other data collection exercises,
  • Conduct training for agricultural value chain actors
  • Project design and planning,
  • Develop activity budgets and implementation plans.
  • Develop monitoring plans.
  • Proposal writing,
  • Selection of partners and agreement drafting,
  • Organize and participate in field monitoring visits,
  • Document success stories,
  • Update implementation information,
  • Draft project’s reports
  • Any other duties assigned by supervisor

Admin:

  • Prepare, process and follow-up on administrative arrangements and forms related to official travel of staff.
  • Drafts routine correspondence.
  • Maintain files of rules, regulations, administrative instructions and other related documentation.
  • Coordinate with service units and liaises frequently with internal team members at HQ.
  • Perform other related administrative duties, as required, e.g., operational travel programme; prepare procurement plans, follow-up purchase requests, monitor accounts and payment to vendors and individual contractors for services; physical space planning; identification of office technology needs and maintenance of equipment, software and systems.
  • Support organization and coordination of administrative arrangements for seminars, workshops and conferences including drafting minutes

Any other assignments based on needs of the office.

Agribusiness Specialist

Ghana

Assignment Length: short-term 18 weeks

AFAP

Assignment Objective:

To support, mentor and train rural enterprises –SME’s (agro dealers and smallholder farmers) learn best practice agriculture techniques through increased use of inputs, improve sustainable production and income security.

The volunteer will build expertise in field production management for increased sales and revenue for farmers, climate resilience strategies  and business linkages with output markets which lead to sustainable economic empowerment.

For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with:

  • Previous experience in farmer field schools and demonstration plots
  • Experience and knowledge of supporting women and men farmers to improve post-harvest techniques
  • Knowledge of programme planning, monitoring and reporting
  • Experience developing training manuals
  • Experience in working in teams and in the effective delivery of project activities.
  • Experience implementing agricultural/horticultural productivity improvement programs
  • Experience training, coaching and mentoring farmers to improve agricultural/horticultural productivity and post-harvest activities
  • Knowledge of the effects of climate change on agriculture
  • Experience in community development
  • A general understanding of business management and the Fertilizer Industry in the region

Agronomist

Ghana

Assignment Length: short-term 18 weeks

AFAP

Provide leadership and expertise in custom designing agronomic service programs

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Insect, weed & disease monitoring / diagnostics
  • Soil moisture status monitoring
  • Regular field checks
  • Irrigation scheduling
  • Ag chemical, fertilizer & seed recommendations
  • Soil sampling
  • Equipment calibration
  • Crop rotation planning and hybrid/variety selection recommendations
  • Detailed computerized field reports & permanent record keeping
  • Crop budgeting & planning

For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with:

  • Desire to serve farmers and others involved in the agriculture industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with emphasis on agronomy, crop, soil, weed management, agri- business, or other ag science

Applicants with backgrounds in agriculture or interns in crop consulting will have advantages

TANZANIA VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS

Soy bean production and processing specialist

Tanzania

Assignment Length: short-term 8 weeks

AFAP

Provide knowledge on production, processing and marketing soy bean to smallholder farmers in various villages

Organic fertilizer specialist

Tanzania

Assignment Length: short-term 8 weeks

Guavay Co Ltd

Technology perfection in producing organic fertilizers/ industrial production of biological nitrogen

Post harvest handling expert

Tanzania

Assignment Length: short-term 8 weeks

AFAP

Train smallholder farmers in various villages on post harvest technologies for maize, rice and horticultural crops to reduce post harvest loss

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Rural financial service provider expert

Tanzania

Assignment Length: short-term 8 weeks

AFAP

Assist smallholder farmers in various villages with financial inclusion initiatives using IT (e.g. mobile phones, POS devices, electronic platform systems)/ rural savings expertise

M & E specialist

Tanzania

Assignment Length: short-term 18 weeks

AFAP

Develop data management systems for AFAP Tanzania

M & E specialist

Tanzania

Assignment Length: short-term 12 weeks

AFAP

Develop data management systems for AFAP Tanzania

Communication specialist

Tanzania

Assignment Length: short-term 18 months

AFAP

Assist in all AFAP media related issues

Agriculture Production Adviser

Tanzania

Assignment Length: short-term 18 months

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

Assist in all AFAP media related issues

Agriculture Production Adviser

Tanzania

Assignment Length: short-term 12 weeks

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

The volunteer will develop a capacity building program for extension staff, farmers, which supports the development of technical skills, best practice production techniques and research through ongoing training and mentoring. In particular, the volunteer will also train agro dealers and fertilizer companies so that they can train farmers, youth and other relevant groups in the country through farmer field schools and demonstration plots.

The volunteer will build expertise in field production management. Furthermore, this assignment aims to increase knowledge sharing between different stakeholders including farmers and make information easily available through the establishment of an information centre for growers. The volunteer will work to develop a growers handbook that covers a range of topics including guidelines for exporting crops.

We are looking for a volunteer who has:

  • Significant practical experience
  • A relevant qualification
  • Proven performance in achieving tangible results in horticultural related engagements
  • Knowledge of the effects of climate change on agriculture production
  • Previous experience in farmer field schools and demonstration plots

A general understanding of business management and the Fertilizer Industry in the region

Database and Information Management Adviser

Tanzania

Assignment Length: short-term 12 weeks

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

Assist the Tanzanian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries to effectively capture information and data on fertilizer use by crop, availability and utilization  of fertilizer  in the country to increase efficiency and its engagement with the private sector.

The Volunteer will review and update existing office administration and management processes that improve the quality of service delivery as well as support the development of information management policies to guide the Ministry’s planning, reporting and business requirements. Furthermore, the volunteer will work with staff to strengthen the database systems to meet the growing needs of the Ministry and ensure staff have the capacity to accurately collect data, use the database and understand and follow protocols and systems.

For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer who has:

  • Experience in an Administration Management role
  • Experience in developing and reviewing guidelines/systems/policies on general office management
  • Experience of providing on-the-job training and mentoring staff
  • Proficiency in database manipulation, construction and development
  • Experience using MS Excel, Access
  • A general understanding of business management and the Fertilizer Industry

A general understanding of business management and the Fertilizer Industry in the region

Farm Business Development Adviser

Tanzania

Assignment Length: short-term 12 weeks

Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries

Support the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries to improve livelihoods for women and families through increased sales and revenue for farmers which lead to sustainable economic empowerment.

The Business Development Adviser will focus on developing an inclusive business strategy for farmers to sell their produce.

The volunteer will work with staff to establish quality control processes for all products produced by farmers. The scope of this assignment includes working with co-operatives in to support their business planning and management over the course of the assignment.

For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with:

  • Experience in business management
  • Experience organizing teams and implementing projects
  • Capacity to provide on-the-job mentoring and business advice
  • Marketing experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with quality control processes for production
  • Mentoring and coaching skills and experience
  • Entrepreneurial and self-motivated

Experience in community development

Fertilizer Quality Control Expert

Tanzania

Assignment Length: short-term  12 weeks

Tanzania Fertilizer Regulatory Authority

Support the Tanzania Fertilizer Regulatory Authority to train staff on aspects of quality control in the fertilizer sector.

The Fertilizer Quality Control Expert will focus on training staff on fertilizer inspecting, and monitoring quality control, and meets health and safety standards.

For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with:

  • Experience in fertilizer quality control
  • Capacity to provide on-the-job mentoring and advice
  • Mentoring and coaching skills and experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with quality control processes of fertilizer production

Agronomist

Tanzania

Assignment Length: short-term 18 weeks

AFAP

Provide leadership and expertise in custom designing agronomic service programs

Duties / Responsibilities:

  • Insect, weed & disease monitoring / diagnostics
  • Soil moisture status monitoring
  • Regular field checks
  • Irrigation scheduling
  • Ag chemical, fertilizer & seed recommendations
  • Soil sampling
  • Equipment calibration
  • Crop rotation planning and hybrid/variety selection recommendations
  • Detailed computerized field reports & permanent record keeping
  • Crop budgeting & planning

For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with:

  • Desire to serve farmers and others involved in the agriculture industry
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture with emphasis on agronomy, crop, soil, weed management, agri- business, or other ag science

Applicants with backgrounds in agriculture or interns in crop consulting will have advantages

Small Business Adviser and supply chain development

Tanzania

Assignment Length: short-term 18 weeks

Building Rural Incomes Through Enterprise (BRiTEN)

Provide support to BRiTEN to develop small business initiatives and expertise on the agriculture supply chain development.

The Small Business Adviser will work closely with BRiTEN Staff, and will build the capacity of SME’s to identify business opportunities, assess small business for risk and strengthen existing small businesses. Furthermore, the volunteer will mentor staff to develop financial and management skills to operate a small business.

For this role we are seeking a volunteer with substantial experience in establishing and operating small businesses and value chain development.

The volunteer will have marketing and promotion experience, be able to develop business plans and have experience training and mentoring staff.

SOUTH AFRICA VOLUNTEER ASSIGNMENTS

Agriculture Production and Business Development Advisor

South Africa

Assignment Length: short-term 12 weeks

AFAP

Assignment Objective:

To support, mentor and train rural enterprises –SME’s (agro dealers and smallholder farmers) learn best practice agriculture techniques through increased use of inputs, improve sustainable production and income security.

The volunteer will build expertise in field production management for increased sales and revenue for farmers, climate resilience strategies  and business linkages with output markets which lead to sustainable economic empowerment.

For this assignment we are seeking a volunteer with:

  • Previous experience in farmer field schools and demonstration plots
  • Experience and knowledge of supporting women and men farmers to improve post-harvest techniques
  • Knowledge of programme planning, monitoring and reporting
  • Experience developing training manuals
  • Experience in working in teams and in the effective delivery of project activities.
  • Experience implementing agricultural/horticultural productivity improvement programs
  • Experience training, coaching and mentoring farmers to improve agricultural/horticultural productivity and post-harvest activities
  • Knowledge of the effects of climate change on agriculture
  • Experience in community development
  • A general understanding of business management and the Fertilizer Industry in the region