The Irrigation Development Support Project (IDSP), an initiative of the Government of Zambia financed by the World Bank, will finance and establish irrigated farming developments at multiple sites in Zambia. A procurement process has now begun to select an irrigation manager and commercial farm investor for three priority sites in Chirundu, Mulfira and Chisamba districts.
Read more here , also for contacts at IDSP
Module II: Finance and Technical Resource Mobilisation
The objective of this session is to introduce delegates to various institutions providing various types of funding for agriculture and agribusiness in Africa. The program will also discuss the importance of business plan development in securing finance and review key components of comprehensive business plans and investment memoranda. Lastly, the program will discuss the value of joint ventures, mergers and acquisition as a method of expansion and resource mobilization.
The program will feature speakers from various types of financial institutions and also delegates will be asked to write down and, in small groups, develop a short action plan indicating the type and amount of funding they need to expand their business/ meet current needs and develop a 6 – 9 month (or faster if desired by the delegate) strategy to acquire these funds. The program... Read more
The AgriProFocus network in Zambia is a multi-stakeholder network which serves as a neutral marketplace for professionals from agri-businesses, producer organizations, NGOs, government, research institutions to share expertise and do business.
The Coordination team is hosted by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation in Zambia and supported by the AgriProFocus Netherlands secretariat. Its responsibility is to create opportunities for multi–stakeholder action and to facilitate connections and business links between professionals and organizations through business platforms, learning and networking events, market research and publications.
The Country Coordinator is responsible to develop a strong multi-stakeholder platform for sustainable agri-entrepreneurship in emerging and developing markets for food security through
1. Coordination and implementation of the AgriProFocus country strategy and annual plan
2. Mana... Read more
Consultancy Duration: April-September
Part-time: Approx. 4-5 days per month,
The RSTC Introduction:
The Rwenzori Sustainable Trade Center was first established in 2013 and formally registered in November 2015. The Center promotes harmony at home, and in, and between villages in an area of conflict, displacement and violence
The Centre markets handcrafts, coffee, cotton, and cocoa made by people living and working in communities in hard-to-reach mountainous villages. The Center works with local cooperatives, craft groups, many vulnerable families and with local and global buyers and partners of like mind.
The RSTC aims to carry forward the amazing and innovative work supported under the TJX Sustainable Trade Programme since 2012 in twelve Rwenzori communities. RSTC is building on the progress achieved to date by:
Sustaining the areas of progress in educatio... Read more
Deadline: 12 March 2017
As National Director – Rwanda, you will oversee the development and strategy of all country operations. World Vision Rwanda was founded in 1994 and serves more than 600,000 children, their families and their communities across 29 programme areas. Currently the office has a team of 320 staff with 87,000 registered children through the World Vision sponsorship programme. The office has a budget of $ 39 USD million made up of Sponsorship and Grants.
FXB Rwanda is a Harvard-affiliated local NGO operating in 10 Districts of Rwanda. FXB is the leading implementing partner of a research initiative, Strong Families “SugiraMuryango.” Which focuses on home-visiting to promote early childhood development (ECD) for families living in extreme poverty. By joining a dynamic team of FXB staff, the position will offer uniqu... Read more
Fairtrade Africa is recruiting a full time agronomist to train Kapkiyai Women in Coffee Association member on Good Agricultural Practices for Coffee and other food crops under 'Growing Women in Coffee' project. This is is a 3-year initiative (March 2015-February 2018) directly targeting 450 Fairtrade-certified smallholder women coffee farmers in Kabng’etuny FCS, Kapkiyai MCS and indirectly 20,000 coffee smallholder farmers affiliated to Kipkelion Union in western Kenya.
Activities are implemented by Fairtrade Africa in partnership with Fairtrade Foundation (UK) and Solidaridad Eastern & Central Africa Expertise Centre (SECAEC). Project donors include the Big Lottery Fund (BLF-UK), Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission (GOAC), Jersey Overseas Aid Commission (JOAC) and Dutch Post Code Lottery Fund.
Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is currently seeking professional services of a qualified agronomist with specific focus... Read more
Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) is an apex private sector member based
organization mandated to develop and promote horticultural crops (flowers, fruits,
vegetables, spices, herbs and horticultural seeds) in Tanzania. TAHA's goal is to
improve the growth and competitiveness of horticultural industry in the country for
social and economic gains, TAHA is a strong voicing platform, representing farmers at
all levels, processors, exporters and service providers In the horticultural industry in
Tanzania TAHA is looking for motivated and highly experienced individuals to fill the
1. Programs Coordinator
2. M&E Officer
3. Membership Services Officer
4. Database and Information System Manager
5. Communication Assistant
6. Office Administrator
7. Agronomists - Mwanza, Dodoma, Manyara, Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam
8. Business Development Coordinator
9. Marketing Officers -... Read more
One Acre Fund Job Vacancy - Kenya Product Innovations Analyst
More information and application link: https://www.oneacrefund.org/careers/job-openings#sec-567358
Exceptional professionals with 2+ years of work experience for a role that combines rigorous data analysis, expertise on the design of trials for innovative products and services for smallholder farmers, and significant staff mentorship.
Minimum 2-year commitment, full-time job
One Acre Fund is growing quickly, and we plan to at least quadruple our farmer impact in the next five years. Our staff play a major role in driving that growth while adding major innovations and improvements to our program quality. This offers staff members a strong career opportunity: the ability to learn from a successful field operation, contribute to aggressive growth, and also make improvements to our program.
Kyagalanyi Coffee Ltd. is one of the leading coffee exporters in Uganda. We contribute to the professionalization of the coffee value chain from field to cup. Our Farmer Support Teams work with coffee farming households to improve coffee production and livelihoods. We are expanding our gender programme and are looking for 2 Gender Field Officers to strengthen our team.
Location: Mbale and Paidha
Duration of contract: 4 years, with a try-out period of 6 months
Starting date: 1st February or March 2017
Deadline for application: Monday 23rd January – 5:00 pm
Main duties and responsibilities
-Contribute to the development of the gender strategy;
-Plan and execute gender workshops for champions;
-Follow-up implementation of household plans;
-Set-up and coordinate VSLAs;
-Monitoring and Evaluation; Technical reporting;
-Coordinate integration of the gender programme into Kyagalanyi’s Farmer Support Teams; and
-West Nile: Coordinate the stop chi... Read more
The East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP) Social Capital &Cluster Manager will be under the supervision of the EAYIP Country Program Manager and technical leadership and guidance from the Regional Gender and Social Capital Development Manager will be responsible for technical guidance to the Cluster coordinators on matters of gender, youth, group formation, group management, Cornerstones and project self-review and planning (PSRP) implemented using Heifer Project International’s (HPI’s) Values Based Holistic Community Development (VBHCD) approach. Working through the country program technical staff and other “partner” staff, he/she will provide support towards strengthening all the technical and social capital development (SCD) aspects. Additionally, he/she will provide leadership to the Cluster Managers in planning and implementing technical, gender mainstreaming and SCD strategies.
Heifer International (HPI) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
The East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP) Access to Finance Manager, under the guidance of the EAYIP Country Program Manager will facilitate access to finance for youth entrepreneurs to start or expand businesses, He or she will be the focal point person for the design and regular review of financial access strategies and modules. The incumbent will be responsible for building financial “partnerships”, develop/roll-out relevant financial solutions, and provide financial advisory services. S/he will also perform strategic analysis of the financial landscape, work
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
Reporting to Senior Business Development Manager and working closely with the Field Operations Manager and Cluster Leaders, the Program Officer will oversee the pilot of the School Milk Feeding Project (SMFP) and will carry out both activities of dairy marketing as well as communications. He/she will also have to liaise with key the actors of the SMFP which include farmers (producers & parents), processors, District/LGA education officers and enrolled schools. S/he will oversee coordination on allocation and distribution of milk to schools on right time, quantities and quality. In collaboration with other ac
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Please note that deadline is very tight (15 January) (apologies for that, I only discovered this today)
Since 1 August 2016, the PROLINNOVA network is implementing “Promoting local innovation for Food
and Nutrition Security” (Proli-FaNS), a three-year project in five countries in Africa: Burkina Faso,
Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya. The project aims to strengthen the innovation capacity of rural
communities, particularly of women, and to increase the level of local resilience to change, as well as to
contribute to building functional multi-country PROLINNOVA platforms in two sub-regions in Africa: i)
West & Central Africa and ii) Eastern & Southern Africa. This may eventually lead to creation of a
PROLINNOVA platform in sub-Saharan Africa with th... Read more
JOB VACANCY: PROGRAM ASSOCIATE
One Acre Fund is non-profit social enterprise based in East Africa that supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to grow their way out of hunger and poverty. We have job opportunities open in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Uganda, Burundi and Ethiopia.
Are you a bold, proactive go-getter, quick learner, open minded, focused, self-motivated team player? Are you willing to grow your career and grab available career growth opportunities based on key performance indicators in a fast growing African company?
The Hive Rwanda Ltd, a subsidiary of The Hive Group, is looking for a unique Individual to serve as its PROJECTS OFFICER to provide leadership and direction to its projects’ initiative in Rwanda! This unique individual should meet the following requirements, although ATTITUDE is everything!
« A beekeeping/agriculture/agribusiness related degree with a solid experience of working in Rwanda’s beekeeping/honey/agribusiness sector. Additional qualifications and experience in project management will be an added advantage.
« A solid experience as a salesperson handling individuals, organizations (public, private sector and NGOS) farmer cooperatives and groups etc.
« A solid experience in handling or takin... Read more
1. National Consultant for Economic Development Sector - 17 November 2016
2. Regional Program Leader (ILRI) - 2 December 2016
3. Senior Learning Advisor (Tufts University) - 30 November 2016
4. Regional Nutrition Project Manager (Save the Children) - 14 November 2016
5. Regional SBCC Manager (Save the Children) - 14 November 2016
6. Regional Project Manager Livelihoods/Agriculture (Save the Children) - 14 November 2016
For the new 4 year ISSD plus project, we are recruiting for the following positions:
- Admin manager
- Vegetable manager
- Agribusiness coordinator
- Zonal agribusiness experts
- Zonal seed experts
- And finance officer
Deadline for application is 23rd of October and the full details of the vacancy announcements can be found at www.issduganda.org/news
Heifer Project International is one of many non-governmental organization involved in rural development around the world. It works at the grassroots by providing animals and training to organized local groups that request assistance. Eighty-five percent of Uganda’s populations live in rural areas. Seventy-one percent of its land area is used for agricultural purposes and 66 percent of its total population relies on agriculture for its livelihood, indicating the importance of livestock and crops for small-scale farmers.
East Africa Dairy Development - EADD - Heifer International is looking for qualified candidates to fill the following 2 positions;
Job Title: EADD II Senior Business Development Advisor-UG
Position: There are two (2) positions available
Duration: Full time/ Regular
Duty station: One position will be located in Mbarara; one in Kamuli
Deadline for Application: 21st October 2016
Full Job details here
Job Summary: The Senior Busines... Read more