Farmer to Farmer Program Volunteer for Peace Corp Volunteers Evacuated due to COVID-19

USAID/Bureau for Resilience and Food Security: Farmer to Farmer Program

About the organization

The Farmer to Farmer Information Brochure can be found here:
https://farmer-to-farmer.org/

To see our program in action, please watch our Farmer-to-Farmer overview video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ek-dgaDXdQ

To learn more about our assignments, please check out our volunteers’ stories!
https://farmer-to-farmer.org/volunteers/volunteer-stories

Duties

In light of Peace Corps’ recent program-wide evacuation of all volunteers due to COVID-19, the USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer Program (https://farmer-to-farmer.org/) invites you to volunteer with us. We know the unexpected evacuation caused many RPCVs to close out their projects before fulfilling their goals. As soon as it is deemed safe, Farmer-to-Farmer wants to get you back on the ground again to help finish what you started.

Once it is safe to travel and the US Department of State lifts the current Level 4 Travel Advisory, the Farmer-to-Farmer Program will begin sending volunteers on assignments. Due to our program’s structure, the turn-around time from the moment a volunteer applies to their assignment’s start can be as quick as 2 weeks. In collaboration with our staff on the ground, you can design an assignment based on your previous PCV project and the needs of the community you worked in! Apply today and start mapping out the rest of your project with our Farmer-to-Farmer field staff!

In order to apply, please fill out a Volunteer Interest Form (https://farmer-to-farmer.org/volunteers/volunteer-interest-form) Then, based on the country where you served as a Peace Corps volunteer, please send a cover letter and resume to the appropriate Farmer-to-Farmer implementing organization using the links below under Application Instructions: Additional Application Materials.

Qualifications

The Farmer-to-Farmer Program was established in 1985 to provide technical assistance to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries to promote sustainable improvements in food security and agricultural processing, production, and marketing. The main goal of the program is to generate sustainable, broad-based economic growth in the agricultural sector through voluntary technical assistance. A secondary goal is to increase the U.S. public’s understanding of international development issues and programs and international understanding of the U.S. and U.S. development programs. The Farmer-to-Farmer program supports volunteer assignments that focus on economic development, agriculture, food security, nutrition, youth development, and/or environmental conservation. Currently, 8 organizations implement Farmer-to-Farmer assignments in different regions of the world. Similar to Peace Corps, the Farmer-to-Farmer Program has country offices in each of the 36 countries where we work. We also have availability to send volunteers to other countries, worldwide, depending on local support available. While our assignments are usually 2-3 weeks long, we do have the capacity to host volunteers for several weeks or months, depending on the needs of the assignment. The Farmer-to-Farmer Program covers all volunteer costs, including airfare, lodging, meals, insurance, and any other assignment-related expenses.

Salary

Volunteer program with F2F covering all volunteer costs, including airfare, lodging, meals, insurance, and any other assignment-related expenses.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

If you volunteered in:

Armenia, Georgia, or the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan), please contact ACDI/VOCA at: [email protected]

Ethiopia, Uganda, Nepal, Benin, Timor-Leste, or Rwanda, please contact Catholic Relief Services at:
[email protected]

Madagascar, Malawi, Moldova, Mozambique, or Zambia, please contact CNFA at:
[email protected]

Kenya, Tanzania, or Sri Lanka, please contact IESC at:
[email protected]

Ecuador, Peru, Indonesia, Belize, Niger, Costa Rica, Montenegro, Philippines or Cambodia, please contact NCBA-CLUSA at:
[email protected]

Guyana, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Colombia, Grenada, Paraguay, Mexico, Panama or Myanmar (Burma), please contact Partners of the Americas at:
[email protected]

Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Ghana or Liberia, please contact Winrock International at:
[email protected]

If you volunteered in another country, please contact AVOP at: [email protected]

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Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.


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