Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture - Chipata, Eastern
Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) is an international agricultural development organization, with headquarters offces in Washington DC, specializing in designing and implementing sustainable, market-led agricultural initiatives. CNFA builds strong local and global partnerships, incorporates innovative approaches into programs, and fosters inclusive development to offer enhanced opportunities to under-served groups. Since 1985, CNFA has managed over $580 million in donor-funded agriculture development programs and worked in 43 countries across the world in Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and South and Central Asia.
CNFA has worked in Southern Africa since 2002 and has completed various programs in the areas of agriculture input supply, rural marketing systems, soil fertility, agriculture finance, extension and organization development in Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Angola.
CNFA has been an implementer of the Farmer-to- Farmer (F2F) Program in Malawi, Mozambique and
Angola since 2008, with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), The primary goal of the F2F program is to generate rapid, sustained economic growth in the
agricultural sector. This is accomplished through technical assistance provided by short-term volunteer consultants from the United States- many with decades of agribusiness experience, and highly
trained local staff.
In the next iteration of F2F (2018-2023), CN FA will build on the successes of current projects in Malawi
and Mozambique and expand programming to Zambia and Zimbabwe. CNFA will focus on the horticulture and legumes value chains in all four core countries, with the third country project in
Zambia being aquaculture.
CNFA now invites suitably qualified persons to fill the following positions, to be based in Chipata, Zambia:
PROGRAM COORDINATOR – Full Time
Position Summary: The F2F Program Coordinator assists the country director with all aspects of program implementation. The coordinator establishes new relationships with potential program beneficiary organizations, analyses the needs of those organizations, and coordinates assignments and logistics for volunteer consultants and conducts other tasks as needed.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Prepare com prehensive and quality documents and reports
- Host profile,
- Host strategy
- Organizational Development Index
- Scope of work
- Debriefing notes.
- Introduce the Farmer-to-Farmer program to potential new hosts.
- Document and manage a portfolio of CNFA volunteer projects.
- Develop and maintain regular communication (both written and oral) with C N FA hosts to
assess their needs, status changes, and satisfaction with the CNFA program. Most of the communication with hosts occurs in rural areas,
- Manage service providers to volunteers (translators, taxi drivers and other) to ensure smooth completion of assignments.
- Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the country director.
Minimum Qualifications Include
- University degree (preferably in agriculture or a related and relevant field);
- At least 1 year professional experience in assignments relevant to the F2F Country Program;
- Fluency in English required and Chichewa and Nyanja is desired;
- Experience in agricultural production, marketingand/ordevelopment;
- Ability to network effectively with country agricultural sector Stakeholders;
- Demonstrated competence in managing administrative responsibilities.