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30/03/2013

Internship, Attachment Jobs- Farm Africa Project

Farm Africa is a different kind of charity, working to end hunger and bring prosperity to rural Africa.

We work with different types of farmers (pastoralists, agro-pastoralist, smallholders and forest dwellers) in a range of regions in eastern Africa.

Their specific situations vary but most are facing increasing economic, health and environmental vulnerability.
We work with them, and other stakeholders, to develop, test, and support the roll-out of successful solutions to achieve long-term improvements in their lives.

We believe Africa has the power to feed itself.

We are currently seeking a Project intern – livestock, for the Farm Africa - AMREF Kenya WASH and Food Security Integrated Project.

You will be assisting the Project officer – crops, to introduce and promote the tested Farm Africa dairy goat model.

As part of your active role as an important member of the AMREF – Farm Africa partnership project team, you will:
    Be guided by the Project Officer (PO) and other partner staff to develop effective and coherent plans for
the livestock and agriculture component
    Assist the PO to ensure effective and successful planning, budgeting, management and implementation of the entire project as guided
    Assist the PO to build the capacity of the local communities, enabling them to manage their agricultural and livestock resources and livelihoods sustainably

We are looking for someone with a passion for working with rural small holder farmers and with a level of academic and/or professional background that demonstrate an understanding of farmer participatory research, data collection and analysis.

You will have a relevant certificate or diploma level qualification and sound knowledge of the livestock sub-sector development and policy environment in Kenya.

Please be advised that Farm Africa will pay a small stipend to the successful candidate and will in addition cover other project facilitation costs within the project limitations. Such may include allowances, transport and accommodation while on field visits. Medical expenses are not covered.

If you would like to apply for this short term contract please submit max 3-page Curriculum Vitae and a one page application letter with the reference: ‘2013 PI - Livestock’ in the subject line to: kenyarecruitment@farmafrica.org by 5.00pm, Friday 5th April 2013.

Note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted

How to apply:
For more information on the work of Farm Africa, please visit our website: www.farmafrica.org

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