Summary:  Responsible for the on-going development and implementation of the Agriculture Program in developing countries where a Mercy Ship is located. Training the trainers from partner agencies to develop their own training programs in the area of improved farming, agroecology, Micro-Agriculture, food transformation, agriculture entrepreneurship and raising awareness of climate change.
Description:  

Not expected to be available until at least June 2018. Applications for this position will be reviewed for our Talent Pool (waiting list).

To truly change the healthcare landscape of Africa, we must get to the source of the problem. Nutrition. Our Agriculture team does just that. Working with partner agencies, the Agriculture Nutrition Facilitator aims to identify nutritional shortcomings and help end them through education and training. While our doctors work to perform as many surgeries as possible, our agriculture team works to ensure none are needed in the future. 

The Agriculture Program Manager volunteer position, part of the Medical Capacity Building team, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship. The preferred minimum time commitment for this role is two years. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date. Commitments longer than ten months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program.

This position requires living in a land-based team house with other crew members. 

Qualifications Required:

  • Formal training in agriculture preferred
  • Three years of African ministry experience in agriculture preferred, two years of cross-cultural, agriculture ministry experience will be considered
  • Significant experience in leading projects in developing world required
  • Familiarity and qualifications in community development principles and sustainable agriculture practices
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good networking skills between communities, NGOs, INGOs, and other possible partners
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Fluent in English and French
  • International Driver's Permit required

Questions about this information? Send us an email! Our recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach Craig Sharver at [email protected].

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