Program Manager-Agriculture
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.

Accepting applications 

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 Program Manager - Agriculture volunteer position, part of the Medical Capacity Building team, will be located on the Africa Mercy and Global Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ships. 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 twelve months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program.

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
  • Advanced training in sustainable agriculture, gardening, micro agriculture in developing nations
  • 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 Medical Recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have.  You can reach a recruiter at [email protected].