Agriculture and Markets Specialist


Tearfund is looking for a Global expert in Agriculture and Markets, to be based in UK or in East Africa (Rwanda, Burundi, DRC or Ethiopia)

Do you want to use your skills and experience to truly make a difference, putting your faith into action? Are you able to bring your practical knowledge of agriculture and markets and work with others to bring lasting change?

Tearfund is a UK based, Christian NGO working in over 45 of the poorest countries around the world, to lift people out of poverty, using local churches wherever possible. Tearfund’s corporate priorities centre on Economic and Environmental Sustainability, Fragile States and Church and Community Transformation. Key to our success are our values and characteristics, and the dedication and professionalism of Tearfund staff and partners in the countries we work.

The Agriculture and Markets Specialist will have a global overview of field and good practices in Agriculture and Market access and will support country programmes and partners globally with a focus on East and Central Africa (ECA) and West Africa (WA) clusters.

The Specialist will focus on:

  • Agricultural market access, market linkages and value chains
  • Climate change adaptation and conservation agriculture approaches
  • Agricultural livelihoods protection & recovery in disaster situations – both quick and slow onset as well as for Food Security in ongoing crisis situations.

To be successful in this role, you will have strong experience of working with staff and national partner organisations in sustainable long term development as well as preparing for and recovering from crisis situations. You will be a life-long learner, able to listen well, articulate and persuade others. You will also have a passion for those living in poverty and for finding ways for them to escape it. You will also have a very high standard of written and spoken English and French and be able to live out Tearfund’s faith based beliefs and promote a team culture honouring Tearfund’s values.

If the above describes you and you have the right to live and work in the UK, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia or DRC then, have a look at the attached Job Description and do apply, specifically addressing in your supplementary statement the requirements mentioned above.

Tearfund values diversity and inclusion, and this will be considered during the interview process.

The recruitment process will include specific checks related to safeguarding issues. In addition, personal identification information will be submitted against a Watchlist database to check against criminal convictions as a counter-terror measure

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