As part of our commitment to continued global social impact, NPCA is proud to partner with a variety of organizations to offer international volunteer opportunities for Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, former Peace Corps staff, and others who are interested. Please note: these are not Peace Corps Volunteer or Peace Corps Response postings.
NPCA is proud to partner with Winrock International and NCBA CLUSA to recruit qualified candidates for Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) assignments in West Africa, Central America, and South America. F2F assignments are designed to provide opportunities for U.S. technical experts to conduct short-term consultancies that focus on capacity building of organizations and individuals globally. This work focuses on areas including agricultural extension training, livelihoods development, cooperative development, value chain development, and horticulture.
Assignments generally last one to four weeks. While the volunteer consultants donate their time and expertise, all travel and living expenses are covered, including round-trip airfare, lodging, meals, local transportation, and incidentals. Some assignments require at least 10 years of professional experience in the technical area requested and/or a language requirement. Winrock International and NCBA CLUSA recognize the unique experience returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) and former Peace Corps staff bring to these short-term assignments, having long standing relationships and working experience in their countries of Peace Corps service and professional careers.
If you are interested in serving on a short-term assignment or would like to apply for one of the assignments listed below, send a brief cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Long Term Farmer-to-Farmer Assignments:
NPCA, in partnership with Winrock International, places long term volunteers in Francophone West Africa to support the Farmer-to-Farmer country offices with project implementation and management.
Countries: Senegal, Guinea, Ghana, and Nigeria
Length of Assignment: 6–9 Months, placed in-country
Implementing Partner: Winrock International
Language Requirement: French Required for Senegal and Guinea positions (Fluent/Advanced), Local language abilities preferred.
Assignment Description: Assisting the Winrock Farmer-to-Farmer country office with project implementation support. Duties may include: document translation, report writing, scope of work development, host organization assessment, and data collection. Applicants should have a background in social science and research skills, and a background in agriculture is preferred.
Currently accepting applications for long term assignment for 2023. If you are interested in learning more about long term volunteer opportunities in 2023, please fill out this expression of interest form and email Dan Baker at email@example.com
Short Term Farmer-to-Farmer Assignments: Currently none available through NPCA.
Important Note: Assignments listed can either be conducted in person, following medical protocols of the Implementing Partner, or can be conducted remotely. For remote assignments, US based volunteers will be paired with a local volunteer in the location of the assignment to complete the scope of work. The US based volunteer will collaborate with the local volunteer, who will conduct the in person requirements of the assignment. These assignments do not include travel to the country at this time and will be conducted completely remote.
If you are interested in serving in a Farmer-to-Farmer assignment, or would like to apply for one of the assignments listed below, send a brief cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. All application materials must be submitted in English.
**As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, these assignments are made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.**
If you are interested in serving in a Farmer-to-Farmer assignment, or would like to apply for one of the assignments listed above, send a brief cover letter and résumé to email@example.com. All application materials must be submitted in English.
If you are interested in learning about upcoming international volunteers opportunities, please update your NPCA profile section "International Volunteer Activities" at the bottom of the page. You can upload your resume as well as sync to your LinkedIn profile. While updating your profile, please make sure your country of service information is correct. While you may update your privacy settings to make some information on your profile visible to members of the Peace Corps community and/or to the public, information under "International Volunteer Activities"and your resume are visible to NPCA administration only.
National Peace Corps Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.