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International Volunteer Opportunities

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.
 

Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F)

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 service@peacecorpsconnect.org.

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Current Opportunities

Short Term Farmer-to-Farmer Assignments:

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 service@peacecorpsconnect.org. All application materials must be submitted in English.

 

GHANA

Improved Marketing, Contract Management and Negotiation Skills

Country: Ghana (This is a remote assignment.) 

Location: Bolgatanga

Implementing Partner: Winrock International

Language Requirement: English

Length of Assignment: 17 days (remote) 

Assignment Description: NPCA and Winrock International are currently an American (remote) Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer for a 17 day volunteer assignment located in Bolgatanga, the Bolgatanga Municipal Assembly of the Upper East Region of Ghana. The volunteer will work with a local counterpart to train members of Apebigo-Dazongo Women Group (AWG) on how to effectively market their products to meet required standards for the local and international markets. Training will also include business skills (such as negotiating for better contracts). The volunteers will review AWG’s marketing activities and assist them to develop a marketing strategy.

 

ECUADOR

Coffee Harvest and Post-Harvest Expert

Country: Ecuador (This can be a remote or in-person assignment.)

Location: Loja

Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish preferred

Length of Assignment: 2-3 weeks

Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Coffee Harvest and Post-harvest Expert to support Asociación Agroartesanal de Productores de Café de Altura Puyango (PROCAP) team, based in Loja, Ecuador. The Coffee Harvest and Post-harvest Expert will provide training to Association members on better harvest and post-harvest practices to eliminate their mold issue, enhance their current processes and obtain a better quality of coffee.

 

HONDURAS

Marketing Plan Development Specialist

Country: Honduras (This can be a remote or in-person assignment.)

Location: La Paz

Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish preferred

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks (in person or remote)

Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Marketing Plan Development Specialist to support Pacayal Coffee, based in Honduras. The Marketing Plan Development Specialist will train participants in: How to develop a marketing plan for the international market with preference for Japan and the United States, and how to create innovative digital media for coffee trends and Pacayal´s products. 

 

Organizational Strengthening Specialist

Country: Honduras (This can be a remote or in-person assignment.)

Location: Copan

Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish preferred

Length of Assignment: 2-3 weeks

Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Organizational Strengthening Specialist to support Cooperativa Agrícola Cafetalera Fuerzas Unidas Limitada (CACFUL), based in Copan, Honduras. The Organizational Strengthening Specialist will provide training to participants in steps to create a strategic plan and annual plan based on the cooperative guidelines; how to update and maintain mission, vision and values as well as how to incorporate changes in operating procedures; amend and understand the roles of the main positions in the cooperative.

 

Website Design Specialist

Country: Honduras (This can be a remote or in-person assignment.)

Location: Santa Barbara

Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish preferred 

Length of Assignment: 2-3 weeks

Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Website Design Specialist to support Cooperativa Agropecuaria Cafetalera San José, Limitada (COCASJOL), based in Santa Barbara, Honduras. The Website Design Specialist will provide training to participants on how to create a business webpage and an online store; to manage the online store and business website; and how to measure the impact of the business webpage using free tools.

 

Organizational Governance Specialist

Country: Honduras (This can be a remote or in-person assignment.)

Location: Ocotepeque

Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish preferred

Length of Assignment: 3 weeks

Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Organizational Governance Specialist to support Alianza de Mujeres en Café Honduras (AMUCAFE), based in Ocotepeque, Honduras. The Organizational Governance Specialist will provide training to participants in how to create a roles and responsibilities manual including guidance for potential updates; procedures for transition of power within governance structures; what is needed of general members to encourage active participation.

 

PERU

No Assignments at this time.

 

SENEGAL

Micro-Gardening Techniques

Country: Senegal (This is a virtual assignment.)

Location: Bakel

Implementing Partner: Winrock International

Language Requirement: English, French preferred

Length of Assignment: 18 consecutive days (Flexible in 2022)

Assignment Description: NPCA and Winrock International are currently seeking an American (remote) Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer, to pair with a local volunteer, for an 18 day volunteer assignment located in Bakel, in southeastern Senegal. The volunteers will work together to train Bakel Horticulture Producers Union (BAKHPU) women groups on the use of appropriate, available, and cost-effective materials to establish a micro-garden. The training will need to ensure that sustainable and environmentally friendly practices are taught and convey natural techniques leading to healthy products and the enrichment of soil. The national volunteer will conduct the training/technical assistance in person, with the U.S. volunteer participating remotely.  

 

Soap Making from Agricultural Products

Country: Senegal (This is a virtual assignment.)

Location: Wack Ngouna, Kaolack region

Implementing Partner: Winrock International

Language Requirement: English, French preferred

Length of Assignment: 18 consecutive days (Fall 2022)

Assignment Description: NPCA and Winrock International are currently seeking an American (remote) Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer for an 18- day volunteer assignment located in Wack Ngouna, Kaolack region, Senegal.  The volunteers will work together to train the women groups members of the Network in soap making using agricultural products, while observing good hygiene and quality standards. As a result of the training, the members will be able to diversify their incomes and create value addition of products. The national volunteer will conduct the training/technical assistance in person, with the U.S. volunteer participating remotely.

 

Training of Trainers on Fruit and Vegetable Processing and Preservation

Country: Senegal (This is a virtual assignment.)

Location: Keur Momar Sarr, Louga

Implementing Partner: Winrock International

Language Requirement: English, French preferred

Length of Assignment: 18 consecutive days (October 2022)

Assignment Description: NPCA and Winrock International requests the support of a Senegal-based, national Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer and an American (remote) Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer for an 18- day volunteer assignment located in Keur Momar Sarr, Louga, Senegal. The volunteers will work together to train the Community Agricultural Domain of Keur Momar Sarr’ (DAC KMS) trainers  and Agriculture Entrepreneurs Groups, as well as develop a syllabus in good practices and improved processing techniques and technologies, including how to process fruits and vegetables, while maintaining the produce’s flavor, with natural methods following food safety and hygienic practices. The DAC is especially interested in making homemade preserves, jams, juice, and concentrate juice. They would also like to learn about drying techniques, processing, and storing of okra, tomato, onion, hibiscus, baobab, eggplant, hot pepper, cucumber, etc. The national volunteer will conduct the training/technical assistance in person, with the U.S. volunteer participating remotely. 

 

Long Term Farmer-to-Farmer Assignments:

Project Implementation Support

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 managment. 

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)

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 strong background in agriculture.

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


 

**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 service@peacecorpsconnect.org. 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.