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 partnering with Winrock International and NCBA CLUSA to recruit qualified RPCVs for F2F assignments in West Africa and South America. Farmer-to-Farmer assignments are designed to provide opportunity for US technical experts to conduct short term consultancies that focus on capacity building of organizations and individuals globally. This work focuses on agricultural extension training, livelihood development, cooperative development, and horticulture, among others. 

This is a fiver-year partnership to implement the Farmer-to-Farmer USAID funded program. NPCA and Winrock International will focus on assignments in Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Nigeria, and Senegal, and NPCA and NCBA CLUSA will focus on assignments in Peru, Ecuador, and Cambodia.

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 RPCVs bring to these short term assignments, having long standing relationships and working experience in their countries of Peace Corps service and professional careers.  NPCA is proud to partner with Winrock International and NCBA CLUSA to provide opportunities for RPCVs to make continued global social impacts.  

If you are interested in serving in 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.

 






 

 

 

Current Opportunities

Long Term Farmer-to-Farmer Assignment:

Project Implementation Support

Country: Senegal
Length of Assignment: 6-9 Months

Implementing Partner: Winrock International

Language Requirement: French
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. If interested in applying for this assignment, please send cover letter and resume to service@peacecorpsconnect.org.

 

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.  If you are interested in learning more about long term volunteer opportunities in the future, please fill out this expression of interest form.  

 

Short Term Farmer-to-Farmer Assignments:

Packaging of Agricultural Products  

Country: Guinea
Location: Kindia
Implementing Partner: Winrock International

Length of Assignment: 16 days (including travel)
Assignment Description: The volunteer will train representatives from The Federation of Fruits Growers of Lower Guinea on effective and improved packaging to allow members to sell products in better and more attractive packaging, contributing to increased sales.  The main tasks of this assignment are to: train members on the packaging to be used for dry pineapple and fresh mangoes, banana, cashew nut and palm oil; and provide guidance and precautionary measures to prevent mold.

 

Training in Organic Farming Methods 

Country: Guinea
Location: Macenta
Implementing Partner: Winrock International

Length of Assignment: 18 days (including travel)
Assignment Description: The volunteer will train CAFPPP staff and graduates, auxiliaries, and other technical agents in organic farm production. Through discussions and demonstrations, the volunteer will introduce to participants the ways that farmers and gardeners should develop and maintain healthy, fertile soil in certified organic farming systems.  The volunteer will start by conducting a SWOT analysis to identify the gaps in skills related to organic farming, including aspects like techniques for soil improvement and maintenance of quality and health of agricultural production.

 

**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 resume to service@peacecorpsconnect.org.

 

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.