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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)

 

DUE TO COVID-19, ALL FARMER-TO-FARMER (F2F) ACTIVITIES HAVE PIVOTED TO REMOTE ASSIGNMENTS. 

PLEASE SEE OUR CURRENT OFFERINGS LISTED BELOW.

IN-COUNTRY ASSIGNMENTS WILL RESUME ONCE IT IS SAFE TO DO SO.


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 five-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

Short Term Farmer-to-Farmer Assignments:

Important Note:  All assignments listed will be conducted remotely at this time, however, all 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.

 

HONDURAS

Marketing Plan Development Specialist

Country: Honduras (will be a remote assignment, unless located in Honduras)
Location: La Paz
Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish preferred

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in September-November 2021


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. 

 

Soil Analysis Specialist - Soil Nutrition 

Country: Honduras (will be a remote assignment, unless located in Honduras)
Location: Ocotepeque
Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish preferred

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in Fall 2021


Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Soil Analysis Specialist to support Unión de Organizaciones Ocotepecanas de café – UNIOCAFE team, based in Ocotepeque, Honduras. The Soil Analysis Specialist will provide training on: How to collect soil samples for analysis, process and interpret the results. Nutritional requirements in soil to improve productivity of the coffee crops. How to develop a soil management plan for the farms based on the results of soil analysis.

 

Soil Analysis Specialist - Fertilization

Country: Honduras (will be a remote assignment, unless located in Honduras)
Location: Intibucá
Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish preferred

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in October 2021 or March 2022


Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Soil Analysis Specialist to support Cooperativa Cafetalera San Miguelito, Limitada  (COCASMIL), based in Intibucá, Honduras. The Soil Analysis Specialist will train participants in: Soil characteristics and the nutritional requirements that the soil is missing to improve productivity and yield of the coffee crops. How to conduct a soil analysis using the appropriated equipment and/or traditional methods. Proper organic fertilizer formulations best suited for their soil and can adjust their current formula if necessary. How to define a soil management plan for the farms based on soil analysis before the coffee harvest. 

 

PERU

Cooperative Business Development Specialist 

Country: Peru (will be a remote assignment, unless located in Peru)
Location: Huanuco
Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English and Spanish preferred

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in August - October 2021


Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Cooperative Business Development Specialist to support Asociación de productores cacaoteros y cafetaleros del Valle del Monzón (APROCAF), based in Huanuco, Peru. The Cooperative Business Development Specialist will help participants understand  components of a strong business model and its connection to business sustainability, how to analyze and define an internal and external SWOT and CANVAS matrix, and if time permits train participants how to define their business concept (mission, vision) and establish strategic objectives.

 

Financial Management Specialist 

Country: Peru (will be a remote assignment, unless located in Peru)
Location: San Martin
Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English and Spanish preferred

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in August - December 2021


Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Financial Management skills in support of Asociación de Productores del Amazonas-Alto Mayo, APROMAYO, in San Martin, Peru. This Financial Manager position will provide training on financial management concepts and also help the Association analyze current financial practices and help them improve their financial management tools.

 

ECUADOR

Finance and Accounting Specialist

Country: Ecuador (will be a remote assignment, unless located in Ecuador)
Location: Loja
Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish highly desirable

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in Fall 2021


Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Financial and accounting management in support of APECAEL, based in Loja, Ecuador. The Finance and Accounting Specialist will provide financial and accounting fundamentals for coffee producers (members) and the Board of Directors. Participants will understand how to interpret basic financial documents for producers and the importance of a sound financial management system and its influence on decision-making.

 

Customer Service and Sales Expert

Country: Ecuador (will be a remote assignment, unless located in Ecuador)
Location: Napo
Implementing Partner: NCBA CLUSA

Language Requirement: English, Spanish highly desirable

Length of Assignment: 2 weeks in January-March 2022


Assignment Description: NPCA and NCBA CLUSA are currently seeking a qualified candidate for the volunteer position of Remote Customer Service and Sales Expert to support Asociación Tsatsayaku, based in Napo, Ecuador. The Remote Customer Service and Sales Expert will train participants in customer service, customer experience, external sales (bargain with clients that have stores) product descriptions, and product benefits. The volunteer will train participants in organizing inventory to increase sales, make sales easier, track stock, and manage product rotation.

 

 

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.  We are not currently accepting applications for this assignment, but if you are interested in learning more about long term volunteer opportunities in 2021, please fill out this expression of interest form.  

Countries: Senegal, Guinea, Mali
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.

**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.  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.