NEF is recruiting for a Programme Officer to provide programmatic support to JAFOWA (Joint Action for Farmers Organisations in West Africa).
JAFOWA is a collaborative funding initiative of foundations active in West Africa in supporting family farming. JAFOWA seeks to reinforce Farmers Organisations (FOs) who work with smallholder farmers, pastoralists and fishermen, to manage quality local food systems that benefit their families and communities in ecologically sustainable ways. It aims at supporting a strong and equitable farmers’ movement in West Africa.
JAFOWA supports FOs through grant making and capacity development in West Africa, with a focus on Burkina Faso and Senegal. A first call for projects was launched in 2016 and a second call will be disseminated at the beginning of 2019.
JAFOWA is composed by the following Partner Foundations: ▪ Fondation de France (France) ▪ Compagnia di San Paolo (Italy) ▪ Fondazione Cariplo (Italy) ▪ Foundation for a Just Society (USA), it is hosted by the Network of European Foundations (NEF).
You will support the development and implementation of the strategic decisions of the JAFOWA Steering Committee (SC). You manage the portfolio of grants and support the development of the other strands of the programme (capacity development, advocacy, communication…).
You will report to the NEF executive director and the SC Chair and must have prior programmatic experience in the West African region, be efficient, an excellent multi-tasker, and a team player that is able to operate in a fast-paced environment.
To be successful, you should have at least 3-5 years’ work experience in a similar role. Located in Brussels, you will travel regularly to the field. You must be fluent in French and English.
Competitive rates of pay apply (lunch vouchers and health pension).
Definite contract of 2 years (to begin) for a full time position.
Send your CV and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org before January 31, 2019.
Interviews will take place in the 2nd week of February 2019 in Brussels.
Start date: ASAP
Only shortlisted applicants will receive notification.