Location: Kpassa in the in the Nkwanta District of the Volta (Oti) Region of Ghana
Assignment Number: GHA123
Volunteers Requested: 1
International requests the support of a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer for a
Fair River International Association for Development (FARIAD) is an indigenous, private, voluntary, non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1998. FARIAD was registered in 2015 with the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET) as a Workplace Training Provider, and formally accredited by the National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) to provide training in vocational skills. FARIAD is currently managing the Nkwanta Youth Skills Acquisition Centre (NYoSA) which focuses on equipping students with employable skills (Technical Vocational Education Training). The Centre started in 2010 as a response to the demand of the labor market to train youth and women in topics which are relevant for employment and job creation. It runs programs in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Agro-processing, Entrepreneurship and Business Plan development for start-ups. The Agro-processing modules include food processing and preservation; the foods processed are fruits, vegetables, milk, other dairy, meat, and fish.
Despite its good intentions to train students in agro-processing and other postharvest management processes, FARIAD is constrained with funds to resource the training institute with processing equipment that will facilitate effective training of the students. They also lack the requisite skills to write a business development strategy and winning proposals to source funds to enable them to achieve their aim and streamline their operations. Although FARIAD trains students to develop business plans in the processing sector, the teachers have little knowledge in business development strategies. FARIAD is thus seeking technical assistance from F2F to train its staff and management on business development strategy and winning proposals. Additionally, the volunteer will be required to train the staff on how to collaborate with organizations to effectively market itself to get access to operational resources.
The volunteer should have the following qualifications and background:
***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is 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.***