Farmer-to-Farmer Cooperative Social Services Specialist
ncba-clusa
Tocache, Peru
hace 5 días

Job Description

NCBA CLUSA’s USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer program sends American farmers and agribusiness professionals on 2-4 week agricultural development assignments, promoting sustainable growth and agricultural development worldwide.

Volunteer technical assistance from U.S. farmers, agribusinesses, cooperatives and universities helps smallholder farmers in developing countries improve productivity, access new markets and conserve environmental and natural resources.

During COVID-19 we have shifted to a hybrid volunteer model that affords US volunteers and in-country volunteers the opportunity to continue to provide technical assistance.

For more information visit NCBA CLUSA Farmer-to-Farmer.

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking 2 (1- US volunteer and 1- volunteer based in Peru) qualified Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer candidates for the position of Cooperative Social Services Specialist to support Cooperativa Agroindustrial Cordillera Azul de Nuevo Progreso(COOPACANP) based in Tocache, Peru.

The Cooperativa Agroindustrial Cordillera Azul de Nuevo Progreso(COOPACANP) was founded in 2013. Every year they take on new challenges to strengthen their capacities to become self-sustainable.

They would like to distinguish themselves from other cooperatives by offering social services to their members. They have narrowed their choices down to 1)Education- technical trainings, scholarships for books and school fees, etc.

for member’s children and 2) Health- assist their members to apply for health insurance, Water Sanitation and Hygiene methods and research funding to improve status, coordinate health campaigns to prevent malnutrition, TBC, dengue etc.

Therefore, they would like the volunteer to train them on the governance and management aspect of offering social services to their members.

Duration : 2 weeks, September- December 2020. (Due to the global impact of COVID-19, Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer assignments are tentatively scheduled to restart summer 2020)

ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY :

  • Help cooperative leaders design a Members Needs Assessment; execution methods, timelines, and survey questions. Taking into consideration services provided by other cooperatives.
  • Support social needs assessment of members through interviews, focus groups and / or surveys
  • Review / Analyze the needs assessment results
  • Design a plan with the cooperative to provide social services to their members considering short-term and long-term initiatives, and financial and human resources of the cooperative
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