AgriCord is an alliance of “agri-agencies”. Agri-agencies are non-profit organisations for International Co-operation and Partnerships with structural links to the farmers’ organisations in their home countries. The agri-agencies cooperate with farmers’ organisations in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean for their organisational development, to improve their services to farmers, to run their economic businesses in a more efficient, sustainable and transparent way and to represent farmers’ voices in value chains and with policy makers. Together they support yearly 600 farmers’ organisations, reach more than 1.000.000 smallholders yearly, have more than 500 specialised advisors in the field, facilitate worldwide peer-to-peer exchanges between organised farmers.
Twelve agri-agencies are currently involved, from Asia (1), Belgium (2), Brazil (1), Canada (Québec, 1), Finland (1), France (2), Germany (1), Senegal (1), Spain (1) and Sweden (1).
AgriCord operates as a network, with a small central office based in the European centre of Brussels, currently working with 8 staff members. AgriCord organises the international “farmer-to-farmer” cooperation, facilitates joint learning, quality reviews, innovation and tools; coordinates joint scaling of actions and manages a multi donor envelope of programmes for its members. As a network, AgriCord manages “Farmers Fighting Poverty”, a comprehensive framework programme for support to farmers’ organisations in low-income countries according to different, relevant themes as determined by farmers.
As we are currently expanding our organisation and reviewing our strategy and business models, we are looking for a Chief Executive Officer 100% full-time equivalent, based in Brussels (Belgium).
We offer you an appropriate salary for this position, plus fringe benefits such as meal vouchers, end-of-year bonus, extended leave entitlements, additional pension fund (group insurance) and hospitalisation insurance. Above all, this function gives you the chance to develop your content and actively participate in the support to global challenges of farmers, food & agriculture in an international context with the main actors in this scene.
Start date is subject to mutual agreement.
Questions on this position will be answered by President of Board Werner Schwarz email@example.com.
Application is to be forwarded in electronic form to firstname.lastname@example.org including a detailed CV, contact details, a letter of motivation, expected salary and names and contacts of three referees. Deadline is 05/12/2021.
For further information about Agricord https://www.agricord.org/.
AgriCord is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities.