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Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of The 29th Annual ECHO International Agriculture Conference

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Farm Mechanic at Musser Fruit Research Center
Clemson University
Individual brings mechanical skills to serve as a member of the support staff of the Musser Fruit Research Center. This includes but is not limited to completing: maintenance and repair of farm equipment, facility maintenance, and farm operations. Maintains close communication with and serves under the supervision of the Farm Manager. Other duties as assigned.
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ECHO Director of Advancement
With a primary focus on donor strategy, the Director of Advancement is part of the Executive Team and is responsible for leading the advancement team in effective fund raising, communication, and brand management efforts. This includes strategically, creatively, and sustainably attracting major gifts and grants, direct-mail, and electronic donations, planned gifts, congregational and community support, special event revenues and positive public relations.

This position encompasses roles and responsibilities that are critical to the growth of ECHO. This includes active participation in the organization’s overall strategic planning and budgeting as well as leading the creation and implementation of a robust plan for strategic philanthropy. In the area of funding development, activities include nurturing relationships with existing donors and developing relationships with new prospective donors to increase the financial resources given to support the world-wide mission of ECHO.
Agriculture Production Manager
International Literacy and Development
Team’s Focus: Agriculture community development manager working towards holistic outcome measures (Mind, Body, Spirit) and a commitment and understanding of life-on-life relationship building with Muslim people. Community Development: Join existing teams in other regions of Tajikistan to develop and manage an agricultural processing and distribution company that prepares produce from local farmers for market, both locally and internationally, in the form of juices, sauces, marmalades or unprocessed produce in protective packaging. The ability to work cooperatively with individuals and families from other like-minded companies will be needed to form a local team, work respectfully and coordinate with local partners, and work under the direction of ILAD’s national leadership team. Service Term Preferred: Long-term commitment desired of 7 to 10 years of in-country living. Living Conditions: Rural living in beautiful mountain locations. Prepared and willing to live in difficult remote areas that require skills in isolated living conditions. Comfortable with becoming reliant on local national friends for daily activities and support. Highly skilled medical and dental care are hours away. Home schooling for children will be required. Language Requirement: 12-18 months learning the Tajik language in Dushanbe Direct questions to Please put Tajikistan in the subject line.
West Africa Farm/Translation Team Nanny Position
International Literacy and Development
Needed: Nanny for 1 infant & 1-2 toddlers of cross-cultural workers

Duration: flexible for 6 months to 1+ year, start October 2023

You will be supervising 1 infant & 1-2 toddlers so their parents can be engaged among their unreached neighbors. If you have strong interests in cross-cultural interaction, learning foreign languages, and/or gardening you are well suited to join us!

Our Vision:
The husband is establishing a Demonstration Farm with cashews as a cash crop and tropical fruit trees for local nutrition. The wife has served there since 2008 and helps with the newly launched Translation. However, with an infant on the way and an active toddler her time is quite limited to devote to the Comprehension Check for which she is uniquely qualified. The team will also be busy welcoming new teammates (4 adults, 1 toddler), whose primary roles will be language and culture learning.

• Total Fundraised Budget = $3,500 one time + $350/month

Contact: Claire Collins at
Guatemala- Gardens Manager/Trainer AND Office Manager/fund raiser/ social media
The Ripple Effect
The Ripple Effect in Guatemala has two job openings for a couple or family to live on their ECHO-type 10 acre training farm and seed bank. They will help local staff in running development programs - family gardens, reforestation, animal husbandry, water filters and stoves, and projects addressing the needs of Ixil Mayan people in 10-12 remote villages. Housing provided at the farm. There is solar electricity and running water at the farm, plus cell and internet access. Must speak Spanish and live at the farm. Work closely with founder, Michael Ewens.
Agriculture Positions
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Over the past 23 years, IDEAS has engaged agricultural opportunities to increase productivity, conserve and maximise limited resources, and develop sustainable systems for marginalised farmers and communities. Projects in Central Asia, Jordan, and Tunisia address restoring fruit tree orchards, arid climate horticulture, and hydroponics. We are also recruiting for other projects in Paraguay and Ethiopia. Please see our listings at:
Nursery Specialist
Nursery Specialist
Background: The apple tree nursery and orchard management company was established in Kazakhstan in 2010 by IDEAS associates. The vision of the business is to see high quality fruit trees, knowledge, and services provided at a fair price to small- and medium-scale fruit growers of Central Asia.

Building up local capacity has always been a core value of the business. Local staff have been trained by US experts in all areas of nursery production, including layer bed management, bench-grafting and chip budding. However, there has been a lot of turnover in local staff with a pressing need to train new staff and also introduce more technical innovation to increase capacity. Current capacity is 150,000 trees annually with the potential to expand to 1 million trees over the next several years depending on the market and the correct application of technology in the different nursery production processes.
Monitor nursery operations and advise on improvements in methods that will lead to greater efficiency and output of high quality trees.
Train local staff in grafting techniques, fertilisation and tree training.
Act as a liaison between local staff and international nursery experts who can advise on trouble-shooting and addressing technical concerns.
Train local staff on how to monitor and control nursery pests and diseases.
Time permitting and as necessary, increase knowledge and skills in nursery and orchard management and farmer training techniques.
Strong hands-on experience in different grafting methods such as bench-grafting and chip-budding.
Horticultural degree and/or advanced horticultural knowledge, particularly concerning the issues involved in establishing and managing tree nurseries (both pome and stone fruits).
If not currently proficient in the Russian language, ability to apply oneself to learn over time.
Excellent organisational skills.
Garden of Eden Perma-Ponics
We have 5 openings for interns in January in beautiful Nicaragua. We are located on the southwest coast just north of Costa Rica. Our farm is a 5 acre food forest in its third year. We are in the beginning of our dry season that lasts until April. The projects we will be working on in January are, black soldier fly production, grey water treatment to grow rice, working with small scale farmers in rural communities and the beginning of the structural build of the new Aquaponics system.

You will also get to go surfing on our beautiful beaches a mile away and visit Ometepe island the largest fresh water island in the world.

The cost for the month is $1000.00 and includes room and board and hands on learning along with an amazing time in a beautiful country. The rooms are bunkhouse with bathrooms and showers, not hot.

A deposit of $200.00 is required to hold your place. If you are interested in joining us send an email to and we will send you an application to fill out and send back.

We are looking forward to having you with us and to help change the world around us.
Fertilizer Consultant; Uzbekistan; short-term. *Urgent Request. Deadline to submit CV 31Dec2022.
OTC (Orchard Training & Consulting, Intl).
Fertilizer consultant will conduct a series of farmer trainings in rural regions of Uzbekistan on basic concepts of soils and fertilizer use. How soil status is important to determine a soil nutrition plan which can be a combination of different soil amendments including manures, compost, and synthetic fertilizers.
Experience: Must have broad experience of soils and fertilizers in field and forage crops, vegetables and fruit trees.
A related training module will be for manufacturers in-country of synthetic fertilizers. Therefore, we are also looking for an expert in the fertilizer manufacturing process.
Timeframe: Approximately two sessions of 2 weeks each in March and August 2023. This is a paid position (plus travel expenses covered).
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