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Sustainable Agriculture Facilitator

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Openings

19 currently recruiting

Service Dates

March 9, 2020 - May 16, 2022

Application Window

February 1, 2019 - July 1, 2019

Location

  • Jamaica

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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Description

The Agriculture project seeks to enhance the ability of Jamaicans to engage in sustainable natural resource management.

Volunteers in the Agriculture Sector work with community based organizations, government & non-government organizations and farmer’s groups. Along with their project partners, Volunteers engage, train and coach community members in sound agricultural, organizational development and business practices.

The goal of Peace Corps Jamaica’s Agriculture Project is:

Individuals and/or groups in rural Jamaican communities will achieve sustainable livelihoods and resilience to environmental shocks and stresses.
The objectives of the Agriculture Project are:
1. Increase capacity of individual group members to improve the diversity, productivity, and/or sustainability of their agricultural production (climate smart agriculture).
2. Increase capacity of individual group members to generate agriculture-related income.
3. Strengthen the capacity of community organizations to achieve their mission.

Volunteers and project partners (farmers, community members, etc.) will work together to promote climate smart agricultural practices, build organizational capacity and promote agriculture-related income generation throughout Jamaica. Volunteers work with organizations and project partners to plan and co-facilitate trainings, establish sustainable agriculture practices, and build the capacity of organizations within the sector. Volunteers will coach individuals and support the implementation of agriculturally sustainable projects and income generation activities.

The Agriculture project seeks to enhance the ability of Jamaicans to engage in sustainable natural resource management.

Volunteers in the Agriculture Sector work with community based organizations, government & non-government organizations and farmer’s groups. Along with their project partners, Volunteers engage, train and coach community members in sound agricultural, organizational development and business practices.

The goal of Peace Corps Jamaica’s Agriculture Project is:

Individuals and/or groups in rural Jamaican communities will achieve sustainable livelihoods and resilience to environmental shocks and stresses.
The objectives of the Agriculture Project are:
1. Increase capacity of individual group members to improve the diversity, productivity, and/or sustainability of their agricultural production (climate smart agriculture).
2. Increase capacity of individual group members to generate agriculture-related income.
3. Strengthen the capacity of community organizations to achieve their mission.

Volunteers and project partners (farmers, community members, etc.) will work together to promote climate smart agricultural practices, build organizational capacity and promote agriculture-related income generation throughout Jamaica. Volunteers work with organizations and project partners to plan and co-facilitate trainings, establish sustainable agriculture practices, and build the capacity of organizations within the sector. Volunteers will coach individuals and support the implementation of agriculturally sustainable projects and income generation activities.
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Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Economic Security, Environment

Weekly Hours

40

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Hospital, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Recreation or Youth Center, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Marissa Henderson
mhenderson2@peacecorps.gov

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