Program Manager-Agriculture

Mercy Ships recognizes that people need more than just access to healthcare – they need access to food and nutrition. Food for Life projects impact lives and train people how to produce nutritional food and crops sustainably.

Department

Medical Capacity Building

Commitment

Min. 2 Years

Department

Medical Capacity Building

Commitment

Min. 2 Years

About this Role

The Program Manager for Agriculture is responsible for the on-going development and implementation of the Agriculture Program in developing countries where a Mercy Ship is located.

You will also be training the trainers from partner agencies to develop their own training programs in the area of improved farming, agroecology, Micro-Agriculture, food transformation, agriculture entrepreneurship, and raising awareness of climate change.

What You Will Contribute

• Teach trainers from local NGOs in our host nations Biblical based, organic agriculture practices established by Mercy Ships for resource limited environments using culturally appropriate teaching and mentoring methods

• Where appropriate, teach the use of appropriate technology for resource limited environments

• Assist leadership in the evaluation of program growth opportunities, including potential partnerships with other national and international organizations

• Work with partner agencies and trainees to help them establish their own sustainable training program

For This Role, You Will Need

• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program 

• Formal training in agriculture preferred, with familiarity and qualifications in community development principles and sustainable agriculture practices

• Three years of African ministry experience in agriculture preferred, two years of cross-cultural, agriculture ministry experience will be considered

• Significant experience in leading projects in developing nations required

• Advanced training in sustainable agriculture, gardening, micro agriculture in developing nations

• Fluent in English and French

• Willingness to live ashore at the Agriculture site, potentially a fair distance from the ship

Full job description available upon request.