Winrock International's USAID Farmer-to-Farmer program and the Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Cape Coastrequests the support of a volunteer expert for a 21-day assignment (including travel) located in Cape Coast, Ghana. The volunteer will provide technical assistance to support staff of the department in the design and fabrication of a crop dryer for drying fruits, vegetables and grains. The volunteer will also work in collaboration with the staff to prepare a training manual for the training of farmers in the design, construction and operation of the crop dryer. The volunteer and the host organization will communicate in advance of the assignment to ensure that the host can procure the equipment/components needed in before the volunteer’s arrival in Ghana.
No salary is paid for this volunteer assignment, but all expenses are paid through USAID program funding and logistics coordinated by Winrock.
The volunteer should have the following qualifications and background:
Higher university degree in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering or another related field
5-10 years’ experience in the design and fabrication of crop dryers
Experience in training and transferring hands-on knowledge to adults
Good report writing, verbal and communication skills
***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: GHA115
About Winrock International
Winrock International is a recognized leader in U.S. and international development, providing solutions to some of the world’s most complex social, agricultural and environmental challenges. Inspired by its namesake Winthrop Rockefeller, Winrock’s mission is to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity and sustain natural resources. Winrock is a nonprofit organization that implements a portfolio of more than 150 agriculture, environment and social development projects in over 40 countries. It has annual revenue of $100 million, employing over 1,000 staff around the world managed from five Winrock offices and dozens of project offices. Winrock combines technical expertise with entrepreneurial innovation to improve lives around the globe.