Winrock International requests the support of a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer for a 18 day volunteer assignment (including travel) located in Kedougou, Senegal. The volunteer will assess Kedougou Management Orientation and Human Development Association’s (KEOH) fruit and vegetable processing methods and train them on improved performance. The volunteer will train processors on how to process fruits and vegetables, while maintaining the produce’s flavor, with natural methods following food safety and hygienic practices. KEOH is especially interested in making homemade preserves, jams, juice, concentrate juice. They would also like to learn about drying, processing and storying mango, madd, jujube, okra, tomato, onion, hibiscus, tamarin and baobab. The volunteer will provide participants with theoretical and technical knowledge that will allow them to work independently. The volunteer will also advise on the procurement of raw material, how to ensure safety regulations regarding food preparation, quality control and manufacturing processes.
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:
University degree in agriculture, food science, or related field
Experience using modern and efficient equipment for fruits and vegetable processing
Ten years' experience in fruit and vegetable processing, including experience training others in this topic
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
French language skills preferred but not mandatory
***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.***
Internal Number: SEN260
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.