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 train participants from the Kédougou Encadrement Orientation et Développement Humain Association (KEOH) on improved packaging, labeling and marketing techniques to improve the quality and sales of their packaged processed products (mostly dried and juiced mango, papaya, fonio, corn, groundnuts, lemon, milk, hibiscus, baobab, etc.) The volunteer will also provide theoretical training to participants on different kinds of packaging and the materials they can use for their processed products.
No salary is paid for this volunteer assignment, but all expenses are paid through USAID program funding and logistics are coordinated by Winrock.
The volunteer should have the following qualifications and background:
Higher university degree in food processing and safety
10 years’ experience in packaging and labeling of processed products (hygiene, sanitation)
Proven experience in packages and labeling making techniques.
Marketing experience related to processed products
Good written and verbal communication skills
French language skills preferred but not mandatory; an interpreter will be available.
***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: SEN263
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.