Food Health & Nutrition, Food Packaging, Food Safety & Defense
4 Year Degree
The John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program provides technical assistance from U.S. volunteers to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses, and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries with the goal of promoting sustainable improvements in food security and agricultural processing, production, and marketing. The program leverages the expertise of volunteers from U.S. farms, universities, cooperatives, private agribusinesses, and nonprofit farm organizations to respond to the local needs of host-country farmers and organizations.
Summary of Assignment
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ACDI/VOCA will be engaging a local volunteer, who will personally meet and engage with the host, and a US-based volunteer, who will provide mentorship, guidance, and recommendations to the local volunteer and host virtually, as required by USAID.
The host is searching for a specialist with experience in homemade canning, with a focus on new canning methods for sanitation purposes and new canning recipes. The volunteer should know different pickling recipes for a variety of vegetables, as well as jam/jelly recipes for different fruits.
Due to travel restrictions, this assignment will take place remotely.
Qualifications: University degree in Food Science, Food Technology, or another related field. At least 5 years working with food conservation or sanitation, food canning, or a related field. Familiarity with social platforms such as MS Teams, Zoom, WhatsApp, etc.
Internal number: TJK-2014-047
ACDI/VOCA is an economic development organization that fosters broad-based economic growth, raises living standards, and creates vibrant communities. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA has worked in 147 countries since 1963. Its expertise is in catalyzing investment, climate smart agriculture, empowerment & resilience, institutional strengthening, and market systems.