TrustAfrica is a panafrican foundation that works to strenghen socio economic and political justice in the continent. We work principally through collaboration and partnership with like-minded institutions and donors. We convene dialogues, provide grants, and technical assistance to organizations working to advance these goals.
Purpose of the Position
The goal of the Agriculture Advocacy project is to support the emergence of a stronger community of advocates to hold governments accountable for better policies and increased allocations to support smallholder farmers, especially women. The project is a partnership between TrustAfrica and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, with a focus on six countries including Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda which seeks to increase the technical, organisational and advocacy capacity of civil society organisations to participate in agriculture policy making on the continent. Contributions to movement building and a community of practice on the specific needs of smallholders are key aspects of intended project outcomes.
The goals of the project will be ensured through timely and effective implementation of project activities including a) continued mapping of existing initiatives in agriculture policy development, advocacy, analysis and research; b) convening of smallholder-led and focussed organisations c) grant making to civil society organisations d) providing technical assistance to strengthen the capacities of organisations to carry out advocacy actions and e) developing and maintaining a community of practice for sharing best practices.
The Program Associate will work under the supervision of the Program Officer (Project Director) and in close collaboration with the Grants Associate, and liaise with other staff:
- 1. Support the Program Officer in the day to day management of the project activities including monitoring grants, tracking budget and work plan, writing project reports. Representing the project in internal meetings and other fora.