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Farmer-to-Farmer Website Developer

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Company Description

The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the trade association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA provides cross-sector education, technical assistance, and advocacy that helps co-ops thrive. For nearly 100 years, NCBA CLUSA has sought to advance and protect cooperative enterprises, highlighting the impact that cooperatives have in bettering the lives of individuals and families. In the last 60 years, NCBA CLUSA has worked in over 100 countries in the areas of food security, agricultural development, strengthening of communities and farmer organizations, community-based health, natural resources management, and empowerment of smallholder farmers, women, and youth. We currently work in 21 countries in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

NCBA CLUSA’s USAID-funded Farmer-to-Farmer program sends American farmers and agribusiness professionals on 2-4 week agricultural development assignments, promoting sustainable growth and agricultural development worldwide. Volunteer technical assistance from U.S. farmers, agribusinesses, cooperatives and universities helps smallholder farmers in developing countries improve productivity, access new markets and conserve environmental and natural resources. During COVID-19 we have shifted to a hybrid volunteer model that affords US volunteers and in-country volunteers the opportunity to continue to provide technical assistance.  For more information visit NCBA CLUSA Farmer-to-Farmer.


Job Description

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking 2 (1- remote US volunteer and 1- volunteer based in Ecuador) qualified Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer candidates for the position of Website Developer to support Cooperativa De Produccion Agropecuaria Emprendedores Cafetaleros Colinas De Manabi (COLPAJ), based in Pajan, Ecuador.

COLPAJ was founded in April 2021 by its 25 members to increase access to markets and create a greater social impact through coffee and cacao cultivation. COLPAJ is also dedicated to creating sustainability within their organization. This includes involving women in decision-making and increasing female membership. COLPAJ firmly believes in the equitable treatment of women in co-op and farming activities. They also hope to increase youth involvement, specifically with marketing activities.

Currently, COLPAJ sells their products locally, but is looking to access larger markets with the assistance of a website. As a business that is looking to diversify their products in the near future, they need a platform that will help market their existing and future products. COLPAJ has worked on developing a web page, however, they do not know how to do so in an appealing manner that also allows them to sell and promote products on the site. With the assistance of a Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer, COLPAJ will be able to access larger markets and establish new business relationships.

Duration: 2 Weeks (October - January 2022)

 

ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • The volunteer will teach participants about web page creation and updating the site, including e-commerce and using sales features to sell their products. 
  • The volunteer will give advice on appropriate social media usage for sales. 


Qualifications

SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The volunteer should have a degree in Web Design, Information technology or digital media.  
  • Additionally, be familiar with software and programs for designing and building the interface and navigation of the website with emphasis on online sales. This includes experience with drag-and-drop websites in addition to HTML coding experience. 
  • Knowledge of using social media for sales is beneficial. 
  • Experience with e-commerce, including coffee sales, is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Available for virtual communications with Host Organization, Staff and Co-volunteer
  • US candidate must be legally able to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Advanced English language skills; reading, writing, speaking.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

All application materials must be submitted in English.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

NCBA CLUSA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors. 

Company Description

The National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International (NCBA CLUSA) is the trade association for cooperative businesses in the United States and an international development organization. NCBA CLUSA…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few days
  • Recurrence
    One time only

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1775 I Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006, United States
8th Floor

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