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Farmer-to-Farmer First Aid Instructor

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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.  Compensation in the form of lodging, transportation, per diem, is provided by NCBA CLUSA. No salary/consultant fees are paid. For more information visit NCBA CLUSA Farmer-to-Farmer.

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking volunteer (either 1- US volunteer willing to travel or 1- remote US volunteer and 1- volunteer based in Ecuador for a hybrid assignment) qualified Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer candidates for the position of First Aid Instructor to support Comité de Participantes de Prima de Comercio Justo Viche based in Quinindé, Ecuador.

Comité de Participantes de Prima de Comercio Justo Viche is a conglomerate of smaller committees established in 2020 as farmers were seeking a reliable client to whom they could sell their cacao. They produce organic cacao and a wide range of short and midterm crops (rice, corn, banana, plantain) as well as other permanent species, such as fruits (orange, lemon, mango).

Due to the remote location of many of the producers, it is difficult for them to gain access to transportation and emergency healthcare. Associates and community members have problems with snake bites, car accidents and agrochemical product poisoning. They would like to receive first aid training from a qualified medical health professional. The objective is to teach beneficiaries about first aid response to keep individuals alive or to assist affected persons until they can get to health centers or medical aid comes to the site.

Duration: 2 weeks January- November 2022    

ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Teach participants how to triage, provide first aid, etc., to patients involved in emergency situations; car accidents, snake bites and poisonings.
  • Train participants in First Aid, CPR, AED, Blood Borne Pathogen as deemed necessary
  • Develop a plan for maintaining first-aid kits, inventory supplies, restock and clean equipment

Qualifications

  • The volunteer should have a medical or nursing degree with experience in first aid assistance. (EMR/EMT/CPR/Medical Technician licenses and certification plus 2+ years of experience may substitute formal education.)
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Ability to communicate safety needs
  • 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 is desired


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…

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  • Horario
    Días laborables
  • Flexibilidad
    Unos días
  • Frecuencia
    Una única vez

Ubicación

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El trabajo se puede realizar en cualquier lugar en Estados Unidos
Ubicación Asociada
1775 I Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006, United States
8th Floor

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