Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Financial Planning Volunteer

  • Jocoaitique, El Salvador
  • Contract

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.

Job Description

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Financial Planning Volunteer to support Asociación Agropecuaria Caficultora de la Sierra Lenca de Morazán (ACALEM) based in Morazán, El Salvador. This cooperative, established in 2011, generates the largest portion of its income through the sales of parchment coffee.  However, they recognize that they lack quality control standards and a robust operational cost structure.  This volunteer assignment is designed to strengthen the financial skills of the board of directors and the manager to successfully achieve their immediate goals; successfully operating a quality control lab, wet milling facilities, processing raw coffee of all members, etc. It is expected that the volunteer helps ACALEM to conduct a cost analysis of their production to determine profitable price points. Additional training to the board of directors can help them overcome deficiencies in finance and management that have limited them in achieving their objectives.

Duration: 2 weeks in August- September

ESSENTIAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

·         Assess ACALEM’s financial structure

·         Provide training to the board of directors on financial planning and management skills

·         Present recommendations to restructure the finances of the association

Qualifications

 SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Degree in Business Administration, Finance and/or Accounting is preferred.

·         Strong organizational and project management skills

·         Gender and youth strategies.

·         Advanced Spanish is a plus (However a translator will be available if needed).

·         Candidate must be a US citizen or permanent resident.

Additional Information

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.