Farmer-to-Farmer FSSC 22000 and Fair-Trade Certifications Volunteer


NCBA CLUSA’s USAID-sponsored Farmer-to-Farmer program sends American farmers and agribusiness professionals on a 2-week agricultural development assignment, promoting sustainable economic growth and agricultural development worldwide. Volunteer technical assistance from US farmers, agribusinesses, cooperatives, and universities aims to increase the resiliency of smallholder farmers’ businesses by focusing on diversification in production, value addition, and other income-generating activities; climate-smart production and strengthening farmers’ cooperatives and producer organizations (POs), with a cross-cutting emphasis on gender, youth, and social inclusion.

NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking a Volunteer to provide training and guidance to a host organization in FSSC 22000 and Fair-Trade certification of their honey products in San Antonio, Imbabura in Ecuador.

The Volunteer will provide:

  • A comprehensive list of requirements to achieve the FSSC 22000 and Fair-Trade certifications;
  • A Trip Report with SMART Recommendations that will help Miski Miel improve their business in regards of the FSSC 22000 and Fair-Trade certifications. This report should be submitted to the Field and HQ staff prior to departure from in-country assignment; and
  • An outreach activity. Upon return to the United States, the volunteer is asked to share his or her Farmer-to-Farmer Program experience with their community and networks.


 Relevant experience and knowledge in international certifications, especially in FSSC 22000 and Fair Trade. Experience in the honey industry is highly desired. Spanish language is not required, but desirable.

NCBA CLUSA covers assignment-related expenses.

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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, genetic information, age, and legally protected characteristics for non-merit factors.

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