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Position: General Call for Applicants - Agriculture
Type: 12-months full-time — volunteer plus living allowance, accom., airfare, more (see below)
Organization: Uniterra
Many locations: Nepal, Ghana, Tanzania, Malawi and more

Uniterra is a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation and development program, jointly implemented by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC).


We are recruiting professionals with backgrounds in various aspects of agriculture to work as volunteers with strategic local partner organizations. This is a result of the fact that agriculture and related sub-sectors represent important components of the economies of many countries and, so, it is critical to progress in the work of these partner organizations and the Uniterra program.

Those with a passion for and professional background in agriculture, sustainable and economic development, and an interest in living and working internationally are encouraged to submit their application as indicated below.

DURATION: 12 months


  • Specific roles and responsibilities will be determined by the partner organization(s) and the Uniterra program Country Office Team, and validated by the successful candidate


  • University degree or formal education in agriculture, agribusiness, natural resources management, environment, food science/technology
  • Minimum 3 years of experience working in agriculture or a related discipline
  • Strong cross-cultural skills and high degree of intercultural sensitivity
  • Resourcefulness and capacity to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong creative problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of the agricultural sector in the relevant region is an asset
  • Experience living, working and/or travelling internationally is a strong asset
  • Experience or knowledge of coaching and mentorship is a strong asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English, French and/or Spanish, depending on the country of assignment


  • Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country.
  • Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
  • In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country.
  • Language training in-country where required.
  • Return flights, visas and work permits.
  • Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.
  • Health insurance.
  • Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.
  • Accommodation while overseas.
  • Vacation leave entitlement.
  • Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
  • An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!


  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.
  • Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, travel documentation).
  • With the support of the program, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the program.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Dec 16 2018    Numéro : 49793