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ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Stone Fruit Tree Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Tajikistan. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to learn best practices of fruit tree husbandry, pruning methods and the necessary care during harvest/post-harvest seasons. Common fruits grown include apples, plums and apricots with smaller quantities of cherries and peaches. The assignment will last for approximately 2-3 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses will be provided. ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
TJK-2014-029
City
Dushanbe
Country
Tajikistan
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking an Agritourism Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Kyrgyzstan. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to develop a manual to provide guidance on best practices in agritourism that they can reference and share among local communities. The assignment will last for approximately 3 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses will be provided. ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
KYR-2014-019
City
Bishkek
Country
Kyrgyzstan
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Fruit Orchard Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Kyrgyzstan. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to learn international methods regarding nursery management (including promising commercial varieties) and the technique of pruning various fruit trees and berry bushes, including dwarf and semi-dwarf (rootstocks and seedlings) compatibility of the nursery rotation and disease prevention focusing on cherries and pears. The assignment will last for approximately 2-3 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses will be provided. ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
KYR-2014-017
City
Bishkek
Country
Kyrgyzstan
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Tree Nursery Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Armenia. The existing nurseries in Armenia are specialized mainly in fruit-tree sapling production. The scope of this assignment is to help the beneficiaries to improve their skills in fruit-tree production, to meet international standards for similar nurseries, and expand their assortment, considering mixed assortment (fruits and forest species) applicable for agroforestry. The assignment will last for approximately 2-3 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses are provided. ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
ARM-2014-014
City
Yerevan
Country
Armenia
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Food Dehydration Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Armenia. Volunteer assistance  is requested to share drying techniques for fruit and vegetables without using sulfuric acid, practical knowledge of using solar energy or convective food dryers and specific knowledge of drying apricot, peach plum, fig, persimmon, apple, pear and tomatoes. The assignment will last for approximately 2-3 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses are provided. ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
ARM-2014-008
City
Yerevan
Country
Armenia
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Fruit Orchard Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Tajikistan. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to manage common pests, learn grafting methods and how to properly prune in dormant and harvest seasons. The assignment will last for approximately 3 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses will be provided. ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
TJK-2014-026
City
Dushanbe
Country
Tajikistan
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Stone Fruit Orchard Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Tajikistan. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to improve pruning and grafting methods for peach and apricot trees. The assignment will last for approximately 3 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses will be provided. ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
TJK-2014-025
City
Dushanbe
Country
Tajikistan
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Veterinarian for an upcoming volunteer assignment in the Republic of Georgia. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to improve the genetics of their swine population through artificial insemination techniques. Piglet mortality is a significant problem and they would like assistance in identifying and addressing common swine diseases as well. The assignment will last for approximately 3 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses will be provided. ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
GEO-2014-034
City
Tbilisi
Country
Georgia
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Vertical Farming Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in the Republic of Georgia. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to train on best practices of indoor vertical farming. The host grows leafy greens, basil, mint, tarragon, swiss chard, buttercrunch, baby greens and edible flowers. The selected volunteer will address topics such as temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide and light among others. The assignment will last for approximately 3 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses will be provided.   ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
GEO-2014-033
City
Tbilisi
Country
Georgia
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Dried Fruit Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in the Republic of Georgia. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to train fruit growers on best practices on drying food. The selected volunteer will address each part of the fruit drying process including pretreating, preparations, drying and post-drying treatment, packaging and storage. The assignment will last for approximately 3 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses will be provided.   ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
GEO-2014-028
City
Tbilisi
Country
Georgia
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Floriculturist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in the Republic of Georgia. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to learn best practices in growing and managing roses in a greenhouse. The assignment will last for approximately 3 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses are provided.   ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
GEO-2014-032
City
Tbilisi
Country
Georgia
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Fruit Nursery Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Kyrgyzstan. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to learn proper planting, processing and pruning techniques for fruit such as apple, plum, cherry, raspberry and currants. The assignment will last for approximately 3 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses will be provided.   ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
KYR-2014-014
City
Bishkek
Country
Kyrgyzstan
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Tourism Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Kyrgyzstan. A local association of tourism operators is requesting volunteer assistance to design a certification system to distinguish local tour companies. The selected volunteer will outline a workplan for tour operators to qualify for certification, assist in developing programs for guides and tour operators and help implement the tourism certification in regions of the country. The assignment will last for approximately 3 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses will be provided.   ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
KYR-2014-016
City
Bishkek
Country
Kyrgyzstan
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Nursery Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Kyrgyzstan. The selected volunteer will teach farmers to get acquainted with international methods on nursery management, including promising commercial varieties, and the technique of pruning various fruit trees and berry bushes, including dwarf and semi-dwarf (rootstocks and seedlings) compatibility of the nursery rotation and disease prevention focusing on cherries and pears.  The assignment will last for approximately 3 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenseswill be provided. ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
KYR-2014-017
City
Bishkek
Country
Kyrgyzstan
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Milk Processing Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Tajikistan. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance in training on milk processing technology, product packaging, sales and promotion, and opperation/business managment. The assignment will last for approximately 3 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses are provided.   ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
TJK-2014-021
City
Dushanbe
Country
Tajikistan
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Cheese Processing Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Armenia. The host is requesting volunteer assistance to train staff on how to manufacture cheese, monitor food saftey and hygine practices, and provide guidance on how to improve packaging and shelf-life of the cheese products. The assignment will last for approximately three in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses are covered.   ***As part of the Farmer-to-Farmer Consortium, this assignment is made possible through USAID funding. In accordance to USAID guidelines, any candidates submitted for consideration under this project must have a valid US passport or Green Card.***
Assignment Number
ARM-2014-003
City
Yerevan
Country
Armenia