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ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking an Advertising Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Zambia. The Economic Development and Growth Enhanced Activity (EDGE) is requesting volunteer assistance to train local small and medium size enterprises how to improve their brand and market their product more successfully. The selected volunteer will help host businesses recognize their strengths and unique features and develop a brand around them.  Due to current travel restrictions, this assignment will take place remotely. The selected volunteer will collaborate with local business leaders and ACDI/VOCA field staff to complete this assignment. The assignment will last for approximately 1 month. 
Assignment Number
ZAM-2039-010
City
Washington D.C.
Country
United States
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking an Enterprise Development Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Zambia. The Economic Development and Growth Enhanced Activity (EDGE) is requesting volunteer assistance to train local Small and Medium Enterprises on Business Planning Strategy. The selected volunteer will help host businesses evaluate market potential and tailor a business plan to their future goals. Due to current travel restrictions, this assignment will take place remotely. The selected volunteer will collaborate with local business leaders and ACDI/VOCA field staff to complete this assignment. The assignment will last for approximately 1 month for the selected volunteer. 
Assignment Number
ZAM-2039-012
City
Washington D.C.
Country
United States
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Soap Making Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Kyrgyzstan. Local women's groups are requesting volunteer assistance to learn best practices in soap making. The selected volunteer will provide a demonstration of making soap, help host businesses diversify their product line using locally available ingredients and improve product packaging. Due to current travel restrictions, this assignment will take place remotely. The selected volunteer will collaborate with local business leaders, a local volunteer and ACDI/VOCA field staff to complete this assignment. The assignment will last for approximately 1 week for the US volunteer, spread over 2 weeks when the local volunteer will be working with the host community.  ***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-2014-062
City
Bishkek
Country
Kyrgyzstan
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Statistical Analysis Specialist for an upcoming remote volunteer assignment supporting the Enterprise Competitiveness Project (ECP) in Kyrgyzstan. The selected volunteer will support the monitoring and evaluation team through research and data analysis to create models and tools forcasting economic impacts from the project. Due to current travel restrictions, this assignment will take place remotely. The selected volunteer will collaborate with local Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and ACDI/VOCA field and HQ staff to complete this assignment. The assignment will last for approximately 1 month, with the potential for a 1 month extension.  ***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-2014-056
City
Washington D.C.
Country
United States
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Canning Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Tajikistan. Local women's groups are requesting volunteer assistance to learn new recipes for canning locally grown fruits and vegetables. The selected volunteer will help host participants diversify their product lines while also improving product consistancy for multiple households. Due to current travel restrictions, this assignment will take place remotely. The selected volunteer will collaborate with local business leaders, a local volunteer and ACDI/VOCA field staff to complete this assignment. The assignment will last for approximately 1 week for the selected volunteer, spread over 2 weeks when the local volunteer will be working with the host community.  ***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-2014-049
City
Dushanbe
Country
Tajikistan
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Cheese Making Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in the Republic of Georgia. Local cheese makers are requesting volunteer assistance to learn how to make Camembert and Brie cheese. The selected volunteer will help train on proper cheese making methods and sanitation practices. Due to current travel restrictions, this assignment will take place remotely. The selected volunteer will collaborate with local business leaders, a local volunteer and ACDI/VOCA field staff to complete this assignment. The assignment will last for approximately 1 week for the selected volunteer, spread over 2 weeks when the local volunteer will be working with the host community.  ***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-2014-050
City
Tbilisi
Country
Georgia
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Social Media Marketing Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Kyrgyzstan. The selected volunteer will work with business leaders to help them better understand how to promote their businesses and services on social media. The volunteer will help the  local participants advertise and raise visibility of local tourism activites using popular social media platforms available. Due to current travel restrictions, this assignment will take place remotely. The selected volunteer will collaborate with local business leaders, a local volunteer and ACDI/VOCA field staff to complete this assignment. The assignment will last for approximately 1 week for the selected volunteer, spread over 2 weeks when the local volunteer will be working with the host community.  ***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-2014-053
City
Bishkek
Country
Kyrgyzstan
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Almond Milk Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in the Republic of Georgia. Local almond processors are requesting volunteer assistance to develop a business plan and strategy for an almond milk processing plant with necessary equipment.  Due to current travel restrictions, this assignment will take place remotely. The selected volunteer will collaborate with local business leaders, a local volunteer and ACDI/VOCA field staff to complete this assignment. The assignment will last for approximately 1-2 weeks for the selected volunteer, spread over 2-3 weeks when the local volunteer will be working with the host community.  ***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-2014-048
City
Tbilisi
Country
Georgia
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Greenhouse Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Tajikistan. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to learn best practices in growing Meyer Lemons in a greenhouse. The selected volunteer will help the host farmer manage temperature, understand grafting and best fertilization methods, among other topics. Due to current travel restrictions, this assignment will take place remotely. The selected volunteer will collaborate with local business leaders, a local volunteer and ACDI/VOCA field staff to complete this assignment. The assignment will last for approximately 1 week for the selected volunteer, spread over 2 weeks when the local volunteer will be working with the host community.  ***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-2014-044
City
Washington D.C.
Country
United States
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Fruit Orchard Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Tajikistan. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to improve their care for their 3 year old trees of sweet cherries, apricot, plum, peach, almond, persimmon and walnuts. They are particularly interested in guidance on budding, grafting and pruning. Due to current travel restrictions, this assignment will take place remotely. The selected volunteer will collaborate with a local volunteer who will provide hands on training to the host farmers. The selected volunteer will work with the host farmers, the local volunteer and ACDI/VOCA field staff using popular online methods. The assignment will last for approximately 1 week for the selected volunteer, spread over 2 weeks when the local volunteer will be working with the host community.  ***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-2014-036
City
Dushanbe
Country
Tajikistan
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking an Herb Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in the Republic of Georgia. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to improve their yield of medicinal and culinary herbs. They are interested in learning more about overcoming common challenges in harvesting nettle, valerian root, milk thistle and primrose, among others. Due to the current pandemic, this assignemnt will take place remotely. The selected volunteer will be paired with a local volunteer to collaborate and provide training to the host group of herb growers. Assignment communication may take place via email, video conferencing and/or popular phone apps. ACDI/VOCA field staff will provide interpreting and translation services as needed. This assignment is planned to take place over two weeks.  ***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-2014-043
City
Bishkek
Country
Kyrgyzstan
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Food Dehydration Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in Kyrgyzstan. A farmers cooperative is requesting volunteer assistance to provide guidance for more consistant fruit and vegetable dehydration as well as how to best package the dried products to extend shelf-life. They currently grow and dry plums and apricots but they would like to expand to include apples, pears, tomato, peppers and eggplant.  Due to the current pandemic, international travel has been postponed until further notice. Therefore, this assignment will take place remotely from the USA and in collaboration with a local volunteer who will provide hands on trainings to the cooperative members. We anticipate the time commitment to be 1 week or less for the US volunteer, and 2 weeks for the local volunteer.
Assignment Number
KYR-2014-030
City
Bishkek
Country
Kyrgyzstan
ACDI/VOCA is currently seeking a Greenhouse Flower Production Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in the Republic of Georgia. Local farmers are requesting volunteer assistance to improve their flower production and overall greenhouse management. The host farmer currently utilizes a large variety of high-quality flower cultivars including celosia, salvia, zinnia, gazania, petunia, among others. Their greenhouse rests on 1.5 hectares of land where they can grow up to 3.5 million flowers year round with a staff of 30 people.  Due to the current pandemic, all international travel has been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Therefore, the selected volunteer from the USA will work remotely and in collaboration with a local volunteer who can provide hands on training to the host participants. The anticipated time commitment is 1 week for the US volunteer and 2 weeks for the local volunteer. 
Assignment Number
GEO-2014-036
City
Tbilisi
Country
Georgia
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.  Due to the current pandemic, this assignemnt will take place remotely. The selected volunteer will be paired with a local volunteer to collaborate and provide training to the host group of fruit growers. Assignment communication may take place via email, video conferencing and/or popular phone apps. ACDI/VOCA field staff will provide interpreting and translation services as needed.  ***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 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 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.  Due to the current pandemic, international travel has been postponed until further notice. Therefore, this assignment will take place remotely from the USA and in collaboration with a local volunteer who will provide hands on trainings to the cooperative members. We anticipate the time commitment to be 1 week or less for the US volunteer, and 2 weeks for the local volunteer.
Assignment Number
TJK-2014-025
City
Dushanbe
Country
Tajikistan
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. Due to the current pandemic, all international travel has been cancelled for the foreseeable future. Therefore, the selected volunteer from the USA will work remotely and in collaboration with a local volunteer who can provide hands on training to the host participants. The anticipated time commitment is 1 week for the US volunteer and 2 weeks for the local volunteer. 
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 training will address each part of the fruit drying process including pretreating, preparations, drying and post-drying treatment, packaging and storage.  Due to the current pandemic, this assignemnt will take place remotely. The selected U.S. volunteer will be paired with a local volunteer to collaborate and provide training to the host group of fruit growers. Assignment communication may take place via email, video conferencing and/or popular phone apps. ACDI/VOCA field staff will provide interpreting and translation services as needed.  ***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 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 Walnut and Almond Specialist for an upcoming volunteer assignment in the Republic of Georgia. The local association has requested volunteer assistance to provide training on walnut and almond processing, including pre-cleaning, hulling, shelling, kernel grading, blanching and skin separating. Due to the current pandemic, this assignment will begin with remote communication with a trip to Georgia at a later date or may be paired with a local volunteer to complete as a team. The assignment will last for approximately 2 weeks in country, in addition to preparation and research previous to departure. Travel and living expenses will be provided.
Assignment Number
GEO-2014-025
City
Tbilisi
Country
Georgia