Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) is a not-for-profit organization based in Washington, D.C and Brussels, Belgium that is dedicated to stimulating sustainable growth in the agricultural sector. CNFA specializes in fostering private sector investments in training, new technologies and marketing as a means to increase the overall competitiveness of agricultural value chains, expand exports and develop skills in the rural workforce. By generating higher incomes for farmers, processors, entrepreneurs and distributors, CNFA helps improve livelihoods and reduce poverty.
CNFA begin implementing a 30-month GIZ-funded Farm Service Center Project, which is part of the GIZ Green Innovation Centre for the Agriculture and Food Sector – Ethiopia portfolio (FSCP-GIAF-Ethiopia). The FSCP-GIAF-Ethiopia will establish three private retail input supply stores (Farm Service Centers - FSCs) that will link targeted smallholder farmers in the Arsi zone, of the Oromia Region to high-quality agricultural inputs and extension services. The project has been strategically aligned to build the role of the private sector under the GIZ-Green Innovation Centre initiative and has been designed to promote a collaborative communication with the USAID-funded Farm Service Center Project (FSCP), which is being implemented by CNFA-DC and the Ethiopian Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA). These two projects share the same end goal – which is to use the FSC model improve agricultural production and, by providing retail access to inputs and services, increase yields, improve livelihoods and bring a positive impact to agricultural transformation.
Working under direct supervision of the Program Manager, the Grant Officer will be responsible for supporting activities to identify project grantees, and upon grant award, will be responsible for ensuring that the grant agreement is being implemented according to plan (both technically and financially.) The Grant Officer will participate in grant application review, and once successful applicants are identified, help the grantees design implementation timelines, grant fund spending plans and FSC budgets and financial projections.
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