Opportunity to Join our Steering Committee!

Website African Women’s Collaborative for Healthy Food Systems

Do you have the passion and interest to serve as a volunteer member of a non-profit Steering Committee dedicated to addressing the marginalisation of indigenous, pastoralist and peasant women across Africa through a shared agenda of food sovereignty, healthy food systems and human rights?

The African Women’s Collaborative for Healthy Food Systems –a Pan-African initiative led by outstanding African peasant and indigenous women –is currently seeking committed and impact-driven young women leaders to join its Steering Committee and contribute to the strong, cohesive leadership of the Collaborative.

We have three new openings and welcome your expressions of interest to join this dynamic team, with an average of 3-6 hours per month.

To qualify, you need to:

  • Be a peasant or indigenous young woman leader actively involved in community-based food systems and agroecological practices
  • Be a board member or an active leader of a young women’s rights and/or farming organization with a minimum of 500 women members for an emerging organization (under 5 years) or a minimum of 1000 women members for an established organization (5 years or above)
  • Be 18-35 years old
  • Have reliable access to the internet and cell phone
  • Communicate effectively (speak, read and write) in English or French

While we encourage all qualified individuals to apply, preference will be given to young women leaders from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.

Visit https://africanfoodsystems.org/opportunity-to-join-our-steering-committee/ to read our Terms of Reference and download our application form. Interested applicants should submit their application by email in English or French to [email protected] by February 19th, 2023.