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Confectionary Specialist

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Recruiting Organization: ACDI/VOCA

Project Overview

The John Ogonowski and Doug Bereuter Farmer-to-Farmer Program provides technical assistance from U.S. volunteers to farmers, farm groups, agribusinesses, and other agriculture sector institutions in developing and transitional countries with the goal of promoting sustainable improvements in food security and agricultural processing, production, and marketing. The program leverages the expertise of volunteers from U.S. farms, universities, cooperatives, private agribusinesses, and nonprofit farm organizations to respond to the local needs of host-country farmers and organizations.

ACDI/VOCA’s Farmer-to-Farmer program drives sustainable, broad-based economic growth and strengthens agricultural sector institutions in Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. The five-year program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Summary of Assignment

ACDI/VOCA will be collaborating with both a local volunteer, who will personally meet and engage with the host, and a US-based volunteer, who will provide mentorship, guidance, and recommendations to the local volunteer and host virtually, as required by USAID.

The host bakery produces the following confectionery products - shortbread cookies, tartlets, cake, pastries and cakes. However, the current production methods do not fully meet all the norms and requirements of food safety technology.

The host bakery started with making rolls at home and has expanded its range of products to include shortbread cookies, tartlets, and cake. The demand for these products gradually increased, and the company expanded.

Now, the host bakery would like to add more new products to the range and have asked the Farmer-to-Farmer Program for assistance in identifying a volunteer specialist who can help inspire the development of new products and provide training on quality control and consistency.

This assignment will take place remotely on a part-time basis, over the span of 2 weeks. We are flexible on which days of the week to meet/train as well as start and end dates.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

This opportunity is recurringFalse

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