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Call for Agroecology Fellows: GP-SAEP Project


The ‘Global Programme for Small-scale Agroecology Producers and Sustainable Food Systems Transformation (GP-SAEP)’ is part of a larger funding envelope provided by the European Commission (EC) and will be implemented between 2023 and June 2026. See project summary YouTube video for more details). The goal of the project is the transformation of food systems towards agroecology by enabling small-scale producers to strengthen their practices of agroecology, through better access to knowledge, support services, improved technologies, and market outlets. This should improve their resilience to climatic, environmental, and socio-economic shocks and stressors as well as food and nutrition security and incomes. 

The programme is structured around four components; YPARD in partnership with the Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services (GFRAS) and Access Agriculture and the youth network (YPARD) is responsible for Component 3, focusing on:

 “Increasing Access to knowledge and Empowering 10 000 Small-Scale Farmers in Agroecological Transition through Participatory Rural Advisory Services (RAS) and Farmer to Farmer joint learning”. 


Implementation of this third component by YPARD and its partners will happen in four countries: Madagascar and Uganda in Africa, and Costa Rica and Ecuador in Latin America. The YPARD and GFRAS regional networks, YPARD Africa, YPARD LAC, AFAAS and RELASER, the national YPARD chapters and the Country Fora in the respective countries will be essential in the implementation of this project.


As part of the GP SAEP project implementation, the YPARD Global Coordinating Unit and Regional networks are recruiting a total of 20 Agroecology Fellows: 5 in each of the following implementing countries:
Uganda, Madagascar, Ecuador, and Costa Rica.

Deadline: 22 February, 2024

Agroecology Extension Fellow’s Profile

  • Fluency in the local official language (s) English/French/Spanish (required).
  • Access to the Internet and computer for attending meetings and implementing the work.
  • Be a young professional between the ages of 25-35 (required).
  • Be committed to the entire duration of the project (required).
  • Have over two years of experience working in monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities (MEL) (required).
  • Experience working/interning in research institutions, development agencies, NGOs, IGOs, or local governments implementing international projects (preferred).
  • Understanding of the agricultural extension and agricultural landscape in the respective countries (preferred).
  • Be available to take part in the virtual capacity building training.
  • Active YPARD member (preferred). 


Minimum Qualifications

  • Four-year qualification or equivalent in agricultural extension, extension education, education, or related subject
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in research and project implementation. 


Workload, Duration of Work, and Rumuneration

  • Selected Agroecology Fellows will receive a monthly stipend which is to be discussed at the interview stage, for their participation in the training and mentoring program.
  • Agroecology Fellows will receive an additional allowance if selected to attend national or regional in person events related to the project. 
  • Workload is to be agreed between the Agroecology Fellow, country fora and the YPARD project coordinator.
  • The selected Agroecology Fellows will be contracted for a total of 30 working days or the equivalent of 240 hours to be spread over the duration of the project.

Application Process

Interested persons should email their CV (of no more than 2 pages) and a cover letter ( 1 page max) outlining their research and M&E experience in food systems related topics. Applications should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please mention in your application whether you are part of YPARD or UFAAS.