NCBA CLUSA is currently seeking 2 (1- US volunteer and 1- volunteer based in Ecuador) qualified Farmer-to-Farmer volunteer candidates for the position of Organizational Development Expert to support Unión de Organizaciones de Productores de Cacao Arriba Ecuador (UOPROCAE) based in Esmeralda, Ecuador .
The Organizational Development Experts will support this groupconsisting of 5 grassroots cacao producing organizations : APROCA, APROCAM, Ecocacao, APROCAR and ASOPROARONES to encourage member participation.
These 450 farmer members sell their chocolate under the brand Herencia Esmeraldas which is sold worldwide.
UOPROCAE is an umbrella organization that would like to strengthen the grassroots associations they work with. The current members see UOPROCAE as a company they sell their cacao to but are not interested in the decision-making process of UOPROCAE.
The board of directors would like to learn strategies that will encourage stronger and more active member participation, so all associates are aligned with the mission and goals of the organization.
Duration : 2 weeks, March-June 2021
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