ECHO is a Christian technical resourcing and networking organization based in North Fort Myers, Florida, but working globally via a diverse network of over 18,500 organizations and individuals and through our Regional Impact Centers serving Asia, East Africa, West Africa, and the Americas. We equip and empower a diverse network with innovations, ideas, techniques, and plants to make them more effective in improving the food security and livelihoods of the most vulnerable.
For more than 40 years, ECHO has been providing hope from the ground up to hungry families. For more information, please see www.echonet.org and www.echocommunity.org and our careers page: https://echonet.org/about-us/careers/
Since 2012, ECHO’s East Africa Impact Center has been serving our network across the region. The second of four RICs around the world, they have proven the adaptability and robustness of the RIC model to contextualize ECHO’s services to the unique needs and ecological/cultural contexts of those we serve. The first ECHO East Africa Director is now planning to retire in late 2024. This will allow the right candidate time to overlap with this passionate and highly effective individual.
The new director will expand and strengthen the capacity of the diverse regional network to defeat hunger and improve lives through sustainable food and agricultural strategies in East Africa. The director is responsible for building upon the current regional network and serving that network with joy by identifying, validating, sharing, and measuring the efficacy of contextualized agricultural strategies (4 core functions of ECHO) with technical excellence for the Glory of God. In short, network building and training experience will be essential qualities of an effective director.
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Application closing date is December 31, 2023.