• Organization TypeImplementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
  • Staff251-500
  • Development Budget5 Million - 25 Million
  • HeadquartersIreland
  • Founded1984

Self Help Africa

They are dedicated to ending hunger and poverty in rural Africa. 250 million people in Africa, farmers and their families, suffer hunger and malnutrition, struggling in extreme rural poverty without enough food; left behind by rising economic growth. Self Help Africa is a leading international development charity with an expertise in small-scale farming and growing family-farm businesses. They are motivated by injustice, by their expertise in small-scale agriculture and family-farm business, and the opportunity they have to help small farmers change the lives of their families. THEIR APPROACH Self Help Africa works in nine core African countries, tackling poverty and improving the lives of local communities. The organisation works both with its own African staff, and through local partners to undertake a range of integrated development programmes amongst rural communities. How they do it: AGRICULTURE & NUTRITION It’s not just quantity, but also the quality of food that’s important. A balanced diet helps families escape hunger and poverty. GENDER Gender inequality is a major obstacle to improved outcomes. They are working to level that playing field. CLIMATE CHANGE As farming depends on rainfall, a major part of their work is helping vulnerable communities adapt to climate change. ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT Enterprise development is at the core of their work. Linking farmers to the market is key to improving ‘the bottom line’. MICRO FINANCE Access to affordable micro-finance is vital if smallholders are to invest in developing their farming businesses. COOPERATIVES By working together in cooperatives and producer groups, small scale farmers can access better prices for their crops.
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1Current job
13Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Individual Consultant: Situational Analysis for Resilience Project
  • Individual Consultant: Governance Training
  • Individual Consultant: Mid-Term Review

Staff at Self Help Africa have experience in


  • development
  • africa
  • agricultural technology
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • agricultural financing


  • goal global
  • ec


  • ireland
  • kenya
  • ghana
  • bulgaria
  • iran


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Research & Development
Agricultural Technology
Financial Services
Monitoring / Evaluation
Banking & Finance Budgeting
Agricultural Financing
Procurement Process
Events / Training
Climate Change
Project Support

Contract Awards

Climate Risk Adaptation Facilitator 3

African Development Bank (AFDB)

Feed the Future: Agricultural Growth Project – Livestock Market Development

United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Crafs Consultant - Sha2

African Development Bank (AFDB)

Climate Risk And Adaptation Facilitato

African Development Bank (AFDB)

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Company Offices

  • Ireland (headquarters)
  • Annefield House, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
  • United Kingdom
  • London
  • 14 Dufferin Street
  • United Kingdom
  • Belfast
  • 41 University Street
  • United States
  • New York
  • 41 Union Square West, Suite 631
  • United Kingdom
  • Shrewsbury
  • Second Floor, Westgate House,Dickens Court, Hills Lane