Overview

  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff26-50
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2000
The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is an international membership organization whose vision is a sustainable and thriving cocoa sector – where farmers prosper, cocoa-growing communities are empowered, human rights are respected, and the environment is conserved. WCF’s members include cocoa and chocolate manufacturers, processors, supply chain managers, and other companies worldwide, representing more than 80 percent of the global cocoa market. WCF’s programs benefit farmers and their communities in cocoa-growing regions of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Americas. Vision Their vision is a sustainable and thriving cocoa sector – where farmers prosper, cocoa-growing communities are empowered, human rights are respected, and the environment is conserved. Mission Their mission is to catalyze public-private action to accelerate cocoa sustainability. They champion multi-stakeholder partnerships, aligned public and private investment, policy dialogue, and joint learning and knowledge sharing to achieve transformative change in the cocoa supply chain. Strategic Priorities To deliver their vision and mission, they focus on nine strategic priorities: To help farmers prosper: 1. Promote sustainable livelihoods to raise farmers out of poverty, including food crop diversification and alternative income generating activities; 2. Increase cocoa productivity to boost farmer yields and incomes, through improved planting materials, good agricultural practices, and effective crop health and nutrition; 3. Build business capacity of farmers and farmer organizations through training and coaching, to promote professionalization and empowerment of farmers, including a focus on women and youth; 4. Promote financial inclusion and innovation to deepen farmers’ access to working capital and investment funds required for production and replanting; To empower cocoa-growing communities and respect human rights: 5. Support social and economic development of cocoa-growing communities, including supporting efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labor and forced labor, and promote gender equality and social inclusion; To conserve the environment: 6. Promote environmentally sustainable cocoa production, including “climate smart” agriculture, sustainable forest and land management, and integrated landscape approaches; With the following critical enablers:  7. Champion agriculture and trade policy reforms to improve incentives and reduce market distortions, including land tenure reform, sustainable provision of agricultural inputs and services, and improved trade and logistics infrastructure; 8. Promote industry alignment and collaboration on global public goods, like research, science, and quality and sustainability standards; and 9. Strengthen sector transparency and accountability, through a shared framework for monitoring and evaluation, and public disclosure of WCF work and data. They implement these nine strategic priorities through collective action of WCF members in close partnership with producer country governments, farmers, civil society organizations, development partners, and other stakeholders in the cocoa supply chain. Their core platform for implementation, collaboration, learning, and knowledge sharing is CocoaAction.  

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Careers

Current jobs

13Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Project Coordinator - Digital Financial Services Learning Platform
    Ghana
  • Digital Finance Expert Consultant
    Ghana
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Director
    United States
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Director
    United States

Staff at World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) have experience in

Sectors

  • farming / crops
  • development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • agricultural technology
  • research & development

Funders

  • walmart foundation

Countries

  • bangladesh
  • nigeria
  • ghana
  • kenya
  • united states

Skills

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

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Current staff

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Washington, DC
  • 1411 K Street, NW, Suite 500
  • Cote d Ivoire
  • Abidjan
  • Abidjan Cocody Attoban, Rue J 153, Lot 23, Ilot
  • Ghana
  • Accra
  • Hse. No. 4, Blackberries Street, East Legon PMB MD 217, Madina

Experience

Primary sectors

Farming / Crops
Private Sector Development
Monitoring / Evaluation
Cooperatives / Associations / Farms
Project Support
Associations
Research & Development
Procurement Process
Public Administration
Children

Primary Funders