IAEFP is a USDA funded program that provides opportunities for nine fellows to assist and support schools in Uganda to establish school-based agricultural education and youth extension programs. Participating schools receive classroom instruction, field demonstrations, Fellows to serve in the 2022-23 school year in Uganda for ~10 months.
IAEFP CRS is currently recruiting for its class of 9 Fellows to serve in the2022-23 school year in Uganda for ~10 months.
March end: interviews completed, fellows selected
April: Fellows logistics and pre travel prep
May (first week): fellows depart for Uganda
May: Fellows in country orientation
Fellowship timeline: June 2022- February 2023
Desired Fellow skills & experience
We are looking for motivated individuals with an interest in international agriculture development and education. IAEFP fellows will help scale up innovative agricultural education programs in selected schools in alignment with the government of Uganda’s newly revised Lower Secondary Curriculum, launched at the beginning of the 2020 school year.This opportunity empowers fellows to hone their skills and gain practical field experience while contributing to impactful work.
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education (Ag Ed)/Ag extension/training in an Ag related field
Understanding of the US Ag Ed system/membership with National FFA, NAAE, or National 4-H council is a plus
Experience in student teaching, classroom instruction internships, or teacher certification is a MUST.
Excellent computer skills, youth training, and interpersonal skills.
Fellows must provide an official certificate of undergraduate and/or graduate degree prior to fellowship departure (this is required for visa purposes)
What we offer
Funds for airfare, housing, stipend, visa, insurance, and travel vaccines.
Opportunity to experience agricultural education in an international development setting.
Strong oversight and security team based on established networks developed over a 65-year presence.
An intentionally cultivated fellowship cohort to help ease transitions and share knowledge.
Opportunities for involvement with other CRS projects during semester breaks.
An opportunity to engage in impactful and meaningful work.
Improve Uganda’s ability to meet the food and fiber needs of the domestic population.
Strengthen and enhance trade linkages between Uganda and the US agricultural industry.
Develop globally-minded United States agriculturalists with experience living abroad..
CRS will recruit a cohort of nine fellows from the US agriculture education sector and place them in Ugandan secondary schools for 11 months with the purpose of scaling up innovative agricultural education approaches aligned with the Ugandan government’s newly revised Lower Secondary Curriculum.
Fellows will accomplish key activities aligned with the new curriculum. Activities will include helping school administrators and teachers understand the new curriculum, introduce and adapt innovative US-based instructional materials, support use of the materials through classroom instruction, design & facilitate practical field-based demonstrations, entrepreneurial skills development through promoting small-individualized or group projects, community engagement while promoting youth extension programs.
IAEFP fellows will strengthen secondary school-based agriculture education reforms through introduction of innovative methodologies and approaches in classroom instruction, practical field-based activities, youth extension, leadership and entrepreneurship skills development centered on Uganda’s new lower secondary curriculum.
Capacity Ugandan teachers working with fellows will improve knowledge and skills in experiential learning, problem solving, and implementation of a learner-centered approach aligned with the new curriculum.
Learners will have better understanding and appreciation of the full agriculture value chain demonstrated through established group or individualized entrepreneurial projects.
IAEFP fellows will strengthen trade linkages between Uganda and US agricultural industry through the American Chamber of Commerce, Uganda.
Fellows, teachers, and learners increase their appreciation of the value of international relations and the intersection between food security, economic development, and trade.