Senior Programme Officer at Fairtrade Africa (FTA)
- Company: Fairtrade Africa (FTA)
- Location: Tanzania
- State: Dar Es Salaam Jobs
- Job type: Full-Time
- Job category: Administrative/Secretarial Jobs in Tanzania
ABOUT FAIRTRADE AFRICA
Fairtrade Africa (FTA), a member of the wider Fairtrade International movement represents Fairtrade certified producers in Africa and the Middle East. We operate four regional networks: Eastern and Central Africa Network (ECAN) based in Nairobi, Kenya; West Africa Network (WAN) based in Accra, Ghana, Southern Africa Network (SAN) based in Blantyre, Malawi and the Middle East and North Africa Network (MENA).
Fairtrade Africa is owned by its members, who are African producer organizations certified against Fairtrade International Standards producing traditional export commodities such as coffee, cocoa, tea, flowers, cotton, bananas, cane sugar, wine, fresh fruits, herbs and spices and non-traditional commodities including shea butter and rooibos tea. Currently, the organization represents over 1 million producers across 28 countries in Africa. Fairtrade Africa secretariat is located in Nairobi, Kenya, and has 50% ownership of the Fairtrade system.
ABOUT THE JOB
To provide the producer and member organizations with pre and post-certification support, conduct needs assessment, thematic training and providing coaching to ensure that these organizations grow to provide the best form of services to their members.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Initiate and maintain relationships with local communities, public and government institutions, and educational institutions among other stakeholders
Understand producer needs and concerns, and advocate for relevant policies to enhance FTA’s work with the local opinion leaders and decision-makers.
Ensure awareness of the local trends, perceptions and players in the local community.
Advice on how to manage risk and optimize the opportunities
Influence localized policies and perceptions in favour of FTA through the support of the Programme Manager.
Support the identification of opportunities for programmes and projects development
Support and provide advice to producer groups to enable access to trade and marketing opportunities
Represent FTA in-country and field events
Support the needs and situational assessment of producer organizations and propose recommendations to best support Small Producer Organizations
Support in provision of technical assistance to members in the development of business strategic plans, marketing plans related to business development and growth requirements
Provide thematic training on issues such as; Gender, workers’ rights, pest management
Post and Pre-Certification
Organize pre and post-certification training
Provide support to cooperatives to prepare for audit through trainings on the Fairtrade standards
Support producer organizations in the implementation of corrective measures and follow up on performance issues
Implement FTA membership strategy and ensure follow-up on membership issues with a regional office
Submit necessary reports on country activities as per required timelines
Support and or, participate in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities
Advice on member’s perceptions and attitudes towards FTA and the NFOs and other stakeholders operating within the region
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Agriculture or related field Experience and Knowledge
A minimum of 3 years of experience in agricultural development
Experience in supporting ethical and sustainable supply chains
Knowledge of agricultural development and sustainable business practices
Knowledge and understanding of Fairtrade standards
Thematic knowledge and expertise in FTA’s priority areas Skills
Good command of spoken and written English.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with individuals across multi-functional disciplines
Conflict resolution skills
Good organizational skills
Good training and facilitation skills
Method of ApplicationAn application form (CVs will not be accepted) can be found on the jobs and volunteering page of our website https://fairtradeafrica.net/vacancies-2/
Completed applications should be saved in the applicant’s name and the position of Senior Programme Officer.
All applicants should state how they meet the essential requirements of the post and include their email address, telephone contacts and three referees with contact details on the application form and email to: [email protected]
If you have any queries, please call +254202721930 and ask to speak to a member of the HR team.
Qualified applicants will be subjected to background checks as a condition of employment.
Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.