Fairtrade Africa Business Support Officer - Flowers Jobs in Kenya

Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella network organization representing Fairtrade certified producers and workers in Africa. It

has four (4) regional networks – Eastern & Central Africa; Southern Africa; Western Africa; and the Middle East and North Africa.
Established in 2005, FTA aims to effectively represent producers and workers within the International Fairtrade system and
provide services to them that contribute to the improvement of their livelihoods. The FTA Board directs policy and strategic development of the organization.

To improve the socio- economic conditions of African producers through increased access to better trading conditions

Fairtrade Africa Business Support Officer - Flowers Jobs in Kenya

Responsibilities

  • Planning and implementation
    • Spearhead the identification of the producer needs, planning, budgeting and implementation of field level activities
    and producer services
    • Prepare draft annual work plans in line with programme or core objectives for approval by the line manager
    • Develop, and or update field activity implementation guidelines based on learnings from implementation and
    producer needs.
    2. Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and reporting
    • Prepare field level reports on progress of activities implementation
    • In close collaboration with the MEL team, support on all monitoring and evaluation related activities
    • Submit high quality narrative and financial reports in accordance with project andorganizational requirements
    (monthly, quarterly, bi-annually and annually)
    • Effectively respond to all queries concerning field implementation
    • Regularly make follow ups and collect feedback/information from producer organizations for monitoring & evaluation
    of services received to informimprovements
    • Prepare summaries for the programme annual plans, reports and impact stories
    3. Project support
    • Support FTA projects on the ground
    • Prepare and provide reports to on projects progress
    • Provide feedback on project challenges and recommend remedial actions
    • Identify opportunities for new projects, collect data and information
    • Provide support to the members in project implementation. Constantly communicate the objectives of the projects to ensure
    member buy in.
    • Ensure policies and procedures are in place and are adhered to with regards to project implementation
    4. Accounting Support and Resource Mobilization
    • Effectively track field level income
    and expenses
    • Prepare his/her field activities and workshops monthly and quarterly budget report on field level activities
    • Support with resource mobilization for project activities
    5. Administrative Support
    • Provide logistical support to the organization for events and workshops
    • Represent the FTA at meetings, events/forums, and conferences in and outside the country

    Requirements

  • Graduate in Agriculture, Agribusiness management, Horticulture, Agronomy, Rural/community, financial
    management, Agricultural extension and Education, Development Studies, Environmental studies,
    Natural Resource Management, Business Management, Project management or any other relevant
    related field.
    • At least 3 years’ experience in Programme /Project development and Management
    • Understanding of dynamics in Horticultural sector and working with community groups / rural enterprises/ agriculture
    based workers.
    • Knowledge or experience in sustainability standards such as Fairtrade will be desirable.
    • Excellent written and spoken English
    • Experience in report writing
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with individuals across multi-functional and cultural disciplines
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Able to juggle competing priorities to meet tight deadlines

    How to Apply

    Completed applications should be e-mailed recruitments@fairtradeafrica.net not later
    than 5th September 2019.
    All applicants should state how they meet essential requirements of the job in the application form and should include email
    address and telephone contact details in their applications.

    Qualified applicants will be subjected to a background check as a
    condition of employment. If you have any queries, please e-mail recruitments@fairtradeafrica.net or call +254 20 2721930 and ask to speak to a member of the Admin team.

    For more information and job application details, see; Fairtrade Africa Business Support Officer - Flowers Jobs in Kenya

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