Fairtrade Africa Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

Fairtrade Africa Communications Officer Jobs in Kenya

Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella organization representing Fairtrade certified producers in Africa.

FTA aims to effectively represent producers within the International Fairtrade system and to contribute to livelihood improvement of African producers by increasing access to markets.

Established in 2005, FTA has four (4) regional networks – Eastern, Central, Southern, Western and Northern Africa supporting producer activities.


  • Programmes


  • Nairobi

    Fairtrade Africa Purpose: To improve the socio-economic conditions of African Fairtrade producers through increased access to better trading conditions.


  • Work in collaboration with the External Communications Officer to manage publicity and media activities, including handling event enquires and community and Organisational requests for brand and market involvement.
  • Contribute to key advertising, communication, sponsorship and media activities
    Working in collaboration with relevant staff to create and implement promotional
    strategies to generate participation and engagement in regional conferences or other promotional and marketing initiatives of ECAN.
  • Prepare and distribute media releases on ECAN issues and program impacts
  • Design, produce and distribute event correspondence and promotional material.
  • Promote the FTA organisation positively to key stakeholders and target groups.
  • Assist in website maintenance, including but not limited to banner updates,
    content and images.
  • Plan and coordinate social media activities including updates on Twitter and Facebook
  • Develop and maintain relevant databases, including producer organization and media contacts.
  • Maintain the production of a range of publications including newsletters, ECAN
    news , Brochures and product annual report.
  • Organise and participate in ECAN Editorial Committee meetings.
  • Assist in providing media training for ECAN staff, and FTA representatives as required.
  • Work with the regional MEL Officer, and External Communications Officer to develop, implement and evaluate all ECAN external communications strategies to promote advocacy issues to key stakeholders, including government, NFO bodies, service providers, and media.
  • Work with and across units in ECAN to enhance and promote effective communication; promote cross-unit programs; and ensure consistency and Quality in communication of ECAN key priorities and programs.
  • Project manage and coordinate all regional events for ECAN, in a manner which promotes and encourages participation from a range of stakeholders and Management promotes and generates support for ECAN programs.
  • Liaise with key event partners and significant stakeholders to build positive working relationships
  • Ensure all events run effectively and within the allocated budget.
  • Identify and manage suppliers of marketing materials, and other events management logistics.
  • Identify and evaluate suitable events/expos/exhibitions to enable ECAN exposure.
  • Develop annual events plans and calendar.
    Contribute to key advertising, communication, sponsorship and media activities.
  • Strengthen links with relevant stakeholders including NFOs, Partners and relevant government departments and other not-for-profit organisations.
  • Identify opportunities for new partnerships and sponsorship.
  • Build and maintain relationships with related organisations and groups to
    ensure suitable consultation for promotion activities.
  • Reporting and Prepare accurate
    and timely communications reports as directed by the Resources HOR, Senior Leadership Team(SLT) and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide written and verbal presentations as required.
  • Produce a comprehensive Regional Congress report.
  • Undertake an evaluation of each event, maintaining accurate data, including reviewing and reporting against the objectives of the various events.
  • Maintain current producers and workers statistics and fact sheets on the ECAN website and as a briefing tool for the HOR and senior Management team.
  • Assist with the management and production of information and resources.
  • Develop and maintain communication templates for country and regional offices, and specific ECAN programs.
  • Demonstrate an active, dedicated commitment to the FTA Mission and team work, Vision, and core principles.
  • Actively seek to understand, communicate and support FTA vision and organisational goals to all stakeholders, internally and externally.
  • Ensure a high level of confidentiality and integrity, liaise with others in a professional, respectful and constructive manner.
  • Attend relevant group seminars and training sessions.
  • Develop an individual program for professional development in consultation with developmentthe HOR.
  • Policy andComply with FTA Policies and Procedures.
  • Comply with all other legislative requirements.


  • Degree level qualification in communications or relevant discipline, coupled with Experience in communications, event management or public relations.
  • High level of skill and in depth understanding of marketing and communications.
  • Demonstrated success in achieving high quality outcomes in events management and project management.
  • Demonstrated experience in website maintenance
  • Ability to manage multiple projects that meet deadlines and remain within budget.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and communications skills, with a high level of proficiency in content writing and ability to write to a high standard.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement an internal communications strategy.
  • Experienced design skills with use of Adobe suite, Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Excellent computer skills and understanding of database management and online research tools.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively negotiate and liaise with a wide cross section of people, including internal staff, partners, service providers and the wider community.
  • Previous experience in the not-for-profit sector.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Fairtrade Africa-ECAN issues and needs.

    How to Apply

  • Applications will only be considered if submitted on this form. Please do not send CVs. Send all applications to recruitment@fairtradeafrica.net By 16th December, 2018Completed applications should be saved in the applicant’s name, and the position Communication Officer ECAN.

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