Fairtrade Africa Gender and Disability Inclusion Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Fairtrade Africa Gender and Disability Inclusion Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


About US

Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella network organization representing Fairtrade certified
producers and workers in Africa. It has four (4) regional networks – Eastern Africa; Southern
Africa; West Africa; and 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.

FAIRTRADE AFRICA PURPOSE: To improve the
socio-economic conditions of African producers through increased access to better trading
conditions.

Team: Eastern and Central Africa Network (ECAN)

Location: Addis Ababa and Ziway, Ethiopia

Reporting Lines:
Post holder reports to: Head of Region – ECAN
Staff reporting to this post: none

Scale Level: Officer

Budget Responsibility: Yes

Background

Dignity For All (D4A) Impact Programme- (FTA and Fairtrade Finland Partnership
Programme):
This is a four year (2018-2021) Programme funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) of
Finland.

Underpinned by the Fairtrade Theory of Change (ToC), the MFA Impact Programme
seeks justice and fairness through exercising rights and freedoms, empowerment through
strengthening the assets and capabilities of the most marginalized farmers and workers, and the
attainment of sustainable livelihoods through building resilient agro-based trade systems and
societies.

The programme is aimed at capturing and assessing simultaneous change in four areas
(spheres of change): Small producer & worker organizations; Supply chain business practices;
Consumer behaviour and Civil society action.

The programme has six projects that are currently being implemented in Ghana, Ethiopia,
Malawi and South Africa in banana, flowers, wine, tea, coffee and cocoa value chains. It

focuses on FTA key thematic areas of gender and social compliance, workers’ rights, living
income and living wage.

This role will be specifically working on Dignity For All (D4A) Flower Impact Project targeting 7
flower farms in Ethiopia, with a particular focus on gender components of the project and
disability inclusiveness. This project has also been funded by a commercial partner in the UK.

Duties And Responsibility

  • Dignity For All Flowers Impact Project Implementation
  • Coordinate and implement in-country activities in line with the approved work-plans and
    budgets as
    defined by the project.
  • Act as a key point of contact for queries from the target project beneficiaries
    stakeholders and partners in the project (including National Fairtrade Organizations
    located in Europe), ensuring that, as far as possible, issues are dealt with promptly and
    efficiently
  • Adhere to Fairtrade Africa operational and implementation standards
  • Delivery on capacity building in required project areas

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
  • Closely monitor project performance (Financial and programmatic) and propose
    strategies for continuous improvement
  • In close collaboration with the MEL team, leads project monitoring and evaluation
    processes
  • Support the D4A Flower impact project Business Development Advisor in monitoring and
    evaluation initiatives
  • Submit high quality narrative and financial reports (monthly, quarterly and annually) in
    accordance with project and organisational requirements
  • Provide qualitative and quantitative data on a timely basis to Fairtrade Africa MEL
    function for reporting purposes.
  • Establish and maintain a database of all programme documents and reports area of
    operation Programme advocacy
  • Support the D4A Flower impact project Business Development Advisor to establish and
    maintain in country strategic partnerships
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with local communities, public and government
    institutions, educational institutions among others who are key stakeholders of FTA
  • Support advocacy efforts at national and regional levels
  • Supports development of communication material development and supports media
    visits

    Resource Mobilization
  • Support HoR –ECAN with resource mobilisation efforts

    Minimum Academic Requirement

  • Bachelor’s Degree in gender, rural development, sociology, community development, or
    any other related relevant area of study

    Other Specialist Training or Certifications
  • Project Management
  • Previous training on gender and/or disability inclusiveness desirable

    Minimum Years of Relevant Experience
  • At least 3- 5 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Experience in gender-related and/or disability inclusiveness projects will be desirable
  • Advocacy work on gender empowerment and/or disability inclusion issues

    Communication demands and competencies
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English
  • Fluency in Amharic desirable
  • Experience in report writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with individuals across multi-
    functional and cultural disciplines
  • Excellent organisational skills with ability to manage multiple work-streams with various
    partners at any one time
  • Ability to build capacity of partner organizations to deliver on advocacy work

    How to Apply:
    Application Deadline 30th April 2019

    Fairtrade Africa Gender and Disability Inclusion Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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