Fairtrade Africa Head of Region – Eastern and Central Africa Jobs in Kenya

Fairtrade Africa Head of Region – Eastern and Central Africa Jobs in Kenya


  • To lead the overall development, coordination and implementation of FTA’s programmes, projects and activities in the East and Central Africa region leading to achievement of FTA’s mission and vision.

    REPORTING LINES: Post holder reports to Programmes Director

    Staff reporting to this post:

  • Flower Manager

  • Operations Manager

  • Tea and Coffee Manager

  • Dignity for all (D4A) Project Coordinator, Ethiopia

    Key Performance Areas

    Programme Management

  • Formulate regional plan and Budget, develop and implement FTA producer support strategy in the region and ensure the implementation of programmes and projects through planning, coordinating and prioritizing regional activities

  • Use regional producer knowledge to provide input on the development of FTA’s corporate programming strategy and the prioritization of programme activity

  • In conjunction with the Partnerships Coordinator, design and develop FTA partnership strategies

  • Collaborate with implementing partners to bring proposals to life through practical design of implementation plans, deliverable timelines and project milestones, and partnership infrastructure.

  • Liaise with implementing partners and programming staff to ensure that programmes are managed as planned, milestones are met, and deliverables are fulfilled.

  • Ensure the development of plans to maximize producer and member organization engagement and participation.

  • Assist in the identification of commercial opportunities and facilitate NFO, donor and buyer visits to the regions

  • Prepare and regularly review a detailed risk assessment for producer support strategy and associated projects to identify, manage and mitigate any risks to project delivery

  • Ensure effective working relationships with key stakeholders and the Regional Congress

  • Ensure the effective monitoring and evaluation of all regional programme activity.

    Advocacy and Producer Support

  • Identify producers’ challenges and issues for inclusion in the regional advocacy strategy

  • Represent the region in stakeholder engagements and in external fora

  • Engage in advocacy with high-level targets on key priorities for producers

  • Support the Strategy and Impact Director in providing updates and information on the Region’s advocacy work to board members and potential donors

  • Engage and
    provide feedback to NFOs, FI, colleagues within FTA, and other partners

  • Support the fundraising strategy, identifying fundraising opportunities, developing proposals to meet the financial demands for regional programmes and projects.

  • Develop a marketing plan to build producer network membership to engage more regional organizations to become members.

    General Management

  • Plan and review the progress of programme strategy and financial management at regular intervals (monthly, quarterly and annually).

  • Ensure the provision of regional reports on grants, M&E, Finance, Programme activity

  • Prepare and manage overall annual regional budgets

  • Plan, coordinate and execute the annual operational plan for the programmes function, providing the team with the needed direction to achieve results and hold them accountable.

  • Support staff in developing realistic work plans based programmatic needs.

  • Regularly discuss performance, giving timely, constructive feedback, providing support to address issues and acting when necessary

  • Provide technical support, guidance and development for team members

  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement

    Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Agriculture or related field Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 8 years senior programme management experience

  • Experience in developing and implementing capacity improvement strategies

  • Experience of managing field teams

  • A good working knowledge of key issues and trends developing and supporting ethical and sustainable supply chains Skills

  • Good strategy and planning skills

  • Excellent stakeholder management and interpersonal skills

  • Project management skills

  • Strong analytical skills

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Fairtrade Africa Head of Region – Eastern and Central Africa Jobs in Kenya


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