Fairtrade Africa Marketing Coordinator Jobs in Kenya
Fairtrade Africa Marketing Coordinator 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.To support and facilitate the fulfilment of FTA strategy implementation through the development and implementation of appropriate marketing, brand and partnership strategies and plans that enable the empowerment, participation and beneficiation of Fairtrade certified farmers and workers through trade, with a focus on South to South trade and value addition.
Main Purpose of Job
Producers have started to process and add value to their certified products as well as alternative products for the local markets. Mapping of what is being done where needs to be done as a first step Product Mapping – understanding of the variety and stages of value addition in both certified and non-certified products being undertaken by Fairtrade certified producers.
Database of producers and value added products
Current routes to market of value added products
Value in dollar terms of products sold through the various routes to market. Starting with 2017.
Producer Readiness – Those who are already adding value and others with ambitions to do so, need to be assessed to understand the size of market they can supply.
Sustainability of supply
Assessment of market readiness and business and marketing plans in place
Scope Insight analysis where available
Assessment of existing business support structures e.g. MFI
Supporting producers to improve branding and packaging of their products.
Facilitate where possible the use of the FAIRTRADE mark and any other marks developed by Fairtrade Africa.
Understanding what resonates with the African consumer and being aware that different markets need a different message
Identification of pilot products
Identification of pilot countries
Create brand messages for the target consumers
Create campaigns for increasing consumer awareness and consumption of Fairtrade products in the identified pilot countries.
Mapping of continental, regional and national trade platforms for purposes of trade facilitation in identified target countries/blocs.
Lead and manage processes for developing the FTA brand awareness and marketing strategy at national level in the identified pilot countries including chambers of commerce and trade support ministries.
Support Fairtrade Africa secretariat with partnership development with regional trade bodies in the identified pilot regions.
Support regional teams in developing brand marketing and brand partnerships for the regions to raise awareness of Fairtrade and the work of Fairtrade Africa in particular with a focus on South to South trade.
Participate in global marketing and brand partnership initiatives that relate to the prioritised processes such as Offer to Business and Brand Architecture within the Fairtrade system where possible.
Keep upto date with national, regional and international trade fairs and ensure that producers are informed and supported to attend.
Organise the African Fairtrade Convention that brings together producers and other actors in the supply chain.
Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s Degree in marketing, agri-business, social sciences or other related Masters programme.
At least 5 years’ experience in marketing and/or social development in a similar environment
Knowledge and experience in FMCG in Africa
Understanding of markets and brand awareness
Knowledge of social and economic rights
Communication demands and Competencies
Position demands high level presentation and writing skills
Good organisational skills
Strong communication skills
Project management skills
Ability to engage at all levels
This job description is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. The post holder will be expected to work to agreed objectives, which should facilitate achievements of the key responsibilities in accordance with the Performance Review Process.
How to Apply
Applications will only be considered if submitted on this form. Please do not send CVs. Send all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org Apply by 16th December, 2018 Completed applications should be saved in the applicant’s name, and the position Communication Officer ECAN
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