Fairtrade Africa Program Team Leader-ECAN 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 Program Team Leader-ECAN Jobs in Kenya


Planning and implementation

  • lead his/her team in identifying producer needs, planning, budgeting and implementation offield level activities
    and producer services
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to his/her team
  • Coordinate and support field staff access to logistical requirements for activity implementation
  • Prepare draft annual work plans in line with programme or core objectives for approval
  • Develop, and or update field activity implementation guidelines based on learningsfrom implementation
    and producer needs

    Reporting and Communication

  • Lead in preparation of all field level reports on progress of implementation
  • Effectively respond to all queries concerning field implementation Ensure effective two-way communication
    between producer organizations and field staff
  • Facilitate joint planning and review with producer organizations and ensure timely gathering and distribution of
    information to producer organizations
  • Regularly make follow ups and collect feedback/information from producer organizations for monitoring &
    evaluation of services received to informimprovements
  • Prepare summaries for the programmer’s annual plans, reports and articles

    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  • Closely monitor programme performance (Financial and programmatic) and proposestrategies for continuous
  • In close collaboration with the MEL team, support on all monitoring and evaluation related activities
  • Monitor capacity building efforts
  • Submit high quality narrative and financial reports in accordance with project andorganizational requirements
    (monthly, quarterly, bi-annually and annually)
  • Provide information and data on a timely basis to the Fairtrade Africa MEL function including but not limited to
    quantitative and qualitative reporting
  • Establish and maintain a database of all programme documents and reports area of operation

    Stakeholder and Partners’ Support

  • Coordinate field trips for partners and other stakeholders
  • In liaison with partnership coordinator increase partnership and networking between producers, government officials, civil society and the private sector

    Accounting Support and Resource Mobilization

  • Effectively
    track field level income and expenses
  • Prepare and/or approve budgets for his/her team members’ field activities and workshops
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly budget report on field level activities
  • Support with resource mobilization for concerned programme

    Administrative Support

  • 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

    People management

  • Works as a technical leader for the programme field team and coordinate team members´work
  • Performance management of direct reportees


  • Graduate in Agriculture, Agribusiness management, Rural Development Studies, Business
    Administration, or Business Management or any other related disciplines.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Programme/Project development and Management
  • Experience in team management, relationship building, and working with community groups / rural enterprises.
  • Ability to develop, implement and assess performance metrics
  • Proven record of boosting team performance and employee retention rates
  • 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
  • Able to handle varied, demanding and complex tasks.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Project Management training will be an added advantage
  • 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 Program Team Leader-ECAN Jobs in Kenya

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