Fairtrade Africa Programme Manager Jobs in Kenya

Fairtrade Africa Programme Manager Jobs in Kenya

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Implementation

  • Lead the development of the project implementation strategy and conceptual frameworks.

  • Support the needs assessment, stakeholder mapping and analysis process.

  • Work closely with Programmes Director, the programme donor, cross-functional teams, and assigned project managers to plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget, and timing for all project activities.

  • In conjunction with the Heads of Region, develop and implement project plans to ensure that each project under the category is delivered on time and meets the agreed objectives of the wider strategy

  • Develop, monitor and manage the project budget to deliver the category strategy and associated projects, using resources effectively in accordance with the funder’s requirements.

  • Support Project Managers in the planning and implementing of project tasks, ensuring correct budget use and conformity to project specifications.

  • Work with other programme managers to identify risks and opportunities across multiple products/projects across the countries targeted for project implementation

  • Analyse, evaluate, and overcome program risks, and produce program reports for management, programme donor and stakeholders

  • Facilitate effective liaison between FTA and project implementation partners.

  • Support the adaptation and implementation of the Fairtrade category standards globally, with other functions within Fairtrade, including the Standards and Pricing unit, Producer Services and Relations, and FLO-CERT.

    Monitoring and Reporting

  • Ensure the effective monitoring and evaluation of projects within the portfolio by supporting Project Managers to capture and submit result-based narrative reports.

  • Work with the M&E Manager, and Communications Officer in the collection of monitoring data to coordinate impact or evaluation studies ongoing in the regions

  • Coordinate, organize and formulate narrative and financial reports in accordance with project, donor and organisational requirements

  • Support and respond to financial and programme audit to improve project performance.

  • Establish and maintain a database of all project documents and reports.

  • Disseminate top level programme reports, recommendations and key learnings with management, staff and relevant stakeholders

    Programme Advocacy

  • Establish and maintain strategic partnerships across the regional networks and thematic areas.

  • Proactively support advocacy communication and visibility activities in line with FTA’s strategic objectives and project
    thematic focus.

  • Identify opportunities to increase the project portfolio through the identification of programme needs for the category, establishment of partnerships and design of programmes/ projects.

  • Manage relationships with existing donors and commercial partners, to promote deeper engagement, loyalty and maximize long term value.

  • Develop relationships with new donors, support fundraising efforts and proposal writing.

  • Represent FTA in external events such project launch, donor meetings, conference and trade fairs.

    General Management

  • Support staff in developing realistic work plans based programmatic needs (as appropriate).

  • 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.

    Academic Qualifications

  • Degree in Community Development, Project Management, Business administration or related field.

  • Previous stakeholder and people management skills.

  • Thorough understanding of project/program management techniques and methods.

  • Proven proposal writing experience.

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of program/project management software (Basecamp, SoPact, MS Project etc.) is a strong advantage.

    Experience and Knowledge

  • 5+ years in an advanced management role (preference given to those with program management experience).

  • Exceptional leadership, time management, facilitation, and organizational skills.

  • Outstanding working knowledge of change management principles and performance evaluation processes.

  • Experience in external representation with governments, civil society donors and ethical certification schemes and or membership organisations.


  • Good negotiation skills.

  • Strong planning and organisational skills.

  • Project management skills.

  • Proposal writing skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Sound budgeting skills.

  • Ability to be creative and think flexibly.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Fairtrade Africa Programme Manager Jobs in Kenya

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