Fairtrade Africa Project Manager-European Commission Strategic Grant Jobs in Kenya

Fairtrade Africa Project Manager Jobs in Kenya

Job Title:
  • Project Manager-European Commission Strategic Grant
  • Secretariat
  • Nairobi, Kenya

    Reporting Lines:
  • Post holder reports to: Programme Director


    Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella network organisation 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.

    Main Purpose of Job

    To provide oversight and overall coordination for the project to effectively deliver its objectives while ensuring the FTA’s financial and narrative reporting obligations to the funder are honoured in a timely and coordinated manner.

    Main responsibilities

  • Lead the development of the project implementation strategies and conceptual frameworks.
  • Lead the development of project work-plans and budgets with periodic reviews in a timely and effective manner in accordance with the funder’s requirements.
  • Accountable for timely and quality implementation of the project.
  • Adhere to Fairtrade Africa operational and implementation standards
  • Coordinate the governance of the project across the areas of implementation.
  • Closely monitor project performance (financial, Human Resources, programmatic, operational) and make necessary decisions using appropriate means and methods that support continuous improvement.
  • Responsible for coordinating, organizing, and formulating required narrative and financial reports in accordance with project, donor and organisational requirements
  • Continuously assess risks that relate to project implementation and formulate mitigation strategies.
  • Support and respond to financial and programme audit to improve project performance.
  • Provide information, data and case studies on a timely basis to the Fairtrade Africa Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) function including but not limited to progress reports.
  • Establish and maintain a database of all project documents and reports.
  • Supports all Monitoring and Evaluation activities of the project.
  • Disseminate top level programme recommendations and key learnings with staff and relevant stakeholders

    Skills, Knowledge & other Job Requirements

    Minimum Academic Requirement

  • An advanced degree in a social sciences or other related Masters programme.
  • A bachelors’ degree in social sciences or development studies with 7 years’ experience in project management will be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

    Other Specialist Training or Certifications
  • Diploma, certificate in Project Management

    Relevant Experience
  • Experience in planning,
    developing and managing projects.
  • Experience managing EC funded programmes in Africa attracts distinct advantage.
  • Experience in external representation with governments, civil society donors and producer networks.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in project management.

    Knowledge of Systems and Procedures
  • Knowledge and experience in relevant policy, advocacy and/or research work
  • Knowledge of current development policy trends and frameworks, especially the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Knowledge in government policy-making processes
  • Understanding of Gender and Development

    Communication demands and Competencies
  • Position demands high level presentation skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to engage at all levels
  • Funding proposal writing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking and fluent written and spoken English.

    How to Apply:
  • Interested candidates should apply online by22nd January, 2019
  • An application form (CVs will not be accepted) can be found on the jobs and volunteering page of our website http://www.fairtradeafrica.net/about-us/jobs-and-volunteering/ If you have any queries, call +254 202721930 and ask to speak to a member of the HR team.
  • Qualified applicants will be subjected to background checks as a pre-condition of employment.
  • Completed applications should be saved in the applicant’s name and the position (Project Manager-European Commission Strategic Grant) , and be e-mailed .
  • All applicants should state how they meet essential requirements of the post and include their email address, telephone contacts and three referees with contact details on the application form.
  • 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 based on discussions with the post
    holder and the line manager.
  • The post holder will be expected to work to agreed
  • objectives, which should facilitate achievements of key responsibilities in accordance
  • with the Performance Review Process.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Fairtrade Africa Project Manager-European Commission Strategic Grant Jobs in Kenya

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