Fairtrade Africa Senior Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

Fairtrade Africa Senior Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

About Fairtrade Africa

Established in 2005, Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is a member of Fairtrade International and the umbrella network organization representing Fairtrade-certified Producer Organizations in Africa and the Middle East.

It has four (4) regional networks – Eastern & Central Africa; Southern Africa; West Africa; and the Middle East & North Africa.

FTA currently represents 1,354,294 farmers and workers in 660 producer organizations spread across 28 countries in Africa and the Middle East by providing services to them that contribute to the improvement of their livelihoods.

About the Job

  • To support the producer and member organisations by conducting a needs assessment, thematic training and providing coaching to strengthen capacity as part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Finland DONUTS (Dignified Opportunities Nurtured Through Trade & Sustainability) Programme.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Key Performance Areas

    Project Management

  • Establish a business case for each project, supported by budget information and income projections

  • Manage the implementation of projects to develop the capacity of producer organizations

  • Monitor operational activities and effectiveness of results and milestones

  • Compile monthly updates and quarterly reports using FTA and project templates

  • Support the development of project proposals

    Technical Advisory

    Provide thematic training and technical advisory support training to producer organisations and Fairtrade Premium Committees:

  • Project and financial management

  • Gender main streaming

  • Hired Labour Standards

  • Fairtrade Premium management

  • Product Certification Cycle

    Organizational Strengthening

  • Initiate and maintain relationships with local communities, public and government institutions, and educational institutions among other stakeholders

  • Understand producer needs and concerns, and advocate for relevant policies to enhance FTA’s work with the local opinion leaders and decision-makers.

  • Ensure awareness of the local trends, perceptions and players in the local community.

  • Advise on how to manage risk and optimise the opportunities

  • Influence localised policies and perceptions in
    favour of FTA though the support of the Programme Manager.

  • Support the identification of opportunities for programmes and projects development

  • Support and provide advice to producer groups to enable access to trade and marketing opportunities

  • Represent FTA in country and field events
    Support the needs and situational assessment of producer organizations and propose recommendations to best support Small Producer Organizations

  • Support in provision of technical assistance to members in the development of business strategic plans, marketing plans related to business development and growth requirements

    Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Development Studies, Agriculture, or related field

  • A diploma in projects management is an added advantage

    Experience and Knowledge

  • A minimum of 3 years of project management experience in a similar environment

  • Experience in delivering training to a range of audiences

  • Experience in business development within sustainable supply chains

  • Knowledge and understanding of Fairtrade standards

  • Thematic knowledge and expertise in FTA’s priority areas


  • Good command of spoken and written English.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with individuals across multi-functional disciplines

  • Conflict resolution skills

  • Good organizational skills

  • Good training and facilitation skills

  • Strong planning and project management skills

  • Ability to speak the local language

    Deadline: 30th September 2022

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see: Fairtrade Africa Senior Programme Officer Jobs in Kenya

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