Fairtrade Africa Senior Programme Officer Jobs in Tanzania

Fairtrade Africa Senior Programme Officer Jobs in Tanzania


ABOUT THE JOB


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

  • Advice on how to manage risk and optimize the opportunities

  • Influence localized policies and perceptions in favour of FTA through 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

  • Provide thematic training on issues such as; Gender, workers’ rights, pest management

    Post and Pre-Certification

  • Organize pre and post-certification training

  • Provide support to cooperatives to prepare for audit through trainings on the Fairtrade standards

  • Support producer organizations in the implementation of corrective measures and follow up on performance issues

    Membership Support

  • Implement FTA membership strategy and ensure follow-up on membership issues with a regional office

  • Submit necessary reports on country
    activities as per required timelines

  • Support and or, participate in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities

  • Advice on member’s perceptions and attitudes towards FTA and the NFOs and other stakeholders operating within the region

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    Academic Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Agriculture or related field Experience and Knowledge

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in agricultural development

  • Experience in supporting ethical and sustainable supply chains

  • Knowledge of agricultural development and sustainable business practices

  • Knowledge and understanding of Fairtrade standards

  • Thematic knowledge and expertise in FTA’s priority areas Skills

  • 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

    All applicants should state how they meet the essential requirements of the post and include their email address, telephone contacts and three referees with contact details on the application form and email to:recruitmenteastafrica@fairtradeafrica.net.

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