Fairtrade Gender Advisor Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

Fairtrade Gender Advisor Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

Job Title:

  • Gender advisor


  • Programmes


  • Nairobi

    Fairtrade Africa Purpose:

  • To improve the socio-economic conditions of African
  • Fairtrade producers through increased access to better trading conditions.

    Reporting Lines

    Post holder reports to:

  • Head of advocacy and Partnership

    Staff reporting to this post:

  • None

    Manager 11:

  • 197,125 to 312,360

    Budget Responsibility:

  • Yes


  • 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.
  • The FTA Board directs policy and strategic development of the organisation.

    Job Purpose

  • The Gender Advisor shall be responsible for supporting the Fairtrade system to contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment through promoting women’s active participation
    in the operations of Fairtrade certified producer organizations - including small producer organizations, contract productions well as hired labour set ups - and enabling them to access equally the benefits of Fairtrade

    Key Responsibilities

    Build and strengthen capacities on gender in the system

  • Facilitate knowledge building and mainstreaming of gender aspects across the Fairtrade system and all its members.
  • In particular, work closely with the Producer Networks and develop tools and approaches towards strengthening their capacities to support their members on promoting gender, equality and women’s empowerment through Fairtrade and other social, political and economic activities.

    Specifically, support the Producer Networks to:

  • Provide information, raise awareness and build capacity on gender across producer organizations
  • Produce and disseminate materials that make the case for gender justice
  • Training and capacity building support via workshops for Producer Networks and Organisations on gender
  • Effective Management of the gender specific portfolio with a focus on quality control
    and learning
  • Based on the existing gender strategy and in close collaboration with other programme
    areas (e.g. Workers' Rights, Social Compliance), co- design and formulate with producer networks a gender based programme, translating Fairtrade priorities into interventions.
  • Effective application of Results Based Management tools, establishment of management
    targets and monitoring achievement of results.
  • Complete gender assessments in each region with a focus on selected value chains,
    constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of
    programme interventions.
  • Provide regular reports on activities, outputs and out

    Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 4 (four) years of professional experience in project/programme and strategy
    design and implementation on gender responsive programming in development and post -conflict settings
  • Work experience in multi stakeholder environments
  • Familiar working with government institutions and international organizations
  • Proven experience combining formal expertise on gender mainstreaming and gender
    equality with experience of applying these concretely to sector operations, plans, policies and business processes
  • Proven experience leading action learning processes, developing gender training tools,
    and delivering trainings on gender responsive programming

    Education required:

  • University degree in gender/women’s studies, international development, social science
    or relevant study field.

    Professional skills

  • Ability to communicate ideas in a manner conducive to their practical application and
    comfortable working as part of a team to add value to collective results
  • Understanding of agricultural commodity markets and value chains will be an added
  • Excellent report writing skills and presentation skills

    Personal Qualities

  • Strong understanding of and commitment to gender mainstreaming.
  • Excellent communication skills and well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Highly developed social skills and ability to listen as well as communicate in different
    environments ranging from rural producers to officials representing government
  • institutions
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability


    The following are core competencies required for the role:

  • Passionate commitment - This competency shows you have a passion, dedication, and
    proactively can show your support for FTA.
  • Embracing change - This competency is about you showing you are flexible and
    responsive to changing needs. It is about innovating, doing something new or differently.
  • Working together -This competency is about how we all relate to one another – either as
    Line Manager and Team, the Team itself, or colleague to colleague.
  • Delivering results - This competency is about achieving a high quality of measurable
    results while at the same time maintaining or even raising, the quality of work.
  • Knowledge management - This competency is about working in a way that promotes,
    information and knowledge sharing to the team and our broader network.

    How to apply

  • Application Deadline 9th October 2018
    An application form (CVs will not be accepted) can be found on the jobs and volunteering
    page of our website. Completed applications should be saved in the applicant’s name, and the position Grants Accountant.
  • 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 and email to
    recruitments@fairtradeafrica.net. If you have any queries, please call +254202721930 and ask to speak to a member of the HR team.
  • Qualified applicants will be subjected to background checks as condition of employment.
  • Notes: 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 in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder.
  • The post holder will be expected to work to agreed objectives, which should facilitate achievements of the key responsibilities in accordance with the Performance Review Process.

  • For more information and job application details, see; Fairtrade Gender Advisor Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya

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