Fairtrade Gender Advisor Jobs in Nairobi - Kenya
Fairtrade Gender Advisor Jobs in Nairobi - KenyaJob Title: Gender advisor
Fairtrade Africa Purpose:
To improve the socio-economic conditions of African
Fairtrade producers through increased access to better trading conditions.
Post holder reports to:
Head of advocacy and Partnership
Staff reporting to this post:
197,125 to 312,360
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.
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
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
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
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
University degree in gender/women’s studies, international development, social science or relevant study field.
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
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
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
email@example.com. 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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