Fairtrade International Policy, Research And Advocacy Officer Jobs in Kenya

Fairtrade International Policy, Research And Advocacy Officer Jobs in Kenya

  • Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella organisation representing Fairtrade certified producers in Africa.

  • FTA aims to effectively represent producers within the International Fairtrade system and to
    contribute to livelihood improvement of African producers by increasing access to markets.

  • Established in 2005, FTA has four (4) regional networks - Eastern, Southern, West and North
    Africa supporting producer activities.

    Fairtrade Africa Purpose

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

    Purpose of the Position

  • To support a coherent and coordinated policy and research programme that assists FTA to grow its influence and visibility.

  • To promote and maintain relationships with key audiences including producers, policy makers and other external agencies.

  • To provide capacity strengthening and technical support to policy, research and advocacy initiatives in the field.

    Key Duties and Responsibilities

    Policy and Research

  • Lead policy relevant analysis and research, contributing to the development and drafting of FTA’s

  • Support the organisation and management of events, meetings and campaigns to ensure the
    implementation of the research, policy and advocacy plan regionally.

  • Support and develop the capacity of FTA regional teams to generate materials and conduct other deskbased research and policy analyses and provide strategic support.

  • Track and analyse global, continental policy and advocacy environment, recommending strategic
    opportunities for FTA engagement in addition to supporting the regions in undertaking country specific analysis

  • Support the implementation of a MEL system to track the output, outcomes and impact of FTA’s work.

  • Keep abreast and up to date with key issues related to the work of FTA including monitoring of policy related activities of key stakeholders.

  • Represent FTA continentally at public engagement events


  • Identify, and participate in networks
    in established FTA priority areas with relevant stakeholders and partners, providing salient information on a continuous basis.

  • Network with continental stakeholders to build strategic relationships and deepen FTA understanding of key policy issues and advocacy opportunities.

  • Represent FTA in relevant governance, planning, intelligence and lobby meetings of umbrella
    organisations and coalitions.

  • Support the design of initiatives to build the capacity of FTA projects and producer organisations to more effectively engage in advocacy, strengthen linkages with key advocacy stakeholders.

    Knowledge Management and Information Sharing

  • Support the collection and documentation of impact stories for sharing, learning and advocacy.

  • Contribute to the drafting of written materials and copy for social media as well as supporting digital communications.

  • Respond to questions from FTA members and other stakeholders on key policy highlights and other
    written materials as needed.

  • In collaboration with the regional teams and key FTA stakeholders, identify and lead resource mobilisation development opportunities contributing to concept and proposal development and donor reports.

  • Establish and maintain all documentation, data and information systems related to research, policy and advocacy.

  • Develop policy and research tools, frameworks and curriculum to strengthen the advocacy capacity of
    FTA staff and producer networks.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Fairtrade International Policy, Research And Advocacy Officer Jobs in Kenya

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