Fairtrade International Programme Team Lead Jobs in Kenya

Fairtrade International Programme Team Lead Jobs in Kenya

Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella network organization 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 organization.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead his/her team in identifying producer needs, planning, budgeting and implementation offield level activities and producer services
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to his/her team
  • Coordinate and support field staff access to logistical requirements for activity implementation
  • Prepare draft annual work plans in line with programme or core objectives for approval
  • Develop, and or update field activity implementation guidelines based on learningsfrom implementation and producer needs
  • Lead in preparation of all field level reports on progress of implementation
  • Effectively respond to all queries concerning field implementation Ensure effective two-way communication between producer organizations and field staff
  • Facilitate joint planning and review with producer organizations and ensure timely gathering and distribution of information to producer organizations
  • Regularly make follow ups and collect feedback/information from producer organizations for monitoring & evaluation of services received to inform improvements
  • Prepare summaries for the programmer’s annual plans, reports and articles
  • Closely monitor programme performance (Financial and programmatic) and propose strategies for continuous improvement
  • In close collaboration with the MEL team, support on all monitoring and evaluation related activities
  • Monitor capacity building efforts
  • Submit high quality narrative and financial reports in accordance with project and organizational requirements
    (monthly, quarterly, bi-annually and annually)
  • Provide information and data on a timely basis to the Fairtrade Africa MEL function including but not limited to quantitative and qualitative reporting
  • Establish and maintain a database of all programme documents and reports area of operation
    Coordinate field trips for partners and other stakeholders
  • In liaison with
    partnership coordinator increase partnership and networking between producers, government officials, civil society and the private sector

    Skills & Experience required
  • Graduate in Agriculture, Agribusiness management, Rural Development Studies, Business
    Administration, or Business Management or any other related disciplines.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in Programme/Project development and Management
  • Experience in team management, relationship building, and working with community groups / rural enterprises.
  • Ability to develop, implement and assess performance metrics
  • Proven record of boosting team performance and employee retention rates
  • Knowledge or experience in sustainability standards such as Fairtrade will be desirable.
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Experience in report writing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with individuals across multi-functional and cultural disciplines
  • Able to handle varied, demanding and complex tasks.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Project Management training will be an added advantage
  • Able to juggle competing priorities to meet tight deadlines.

    How to Apply
  • To apply for this position please download recruitment application form on our website
    www.fairtradeafrica.net (CVs will not be accepted).
  • Completed applications should be e-mailed recruitments@fairtradeafrica.net not later than 23rd August 2019.
  • All applicants should state how they meet essential requirements of the job in the application form and should include
    email address and telephone contact details in their applications.
  • Qualified applicants will be subjected to a background check as a condition of employment. If you have any queries, please e-mail recruitments@fairtradeafrica.net or call +254
    20 2721930 and ask to speak to a member of the Admin team.
  • For more information and job application details, see; Fairtrade International Programme Team Lead Jobs in Kenya

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