Ethiopia: SENIOR PROGRAMME OFFICER

Organization: Fairtrade Africa
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 06 Feb 2020

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

  1. Organizational Strengthening
    • Initiate and maintain relationships with local communities, public and government institutions, educational
    institutions among other stakeholders
    • Attend to producer needs and concerns, advocate on 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.
    • Advise on how to manage risk and optimize on the opportunities
    • Influence localized policies and perceptions in favour of FTA though the support of the team leader
    • 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 and or, participate in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) activities
    • Support the needs and situational assessment of Small producer organizations and propose recommendations
    • 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
  2. Pre and post certification
    • Organize Pre and post certification training
    • Provide support to cooperatives to prepare towards audit through trainings on the Fairtrade standards
    • Support producer organizations in the implementation of corrective measures and follow up on performance
    issues
  3. Membership Support
    • Implement FTA membership strategy and ensure follow up on membership issues with regional office
    • Submit necessary reports on country activities as per required timelines
    • Advise on member’s perceptions and attitudes towards FTA and the NFOs and other stakeholders operating
    within the region

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
• Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Agriculture, Rural development or related field
• A minimum of 3 years’ 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
• Good command of spoken and written English.
• Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with individuals across multi-functional
disciplines
• Conflict resolution skills
• Good organizational skills
• Good training and facilitation skills


How to apply:

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