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Project Manager Vacancy in Ethiopia

Countries: Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya
Organization: Fairtrade Africa
Closing date: 4 Jan 2022


Planning and implementation

  • In liaison with the key project partners, producer organisations, project team and the Head of Region, lead in overall planning, budgeting and implementation of all project activities and producer services under the Partnership
  • Provide technical, administrative and logistical support to the project team for efficient and effective implementation.
  • Coordinate and support all project officers and producer organisations receive all resource required for activity/project implementation
  • Prepare annual and quarterly work plans in line with the project and partnership objectives for approval
  • Develop, submit and update field activity implementation guidelines based on learnings from implementation and producer needs

Reporting, Communication, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Lead in preparing all field level reports on progress of implementation and submit to the Head of Region for approval and submission to key project partners
  • Be the focal Project lead i.e., receiving and effectively responding to all inquiries about the Project, field activities and field implementation of the Project
  • Facilitate joint planning and review meetings with producer organisations and ensure timely gathering and distribution of all relevant information to producer organizations
  • Participate in key partners and project related meetings in-country and outside, where necessary
  • In liaison with the project Communications Officer, Head of Region and key project partners, draft articles about the Project for internal and external newsletters and news portals.
  • In liaison with MEL Officer, project team and key project partners, lead in effective monitoring of progress of project implementation, adopt appropriate tools and methodology to collect and analyse required data and apply agree templates to report outcome
  • Compile quarterly summary reports of activities in liaison with MEL Officer and project team using agreed/required Fairtrade Africa and project specific templates
  • Undertake risk mapping and report on same

Stakeholder and Partners’ Support

  • Coordinate field trips for partners and other stakeholders**
  • In liaison with the Head of Region, increase partnership and networking between producers’ organizations, local and central government officials, and civil society
  • Represent Fairtrade Africa and the Project at meetings, events/forums, and conferences in the country in relation to the Project and its key topics


  • Prepare and/or approve budgets for the project field activities and workshops
  • Effectively track the Project’s field level expenses, accounting and reporting
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly budget and financial reports on project implementation/performance for approval and submission

General Management

  • Support staff in developing realistic work plans based programmatic needs (as appropriate)
  • Regularly discuss performance, giving timely, constructive feedback, providing support to address issues and acting when necessary
  • Provide technical support, guidance and development for team members
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement
  • Support and provide logistical support to the organisation for events and workshops


Academic Qualifications

· Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Economics, Agriculture or related field

· Solid technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in project management

· Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office

· Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus

Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 5 experiences in planning, developing and managing projects in the agricultural sector
  • Proven experience managing a team.

· Experience with project management software tools

  • Experience in external representation with governments, civil society donors and producer networks.


· Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills

  • Good negotiation skills

· Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Project management skills
  • Proposal writing skills
  • Sound budgeting skills
  • Ability to be creative and think flexibly

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