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  • Posted: Aug 14, 2019
    Deadline: Aug 23, 2019
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  • Fairtrade International is an internationally recognized, non-profit organization that works to secure fairer trade terms so that farmers and workers in developing countries can invest in a better future for themselves and their communities. Our global team works to directly connect producers and consumers and promote fairer trading conditions and sustain...
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    Programme Team Lead

    DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

    KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS

    • Planning and implementation lead his/her team in identifying producer needs, planning, budgeting and implementation of field 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 learnings from implementation and producer needs
    • Reporting and Communication
      • 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
    • Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
      • 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
    • Stakeholder and Partners’ Support
      • 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
    • Accounting Support and Resource Mobilization
      • Effectively track field level income and expenses
      • Prepare and/or approve budgets for his/her team members’ field activities and workshops
      • Prepare monthly and quarterly budget report on field level activities
      • Support with resource mobilization for concerned programme
    • Administrative Support
      • Support provide logistical support to the organization for events and workshops
      • Represent the FTA at meetings, events/forums, and conferences in and outside the country
    • People management
      • Works as a technical leader for the programme field team and coordinate team members´ work
      • Performance management of direct reportees

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

    • 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.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Fairtrade International on www.fairtradeafrica.net to apply
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