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  • Posted: Sep 17, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Fairtrade is a global movement which addressees the injustices of conventional trade by supporting smallholder farmers and workers to secure better terms of trade.Fairtrade Africa, a member of the wider International Fairtrade movement represents Fairtrade certified producers in Africa and the Middle East.


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    Project Officer-Climate Change

    •  Together with the SPO coordinate the overall implementation of the activities of the climate change workstream as per the annual work plan (AWP).
    •  Ensure an inclusive, participatory and transparent implementation process; as well as to ensure the delivery of resources and results according to planned targets.
    •  Prepare inputs and regular updates to detail programme specific work plans, action plans, issue and lessons learned in partnership with the implementing unions, societies and target cocoa-growing communities and stakeholders of the programme.

    Technical Support

    •  Provide support to Senior Project Officer in the conduct of thematic training on Climate change, Organizational Strengthening and other relevant training for unions, societies and key stakeholders
    •  Support the timely mobilization of project communities, project activity implementation service providers in accordance with the AWP.
    •  Provide requisite technical advice and information to unions and society leaders as well as community animators especially the components related to CAAP development at the community level.
    •  Provide technical expertise, coordinate, supervise, and assure the quality of the work of unions, societies and communities to ensure planned deliverables are met in good quality and in a timely manner as per the AWP
    •  Conduct field-level training and awareness creation activities on climate change, Climate Smart Agriculture and natural resource management and other capacity building as well as institutional development for unions, societies and communities, local government, and other key stakeholders.
    •  Conduct follow-up visits to the communities to provide coaching/mentoring support to unions, societies and community animators for training and CAAP development.
    •  Actively work with the Cocoa Life gender and social inclusion Implementing partner to develop and implement strategies to promote gender equality and social inclusion as part of the CAAP development process.

    Programme Monitoring, Evaluation And Learning

    •  Prepare accurate and reliable field activity reports in close coordination with the SPO.
    •  Support in data collection to contribute to and support the full implementation of the M&E system – in close coordination with the MEL officer.
    •  Support the SPO and the Project Manager in the preparation of timely reports on progress, achievements, and challenges,
    • Ensure identification, documentation and synthesis of experiences, good practices and lesson learned under the programme for organizational sharing and learning and contribute to the development of relevant knowledge products, knowledge networks and communities of practice

    Required Knowledge And Experience

    SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

    •  Relevant tertiary qualifications at least 3 years of solid experience implementing projects in one or more of the following fields: Climate Change, environmental conservation or management/ science/ planning/ sustainability/ natural resource management, forestry and community engagement.
    •  Working knowledge of climate change adaptation and experience especially in the cocoa sector in the delivery programs in the context of government policies, processes and procedures and community attitudes.
    •  Proven project management skills including the demonstrated ability to deliver agreed outcomes, and demonstrated time management and organizational skills, with proven ability to prioritize competing demands
    •  Strong community mobilization and relationships building skills.
    •  Effective communications skills and ability to establish good working relationships with Farmer-Based organizations and communities.
    •  Demonstrated openness to change and ability to solve problems and manage complexities.
    •  Ability to travel under harsh conditions within the project operational area whenever required.
    •  Excellent team-building skills.

    Language Skills

    • Fluency in English and Twi are essential.

    Method of Application

    To apply for this position please download the recruitment application form on our website www.fairtradeafrica.net (CVs will not be accepted). Completed applications should be e-mailed [email protected] not later than Sunday, 20th September 2020 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.

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