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  • Posted: Sep 25, 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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    Senior Project Officer

    • To support hired labour organizations and workers in conducting a needs assessment, thematic training and providing coaching to strengthen capacity.
    • To provide pre and post-certification support as required.

    Reporting Lines

    • Post holder reports to Project Coordinator – Dignity for All Project
    • Staff reporting to this post**: None**

    BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY: Yes

    Key Duties And Responsibilities

    Project Management

    • Establish a business case for each project, supported by budget information and income projections
    • Manage the implementation of projects to develop the capacity of hired labour organizations and workers
    • Monitor operational activities and effectiveness of results and milestones
    • Compile monthly updates and quarterly reports using FTA and project templates
    • Support the development of project proposals

    Technical Advisory

    Provide thematic training and technical advisory support training to producer organisations and Fairtrade Premium Committees:

    • Project and financial management
    • Gender mainstreaming
    • Hired Labour Standards
    • Fairtrade Premium management
    • Product Certification Cycle

    Organizational Strengthening

    • Initiate and maintain relationships with local communities, public and government institutions, educational institutions among other stakeholders
    • Understand 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.
    • Advice on how to manage risk and optimise on the opportunities
    • Influence localised policies and perceptions in favour of FTA through the support of the D4A Project Coordinator.
    • 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
    • Support the needs and situational assessment of HLOs and propose recommendations to best support workers
    • Support in provision of technical assistance to HLOs in the development of business strategic plans, marketing plans related to business development and growth requirements

    Skills & Experience Required

    KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Agriculture or related field

    Experience And Knowledge

    Skills

    • A minimum of 3 years’ project management experience in a similar environment
    • Experience of delivering training to a range of audiences
    • Experience in business development within sustainable supply chains
    • Knowledge and understanding of labour laws and industrial relations in Ghana
    • 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 the ability to interact with individuals across multi-functional disciplines
    • Conflict resolution skills
    • Good organizational skills
    • Good training and facilitation skills
    • Strong planning and project management skills
    • Ability to speak the local language

    Method of Application

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

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