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.
FTA Secretariat is located in Nairobi where the operations are in the hands of the FTA Senior Leadership Team (FTA-SLT). In enabling the members to have a strong voice in the governance, strategy and the overall direction of the Fairtrade movement in Africa, the FTA-SLT has the responsibility for directing and managing all FTA resources including employees. The FTA-SLT has the overall responsibility of strategy development and operational implementation. The Finance and Administration Director (FAD) is expected to be an active member of this team.
FAIRTRADE AFRICA PURPOSE
To improve the socio-economic conditions of African producers through increased access to better trading conditions.
Dignity for All Programme- (FTA and Fairtrade Finland Partnership Programme)
This is a four-year Programme funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Finland. Underpinned by the Fairtrade Theory of Change (ToC), the MFA Impact Programme seeks justice and fairness through exercising rights and free¬doms, empowerment through strengthening the assets and capabilities of the most marginalized farmers and workers, and the attainment of sustainable livelihoods through building resilient agro-based trade systems and societies.
The programme is aimed at capturing and assessing simultaneous change in four areas (spheres of change): Small producer & worker organizations; Supply chain business practices; Consumer behaviour and Civil society action.
The programme is being implemented in Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi and South Africa in banana, flowers, wine, tea and cocoa value chains. It focuses on FTA key thematic areas of gender and social compliance, workers’ rights, living income and living wage.
The two projects in Ghana are the Cocoa and Banana Impact Projects. The Cocoa Impact Project in Ghana is being expanded to include a Deforestation, Climate Change and Carbon Credit Project.
About The Job
To lead the implementation of the Cocoa Impact Project in deforestation, climate change and carbon credit.
LOCATION: Accra, Ghana
BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY: Yes
Duties And Responsibilities
Provide thematic training and technical advisory support training to producer organisations and their structures and committees on themes including:
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Support the Regional coordinator with resource mobilisation efforts
Required Skills or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (e.g. Agriculture, Environmental Science, Natural Resources etc.) with additional work experience
Experience and Knowledge
An application form (CVs will not be accepted) can be found on the jobs and volunteering page of our website https://fairtradeafrica.net/vacancies/ Completed applications should be saved in the applicant’s name, and the position Senior Project Officer - Cocoa Impact Project.
All applicants should state how they meet essential requirements of the post and include their email address, telephone contacts and three referees with contact details on the application form and email to [email protected]. If you have any queries, please call +254202721930 / +233 (0)27 724 6894 / +233 (0)50 160 1365 and ask to speak to a member of the HR team. Qualified applicants will be subjected to background checks as condition of employment
FEMALE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
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