Fairtrade Africa- West Africa Network Recruitment 2020

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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for Fairtrade Africa- West Africa Network Recruitment 2020.

Fairtrade Africa- West Africa Network is a global movement which addresses 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.

Job Description

  • Company: Fairtrade Africa- West Africa Network
  • Location: Goaso, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana
  • State: Sunyani
  • Job type: Full-Time

Job Title: Senior Project Officer

Key Duties/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
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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
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Skills & Experience Required

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Qualifications

      • 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 areasBachelor’s Degree in Economics, Agriculture or related fieldExperience And Knowledge

    Skills

      • 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.
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How to Apply

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Application Deadline: 24th October 2020.

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