14 Aug 2019

Programme Team Lead at Fairtrade Africa

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  • 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



  • 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
  • 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.

How to Apply

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

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