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Programme Manager (Other products & Fundraising)

Fairtrade Africa (FTA)

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted March 10, 2022.

Programme Manager (Other products & Fundraising) Jobs in Fairtrade Africa (FTA) Uganda vacancies in Uganda at Fairtrade Africa (FTA)

# Job Description

Fairtrade Africa FTA, is a member of the wider Fairtrade International
movement that represents Fairtrade certified producers in Africa and the
Middle East. We operate four regional networks: Eastern and Central Africa
Network ECAN based in Nairobi, Kenya; West Africa Network WAN based in
Accra, Ghana, Southern Africa Network SAN based in Blantyre, Malawi and the
Middle East and North Africa Network MENA.
Fairtrade Africa is owned by its members, who are African producer
organizations certified against Fairtrade International Standards producing
traditional export commodities such as coffee, cocoa, tea, flowers, cotton,
bananas, cane sugar, wine, fresh fruits, herbs and spices and non-traditional
commodities including shea butter and rooibos tea.
Currently, FTA represents over 1,083,139 producers across 28 countries in
Fairtrade Africa secretariat is located in Nairobi, Kenya, and has 50%
ownership of the Fairtrade system.

To develop, coordinate and implement Fairtrade Africa’s Strategy in Eastern
& Central Africa for other products besides Coffee and flowers and plants and
resource mobilisation in order to effectively achieve the current market
demands, increase market access, increase volume, increase the funding level
for all products in the region and create an impact on producers as well as
recommend and take action based on plan and forecast.

programme Management
• Coordinate the producer needs assessment programme and the development of
programming activity in line with the regional and FTA objectives
• Provide network development support for member networks such as product and
country groupings.
• Develop and implement project plans to ensure that each project is delivered
successfully, on time and meets the agreed objectives of the wider strategy
• Develop and coordinate capacity development work plans and ensure effective
implementation through the management of Programme Team Leaders and Officers.
• Manage to implement partnerships with other organisations to further FTA’s
programming activities.
• Support producers and members to attend local regional and international
• Support the production of regional communications including drafting
articles for newsletters, assisting in compiling and drafting of producer
experiences and sharing of best practices.
• Support the maintenance of FTA’s producer database ensuring it is updated
• Develop plans for producers and member organisations to maximize their
engagement and participation through excellent communication and relationship
• Support the identification of commercial opportunities and facilitate NFO,
donor and buyer visits to the producer and member organizations
• Monitor budget disbursements for field staff programming activities.

Build and manage non-core products strategy
• Support build and manage FTA’s strategy for other products besides cocoa
in West Africa and associated plans to achieve on-going demand and supply
• Ensure the short and long-term product strategy for all other products is
• Ensure progress on FTA’s strategy and plan for other products are
effectively communicated and relevant information is available to all key
• Research, develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of current, future
and historical context of operations within the value chains of other products
and the Fairtrade market to inform strategy and plans
• Coordinate commercial and market strategies related to other products in
collaboration with the commercial directorate and labelling initiatives to
maximize the patronage or utilization of Fairtrade products and their
• Support the strategy development, and implementation of activities for the
growth and determination of commercial viability for locally-led products, in
collaboration with National Fairtrade Organisations and commercial partners.

Stakeholder Relations and Support
• Develop partnerships and working relationships with donors, potential
donors as well as implementing and potential implementation partners e.g.,
local NGOs, CSOs and state agencies/departments
• Develop a direct relationship with POs in other products and country
• In liaison with Commercial Directorate, collaborate with market-facing
colleagues who generate demand for other Fairtrade products to assess and
develop the market potential for other products in ECAN.
• Collaborate with country teams to understand production and business
capacity for other products
• Communicate programme/project progress i.e., core programme and projects on
other products and performance to key stakeholders, both internally and

Fundraising and Resource Mobilisation
• Lead all fundraising and resource mobilisation efforts in the region
• Liaise with the Continental Resource Mobilisation Coordinator to adopt FTA’s
resource strategy for East Africa
• Develop annual resource mobilisation targets for each product in the region,
develop an accompanying work plan and implement the same
• Provide support in design and development of continental level
projects/programme concepts and proposals
• Ensure high quality and timely submission of proposals and concept notes,
Project Report/Project Progress Reports to donors and funding affiliates.
• Monitor donor reporting and grant expenditure deadlines; coordinate with
Head of Region and Continental Resource Mobilization Coordinator in responding
to these deadlines while facilitating and participating in the preparation of
quality financial and narrative reports to donors.
• Develop and manage strategic consortium partnerships with appropriate CSOs,
academic organizations and private sector firms to leverage Fairtrade Africa’s
chances of success in competitive calls for proposals and tender bids.
• Design strategy and plan for building fundraising capacity within producer

• Lead and co-ordinate the preparation of financial, donor and programme
progress reports
• Ensure the effective monitoring and evaluation of projects within the
• Work with the M&E Officer in the collection of monitoring data to coordinate
impact or evaluation studies ongoing in the region General Management
• Ensure the provision of reports on grants, M&E, Finance, Programme activity
• Plan, coordinate and execute the annual operational plan, providing the team
with the needed direction to achieve results and hold them accountable.
• Support staff in developing realistic work plans based on programmatic
• Regularly discuss performance, giving timely, constructive feedback,
providing support to address issues and acting when necessary
• Provide technical support, guidance and development for team members
• Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement

• At least 5 years knowledge and experience working in any of the products
of Fairtrade or any other standards organisations
• At least 3 years Programme Development and Management experience and
• At least 3 years Resource Mobilisation or Fundraising experience

Experience and Knowledge
• A minimum of 5 years experience in agricultural development
• Experience in supporting ethical and sustainable supply chains
• Knowledge of agricultural development and sustainable business practices
• Knowledge of Fairtrade standards and processes

• Advocacy and facilitation skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent stakeholder management and interpersonal skills
• Project management skills

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Completed applications should be saved in the applicant’s name, and the
position Programme ManagerOther Products & Fundraising. All applicants should
state how they meet the 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 and ask to speak to a member of the HR team. Qualified
applicants will be subjected to background checks as a condition of
employment. Only Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted.

Programme Manager (Other products & Fundraising) Jobs in Fairtrade Africa (FTA) Uganda vacancies in Uganda at Fairtrade Africa (FTA)

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