Senior Project Officers – NORAD Project


Company Fairtrade Afr...
Industry Agriculture/A...
Category Project Devel...
Location Accra
Job Status Fixed Term
Salary GH¢ 
Education Bachelor̵...
Experience 3 years
Job Expires Jul 11, 2021
Contact ...

Company Profile

Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella network organization representing Fairtrade-certified producers and workers in Africa and the Middle East. It has four (4) regional networks – Eastern & Central Africa; Southern Africa; West Africa; and the Middle East & North Africa.  Established in 2005, FTA is a member of Fairtrade International and currently represents over one million farmers and workers in over 500 producer organizations spread across 33 countries in Africa by providing services to them that contribute to the improvement of their livelihoods.  Fairtrade Africa’s interventions are guided by the Fairtrade Theory of Change which visually expresses how these ultimately lead to global Fairtrade Goals 

Job Description


To support the producer and member organisations conducting needs assessment, thematic trainings and providing coaching to strengthen capacity. To provide pre and post certification support as required.

1 position in Accra, Ghana
1 position in Abidjan, Cote d'ivoire


  • Post holder reports to: Team Leader
  • Staff reporting to this post: None


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 producer organizations
  • 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 main streaming
  • 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.
  • Advise on how to manage risk and optimise on the opportunities
  • Influence localised policies and perceptions in favour of FTA though the support of the Programme Manager.
  • 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
  • Represent FTA in country and field events
  • Support the needs and situational assessment of producer organizations and propose recommendations to best support Small Producer Organizations
  • Support in provision of technical assistance to members in the development of business strategic plans, marketing plans related to business development and growth requirements

Required Skills or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Agriculture or related field

Experience and Knowledge

  • 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 Fairtrade standards
  • Thematic knowledge and expertise in FTA’s priority areas
  • Skills
  • Good command of spoken and written English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with 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 local language

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