Fairtrade Africa – Business Support Officer- Flowers (Nairobi).

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  1. Planning and implementation

· Spearhead the identification of the producer needs, planning, budgeting and implementation of field level activities and producer services

· Prepare draft annual work plans in line with programme or core objectives for approval by the line manager

· Develop, and or update field activity implementation guidelines based on learnings from implementation and producer needs.

  1. Reporting and Communication

· Effectively respond to all queries concerning field implementation

· Regularly make follow ups and collect feedback/information from producer organizations for monitoring & evaluation of services received to inform improvements

· Prepare summaries for the programme annual plans, reports and articles

  1. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

· Prepare field level reports on progress of activities implementation

· In close collaboration with the MEL team, support on all monitoring and evaluation related activities

· Submit high quality narrative and financial reports in accordance with project and organizational requirements (monthly, quarterly, bi-annually and annually)

  1. Project support

· Support FTA projects on the ground

· Prepare and provide reports to on projects progress

· Provide feedback on project challenges and recommend remedial actions

· Identify opportunities for new projects, collect data and information

· Provide support to the members in project implementation. Constantly communicate the objectives of the projects to ensure member buy in.

· Ensure policies and procedures are in place and are adhered to

  1. 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

  1. 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



· Graduate in Agriculture, Agribusiness management Economics, Rural Development Studies, Business Administration, or Business Management

· 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 disciplines

· 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.






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