Programme Manager – Flowers at Fairtrade International – May 2024

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Programme Manager – Flowers

Programme Management

  • Coordinate needs assessment programmes for flower producer organizations to inform programming activities in line with Fairtrade Africa (FTA) strategic objectives.
  • Develop and execute project plans to ensure successful, timely delivery that meets the broader strategic goals.
  • Assist producers and members in participate in local, regional, and international events.
  • Develop plans for producers and member organizations to optimize their operations and impact, enhancing engagement and participation through excellent communication and relationship management.
  • Provide continued support to producers in Fairtrade premium use strengthening, risk management, visibility of best practices, and differentiation.
  • Offer producers support on emerging trends including Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence (HREDD) and corporate accountability alignments.
  • Assist in identifying commercial opportunities and facilitate visits by NFOs, donors, and buyers to the producer and member organizations.

Advocacy & External Relations

  • Support producer organizations in the formation of member networks such as product and country groupings or platforms as avenues for policy influence and advocacy.
  • Manage communications with existing donors and delivery partners to promote deeper engagement, loyalty, and maximize long-term value.
  • Oversee relevant workstreams on wage improvement for workers and empowerment of workers and worker associations.
  • Manage partnerships with other organizations to advance FTA’s programming activities. · Contribute to regional communications by drafting articles for newsletters, compiling producer experiences, and sharing best practices.
  • Develop relationships with new donors and partners, including identifying potential partners, nurturing relationships, and supporting proposal writing.
  • Reporting
  • Lead and coordinate the preparation of financial, donor, and programme progress reports.
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of projects within the portfolio.
  • Collaborate with the M&E Officer in collecting monitoring data to coordinate impact or evaluation studies ongoing in the region.

General Management

  • Provide oversight on programme resources ensuring effective programme resourcing, efficiency, and overall accountability
  • 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.
  • Administration and management of core programme assets including service delivery contracts, flower producer’s database, the flowers online platform and other Fairtrade system platforms.
  • Support staff in developing realistic work plans based programmatic and producer organizations’ needs, ensuring effective implementation through the management of Programme Team Leaders and Programme Officers.
  • 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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Agri-business management, social sciences, Project management, or a related field. Experience and Knowledge
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in agricultural development of which 5 years should be in management position/roles.
  • Experience in supporting ethical and sustainable supply chains
  • Knowledge of agricultural development and sustainable business practices
  • Experience in implementing capacity building programmes for workers and smallholder farmers.
  • Experience in managing complex programmes/projects.
  • Experience and understanding of in labour and policy engagement issues · Experience in managing complex programmes
  • Experience in Hired labour plantations, or Flowers and Young plants sector will be an advantage
  • Knowledge of Fairtrade standards and processes will be an advantage

Skills

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving and solution oriented
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Resource mobilization skills Ability to coach and mentor teams

Submit Your Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Fairtrade-Africa_Application_Form (3) to apply