Job Title: Communications Manager
 

Team: Programmes
 

Job Family: Communications
 

Category: International/Local
 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 

Reporting To: Programmes Director
 

Reporting to this post: Communications Assistant; Communications & IT Officer
 

Scale Level: Manager Level 1 Scale point 5
 

Salary Range (Basic): USD 2,500 - 3,960
 

Budget Responsibility: Yes
 

Background:
 

Fairtrade is the leading ethical trading label globally and it’s objective is to improve livelihoods of producers and workers through trade. The Africa Fairtrade Network (AFN), set-up in 2005 and operating as Fairtrade Africa (FTA), is an umbrella organisation representing over 700,000 Fairtrade certified producers in Africa, and is a member and co-owner of Fairtrade International (FLO) which operates from Bonn, Germany. 


Through various networks the FTA also influences and represents non-FLO certified producers and their organizations on fair trade issues nationally, regionally and globally.
 

FTA aims to effectively represent producers within the FLO system and in the broader fair trade movement, working to increase market access and organisational support for African producers and contributing to poverty reduction in Africa. 


To achieve this FTA works with relevant organisations and institutions in building support for Fairtrade and fair trade conditions across Africa and for bringing together people, institutions and governments in a movement for change in world trade. 


Currently there are over 300 Fairtrade certified groups in Africa and the movement is continuing to grow in Africa with new intra-Africa Fairtrade market opportunities and domestic sustainable consumption emerging across the continent especially in South Africa and Kenya.
 

FTA is governed by an elected continental Board, representing all certified producers in Africa, through four regional structures (in Southern, East, West and North Africa), each of which has its own Board of Directors and staff. 


As a member of the Fairtrade International, Fairtrade Africa is also accountable to their Board and works in close collaboration with other Producer Networks in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and with Labelling Initiatives all over the world who are responsible for the development of consumer markets


Commencing in 2013 the African Fairtrade Network will expand its role within Africa beyond representation, coordination and participation for producers to include service provision, product origin management and support standards delivery for increased efficiency and accountability to producers.
 

Job Purpose:
 

The Communications Manager (CM), carries the overall responsibility for the development and implementation of Fairtrade Africa’s communications strategy and plan. 


This involves delivering many different channels of communication, across the continent, regions and Internationally and in different languages. 


The Communications Manager in his/her capacity is responsible for: increasing understanding of Fairtrade Africa (producers, external audience); position Fairtrade Africa as a facilitator for producers, partners and traders; increase visibility and recognition of Fairtrade Africa (producers, external audience). 


He/she will also be in charge of coordinating the organisation’s annual Africa Fairtrade Convention, which unites producers and partners in Africa and globally and also support other events as necessary.
 

The CM will also provide support to the regions and assist with communications and brand management of
specific projects, most notably the introduction of Fairtrade to consumers. 


Finally, as Fairtrade Africa is undergoing internal changes, the CM will help drive improvements in internal communications throughout Fairtrade Africa and the global movement.
 

Overall, the CM will help create a positive regional and international environment in which Fairtrade can succeed by leading the communication strategy and implementation, event delivery and coordinating with the regional teams, member organizations and other stakeholders in and out of the Fair Trade movement.


Specific Tasks
 

Communication Strategy Development, Planning and Budgeting

  • Lead FTA communications and media strategy and contribute to the Global communications and branding strategies.
  • Lead in the achievement of communications goals.
  • Ensure that evaluation systems are in place related to these goals and report progress.
  • Develop short and long term communications and media related plans and budgets for the strategy and workplan, programme and activities; and to monitor progress and evaluate performance.
  • Drive improvements in an internal communication framework following the merger of Fairtrade Africa with Fairtrade International’s Product Services & Relations department within FTA and the wider global movement.
  • Manage the suppliers and service providers ensuring great quality, delivery and value for money.

Producer communications

  • Improve communication with producers to keep them informed about Fairtrade Africa projects and activities
  • Enhance communication between producers to share best practices
  • Support Regional teams at internal events with producers
  • Communicate with producers to create impact stories
  • Build communication plans that highlight the value that FTA brings and therefore encourages producers to pay their membership fees

External communications & event management

  • Coordinate communication work with Fairtrade International, Regional and National Fairtrade Organisations and other Producer Networks – (providing materials and communication tools)
  • Identify and support networking initiatives to maximise FTA reach to supporters and stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain relationships with audiences such as business associations, think tanks and academia;
  • Coordinate FTA’s annual event (Africa Fairtrade Convention)
  • Support other relevant events.

Writing/editing

  • Lead in the development of FTA annual reports and other publications;
  • Write and edit FTA newsletter to publicize Fairtrade news and developments;
  • Manage FTA website, ensuring it is updated regularly
  • Lead in writing media statements and support development of other communications materials

Media

  • Provide proactive and reactive information to the media or to Fairtrade partners for media purposes to support organizational goals and strategies
  • Oversee media monitoring on Fairtrade
  • Support the Executive Director as the spokesperson, and schedule and participate in interviews, as required
  • Support and train producer members and colleagues in media work

Fairtrade Marketing Support

  • Coordinate external communication launches for Fairtrade marketing organisations supported by FTA
  • Support the implementation of the communication strategy for these marketing organisations;
  • Support the identification and roll-out events
  • Support the creation of campaign materials
  • Support the development and roll-out of a media strategy

Skills and Competence – Essential:

  • Graduate level degree or equivalent.
  • 5 years of experience working in communications for reputable organisations including at least 1 year line management experience.
  • Proven facilitation skills in multi-stakeholder settings & experience working with different audiences, from consumers to donor partners
  • Proven experience in brand identity management including design experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proven track record in event coordination
  • Internal communications experience
  • In-depth knowledge/experience of one of the following: the fair trade movement and its role and impact in promoting development; international development issues; ethical trade or social corporate responsibility.
  • Languages: Excellent English is essential.
  • Experience of working in an African environment

Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of French and other relevant languages, strongly preferred
  • Qualification in communication
  • Experience in international media
  • Up-to-date experience in new media
  • Kenyan consumer & media experience preferred

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrable ability to drive forward work on own initiative and with limited guidance
  • Demonstrable ability to motivate and enthuse others
  • Preference for working in multicultural environments
  • Political judgement backed by a diplomatic and sensitive working style
  • Collaborative and supportive approach to teamwork.

Application Deadline: 8th May 2013
 

An application form (CVs will not be accepted) can be found on the jobs and volunteering page of our
website www.fairtradeafrica.net.


If you have any queries, please e-mail recruitment@fairtradeafrica.net or call +254202721930 and ask to speak to a member of the Admin team. 


Qualified applicants will be subjected to background checks as a condition of employment. 


The final hiring decision is anticipated end of May 2013 for a preferred start date of 1st July 2013. 


Completed applications should be e-mailed to recruitment@fairtradeafrica.net 


All applicants should state how they meet essential requirements of the post and include their email address, telephone contacts and three referees with contact details on the application form.
 

Others: 


This job description is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. 


The post holder will be expected to work to agreed objectives, which should facilitate achievements of key responsibilities in accordance with the Performance Review Process.
The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) is a Statutory Agency established under the Competition Act, No. 12 of 2010. 


The Authority’s mandate is to promote and safeguard competition and also protect consumers from unfair and misleading market conduct.
 

The Authority wishes to invite qualified applicants to fill the following position:
 

Senior Procurement Officer



1 Post


The successful candidate will be responsible for providing procurement support to the Authority, including tendering and ensuring compliance with the applicable procurement laws and regulations, to ensure best practice and value for money principles are upheld.
 

Main Duties & Responsibilities

  • Establishing and updating Authority’s Procurement Policies, Procedures and Systems;
  • Ensuring compliance with the Procurement laws and regulations (Public Procurement Act 2005 & Public Procurement Regulations, 2006);
  • Development, facilitation, implementation, monitoring & review of the Authority’s Procurement Plan;
  • Undertake contracts negotiation, review and management in conjunction with the respective Directors and Heads of Units;
  • Performs Secretarial role to the Authority’s Tender Committee and Disposal Committee;
  • Coordinate the preparation ofor advertisement , opening and evaluation of tenders and quotations;
  • Liaise with Public Procurement Oversight Authority [PPOA] and other bodies on matters related to procurement;
  • Advise Directorates and staff on all matters to do with procurement of goods and services;
  • Preparing and maintaining all procurement records;
  • Ensuring efficiency in inventory Management.

The candidate should have:-

  • A Degree in any Business related field from a recognized University;
  • A Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Management;
  • Minimum of six (6) years of relevant experience with 3 years at a senior level;
  • Knowledge of the Public Procurement Act and Regulations;
  • Membership of a professional body (KISM or CIPS);
  • An ICT related qualification with bias on spreadsheet;
  • High level of attention to detail, high integrity, good analytical; effective interpersonal skills, materials management skills, negotiation skills, record keeping skills and good customer relations;
  • Ability to prioritise and plan work effectively;
  • Good time management, planning and organizational skills;
  • Knowledge of law and practice in relation to procurement;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Self-motivation; and
  • Knowledge of risk management and legal implications linked to procurement.

If your profile matches the above specifications, please forward your application, current curriculum vitae indicating two (2) relevant referees, copies of your certificates and testimonials through: -
 

E-mail: recruitsupplies@cak.go.ke,


or


Drop Point: Kenya Railways HQ’s, Block “D”, 1st Floor, or
P.O. Box 36265-00200
Nairobi
 

To reach the undersigned by 6th May, 2013.
 

The Director General,
Competition Authority of Kenya
P.O. Box 36265-00200
Nairobi
An exciting opportunity has become available for Trucks Sales Executives for new commercial vehicle brands introduced in the Kenyan market.
 

Your overall responsibility will be to sell a range of New Commercial Vehicles and actively prospect for new business as well as developing existing relationships with an objective to achieve and exceed the planned volumes and profitability.


Previous Truck Sales experience is essential for this position.


If you have the skills, Passion and experience we require, send your CV and application to info@brevilla.com so as to reach us not later than 27th April 2013 .
The Media Council of Kenya is an independent national institution established by the Media Act, 2007 as the leading institution in the regulation of media and in the conduct and discipline of journalists. 


The Council seeks to fill the following vacant position:


Finance Manager  


MCK VA/1
 

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
 

Purpose of the Job: Management of the Council’s finances, the financial systems, planning of financial services, monitoring expenditures and enforcing financial compliance.
 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design, implement and review financial management policies, systems and procedures to ensure efficient and effectives accounting and finance processes;
  • Responsible for preparation of annual budgets and financial projections;
  • Responsible for timely preparation of accurate Management Accounts and Financial Statements/Reports;
  • Monitor the financial performance and cash flows of the Council, advice on matters arising and propose remedial measures where appropriate;
  • Responsible for compliance matters in regards to taxation and statutory requirements;
  • In liaison with the Human Resource and Administration Manager ensure proper payroll management and salary administration;
  • Facilitate external and internal audits and ensure effective implementation of audit recommendations;
  • Advise management with regard to financial matters;
  • Effective supervision of Departmental staff;
  • Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the level of responsibility of this role.

Academic/ Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting or Finance option from a recognised institution.
  • Must have at least CPA (K) or its acceptable equivalent.
  • Five (5) years working experience in a similar position.
  • Experience especially in the public sector will be an added advantage.
  • Be proficient in any of the automated accounting computer packages such as pastel, Quick Books, ERP systems (SAP, Navision) etc.
  • Those that have relevant Masters Degree are encouraged to apply.

Applicants meeting above qualifications should send their applications giving full details of their age, qualifications, experience, present and expected remuneration, full contact address including daytime telephone number, detailed C.V, copies of certificates and testimonials and contact details of three referees.
 

Applications should indicate position applied for including the reference number and addressed to:
 

The Chief Executive Officer
Media Council of Kenya
P.O. Box 43132- 00100
Nairobi
 

Applications can also be sent via E-mail: recruit@mediacouncil.or.ke
 

Or hand deliver applications to: Media Council of Kenya, Ground Floor, British American Insurance Centre at Mara/Ragati Road Junction in Upper Hill.
 

So as to reach not later than 3rd May 2013.
 

NB: Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
Republic of Kenya
 

Kisii County Assembly
 

Vacancies
 

The County Assembly of Kisii wishes to invite applications from qualified persons for the following positions:
 

1) Member of the County Assembly Service Board
 

Article 178 (1) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 establishes a county assembly for each County Government. 


The County Government Act No. 17 of 2012 has established the County Assembly Service Board which shall be responsible for the following functions:
 

a) Providing service and facilities to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the County Assembly.
 

b) Constituting offices in the County Assembly Service and appointing and supervising office holders.
 

c) Preparing annual estimates of expenditure of the county Assembly service and submitting them to the County Assembly for approval and excising budgetary control over the service.
 

d) Undertaking singly or jointly with other relevant organizations, programmes to promote the ideals of parliamentary democracy; and,
 

e) Performing other functions necessary for well being of the members and staff of the County Assembly or as prescribed by national legislation.
 

For appointment to this position a candidate must have:

  • Knowledge and experience in public affairs, and is not a member of the County Assembly.
  • Should be a resident of the county.

2) Editor of Hansard
 

Applicants for the position of Editor of the Hansard will be expected to perform the following duties
and responsibilities
 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Recording, production, transcription, editing, indexing and binding of verbatim reports of proceedings in the plenary sittings of the county assembly and its committees.
  • Production of journals and records of all work of the county assembly and their safe keeping.
  • Providing appropriate advice on matters relating to the Hansard Department of the County Assembly.

For appointment to this position a candidate must:

  • Have Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Social Science or Media Studies from recognized university
  • Be proficient in computer applications
  • Have served as an assistant Editor Hansard at the Kenya National Assembly or in the civil service or local authorities.
  • Have served as an editor in print/electronic media house.

How to apply:
 

a) Each application should be accompanied by a detailed CV and copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, National Identity Card or Passport and other relevant testimonials so as to reach the Interim Clerk, Kisii County Assembly not later than 1st May 2013 before 1700hours.
 

b) All applications should be clearly marked “ application for the position of member of the County Assembly Service Board” OR “Editor of the Hansard” on the envelope and hand delivered to:
 

The Interim Clerk/Secretary
County Assembly Service Board
Kisii County Assembly.
Kisii.
 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 


Women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
A company that specializes in the design and implementation of turnkey supply chain management and security solutions using Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and proactive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with the objective of safeguarding people and their assets, enhancing efficiency in operations and service delivery and providing greater real- time visibility of company staff operations and asset utilization has an opening for Marketing Executives whose Job Profile is as follows:
 

Vacancy: Marketing Executives
 

Employment Type: Full Time
 

Description: Job Holders to report to the Head of Sales
 

Job location: Nairobi, Kisumu, Eldoret and Mombasa
 

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills.
  • IT literate.
  • Previous working experience with tracking company, I.S.Ps or insurance firms for not less than 2 years
  • Degree in marketing, communication or a related field
  • Excellent selling skills, aggressive, go-getter.
  • Ability to work without supervision and able to multi-task

To apply for the above position, please send your CV and applications listing three references including your last direct supervisor and indicate current and expected salary to this email address tracking.ke@gmail.com


Please put the job title of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of the email.
Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
 

Short Term Gender Consultancy Announcement
 

The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) is a dynamic African-led organization that is working to catalyze a uniquely African Green Revolution, one that puts smallholder farmers first, while protecting biodiversity, promoting sustainability and advancing equity. 


AGRA aims to ensure that smallholders have what they need to succeed: good seeds and healthy soils; access to markets, information, financing, storage and transport; and policies that provide them with comprehensive support.
 

AGRA recognizes that women farmers can be a potent force for change and has officially committed to working with both men and women farmers. 


This is reflected in AGRA’s gender policy and strategy which is aimed to fulfill the organization’s vision and mission of gender equitable development through smallholder agricultural transformation. 


The purpose of the consultancy is to provide gender expertise and program support in the operationalization of AGRA’s gender mainstreaming strategy; provide technical support in the development of gender tools and resources for strengthening gender integration across the agriculture project cycle, and technical backstopping to capacity building activities and events in AGRA.


Qualifications
 

A degree (preferably a Masters) in the social sciences related to agriculture and/or natural resources management and at least four years’ post-qualification working experience on gender issues in related fields.
 

Essential qualifications and requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience in gender concepts, issues and policies in African agriculture and value chains;
  • Ability to develop projects and programs, including concept notes; strong writing & analytical skills in gender issues in agriculture;
  • Excellent oral and written communication & computer skills;
  • Ability to work independently and creatively.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to the AGRA gender unit in concept notes development; monitoring of gender collaborative activities; technical support in the development of gender tools and resources and backstopping gender capacity building activities in AGRA;
  • Liaise with gender unit partners to follow up joint strategy and actions to advance gender in agricultural programming and policy in Africa;
  • Develop bi-monthly updates for and management of the AGRA gender website and blog.

Terms
 

The contract is for 6 months beginning May 15, 2013 –November 15, 2013. 


A competitive package will be offered.
 

Applicants should send an indication of interest, detailed curriculum vitae including a daytime telephone contact and email to gender@agra.org by April 30, 2013
Peace Initiative Kenya (PIK) is a USAID funded project aimed at rapidly creating a more protective and peaceful environment. 


The project is being implemented by The International Rescue Committee (IRC), together with local partners; Coalition on Violence against Women (COVAW), the Federation of Women Lawyers – Kenya (FIDA), PeaceNet, and the Rural Women’s Peace Link (RWPL), Sauti Ya Wanawake, Pwani, African Woman and Child and Well Told Story. 


The project is aimed at engaging communities’ in peace messaging and ending gender-based violence (GBV). 


Part of IRC’s mandate is to manage small grants to local women organizations and rapid response grants for emergency preparedness.
 

Job Purpose / Objective
 

Reporting to the Procurement/Grants Specialist, the Program Assistant-Grants will support the PIK Project to ensure implementation of grants is in line with the USAID regulations, objectives set are met, accurate and comprehensive reports are submitted on time. 


The program assistant-grants will be involved in the budget and proposal development and necessary monitoring of compliance with donor regulations for the small grants and rapid response activities. 


This position will be based in Nairobi and will end on the 30 of September 2013.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or other relevant field;
  • Four - Five years of INGO field experience in a similar position: small grants management, proposal development (program narratives and budgets) and donor reporting.
  • Knowledge of US (USAID/OFDA) donor regulations, procedures and requirements preferred
  • Excellent written and spoken English essential
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to determine priorities and attention to detail a must
  • Ability to work in a multicultural context as a flexible and respectful team player
  • Willingness to travel to the field as and when needed
  • High-level of knowledge and practice with Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. required
  • Work in a multi-sectoral/multicultural team- patience, cultural sensitivity and application of contextual understanding in day to day work
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines for proposal development/ information needs

Full Job description can be viewed here
 

Kenyan nationals are encouraged to apply. International allowances are not available for this position. 


Salary and employee benefits are compliant to the Kenyan NGO Sector.
Job Title: Communications Manager
 
Team: Programmes
 
Job Family: Communications
 
Category: International/Local
 
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 
Reporting To: Programmes Director
 
Reporting to this post: Communications Assistant; Communications & IT Officer
 
Scale Level: Manager Level 1 Scale point 5
 
Salary Range (Basic): USD 2,500 - 3,960
 
Budget Responsibility: Yes
 
Background:
 
Fairtrade is the leading ethical trading label globally and it’s objective is to improve livelihoods of producers and workers through trade. The Africa Fairtrade Network (AFN), set-up in 2005 and operating as Fairtrade Africa (FTA), is an umbrella organisation representing over 700,000 Fairtrade certified producers in Africa, and is a member and co-owner of Fairtrade International (FLO) which operates from Bonn, Germany. 
Through various networks the FTA also influences and represents non-FLO certified producers and their organizations on fair trade issues nationally, regionally and globally.
 
FTA aims to effectively represent producers within the FLO system and in the broader fair trade movement, working to increase market access and organisational support for African producers and contributing to poverty reduction in Africa. 
To achieve this FTA works with relevant organisations and institutions in building support for Fairtrade and fair trade conditions across Africa and for bringing together people, institutions and governments in a movement for change in world trade. 
Currently there are over 300 Fairtrade certified groups in Africa and the movement is continuing to grow in Africa with new intra-Africa Fairtrade market opportunities and domestic sustainable consumption emerging across the continent especially in South Africa and Kenya.
 
FTA is governed by an elected continental Board, representing all certified producers in Africa, through four regional structures (in Southern, East, West and North Africa), each of which has its own Board of Directors and staff. 
As a member of the Fairtrade International, Fairtrade Africa is also accountable to their Board and works in close collaboration with other Producer Networks in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and with Labelling Initiatives all over the world who are responsible for the development of consumer markets

Commencing in 2013 the African Fairtrade Network will expand its role within Africa beyond representation, coordination and participation for producers to include service provision, product origin management and support standards delivery for increased efficiency and accountability to producers.
 
Job Purpose:
 
The Communications Manager (CM), carries the overall responsibility for the development and implementation of Fairtrade Africa’s communications strategy and plan. 
This involves delivering many different channels of communication, across the continent, regions and Internationally and in different languages. 
The Communications Manager in his/her capacity is responsible for: increasing understanding of Fairtrade Africa (producers, external audience); position Fairtrade Africa as a facilitator for producers, partners and traders; increase visibility and recognition of Fairtrade Africa (producers, external audience). 
He/she will also be in charge of coordinating the organisation’s annual Africa Fairtrade Convention, which unites producers and partners in Africa and globally and also support other events as necessary.
 
The CM will also provide support to the regions and assist with communications and brand management of
specific projects, most notably the introduction of Fairtrade to consumers. 
Finally, as Fairtrade Africa is undergoing internal changes, the CM will help drive improvements in internal communications throughout Fairtrade Africa and the global movement.
 
Overall, the CM will help create a positive regional and international environment in which Fairtrade can succeed by leading the communication strategy and implementation, event delivery and coordinating with the regional teams, member organizations and other stakeholders in and out of the Fair Trade movement.

Specific Tasks
 
Communication Strategy Development, Planning and Budgeting
  • Lead FTA communications and media strategy and contribute to the Global communications and branding strategies.
  • Lead in the achievement of communications goals.
  • Ensure that evaluation systems are in place related to these goals and report progress.
  • Develop short and long term communications and media related plans and budgets for the strategy and workplan, programme and activities; and to monitor progress and evaluate performance.
  • Drive improvements in an internal communication framework following the merger of Fairtrade Africa with Fairtrade International’s Product Services & Relations department within FTA and the wider global movement.
  • Manage the suppliers and service providers ensuring great quality, delivery and value for money.
Producer communications
  • Improve communication with producers to keep them informed about Fairtrade Africa projects and activities
  • Enhance communication between producers to share best practices
  • Support Regional teams at internal events with producers
  • Communicate with producers to create impact stories
  • Build communication plans that highlight the value that FTA brings and therefore encourages producers to pay their membership fees
External communications & event management
  • Coordinate communication work with Fairtrade International, Regional and National Fairtrade Organisations and other Producer Networks – (providing materials and communication tools)
  • Identify and support networking initiatives to maximise FTA reach to supporters and stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain relationships with audiences such as business associations, think tanks and academia;
  • Coordinate FTA’s annual event (Africa Fairtrade Convention)
  • Support other relevant events.
Writing/editing
  • Lead in the development of FTA annual reports and other publications;
  • Write and edit FTA newsletter to publicize Fairtrade news and developments;
  • Manage FTA website, ensuring it is updated regularly
  • Lead in writing media statements and support development of other communications materials
Media
  • Provide proactive and reactive information to the media or to Fairtrade partners for media purposes to support organizational goals and strategies
  • Oversee media monitoring on Fairtrade
  • Support the Executive Director as the spokesperson, and schedule and participate in interviews, as required
  • Support and train producer members and colleagues in media work
Fairtrade Marketing Support
  • Coordinate external communication launches for Fairtrade marketing organisations supported by FTA
  • Support the implementation of the communication strategy for these marketing organisations;
  • Support the identification and roll-out events
  • Support the creation of campaign materials
  • Support the development and roll-out of a media strategy
Skills and Competence – Essential:
  • Graduate level degree or equivalent.
  • 5 years of experience working in communications for reputable organisations including at least 1 year line management experience.
  • Proven facilitation skills in multi-stakeholder settings & experience working with different audiences, from consumers to donor partners
  • Proven experience in brand identity management including design experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proven track record in event coordination
  • Internal communications experience
  • In-depth knowledge/experience of one of the following: the fair trade movement and its role and impact in promoting development; international development issues; ethical trade or social corporate responsibility.
  • Languages: Excellent English is essential.
  • Experience of working in an African environment
Preferred:
  • Working knowledge of French and other relevant languages, strongly preferred
  • Qualification in communication
  • Experience in international media
  • Up-to-date experience in new media
  • Kenyan consumer & media experience preferred
Personal Qualities
  • Demonstrable ability to drive forward work on own initiative and with limited guidance
  • Demonstrable ability to motivate and enthuse others
  • Preference for working in multicultural environments
  • Political judgement backed by a diplomatic and sensitive working style
  • Collaborative and supportive approach to teamwork.
Application Deadline: 8th May 2013
 
An application form (CVs will not be accepted) can be found on the jobs and volunteering page of our
website www.fairtradeafrica.net.
If you have any queries, please e-mail recruitment@fairtradeafrica.net or call +254202721930 and ask to speak to a member of the Admin team. 
Qualified applicants will be subjected to background checks as a condition of employment. 
The final hiring decision is anticipated end of May 2013 for a preferred start date of 1st July 2013. 
Completed applications should be e-mailed to recruitment@fairtradeafrica.net 
All applicants should state how they meet essential requirements of the post and include their email address, telephone contacts and three referees with contact details on the application form.
 
Others: 
This job description is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. 
The post holder will be expected to work to agreed objectives, which should facilitate achievements of key responsibilities in accordance with the Performance Review Process.

Job Title: Communications Manager
 

Team: Programmes
 

Job Family: Communications
 

Category: International/Local
 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
 

Reporting To: Programmes Director
 

Reporting to this post: Communications Assistant; Communications & IT Officer
 

Scale Level: Manager Level 1 Scale point 5
 

Salary Range (Basic): USD 2,500 - 3,960
 

Budget Responsibility: Yes
 

Background:
 

Fairtrade is the leading ethical trading label globally and it’s objective is to improve livelihoods of producers and workers through trade. The Africa Fairtrade Network (AFN), set-up in 2005 and operating as Fairtrade Africa (FTA), is an umbrella organisation representing over 700,000 Fairtrade certified producers in Africa, and is a member and co-owner of Fairtrade International (FLO) which operates from Bonn, Germany. 


Through various networks the FTA also influences and represents non-FLO certified producers and their organizations on fair trade issues nationally, regionally and globally.
 

FTA aims to effectively represent producers within the FLO system and in the broader fair trade movement, working to increase market access and organisational support for African producers and contributing to poverty reduction in Africa. 


To achieve this FTA works with relevant organisations and institutions in building support for Fairtrade and fair trade conditions across Africa and for bringing together people, institutions and governments in a movement for change in world trade. 


Currently there are over 300 Fairtrade certified groups in Africa and the movement is continuing to grow in Africa with new intra-Africa Fairtrade market opportunities and domestic sustainable consumption emerging across the continent especially in South Africa and Kenya.
 

FTA is governed by an elected continental Board, representing all certified producers in Africa, through four regional structures (in Southern, East, West and North Africa), each of which has its own Board of Directors and staff. 


As a member of the Fairtrade International, Fairtrade Africa is also accountable to their Board and works in close collaboration with other Producer Networks in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and with Labelling Initiatives all over the world who are responsible for the development of consumer markets


Commencing in 2013 the African Fairtrade Network will expand its role within Africa beyond representation, coordination and participation for producers to include service provision, product origin management and support standards delivery for increased efficiency and accountability to producers.
 

Job Purpose:
 

The Communications Manager (CM), carries the overall responsibility for the development and implementation of Fairtrade Africa’s communications strategy and plan. 


This involves delivering many different channels of communication, across the continent, regions and Internationally and in different languages. 


The Communications Manager in his/her capacity is responsible for: increasing understanding of Fairtrade Africa (producers, external audience); position Fairtrade Africa as a facilitator for producers, partners and traders; increase visibility and recognition of Fairtrade Africa (producers, external audience). 


He/she will also be in charge of coordinating the organisation’s annual Africa Fairtrade Convention, which unites producers and partners in Africa and globally and also support other events as necessary.
 

The CM will also provide support to the regions and assist with communications and brand management of
specific projects, most notably the introduction of Fairtrade to consumers. 


Finally, as Fairtrade Africa is undergoing internal changes, the CM will help drive improvements in internal communications throughout Fairtrade Africa and the global movement.
 

Overall, the CM will help create a positive regional and international environment in which Fairtrade can succeed by leading the communication strategy and implementation, event delivery and coordinating with the regional teams, member organizations and other stakeholders in and out of the Fair Trade movement.


Specific Tasks
 

Communication Strategy Development, Planning and Budgeting

  • Lead FTA communications and media strategy and contribute to the Global communications and branding strategies.
  • Lead in the achievement of communications goals.
  • Ensure that evaluation systems are in place related to these goals and report progress.
  • Develop short and long term communications and media related plans and budgets for the strategy and workplan, programme and activities; and to monitor progress and evaluate performance.
  • Drive improvements in an internal communication framework following the merger of Fairtrade Africa with Fairtrade International’s Product Services & Relations department within FTA and the wider global movement.
  • Manage the suppliers and service providers ensuring great quality, delivery and value for money.

Producer communications

  • Improve communication with producers to keep them informed about Fairtrade Africa projects and activities
  • Enhance communication between producers to share best practices
  • Support Regional teams at internal events with producers
  • Communicate with producers to create impact stories
  • Build communication plans that highlight the value that FTA brings and therefore encourages producers to pay their membership fees

External communications & event management

  • Coordinate communication work with Fairtrade International, Regional and National Fairtrade Organisations and other Producer Networks – (providing materials and communication tools)
  • Identify and support networking initiatives to maximise FTA reach to supporters and stakeholders.
  • Build and maintain relationships with audiences such as business associations, think tanks and academia;
  • Coordinate FTA’s annual event (Africa Fairtrade Convention)
  • Support other relevant events.

Writing/editing

  • Lead in the development of FTA annual reports and other publications;
  • Write and edit FTA newsletter to publicize Fairtrade news and developments;
  • Manage FTA website, ensuring it is updated regularly
  • Lead in writing media statements and support development of other communications materials

Media

  • Provide proactive and reactive information to the media or to Fairtrade partners for media purposes to support organizational goals and strategies
  • Oversee media monitoring on Fairtrade
  • Support the Executive Director as the spokesperson, and schedule and participate in interviews, as required
  • Support and train producer members and colleagues in media work

Fairtrade Marketing Support

  • Coordinate external communication launches for Fairtrade marketing organisations supported by FTA
  • Support the implementation of the communication strategy for these marketing organisations;
  • Support the identification and roll-out events
  • Support the creation of campaign materials
  • Support the development and roll-out of a media strategy

Skills and Competence – Essential:

  • Graduate level degree or equivalent.
  • 5 years of experience working in communications for reputable organisations including at least 1 year line management experience.
  • Proven facilitation skills in multi-stakeholder settings & experience working with different audiences, from consumers to donor partners
  • Proven experience in brand identity management including design experience.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proven track record in event coordination
  • Internal communications experience
  • In-depth knowledge/experience of one of the following: the fair trade movement and its role and impact in promoting development; international development issues; ethical trade or social corporate responsibility.
  • Languages: Excellent English is essential.
  • Experience of working in an African environment

Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of French and other relevant languages, strongly preferred
  • Qualification in communication
  • Experience in international media
  • Up-to-date experience in new media
  • Kenyan consumer & media experience preferred

Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrable ability to drive forward work on own initiative and with limited guidance
  • Demonstrable ability to motivate and enthuse others
  • Preference for working in multicultural environments
  • Political judgement backed by a diplomatic and sensitive working style
  • Collaborative and supportive approach to teamwork.

Application Deadline: 8th May 2013
 

An application form (CVs will not be accepted) can be found on the jobs and volunteering page of our
website www.fairtradeafrica.net.


If you have any queries, please e-mail recruitment@fairtradeafrica.net or call +254202721930 and ask to speak to a member of the Admin team. 


Qualified applicants will be subjected to background checks as a condition of employment. 


The final hiring decision is anticipated end of May 2013 for a preferred start date of 1st July 2013. 


Completed applications should be e-mailed to recruitment@fairtradeafrica.net 


All applicants should state how they meet essential requirements of the post and include their email address, telephone contacts and three referees with contact details on the application form.
 

Others: 


This job description is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. 


The post holder will be expected to work to agreed objectives, which should facilitate achievements of key responsibilities in accordance with the Performance Review Process.
Job Title: Regional Assistant - South African Network (FTA-SAN)
 

Team: Programmes
 

Location: Observatory, Cape Town -South Africa
 

Fairtrade Africa Purpose: To improve the socio-economic conditions of African producers and workers, mainly in the agricultural sector
 

Reporting Lines
 

Post holder reports to: Regional Manager
 

Staff reporting to this post: None
 

Scale Level: Based on FTA scale
 

Contract Period: 1 June 2013 – 30 November 2013
 

Budget Responsibility: Yes
 

Background:
 

Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the umbrella organisation representing Fairtrade certified producers and workers in Africa. 


Established in 2005, FTA as a network aims to effectively represent producers within the international Fairtrade system and to contribute to livelihood improvement of African producers and workers by increasing access to markets and working conditions. 


The FTA Board directs policy and strategic development of the organisation. Continental representation, participation and consultation is achieved through four (4) regional networks - Eastern, Southern, West and North Africa.


Job Purpose and Reporting:
 

The role holder will play a key role in supporting the coordination of regional activities for the Southern Africa Network (SAN) and shall report to the Regional Manager on day-to-day basis taking guidance and advice as required. 


The FTA-SAN Board is responsible for directing FTA-SAN strategy and ensuring FTA strategy implementation in the region reflects regional specific factors for maximum impact.


Specific Tasks

  • Facilitating Board meetings, informs Board members on a regular basis, take care of minutes and ensures minutes are mailed and signed by the Board Members
  • Communication with producers/members (mailing reports and newsletter, welcome producer kit)
  • Provides support to the accountant by keeping track of payment folders, ensures filing of reports
  • Participate in the FTA conference organisational team. The conference will take place in Cape Town in November 2013
  • Supports the growth and effectiveness of country and product networks
  • Coordinate the Fairtrade Africa sugar network
  • Facilitates country and product partnerships to increase access to market, technical and organisational support for producers. Keeps an updated list of potential partnerships and call for tenders in the Region, works on proposals drafted by the Regional Manager
  • Fundraising for the Regional Network
  • Perform other relevant duties as may be assigned by the Line Manager and the regional board.

Knowledge and Experience Required 

  • At least 2-3 years of work experience in development organisations, learning institutions or private sector implementing livelihood promotion/enhancement projects
  • Proven facilitation and reporting skills 
  • Experience in proposal writing and fund raising

Job Description

  • Graduate level degree in Business, Agricultural Economics, Rural development, Social or Development studies; 
  • Knowledge and understanding of Fairtrade 
  • Excellent written and spoken English and some working knowledge of major languages spoken in the region will be an advantage;
  • Experience in the Southern African region including the issues affecting workers rights
  • Must be able to communicate effectively including make presentations to diverse audiences; 
  • Willingness to travel in basic conditions and at short notices; 
  • Proficiency in MS office 
  • Excellent planning skills including for events and other projects  

Desired: 

  • Work experience in grassroots work with producer and worker organizations;
  • Cross cultural experience; 
  • Experience with certification schemes, ethical standards and standards setting processes 
  • Experience in working with Boards 
  • Regional Languages (Afrikaans, French, Portuguese, isiXhosa) 
  • Experience in using computerized enterprise solutions for accounting and reporting 

Skills 

  • Able to handle varied, demanding and complex tasks 
  • Ability to work independently
  • A flexible and enthusiastic approach to work with the ability to be part of a team
  • An organized and methodical approach to work 
  • Able to manage competing priorities to tight deadlines. 

Application Deadline: May 10th


An application form (CVs will not be accepted) can be found on the jobs and volunteering page of our website www.fairtradeafrica.net


If you have any queries, please e-mail recruitment@fairtradeafrica.net or call +254202721930 and ask to speak to a member of the Admin team. 


Qualified applicants will be subjected to background checks as a condition of employment. 


The final hiring decision is anticipated mid-May for a start date of June 1st, 2013. 


Completed applications should be e-mailed to recruitment@fairtradeafrica.net 


All applicants should state how they meet essential requirements of the post and include their email address, telephone contacts and three referees with contact details on the application form. 


Notes: This job description is intended as a guide and should not be viewed as an inflexible specification as it may be varied from time to time in the light of strategic developments following discussion with the post holder. 


The post holder will be expected to work to agreed objectives, which should facilitate achievements of the key responsibilities in accordance with the Performance Review Process.

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