Earn 4m monthly as Project Officer at Fairtrade Africa (FTA)

Job Title:         Project
Organization: Fairtrade
Africa (FTA)
Duty Station: Kampala
and Busia, Uganda
Reports to: Director
Salary Range (Gross):
UGX 4,155,000 – 6,580,000
About US:
Fairtrade Africa (FTA) is the
umbrella network organisation representing Fairtrade certified producers and
workers in Africa. It has four (4) regional networks – Eastern & Central
Africa; Southern Africa; Western Africa; and the Middle East and North Africa.
Established in 2005, FTA aims to effectively represent producers and workers
within the International Fairtrade system and provide services to them that
contribute to the improvement of their livelihoods. The FTA Board directs
policy and strategic development of the organisation.
Job Summary: The Project
Officer will effectively tackle child labor in ASM communities, a partnership
was created between NGOs that are experts in addressing child labor and
responsible mining (Hivos/Stop Child Labour (SCL), UNICEF, Fairtrade and
Solidaridad) and two sustainable frontrunners in the electronics industry –
Fairphone and Royal Philips. The parties agreed to join forces and implement a
two years program, known as the Anti Child Labour (ACL) programme, with the aim
of tackling child labor in Uganda by working closely with mining communities
and connecting more responsible gold to the electronics industry supply chains,
starting by the ones of Philips and Fairphone. 
The Project Officer will be the Local Liaison for the implementation the
ACL Programme and IMPACT Projects (herein referred to as ‘The Projects’). This
will entail mainly:
  • Coordinating
    the implementation of the Projects’ activities in close cooperation with
    all local implementing partners in Uganda.
  • Continuously
    monitor progress of the Projects in Uganda.
  • Spearheading
    implementation of FTA outputs in the IMPACT Project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Overall
    programme coordination for the projects (ACL Programme and Fairtrade’s
  • Projects)
    in Uganda based on a joint country programme and workplan.
  • The
    co-development and constant review of the local implementation strategy
    with the Project Managers of the IMPACT Project and ACL Projects in
  • Development
    of annual work plans, in close cooperation with the Project Manager(s) and
    respective Program Team(s), the facilitation and coordination of programme
    development, country alliance communication and certain external relations
    pertinent to the Projects.
  • Monitoring
    the implementation of the project plan and activities at field level with
    diverse stakeholders, both local and international.
  • The
    coordination of local activities of different parties involved in the
    Projects and communication between the local partners.
  • Supporting
    the in-country programme team to deliver optimal results and flagging
    areas where more action is needed.
  • (Co)-organisation
    of in-country workshops, planning and review meetings with implementing partners
    and assisting in the reporting.
  • Facilitation
    of shared learning and joint initiatives with regard to programme
    implementation and PME activities at country level.
  • Establish
    and maintain stakeholder relations, including relations with the
    government departments in all tiers (local and administrative) as well as
    key CSO’s and development agencies / networks to enhance stakeholder
    engagement in the project.
  • Regular
    follow up and visits to local program sites and engagement with community/local
    organizations and stakeholders for larger impact of the project.
  • Project
    representative at local level and Fairtrade’s liaison for the Gold
    category in Uganda.
  • Assist
    with context sensitive training materials on formalisation and responsible
    mining to Local Partners and ASMOs.
  • Support
    in the roll out of ASMO Assessments and ASMO Improvement Plans in
    Fairtrade’s IMPACT Project.
  • Travel
    in Uganda and occasionally internationally will be required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    applicant must hold a graduate level degree
  • Three
    years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience
    in social development, working with Community Groups/ Rural Enterprises.
  • Experience
    with Artisanal and Small-scale Miners or in Child Protection programmes
    will be an advantage.
  • Experience
    working with consortia of project partners and proven record of bringing
    multi-stakeholder projects successfully to an end.
  • Knowledge
    or experience in sustainability standards such as Fairtrade can be
  • Skills
  • Excellent
    written and spoken English and working knowledge of Swahili/ Luganda.
  • Good
    track record in Project Management (report writing, programme planning,
  • Strong
    administrative and planning skills.
  • Community
    engagement, alliance building, negotiation and mobilisation skills
  • Microsoft
    Office computer skills.
  • Proactive
    and can-do attitude.
  • Result
    oriented, and able to use their initiative to reach objectives set.
  • 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.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send an application
form, download
, and send to recruitments@fairtradeafrica.net. All applicants
should state how they meet essential requirements of the job in the application
form, and should include email address and telephone contact details in their
Deadline: 19th February 2018
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