Policy, Research and Advocacy Officer 382 views0 applications


KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policy and Research

  • Lead policy relevant analysis and research, contributing to the development and drafting of FTA’s publications.
  • Support the organisation and management of events, meetings and campaigns to ensure the implementation of the research, policy and advocacy plan regionally.
  • Support and develop the capacity of FTA regional teams to generate materials and conduct other desk-based research and policy analyses and provide strategic support.
  • Track and analyse global, continental policy and advocacy environment, recommending strategic opportunities for FTA engagement in addition to supporting the regions in undertaking country specific analysis
  • Support the implementation of a MEL system to track the output, outcomes and impact of FTA’s work.
  • Keep abreast and up to date with key issues related to the work of FTA including monitoring of policy related activities of key stakeholders.
  • Represent FTA continentally at public engagement events

Advocacy

  • Identify, and participate in networks in established FTA priority areas with relevant stakeholders and partners, providing salient information on a continuous basis.
  • Network with continental stakeholders to build strategic relationships and deepen FTA understanding of key policy issues and advocacy opportunities.
  • Represent FTA in relevant governance, planning, intelligence and lobby meetings of umbrella organisations and coalitions.
  • Support the design of initiatives to build the capacity of FTA projects and producer organisations to more effectively engage in advocacy, strengthen linkages with key advocacy stakeholders.

Knowledge Management and Information Sharing

  • Support the collection and documentation of impact stories for sharing, learning and advocacy.
  • Contribute to the drafting of written materials and copy for social media as well as supporting digital communications.
  • Respond to questions from FTA members and other stakeholders on key policy highlights and other written materials as needed.

• In collaboration with the regional teams and key FTA stakeholders, identify and lead resource mobilisation development opportunities contributing to concept and proposal development and donor reports.

• Establish and maintain all documentation, data and information systems related to research, policy and advocacy.

• Develop policy and research tools, frameworks and curriculum to strengthen the advocacy capacity of FTA staff and producer networks.

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject (Public Policy, Political Sciences, Economics etc
  • Certificate in Research methods, policy or advocacy

Experience and Knowledge

· 5 years’ experience implementing research, policy and advocacy initiatives in a not-for-profit organisation

  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Experience conducting policy analysis and synthesizing technical information and materials for decision making for advocacy actions
  • Experience in management or coordination of research, policy and advocacy-related events
  • Knowledge of key international, regional sustainable goals agreements and conventions
  • Knowledge of data analysis software e.g. SPSS, Stata

Skills

  • Fluent in English;
  • Excellent written communication for a range of audiences
  • Strong research and policy development skills
  • Presentation, training and facilitation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Strong planning and project management skills

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Fairtrade is a global movement which addressees the injustices of conventional trade by supporting smallholder farmers and workers to secure better terms of trade.

Fairtrade Africa, a member of the wider International Fairtrade movement represents Fairtrade certified producers in Africa and the Middle East.

Established in 2005, Fairtrade Africa is the independent non-profit umbrella organisation representing all Fairtrade certified producers in Africa. Fairtrade Africa is owned by its members, who are African producer organisations certified against international Fairtrade standards producing traditional export commodities such as coffee, cocoa, tea, cotton, bananas, mango and non-traditional commodities including shea butter and rooibos tea. Currently, the organisation represents over 1,050,000 producers across 33 countries in Africa.

Fairtrade Africa is a membership-based organisation. The General Assembly (GA) held every two years is the highest decision making body. All members have the right to participate and vote for the election of the Fairtrade Africa Board through their regional representatives at the GA.

We work through primary structures such as product groups, country partnerships and regional networks which enable members to have a strong voice in the governance and management of the organisation. We operate four regional networks: Eastern and Central Africa Network (FTA-ECAN) based in Nairobi, Kenya; West Africa Network (FTA-WAN) based in Accra, Ghana and Southern Africa Network (FTA-SAN) based in Cape Town, South Africa. We also have a new network in Middle East and North Africa  region whose regional office is soon to be established. The Fairtrade Africa secretariat is located in Nairobi, Kenya.. Fairtrade Africa has 50% ownership of the Fairtrade system.

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0 USD nairobi CF 3201 Abc road Full Time , 40 hours per week Fairtrade Africa (FTA)

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Policy and Research

  • Lead policy relevant analysis and research, contributing to the development and drafting of FTA’s publications.
  • Support the organisation and management of events, meetings and campaigns to ensure the implementation of the research, policy and advocacy plan regionally.
  • Support and develop the capacity of FTA regional teams to generate materials and conduct other desk-based research and policy analyses and provide strategic support.
  • Track and analyse global, continental policy and advocacy environment, recommending strategic opportunities for FTA engagement in addition to supporting the regions in undertaking country specific analysis
  • Support the implementation of a MEL system to track the output, outcomes and impact of FTA’s work.
  • Keep abreast and up to date with key issues related to the work of FTA including monitoring of policy related activities of key stakeholders.
  • Represent FTA continentally at public engagement events

Advocacy

  • Identify, and participate in networks in established FTA priority areas with relevant stakeholders and partners, providing salient information on a continuous basis.
  • Network with continental stakeholders to build strategic relationships and deepen FTA understanding of key policy issues and advocacy opportunities.
  • Represent FTA in relevant governance, planning, intelligence and lobby meetings of umbrella organisations and coalitions.
  • Support the design of initiatives to build the capacity of FTA projects and producer organisations to more effectively engage in advocacy, strengthen linkages with key advocacy stakeholders.

Knowledge Management and Information Sharing

  • Support the collection and documentation of impact stories for sharing, learning and advocacy.
  • Contribute to the drafting of written materials and copy for social media as well as supporting digital communications.
  • Respond to questions from FTA members and other stakeholders on key policy highlights and other written materials as needed.

• In collaboration with the regional teams and key FTA stakeholders, identify and lead resource mobilisation development opportunities contributing to concept and proposal development and donor reports.

• Establish and maintain all documentation, data and information systems related to research, policy and advocacy.

• Develop policy and research tools, frameworks and curriculum to strengthen the advocacy capacity of FTA staff and producer networks.

KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject (Public Policy, Political Sciences, Economics etc
  • Certificate in Research methods, policy or advocacy

Experience and Knowledge

· 5 years’ experience implementing research, policy and advocacy initiatives in a not-for-profit organisation

  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Experience conducting policy analysis and synthesizing technical information and materials for decision making for advocacy actions
  • Experience in management or coordination of research, policy and advocacy-related events
  • Knowledge of key international, regional sustainable goals agreements and conventions
  • Knowledge of data analysis software e.g. SPSS, Stata

Skills

  • Fluent in English;
  • Excellent written communication for a range of audiences
  • Strong research and policy development skills
  • Presentation, training and facilitation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Strong planning and project management skills
2020-01-11

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