Project Manager - EC FPA Grant - Tenders Global

Project Manager – EC FPA Grant

  • Contract
  • Kenya
  • Posted 5 months ago

Fairtrade Africa

To provide oversight and overall coordination for the project to effectively deliver its objectives while ensuring the FTA’s financial and narrative reporting obligations to the funder are honoured in a timely and coordinated manner.

LOCATION: Nairobi, Kenya


Post holder reports to: Programme Director

Staff reporting to this post: None


Key Performance Areas Project Delivery:

• Ensure each project under the category is delivered on time and meets the agreed objectives of the wider strategy.

• Develop, monitor, and manage the project budget to deliver the category strategy and associated projects, using resources effectively in accordance with the funder’s requirements.

• Monitor budget usage and ensure conformity to project specifications.

• Formulate strategies to mitigate any risks to project delivery.

Project Planning and Coordination:

• Lead the development of the project implementation strategy and conceptual frameworks.

• Support the needs assessment, stakeholder mapping, and analysis process.

• In conjunction with the Heads of Region, develop and implement project plans to ensure that project tasks are planned and implemented correctly.

Partnership and Collaboration:

• Support Project Officers, and thematic leads in planning and implementing project tasks, ensuring correct budget use and conformity to project specifications.

• Prepare and regularly review a detailed risk assessment for projects to identify, manage, and mitigate risks.

• Facilitate effective liaison between the organization and project implementation partners, and stakeholders

• Support the adaptation and implementation of the Fairtrade standards globally, with collaboration from other functions within Fairtrade.

Monitoring and Reporting:

• Ensure the effective monitoring and evaluation of projects within the portfolio by supporting field staff to capture and submit result-based narrative reports.

• Assist in collecting monitoring data with the M&E team to coordinate impact or evaluation studies in the region.

• Coordinate, organize, and formulate narrative and financial reports in accordance with project, donor, and organizational requirements.

• Support and respond to financial and program audit to improve project performance.

• Establish and maintain a database of all project documents and reports.

• Disseminate top-level program recommendations and key learnings with staff and relevant stakeholders.


• Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Economics, Agriculture, or related field

Experience and Knowledge:

• At least 5 years’ experience in planning, developing, and managing projects in the agricultural sector

• Experience in external representation with governments, civil society donors and producer networks.


• Good negotiation skills

• Strong planning and organisational skills

• Project management skills

• Proposal writing skills

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Sound budgeting skills

• Ability to be creative and think flexibly

How to apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE is 21stDecember 2023

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

If you have any queries, please e-mail [email protected] or call +254 202721930 or +254 704180169 and ask to speak to a member of the HR team.

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

Completed applications should be saved in the applicant’s name and the position (Project Manager EC FPA Grant) and be e-mailed to [email protected]

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