Policy, Research and Advocacy Officer

at Fairtrade Africa
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted December 12, 2019
Category Legal
Currency KSH
Work Hours Day


Policy, Research and Advocacy Officer
Organisation:  Fairtrade Africa

Closing date: 10 Jan 2020

Experience Requirements

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

Job Responsibilities

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

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.

Education Requirements

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


sustainable goals agreements and conventions
Knowledge of data analysis software e.g. SPSS, Stata

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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