Job type: Full-time position, 2-year contract, with a possibility of extension.
Salary: Competitive based on skills and experience.
The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is looking for an experienced, gender-sensitive and self-motivated Programme Coordinator to work as part of a small team on the development and implementation of sustainable livelihoods programmes in the tea sector in Malawi. In particular, we are looking for someone with excellent project management and stakeholder engagement skills gained through supporting rural communities on income generation and entrepreneurship, natural resource management, food security, and/or gender equality.
About the Ethical Tea Partnership
We are a membership organisation of over 50 tea buying companies who are all committed to ETP’s mission of a more socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable tea industry. As part of this, we aim to improve the lives and livelihoods of tea workers and smallholder farmers as well as the natural environment in which tea is grown.
In each of the key tea producing regions, we work with tea producers (estates and smallholder farmers) to tackle sensitive, complex, and deep-rooted issues that hold back the life chances of tea communities. ETP’s programmes aim for sustainable incomes, female empowerment, welfare and decent working and living conditions on tea estates, food security, climate change resilience and environmental sustainability.
ETP has a small team in the UK and a network of regional teams based in the key tea
producing countries. In Malawi, we have a Country Manager who manages a team of four
people. More information on ETP can be found on our website: www.ethicalteapartnership.org
The post holder will be responsible for the successful management of different sustainable livelihoods and environmental programmes that ETP oversees and implements in Malawi. This will include maintaining strong relationships with our key stakeholders in Malawi (including tea workers and smallholder farmers, tea estates and producer companies, the Tea Association of Malawi, government departments and implementing partners) line managing junior team members, budget management / reconciliation, ensuring effective monitoring of progress against key performance indicators, and timely reporting to the Country Manager and the UK office. The programmes in question are:
In addition, the Programme Coordinator will contribute to the strategic development of new work, which will include identifying new opportunities for ETP (in terms of activities, funding, and partnerships) and forging new relationships. They will also provide support to the wider Malawi team as and when requested and participate in team meetings.
– ETP colleagues in Malawi and globally
– Line-managed by Country Manager
Tea producers and tea association, partner organisations, government, NGOs, funders, and certification Organisation
A. Experience/ attainment
B. Skills & Knowledge
C. Performance behaviours
The ideal candidate will have:
They will also be:
Closing date for application: 14th August 2020
The application should contain:
– Curriculum Vitae – max 3 pages
– Covering letter describing your suitability for this role and why you want to work for ETP – max 2 pages
We regret that non-adherence to the above-mentioned page limitations will automatically
Interviews are expected to be held in September in Blantyre, Malawi, and virtually.
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