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16 May 2017

Internship Strategic Partnerships Intern

Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand North Shore City, Auckland

Job Description

BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION
Based on internationally recognised standards for sustainability and trade, Fairtrade ensures the payment of a fair price for globally traded agricultural products, enabling farmers to provide for their families and invest in local community development. The international Fairtrade system is delivering benefits to 1.5 million small producers throughout the developing world.
Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand is a not for profit, non-governmental organisation that links disadvantaged producers in developing countries with businesses and consumers in the Australia and New Zealand, through increasing the market demand for Fairtrade certified products in both countries, and by supporting Fairtrade certified and applicant smallholder organisations in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands to link to global markets. Sales of Fairtrade certified products are growing at a rate of 14 percent per year in Australia and New Zealand with an increasing number of businesses signing up to use the Fairtrade Mark on their products. Fairtrade economic benefits to Pacific producers have increased a three-fold in average in the last 5 years.
To maximise benefits for smallholder producers in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands, Fairtrade ANZ wishes to increase its organisational capacity to support producer organisations’ efforts on liaising and partnering with governmental and non-governmental development agencies and improve their access and benefits from international trade.
SCOPE OF ROLE
Based in Auckland, provide support to the Strategic Partnership Manager to maintain existing relationships with strategic partners; identify opportunities for new alliances with industry and sector organisations that support the economic and social development of Pacific smallholders, and develop strategies to foster a consistent and proactive framework for the development strategic partnerships in the region.

The role covers the following main areas:
1. Support the development of strategic partnerships to improve Pacific Fairtrade stakeholders’ position in regional and international trade.
2. Raise awareness of Fairtrade ANZ’s work in the pacific among regional development actors by producing and promoting strategic communication materials targeting strategic partners
3. Support in facilitating liaison between smallholder farmer organisations, local and regional government, industry bodies and support organisations, with the objective of increasing collaboration and fostering economic benefits for smallholders.

ANTICIPATED TASKS
1. Support the development of communication and educational materials suitable for smallholder farmers, about international and regional trade agreements and Fairtrade in the Pacific region;
2. Support the partnerships team to liaise with local governments to increase awareness of Fairtrade as a tool for economic development and inclusion;
3. Support the development of donor funding proposals as outlined in the fundraising strategy or as considered relevant;
4. Maintain potential donors map
5. Support the development of strategic projects including, but not limited to, cross-cutting issues such as gender equality, climate change, child protection, and living wage against work plans and budgets;
6. Identify opportunities to participate in high level public and private sector events and key industry conferences and assess benefits of Fairtrade ANZ’s participation;
7. Provide support in organising networking platform events for Fairtrade farmer organisations, local and regional governments and private sector members, where smallholders can voice their challenges, put solutions forward to address challenges, and create long-lasting networks to put solutions into practice.

REPORTING
A Strategic Partnerships Intern reports will include inputs for:
1. Monthly completed activities
2. As required, expense report and invoice for service provided
3. Other reporting tools as necessary
COMPETENCIES
A successful candidate will:
• Demonstrate commitment to Fairtrade’s mission, vision and values;
• Can be part of a university placement
• Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
• Have strong analytical skills applied to project support and review;
• Can organize work and collaborate effectively with a wide range of teams, and work with individuals of different national and cultural backgrounds;
• Demonstrate knowledge of Pacific Island cultures;
• Adequate knowledge of agricultural supply chain development
• Demonstrate some practical experience of working with governmental and/or NGO organisations;
• Excellent English writing and editing skills
• Experience using MS Office particularly MS Word and MS Excel
• Knowledge of Photoshop / Illustrator (desired)
• Capacity to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal skills

QUALIFICATIONS: 


Education: 

• University enrollment or degree in Economics, International Trade Law, International Development, Geography, International relations, Business management, economics or sustainable studies;
Languages: 

• Must have fluency in spoken and written English.
• Working knowledge of other languages relevant to the Fairtrade system is desirable.
Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter by 1st June 2017 to: Tanvi Bhatia, Fairtrade ANZ PSR and Strategic Partnerships Intern at tanvi@fairtrade.org.nz

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How to Apply

Please email your CV and cover letter to tanvi.@fairtrade.org.nz

Job Categories: Development. Job Types: Internship. Salaries: Voluntary.

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