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12 May 2017

Internship Producer Support and Relations Intern

Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand –  North Shore City, Auckland

Job Description

Background:
Fairtrade ANZ is a full and active member of Fairtrade International and is the sole provider of producer support for groups in Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the Pacific islands that aim to achieve and maintain Fairtrade certification.

Fairtrade ANZ’s mission is to support producer organizations and their networks, raise public awareness of the need for fair trade, enable producers to access the Fairtrade market and improve their trading position to deliver sustainable livelihoods for the farmers and their communities, and work with businesses, community groups and individuals to grow the demand for Fairtrade certified products.

Fairtrade ANZ empowers regional farmers through the Producer Support and Relations project (PSR), supporting producer organisations in Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the Pacific Islands to develop strong and resilient businesses, with the objective of fostering the sustainable development of their communities. Through a tailored approach, the team provides guidance on certification requirements, builds partnerships with national and international support agencies, facilitates access to market, and promotes Pacific producers’ participation in the international Fairtrade system.

Objectives: The two main objectives of the Producer Support and Relations intern programme are to provide opportunities for students or recent graduates to gain practical experience in an interdisciplinary and international working environment while contributing towards the outputs of Fairtrade ANZ, and to promote a greater understanding of the problems, challenges and opportunities that farmers in Asia-Pacific face and to provide opportunities for learning how Fairtrade is involved in addressing these.

Structure: The intern will report directly to the Program Manager who will serve as mentor and supervisor of the intern throughout the internship.
The intern will be provided with an activity plan at the beginning of the internship which will serve as a guide for the duration of the program.

Main duties: The primary focus of the intern position with Fairtrade ANZ is to provide the intern with practical work experience in the field of development in Asia-Pacific and access to markets in Australia and New Zealand. The specific responsibilities of the Intern will be focused on assisting with the PSR team’s overall objectives to support producers in the region to develop through the Fairtrade model. This includes monitoring, evaluation and learning, programme-specific projects, producer support communications and other related work.

Education: University enrollment or degree in Economics, International Trade Law, International Development, Geography, International relations, Business, Agriculture or related field.

Competencies:
 Strong commitment to Fairtrade’s mission, vision and values
 Some experience in community or agriculture-based development in the Pacific (desired)
 Cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
 Strong analytical skills applied to project support and review
 Ability to organize work and collaborate effectively with a wide range of teams, and work with individuals of different national and cultural backgrounds, including networking across organisational boundaries
 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

Location: Takapuna, Auckland

Duration: 32-38 hours, 4-5 days a week
Between 6-9 months

Financial
Considerations: All Fairtrade ANZ internships are unpaid, except for an honorarium that will be provided to cover food and transport costs.

Starting Date: June 2017

Application &
Enquiries: Interested candidates should send their CV and cover letter by 1st June 2017 to: Tanvi Bhatia, Fairtrade ANZ PSR and Strategic Partnerships Intern at [email protected]

How to Apply

Please email directly with you CV and cover letter to [email protected]

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

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