Data Assistant Global Impact

  • Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International e.V. (Fairtrade International) Jobportal
  • Work experience
  • Fulltime
  • Published: 2023-08-17
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Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and is based on a partnership between producers and consumers. Fairtrade offers producers a better deal and improved terms of trade. This allows them the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future. Fairtrade offers consumers a powerful way to reduce poverty through their everyday shopping.
Fairtrade International is the international non-profit, multi stakeholder body that is responsible for the strategic direction of Fairtrade, sets Fairtrade standards and supports producers.

A key aspect of our work is tracking the impact of Fairtrade on producers. The Global Impact unit does this by using data and evidence to drive decision making and planning, by being responsive to the views of our stakeholders including producer organizations and communities that we work with, and through learning lessons from our work which inform further programme development.
To support the Global Impact unit work on data management we are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic Data Assistant. If you are looking for an exciting place to work and would like to be part of an energetic and motivated team, please look at the list of the qualifications below.


Reporting to the Head of Information & Knowledge, the Data Assistant is responsible for:
  • Assist and support the administration and maintenance of the data and information assets of the Global Impact Unit. In particular: a) to support with quality control management of monitoring data and information; b) to assist in creating, maintaining and updating monitoring datasets and answering data queries; c) to support with the development of procedures of data analysis and reporting (both quantitative and qualitative); d) to assist in creating, maintaining and updating internal policies and procedures; and e) to support in the development, maintenance and  administration digital tools for collection of data  (e.g. survey tools and others).
  • Support the administration of online platforms and resource hubs managed by the Global Impact unit.
  • Support in identifying strengths and areas of improvement in the data and information systems.
  • Assist and support on administrative tasks as follows: a) contracting, meeting organization, and in the publication and sharing of documents and information; b) organizing events or conferences and c) feed into drafting reports and presentations as required.
  • Performing other duties and tasks, consistent with the skills and expertise as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field development, economics, business, natural sciences, computer sciences or statistics amongst others
  • Experience and advanced knowledge in Excel and databases, e.g., macros, pivot tables, etc. and another statistical / data management program, knowledge in “R” will be an advantage
  • Proven work experience in data management and analysis, either in academic or non-academic settings
  • Knowledgeable in data collection and survey management (desired)
  • Creative problem-solving and customer care service- and goal-oriented style
  • Passion and strength for data analysis and ability to present results in a simple and understandable way
  • Quick learning skills and enthusiasm for applying the knowledge and experience in new fields of data analysis
  • Organized with strong logical thinking and attention to detail
  • Capacity to work under pressure with tight deadlines
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal skills working in an intercultural working environment
  • Motivation for the aims of Fairtrade.
  • Excellent written and spoken Business English. Other languages: Spanish, French or Portuguese are an asset.


  • This is a full-time position within Fairtrade International with an initially limited contract for 2 years
  • An initial one-year contract is offered. It is envisaged that the contract will be renewable after the initial one year period.
  • Location is at Fairtrade International offices in Bonn, Germany
  • The office language is English
  • Salary as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement for the Wholesale and Foreign Trade Industries for North Rhine Westphalia and Fairtrade International Company Agreement on wages and salaries Group IV plus an attractive benefit package.
  • Starting date: as soon as possible
  • 30 days of holidays per year


  • Please consult for more information on Fairtrade International and the Fairtrade system
  • Please apply by email only, in English, with Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter to our job portal citing “Data Assistant - Global Impact” in the subject line
  • We are actively recruiting for this role and reserve the right to close this advertisement at any time.”
Please note that Fairtrade International is strict on compliance with the required qualification criteria mentioned above, and only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.