Standards and Pricing Coordinator

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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.

The Standards and Pricing team seeks to bring social, economic and environmental benefits to producers and workers. We aim to empower them to address the challenges of poverty and to achieve sustainable livelihoods. Standards and Pricing primarily does this through developing, monitoring and reviewing Fairtrade Standards and economic benefit mechanisms, including Fairtrade Minimum Prices and Fairtrade Premiums.


The post holder will coordinate all work streams involved in the quarterly Standards Committee (SC) meetings which includes, but not limited to, documentation, logistics, preparation of agenda and minutes. The post holder will also support the Standards and Pricing Directors and Heads with the organization of webinars, communication material and stakeholder engagement,  coordination of the unit's workplan and collection & maintenance of data used in the process of research and consultation in Standards and Pricing projects, with administrative tasks and with user friendly and swift communication with stakeholders. 
 Core Responsibilities:
Support Project Managers, Heads and Director by
  •  Supporting PM and Heads to ensure timely response to system-wide stakeholder queries on Standards & Pricing
  • Keep up to date the public information relating Standards, Pricing in the Fairtrade website
  • Support in the coordination of the unit's workplan
  • Supporting the launch of consultations with regards to communication (online surveys, videos, presentations and supporting documentation) and create user friendly documents
  • Organizing the list of stakeholders to be used in Standards and Pricing projects
  • Supporting PMs in the announcement of Standards and Prices by drafting communication documents and preparing, sending and filing the announcements
  • Publish Fairtrade Minimum Prices and Premiums information and all other documents and files of the project.
  • Supporting the annual monitoring data analysis of unit performance
  • Conducting desk research on external information relevant to S&P projects
  • Supporting the management of S&P by any other administrative task assigned
  • Responsible and contact point for S&P communication with internal (FT Hub) and external stakeholders (website and standards email)
  • Assist the Director and Heads of Standards and Pricing in the Unit’s work and strategies (business intelligence) by collecting, organizing, compiling and reporting overall information collected on Standards and Pricing projects as well as data and information available in the Fairtrade System related to Standards and Pricing
Organization of meetings and travels
  • Manage, coordinate and facilitate the logistics, planning, organization and follow-up of all meetings and conference calls of the SC and coordinate with the responsible of the sub committees
  • Coordinate the recruitment process of SC members
  • Coordinate incoming invoices for Standard & Pricing Unit
  • Coordinate the preparation, holding and follow-up of Standard & Pricing Unit meetings (papers, presentations, minutes of the meetings and further follow up work)
Unit data collection and project tasks by
  •  Collecting, organizing, compiling and reporting data and information from different internal and external sources
  • Provide data and information to PMs in the preparation of consultation documents and in the collection and analysis of the results of the consultation
  • Supporting PMs in the contracting of consultants
  • Contributing to the execution of general office tasks related to the work as needed,
  • Providing background information for the project research phase such as volumes traded, market prices, transactions data and analysis of audit reports


Knowledge / Job Specific Competencies:
  • A minimum of 2-years’ experience working for a certification scheme or certification body (essential)
  • Experience within Fairtrade relevant area (essential)
  • Advanced knowledge in Excel (essential) and Access or another statistical / data management program (desired)
  • Experience in data management and analysis (essential)
  • Experience with website back end management (desired)
  • Knowledge Power Point and graphic preparation of complex contents (essential)
  • Bachelor degree or finalised apprenticeship in relevant field such as in development, economics, business or statistics
  • Professional experience of work in international development
Professional Skill Requirements
  • Strong coordination skills, including logistics, setting up meetings, etc.
  • Data and data base management and analysis
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with online survey tools
  • Capacity to work independently
  • Collaborative and team-working approach
  • Languages: Fluency in English (essential) and ability to work effectively in Spanish, French or Portuguese (desired)
Personal Qualities
  • Excellent cross-cultural communication skills
  • Cooperative and proactive approach to work
  • Strength in data analysis and ability to present results in a simple and understandable way
  • Strengths in logical thinking and attention to detail
  • Passion for learning and improvement
  • Motivation for the aims of Fairtrade


  • This is a full-time job and is based in the Fairtrade International (FLO) office in Bonn, Germany
  • The working language is English
  • Salary is based on the Collective Bargaining Agreement, Salary Group 5
  • 30 days annual leave and flexible working hours.


  • Please consult for more information on Fairtrade International and the Fairtrade system
  • 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.