Twin is a development through trade NGO working with 33 producer organisations representing 300,000 coffee, cocoa and nut smallholder in 17 countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia. Our wholly owned coffee and cocoa trading company - Twin Trading, works to access value-added markets for our producer partners and offers quality products with development impact.

We unlock the power of trade to strengthen producer organisations and delivery social justice, economic development and environmental sustainability for small farmers. We are engaged throughout the value change to balance producer support with creating market demand, building partnerships that deliver sustainable, scalable and meaningful change.

Twin's Current Job Vacancies

Job Title: Junior Quality Officer - Full-Time, Rwanda

Introduction:

Twin is a development through trade NGO working with 33 producer organisations (PO) representing 300,000 coffee, cocoa and nut smallholder in 17 countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia. Our coffee company Twin Trading, works to access value-added markets for our producer partners and offers quality coffee with development impact.

We unlock the power of trade to strengthen producer organisations and deliver social justice, economic development and environmental sustainability for smallholder farmers. We are engaged throughout the value change to balance producer support with creating market demand, building partnerships that deliver sustainable, scalable and meaningful change.

In May 2015, Twin opened a regional office in Kigali in order to ensure the smooth delivery of our projects in East Africa, and increase our development impact on the producer organisations. Our team is now composed of 5 staff, as well as external associates.

Main purpose of the job:

The role sits within the regional team and will focus on supporting smallholder producer organisations to produce high quality coffee as per specialty coffee standards. The support will be extended but not limited to quality control of cherries, processing standards at coffee wet mills, dry mills and export coffee. The job will also entail supporting producer organisations attain UTZ and Rain Forest Alliance certifications.

Position in the organisation:

  • Reports to: Quality Control Officer
  • Based in Kigali with extensive travel to Burundi
  • Manages: N/A
  • Duration of the job: 6 months

Key responsibilities & accountabilities

Coffee Quality Control

  • Technical assistance to producer organisations on: coffee cherries harvest and processing both wet and dry mill.
  • Strengthen the capacity of producer organisations in complying with specialty coffee quality standard.
  • Extend his technical support to producer organisations on green coffee quality control as per green coffee quality standard of the Specialty Coffee Association of America.
  • Conduct training evaluation and prepare reports at the end of each training exercises and practices.
  • Propose follow up actions that will ensure that the knowledge acquired during the training will have positive impact on performance.

Certification

  • Support producer organisations to prepare for certification audits.
  • Train framers and producer organisations on the certification standards required for RFA and UTZ.
  • Conduct pre-audits and ensure that corrective action is undertaken in time for the certification audits.
  • Coordinate with the certification body and the producer organisation during the audits

Project management

  • Project work planning and monitoring activities against agreed plans
  • Providing logistical support to project implementation.

Other duties

  • Collecting key data to track the performance of Twin’s coffee programme
  • Any other reasonable duty assigned that is consistent with the nature of the job and its level of responsibility.

Skills required:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture is essential, development studies and relevant fields are desirable.
  • Good knowledge of coffee agronomy (essential)
  • Good knowledge of certification schemes
  • Ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks

Experience (all essential)

  • Minimum two years’ experience in coffee quality control extension service.  
  • Experience of strengthening the capacity of a producer organisation in coffee quality control
  • Experience of developing and successfully carrying out certification schemes
  • Experience in project monitoring and evaluation (desirable)
  • Skills in coffee cupping (desirable)

Languages:

  • Excellent English, Kinyarwanda and Kirundi are essential.

Other

  • Excellent administrative skills including use of Ms Office (Excel, Word, Power point and Outlook)   
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Team work and ability to work in multicultural environments
  • Proven ability to work independently

Package:

  • Hours of work: this is a full time job (40 hours a week)
  • Salary: Depending on experience
  • Contract conditions: 6 months

Recruitment Process:

Send an up to date CV and a cover letter clearly stating why you are suitable for this job to jobs@twin.org.uk and indicating the job title in the subject by 5th July 2017. Interviews will be held in our office in Kigali the following week. 

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Job Title: Fundraiser

Introduction:

Twin is a development through trade NGO working with 33 producer organisations representing 300,000 coffee, cocoa and nut smallholder in 17 countries across Latin America, Africa and Asia. Our wholly owned coffee and cocoa trading company - Twin Trading, works to access value-added markets for our producer partners and offers quality products with development impact.

We unlock the power of trade to strengthen producer organisations and delivery social justice, economic development and environmental sustainability for small farmers. We are engaged throughout the value change to balance producer support with creating market demand, building partnerships that deliver sustainable, scalable and meaningful change.

Main purpose of the job:

The main purpose of this role will be to jointly lead the development and implement of our fundraising strategy so Twin can continue to drive development through trade.

Twin is engaged throughout the value chain to balance producer support with market demand, conducting:

  • Technical assistance; strengthening producer organisations with a holistic approach
  • Trading; offering premium-quality, traceable products with a strong consumer story
  • Marketing; creating demand, accessing markets and growing sales
  • Business advocacy; making the business case and offering market-led solutions

Our programme of technical assistance has grown steadily over the last couple of years with the support of donors such as Comic Relief and DfID as well as private sector partners. In the last year, we invested nearly £3 million into our programme work.

Currently fundraising activities are spread across the team and includes contributions from the Chair of Trustees, our senior management team and our programmes, trading and marketing teams. The overall approach is led by the Managing Director.

Position in the organisation:

  • Reports to: Managing Director
  • Manages: N/A
  • Receives support from: Other members of staff

Key responsibilities & accountabilities

We are now looking for an exceptional fundraising consultant or part-time colleague who will help us deliver a successful fundraising action plan.

We envisage this support will include:

  • Supporting Twin develop a successful approach to consolidate our relationships with new and existing donors and our partnerships with private sector donors by acting as a coordinator and central resource for fundraising in Twin,
  • Mapping potential donors for Twin,
  • Updating our approach and language used when communicating with potential donors,
  • Bringing extensive contacts knowledge and track record in securing support from trusts and foundations who support international development charities,
  • Take lead responsibility for completing applications to trusts and foundations that secure significant new income for Twin and coordinate our submissions to large programme donors.

Skills required:

  • A strong track record of fundraising for international development organisations.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • The ability to motivate and manage others
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Package:

  • Salary: Depending on experience
  • Hours of work: To be agreed
  • Location: London

Recruitment Process:

Please send your up to date CV along with a Cover Letter that explains why you are suitable for this role to jobs@twin.org.uk by 15th June 2017.

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Other pro bono work

We welcome support from experts or professionals looking to share or develop their experience in fair trade and development. 

We would also welcome help from communications and marketing professionals in developing our organisation’s profile and those of our members.

If you would like to donate your time and expertise to Twin pro bono please get in touch.