Technical Assistant Global Impact


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.

This is a position in a newly created Global Impact unit that aims to accelerate the access of relevant and easy to use data and insights for impact driven decisions. The Technical Assistant role will contribute to the maintenance of data and information used in the implementation of the Fairtrade global monitoring system including customized monitoring from specific programs and will support the administration of the Global Impact Unit.


Reporting to Head of Information and Knowledge, the Technical Assistant role will be accountable 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; 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 managed by the Global Impact unit, e.g. MEL Resource Hub, Learning Platform, Impact Cloud, etc.
  • 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


Professional Skills and Personal Qualities:
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field development, economics, business, natural sciences, computer sciences or statistics amongst others.
  • Proven experience and advanced knowledge in Excel and Access, 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)
  • Ability to ready through research studies and understanding of research methods (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 learner 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 Business English written and spoken. Spanish, French or Portuguese are an asset


  • This is a full-time position within Fairtrade International.
  • Location is at Fairtrade International offices in Bonn, Germany
  • The office language is English
  • Salary is 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 4 plus an attractive benefit package.
  • 30 days of holidays per yea


  • Please consult for more information on Fairtrade International and the Fairtrade system
  • Deadline for 12.05.2021
  • By sending the application documents you voluntarily consent to Fairtrade International to use and process your personal data for the purpose of this application procedure.
  • You can revoke your consent at any time via email to
  • As part of the application procedure, we collect and process your data in accordance with the data protection declaration for application procedures which can be found below.
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.

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