CAREERS

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

LOCATION OF POSITION

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The successful candidate will be responsible to support the Chief Executive Officer in directing, administering and coordinating the internal operational activities of the organisation in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives established by the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors

It will be expected that the COO will be a strong negotiator and communicator, able to manage relationships, and gain buy-in from all stakeholders.

 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Staff Resources

The COO will facilitate the team’s success by ensuring clear goals and accountability, as well as sound alignment of staff resources across the organisation. This includes working with the Head of HR to define staff needs and facilitate hiring of additional team members.

Financial and Administrative Management

The COO will guide financial management and ensure strong fiscal responsibility and accountability. The incumbent will work closely with senior leaders on budget decisions, managing the annual budget, allocating resources and monitoring financial flows throughout the year. The role will also ensure legal and tax compliance and manage outside business services, including vendor relationships and contracts.

Organisational Development

The position will rely on wisdom and practical business skills, improve the managerial trenches of RSPO, to inform decisions about teamwork, accountability, managing change, and refining the current infrastructure.

Champion of Corporate Culture.

As an empathetic partner to the Directors and staff, the appointee will take the time to get to know the unique and complimentary strengths of each member of the team, listen to their needs, and build infrastructure that supports and leverages their assets.

Operations

As a new senior leader, the COO is in an advantageous position to conduct a fresh assessment of current systems and process improvement opportunities. With input from senior leaders and staff, the COO will identify problems and bottlenecks, and recommend business process change that aligns with strategic objectives.

 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

We are seeking a candidate that has proven experience in scaling a multi-site organization and a demonstrated ability to both lead and build the capabilities of a driven, bright, diverse team.

  • Be Result Oriented - proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.
  • Has Strategic Vision and Agility - ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends, and incorporate them into the organisational plan.
  • Leadership and Organisation - exceptional capacity for managing and leading people; a team builder who has experience in scaling up organisations; ability to connect staff both on an individual level and in large groups
  • Is Action Oriented - enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available.

Post or Under Graduate degree in Operations Management or Business Administration with more than 10 years’ experience in a senior leadership role

 

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with a highly lucrative remuneration package. Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role which offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited send in their most updated CV giving comprehensive details of education with emphasis on related achievements to careers@rspo.org 

 


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CORPORATE EVENTS PLANNER

LOCATION OF POSITION

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The Corporate Event Planner will be responsible for organizing and managing a wide range of events for RSPO. These events will include but not be limited to the Annual Roundtable Conference, Press Conferences, the General Assembly, and other member related events

 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

You will be responsible for:

  • Develop project proposals for approval providing strategic and innovative thinking to “connect the dots” around key event components including presenters, locations, marketing and media support and overall “member” experience
  • Work with the Director of Finance to develop accurate budget forecasts and budget reconciliations including detailed explanation of variances
  • Setting, communicating and maintaining timelines and priorities on every project
  • To perform effective vendor management in order to ensure alignment with market value for services rendered when
    • engaging an efficient and resourceful event company to handle large events
    • securing the best location based on cost and logistics required
  • Build new and leverage existing vendor relationships for maximum negotiation
  • Assist in developing an event schedule that includes efficient time management of sessions and refreshment breaks
  • Ensure all presenters are briefed in advance, are provided with proper schedules and any audio visual facilities required are arranged
  • Craft event communications with relevant information and deliver to key stakeholders in a consistent manner
  • Liaising with event organiser and designers to create a brand for the event when required
  • To perform post-event evaluation in order to improve the event planning and implementation process
  • To work with relevant secretariat staff ensuring all support functions work effectively together

 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  • You should have at least a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, public relations, business studies or hospitality management
  • 3 to 5 years working experience in event management

 

TECHNICAL & PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Excellent communication skills, including writing, proof reading skills and speaking.
  • Excellent organization skills and experience with project management.
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and work assignments from a variety of divisions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone with high professionalism.
  • Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision.
  • Fantastic customer service ethics and high expectations for quality.
  • Ability to lead others by influence and develop strong relationships across the organization

 

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with a highly lucrative remuneration package. Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role which offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited send in their most updated CV giving comprehensive details of education with emphasis on related achievements to careers@rspo.org 


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DISPUTE & SETTLEMENT FACILITY MANAGER

LOCATION OF POSITION

Kuala Lumpur / Jakarta

 

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The successful candidate will be responsible to accomplish the strategic objectives of the RSPO Dispute Settlement Facility towards facilitating the fair and lasting resolution of disputes raised against RSPO members by affected parties with the objective of promoting a better relationship. 

 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of The Evaluations & Impacts Department, the incumbent will be responsible for

  • Managing and ensuring the efficient delivery of the DSF Program and implementation of the DSF business  plan/annual work plan including planning, budgeting, and monitoring and reporting
  • Managing, coordinating and monitoring all dispute settlement processes and cases according to the RSPO DSF Protocol and operational guidelines, from pre-mediation assessment through to post-mediation monitoring of settlements
  • Supporting, participating and managing member events if relevant and to build ties with the various stakeholders involved
  • Reaching out and institutionalize communications on DSF inside and outside the RSPO

 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

You should have at least a Bachelors’ degree in Sociology, Law, Development, Conflict/Dispute management or any relevant field, with a minimum of 5 - 7 years’ experience in handling relevant issues.

 

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with a highly lucrative remuneration package. Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role which offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited send in their most updated CV giving comprehensive details of education with emphasis on related achievements to careers@rspo.org 


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SOCIAL MANAGER

LOCATION OF POSITION

Kuala Lumpur

 

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The Social Manager will be responsible to advise the Secretariat/Technical Director on social related issues, events and research relevant to oil palm sector for their consideration. This will involve communicating the Secretariat needs to the RSPO internal establishment (e.g Human Rights Working Group) and other relevant experts for their consideration; and raising emerging issues and recommendations to the Secretariat/Technical Director based on the feedbacks made by the group

 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Technical Director, the incumbent will be responsible for

  • Focal point for social - related issues in the RSPO for internal and external stakeholders. This will include regular report back on Working Group (WG), Task Forces, Standing Committee activities, discussion and meetings to the Secretariat/TD; representing the RSPO at selected events or forums.
  • Coordinate meetings and other activities of internal establishment (such as the HRWG). This will include facilitating meetings and related logistics; reporting on meetings to the Secretariat / Technical Director; coordinating work undertaken by group or selected external parties on behalf of the RSPO.
  • Implement selected projects as approved by the Secretariat/Executive Board, These may include production of technical documents, presentations and other required outputs as well as technical and financial monitoring of the project.
  • Take lead in implementing social related matters, in particular the elements in the P&C, enforcing the requirement and monitor its progress.
  • Apart from the duties stated above, you are required to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned by the Technical Director.

 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

You should have at least a Bachelors’ degree in the related science, with a minimum of 5 - 7 years’ experience in handling relevant issues.

 

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with a highly lucrative remuneration package. Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role which offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited send in their most updated CV giving comprehensive details of education with emphasis on related achievements to careers@rspo.org


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NEW PLANTING PROCEDURE (NPP) MANAGER

LOCATION OF POSITION

Kuala Lumpur

 

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The successful candidate will be responsible to manage and process NPP submission made by members. Ensure that the quality and content of the submission made follows the requirements. Maintain records of NPP submission, particularly the relevant information and conduct analysis of the data gathered. Develop and implement improvement strategies of the NPP in line with progress and new knowledge.

 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Technical Director, the incumbent will be responsible for

  • Provide support to Technical Director and Head of Certification to implement programmes and meet objectives set in the RSPO Roadmap and other management plans and decisions.
  • Support and keep track of technical developments related to the NPP including the development, fine tuning and maintenance of the relevant RSPO documents.
  • Monitor activities and maintain communication with Certification Bodies involved in NPP verification.
  • Review, approve and upload NPP notification, reports and other documents received from CBs following the necessary processes. Also monitor CB’s performance in terms of compliance to RSPO system and standard operational  procedures requirement.
  • Maintain records of NPP submission together with the relevant information contain therein and conduct analysis of the data gathered. This includes compilation and maintenance of relevant records and data making it available for internal and external communications. Manage and maintain information and record keeping through implementation of Salesforce programme.
  • Work closely with other technical team members and those in other divisions in supporting the development, implementation and maintenance of the RSPO system, procedures and operation.
  • Develop, fine tune and maintain the RSPO website related to RSPO NPP certification.
  • Apart from the duties stated above, you are required to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned by the RSPO CEO, Technical Director and Head of Certification.

 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

You should have at least a Bachelors’ degree in Environmental Science / Agriculture / Forestry or its equivalent, with a minimum of 5 - 7 years’ experience. Experience in certification, palm oil industries, data management is an added advantage.

 

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with a highly lucrative remuneration package. Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role which offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited send in their most updated CV giving comprehensive details of education with emphasis on related achievements to careers@rspo.org 


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HEAD OF QUALITY ASSURANCE

LOCATION OF POSITION

Kuala Lumpur

 

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The Head of Assurance will be responsible to establish system and ensure that RSPO has a solid Quality Management system to comply with international best practices. The position will report to COO and work with other divisions in terms of establishing quality control, implement standardization process, continuous improvement, handles internal and external audits as well as liaise and cooperate with other organisations

 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Chief Operations Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for

  • Develop and implement Quality Management System (QMS) for the organisation
  • Spearhead implementation of quality control system and processes based on checklist for all data and document prior to entering into RSPO IT/IS System to ensure data accuracy and completeness.
  • Provide support to other division in data and documentation update, including the performance of editorial checks prior to publishing approved content and technical announcement onto website and RSPO IT system.
  • Take lead and support to other division in system enhancement project.
  • Apart from the duties stated above, the incumbent is required to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned by the COO and the CEO.

 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

You should have at least a Bachelors’ degree in any discipline, with a minimum of 5 - 7 years’ experience in Quality Assurance handling document, quality control, and/or project coordination.

 

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with a highly lucrative remuneration package. Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role which offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited send in their most updated CV giving comprehensive details of education with emphasis on related achievements to careers@rspo.org


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RESEARCH & ADVISORY MANAGER

LOCATION OF POSITION

Kuala Lumpur

 

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The successful candidate will be responsible to evaluate and promote independent research initiatives on the impacts of RSPO to demonstrate continuous improvement.

 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of Impacts, the incumbent will be responsible for

  • To define key research priority areas for RSPO impacts
  • To coordinate, promote, monitor and evaluate external independent research on impacts of RSPO 
  • To document lessons learnt, keep records in internal database on research work carried out
  • To screen independent research proposals for its relevance to RSPO impacts and possible funding and support
  • To leverage on research outcomes to uncover insights for improvement of existing RSPO standards
  • Identify gaps in knowledge of impacts of RSPO and encourage research by external partners
  • Working closely with HR Department, to organize career talks at universities, colleges to promote RSPO

 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT 

You should have at least a Bachelors’ degree in Environmental or Social Science or its equivalent, with a minimum of 5 - 7 years’ experience. Experience in the Palm Oil industry will be advantageous.

 

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with a highly lucrative remuneration package. Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role which offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited send in their most updated CV giving comprehensive details of education with emphasis on related achievements to careers@rspo.org 


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DATA ANALYST

LOCATION OF POSITION

Kuala Lumpur

 

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The successful candidate will be responsible to import, clean, transform and validate internal and external data with the purpose of understanding or reaching conclusions from the data for better decision making purposes.

 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of Impacts, the incumbent will be responsible for

  • To design and build relational or geo-databases for collecting data that interfaces with all areas of RSPO Impacts related work
  • To analyse in-house data on certification, new plantings to support the long term goals for the M&E system
  • To analyse and verify the membership Annual Communication of Progress data, maps and other membership submissions
  • To be responsible for all Impacts related data that is published on the website
  • Work with collaborating partners on ensuring ​member mapping requirements are in in compliant with RSPO’s Principle & Criteria

 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

You should have at least a Bachelors’ degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or it’s equivalent, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in dealing with statistics.

 

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with a highly lucrative remuneration package. Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role which offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited send in their most updated CV giving comprehensive details of education with emphasis on related achievements to careers@rspo.org 


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MONITORING & EVALUATION MANAGER

LOCATION OF POSITION

Kuala Lumpur

 

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The successful candidate will be responsible to evaluate and monitor the impact of RSPO’s standards and policies to demonstrate continual improvement.

 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Head of Impacts, the incumbent will be responsible for

  • To develop and implement the M&E system for RSPO and provide recommendations for standards review
  • Define, develop and implement scope and long term goals for the M&E system
  • Develop Impact monitoring system for certification of members and smallholders on environment, social and economic variables
  • To ensure RSPO is compliant to the ISEAL code of good practice
  • To Develop KPIs for member organisations in order to allow oganisations to carry out self assessments

 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

You should have at least a Bachelors’ degree in Environmental Science or it’s equivalent, with a minimum of 5 - 7 years’ experience in M&E environment or social programs. Experience in the Palm Oil industry will be advantageous.

 

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with a highly lucrative remuneration package. Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role which offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited send in their most updated CV giving comprehensive details of education with emphasis on related achievements to careers@rspo.org


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Internship Attachment with RSPO

Job description

DURATION OF INTERNSHIP

The successful incumbent will be offered a full time internship for a duration of six (6) months

 

AREAS OF INTERNSHIP

TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT 

Smallholders Unit / Green House Gas Unit / Biodiversity Unit / Certification Unit

IMPACTS DEPARTMENT 

Complaints & Grievances Unit / Dispute Settlement Unit / Data Analysis / Research

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate Degree in Environmental Science & Management / Forestry Studies / Agricultural Science / Sociology / Law / Conflict & Dispute Management
  • CGPA of 3.0 & higher
  • Strong Communications & Interpersonal Skills
  • Ability to work well with diverse group of people
  • Comfortable in making presentations to all levels of addressees

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work on projects as designated by individual department heads
  • Assist teams in identifying process improvements
  • Create flow charts and spreadsheets in support of projects
  • Planning and logistics for workshops and meetings

 

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited send in a short essay giving comprehensive details of education and projects done with emphasis on related achievements together with a recent resume to careers@rspo.org

 

NOTE:

Internships are offered throughout the year


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