CAREERS

TECHNICAL MANAGER AFRICA

JOB STATEMENT

The incumbent will be respnsible to ensure the development and advocacy of knowledge base on technical matters related to the RSPO standard and certification. The task will include organising, facilitating and update progress on the RSPO-technical activities/programme in Africa

 

Functional Tasks 

  1. Provide support to the work of the RSPO Standard and Certification Standing Committee (S&CSC) and Trade and Traceability Standing Committee (T&TSC), which are responsible to give guidance on all matters related to P&C and supply chain certification.
  2. Support and keep track of technical developments related to the RSPO Principle & Criteria (P&C) and supply chain certification in Africa.
  3. Point of contact for technical issues pertaining to RSPO standard and certification, both on RSPO P&C and supply chain certification for Africa.
  4. Maintain good professional relationship with RSPO accreditation body, RSPO trading platform and other relevant service providers.
  5. Collaborate and assist other RSPO officers to develop, fine tune and maintain information on the RSPO website.
  6. Provide support for RSPO members seeking certification as well as accredited certification bodies seeking advice in the conduct of certifications.
  7. Ensure members improve towards fulfilling the RSPO's objectives through frequent progress reporting updates.
  8. Develop industry thought leadership from various sources e.g. Government Agencies, Palm Oil Associations, Educational Institutions for knowledge sharing of best practices to the members and general public.
  9. Facilitate the RSPO awareness activities to stakeholders as well as handle queries e.g. activities for improvement, policies & regulations affecting the growth of the sustainable palm oil industry, etc.
  10. Contribute in the preparation of draft policies and proposals developed in terms of scope, budget, policy.
  11. Allocate project management support to working groups in the form of logistics coordination and secretarial services as well as ensure periodic updates across all project to multiple stakeholders.
  12. Implement and/or monitor technical projects and maintain close rapport with service providers to ensure timeline and deliveries are met.
  13. Oversee and report on progress and issues pertaining to active RSPO-technical working group or Task Forces in Africa, on regular basis to the Technical Director and relevant managers in the Secretariat.
  14. Providing technical advices in developing pilots on smallholders certification and build lesson learnt there together with the Smallholder Manager.
  15. Communication and engagement with relevant stakeholders, including companies, government offices, and NGOs, including strategy to reach out and communicate on the RSPO to smallholders and cooperatives in coordination with communication department.
  16. Support in and/or organize RSPO events that relate to standard and certification process, including training on the specific RSPO P&C and certification requirement, quick response to members’ inquiries.
  17. Together with the Technical Department in RSPO secretariat and Communication Manager, ensure development and maintenance of an easily accessible knowledge base on the RSPO standard and its associated requirements (i.e HCV, compensation mechanism, New Planting Procedures, FPIC, certification, etc).
  18. Apart from the duties stated above, the position holder is required to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned by the Technical Director or CEO.

 

Job specification

Essential

Education:

Minimum qualification in Bachelor of Science and/or Master of Science in the field of environmental science or management, agronomy or forestry or other related social sciences will be considered.

Working Experience:

A minimum of 5 years working experience in palm oil business, socio-environment management or agricultural commodities certification scheme

Technical & Professional Knowledge:

  • Good knowledge on palm oil industry/business, certification, and socio-environment management.
  • Excellent writing and communication in English and French.
  • Knowledge of African country legal system pertaining to oil palm plantation operation, social and environmental requirements.
  • Excellent public communication and presentation skill.

 

HOW TO APPLY

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

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 

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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