CAREERS

CERTIFICATION EXECUTIVE

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

Assists in the implementation of RSPO certification scheme, development of certification standards, maintain and manage certification records, provide on-going support to the Head of Certification, Technical Director, Chief Executive Officer, RSPO Standing Committees on Standard and Certification (S&C SC), Trade and Traceability (T&T) and /or other relevant working groups, task forces established to make decision and provide guidance on matters related to RSPO certification

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Functional Tasks:

  1. Provide support to Head of Certification and Technical Director to implement programmes and meet objectives set in the RSPO Roadmap and other management plans and decisions.
  2. Support and keep track of technical developments related to the RSPO Principles & Criteria certification including the development, fine tuning and maintenance of the RSPO certification system and standard documents.
  3. Liaise and advise RSPO members on RSPO P&C and Supply Chain Certification (SCC) and other certification related matters.
  4. Monitor activities and maintain communication with accredited Certification Bodies as well those seeking getting accreditation.
  5. Review and upload notification, reports and other documents received from CBs following the necessary certification processes. Also monitor CB’s performance in terms of compliance to RSPO certification system and standard requirement.
  6. Develop, fine tune and maintain the RSPO website related to RSPO certification. This includes compilation and maintenance of relevant records and data making it available for internal and external communications.
  7. Manage and maintain information and record keeping through implementation of Salesforce programme and RSPO website.
  8. Manage, maintain and provide data and information using RSPO IT system for internal and external report and communication.
  9. Assists with organising training programmes for accredited Certification Bodies and auditors operating under RSPO scheme.
  10. Apart from the duties stated above, you are required to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned by the Head of Certification, Technical Director and/or Chief Executive Officer.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  1. You should have a relevant Degree in Biology or Environment/ Forestry or relevant science.
  2. More than 2 to 3 years' experience with conservation background.

Technical & Professional Knowledge:

  1. ​Knowledge and understanding of certification scheme operation.
  2. Familiar with all sustainability and certification in palm oil.
  3. Communications skills are important to develop and establish cooperation and rapport with respective users and teams at working levels and of different nationalities.
  4. Proficiency in English with good communication skills. 

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

HEAD OF CERTIFICATION

JOB STATEMENT  
Oversee implementation of RSPO certification scheme, development of certification standards, maintain and manage certification records, provide on-going support to the Technical Director, CEO, RSPO Standing Committee on Standard and Certification (S&C SC), Trade & Traceability Standing Committee (T&TSC) and /or other relevant working groups, task forces established to make decision and provide guidance on matters related to RSPO certification.

Main Tasks

Functional Task:

  1. Manage and ensure credibility of RSPO certification scheme both P&C and Supply Chain.
  2. Liaise with stakeholders in the development and approval of standards, national interpretation, system documents, guidance and procedures relevant to RSPO certification.
  3. Provide support to Technical Director and CEO to implement programmes and meet objectives set in the RSPO Roadmap and other management plans.
  4. Manage and keep track of technical developments related to the RSPO Principles & Criteria and Supply Chain certification including the development, fine tuning and maintenance of the RSPO certification system and standard documents.
  5. Develop and implement activities as well as maintain communication with Accreditation Body (AB) and accredited Certification Bodies (CBs) operating under RSPO scheme.
  6. Provide support to RSPO members on RSPO Principles & Criteria and Supply Chain certification related matters.
  7. Manage and maintain communication with RSPO service providers especially the on line trading platform and data and information using RSPO IT Trading systems for internal reporting and external communications.
  8. To oversee the development and monitoring of training programmes for accredited Certification Bodies, in cooperation with internal and external parties, in order to ensure increased capacity and credibility of RSPO’s accredited Certification Bodies.
  9. Manage and maintain system for approval and monitoring performance of training providers under RSPO scheme.
  10. Report to CEO and RSPO Board of Governors on certification progress and related matters.
  11. Lead the RSPO Certification unit in developing and implementing the annual plan/road map in line with RSPO business plan.

Education: 

Minimum Bachelor Degree in any discipline; preferably in forestry or environmental science.

Working Experience:

Preferably with at least 7 years of experience in palm oil / certification sector; involved in works related to sustainability, audits, and/or verification.

Technical & Professional Knowledge:

  1. Familiar with sustainability certification in palm oil / forestry.
  2. Proficiency in English with good communication skill with ability in establishing cooperation and rapport with internal and external parties of different nationalities.
  3. Conscientious and willing to take responsibility.
  4. High integrity and a good team player.
  5. Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

​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

MANAGEMENT TRAINEE PROGRAMME

We believe that the success of a company rests on the expertise of its people. They are the real brains who engineer its evolution into exciting phases of development.

They create, strategize and mastermind. Their only instinct is to propel the company forward no matter what it takes.

It all begins with new ideas with the ability and instincts to bring it to realisation.

If you have

  • A high degree of initiative, resourcefulness, flexibility and a self-motivating approach to achieve both business objectives and personal success.
  • A conceptual and innovative thinking style, an analytical approach to complex problems and the ability to identify practical options and solutions.
  • The ability to communicate clearly and effectively through oral and presentational skills as well as excellent writing skills.
  • The ability and foresight to adapt, thus ensuring that objectives and targets are achieved.
  • Good team working skills and the ability to work effectively with staff at different levels of the organisation.

Then come on board and explore a world of opportunity and see how our Management Trainee Programme through structured learning & hands-on gives you the chance to grow and have an impact in your chosen area.

Right from the start, you’ll embark on a comprehensive Onboarding Programme that systematically exposes you to all areas of the organisation. You’ll participate in a two year development programme which will include three rotations that combine on-the-job learning with formal training opportunities. You'll be given stimulating, hands-on roles, and have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with our company values.

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

Who Are We????

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not for profit organisation that unites stakeholders from seven sectors of the palm oil industry - oil palm producers, palm oil processors or traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks and investors, environmental or nature conservation and social or developmental NGOs - to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil.

In response to the urgent and pressing global call for sustainably produced palm oil, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was formed in 2004 with the objective of promoting the growth and use of sustainable oil palm products through credible global standards and engagement of stakeholders.

How To Apply

If you are an ambitious high-performer excited by a fast paced environment & would like the opportunity to gain the experience beyond your own professional expertise….then send in a short “catchy” video telling us why you would be a great “brains engineer” to careers@rspo.org

BUSINESS SOLUTIONS EXECUTIVE

JOB STATEMENT  

The Business Solutions Executive will work  will work in the IT Department as part of the team dedicated to ensure maximum efficiency and capitalizing on the full features and benefits of the system based on the various RSPO user group business solution needs.

Main Tasks:

  • Identify business process improvements through collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to understand existing systems and processes, and document the changes required to meet business requirements.
  • Coordinate with users to gather requirements and/or issues and implement business solutions for identified issues.
  • Facilitate IT solutions planning and implementation, including budgeting and managing development lifecycle.
  • Manage all processes that relating to Salesforce.com and ensuring the following:
  1. Manage new releass of Salesforce.com and ensure timely upgrade.
  2. Create and maintain fields, views, reports, dashboards and other Salesforce objects and functions.
  3. Implement use of Visualforce, APEX classes, workflow etc. to perform Salesforce development and maintenance work when required.
  4. Maintain, enhance and create workflows, functions and configurations within the Salesforce.com environment including integration done with FinancialForce and other web applications.
  5. Proactively gather feedback from users and identify needed system changes.
  6. Manage system changes without interruption to the user and provide effective communication on changes.
  7. Maintain security, user access and perform data integrity audits.
  8. User Assistance, Training, Adoption and Satisfaction

Education:

  • University degree in Computer Software Engineering or other relevant degree or qualification

Working Experience:

  • More than 3 to 5 years in CRM system administration and/or development
  • Salesforce administration experience preferred
  • Relevant experience in development, customisation and updating on existing Salesforce configuration to provide solutions for reporting, workflows and enhanced functions

Technical & Professional Knowledge:

  • In‐depth knowledge of the standard capabilities of Salesforce and have successfully expanded on those capabilities through the use of custom code (Apex, s‐controls) and/or integration with external systems
  • Salesforce.com Administrator certification is required
  • Detail oriented and self-starter with strong written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Proficiency in English with good communication skill.

​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

CERTIFICATION MANAGER

JOB STATEMENT  

Provide on-going support to the Head of Certification, Technical Director, RSPO Standing Committee on Standard and Certification (S&C SC), and /or other relevant working groups, task forces established to make decision and provide guidance on matters related to RSPO certification

Functional Tasks:

  1. Provide support to Head of Certification to implement programmes and meet objectives set in the RSPO Roadmap and other management plans.
  2. Support and keep track of technical developments related to the RSPO Principles & Criteria certification including the development, fine tuning and maintenance of the RSPO certification system and standard documents.
  3. Monitor activities and maintain communication with accredited Certification Bodies on  RSPO Principles & Criteria and certification related matters.
  4. Liaise with and advise RSPO members on RSPO Principles & Criteria and certification related matters.
  5. Manage and maintain data and information using RSPO IT systems for internal reporting and external communications.
  6. To oversee the development and monitoring of training programmes for accredited Certification Bodies, in cooperation with internal and external parties, in order to ensure increased capacity and credibility of RSPO’s accredited Certification Bodies.

Education:

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in any discipline; preferably in forestry or environmental science

Working Experience:

  • Preferably with at least 3-5 years of experience in palm oil / forestry sector; involved in works related to sustainability, audits, and/or certification 

Technical & Professional Knowledge:

In-depth knowledge and understanding in:

  • Familiar with sustainability certification in palm oil / forestry.
  • Proficiency in English with good communication skill with ability in establishing cooperation and rapport with internal and external parties of different nationalities.
  • Conscientious and willing to take responsibility.
  • High integrity and a good team player
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

​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

COMPLAINTS COORDINATOR

JOB STATEMENT  

The position will provide on-going support to the Grievance manager in managing the complaints process effectively, to ensure that complaints are appropriately recorded, co-ordinated, and that responses are quality checked and monitored in line with RSPO’s service standards.

Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  1. To enlighten members on the steps required in proceeding with a grievance (This may require the production of appropriate general communications materials as well as direct involvement at the embryonic stage of a grievance or complaint).
  2. Ensuring that all complaints related information is updated in the database and is consistently updated
  3. To update relevant parties with necessary information as and when required
  4. To support Grievance Manager in initial investigations and diagnostic process
  5. To minute and circulate Complaint Panel and other complaints related meeting minutes
  6. To attend and support external stakeholder meetings as and when required
  7. To work with and support the Dispute Settlement Facility (DSF) Manager as and when required

Apart from the duties stated above, the role is required to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned.

 
Education:

  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Law, Conflict Management and other related disciplines​

Working Experience:

  • Preferably with at least 3 years of experience in relevant field

Technical & Professional Knowledge:

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

Other Requirements

  • Conscientious and willing to take responsibility
  • High integrity and a good team player
  • Excellent communications skills to develop and establish cooperation and rapport with respective users and teams at working levels from different nationalities
  • High proficiency in English (oral and written)
  • Analytical Skills
  • Project Management Skills
  • Excellent Report Writing Skills

​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

BIODIVERSITY EXECUTIVE

JOB STATEMENT  

Biodiversity Executive will support the Biodiversity Manager in managing and facilitating the (Biodiversity and High Conservation Value Working Group (BHCVWG) in the implementation of the biodiversity programme. The Biodiversity Executive is the point of contact for RSPO members to demonstrate compliance on submission liability disclosure, Land Use Change analysis (LUCA) and compensation plan. The Executive will manage external service providers in regards to LUCA and Compensation Plan, as necessary. This will include reviewing the relevant documents submitted, arranging meetings and related logistics for Compensation Panel; reporting on meetings to the Secretariat/ Technical Director; monitoring progress of each compensation plan and remedial actions taken.

Functional Tasks (including but not limited to):

  1. Point of contact for compensation related issues in the RSPO for internal and external stakeholders.
  2. To receive all compensation documents, reviewing, summarizing and making arrangement for BHCVWG and Compensation Panel to discuss and approve; as well as in keeping all these in RSPO database (Salesforce).  
  3. Ensure the completeness of the submissions made (Disclosure, LUC Analysis and Compensation Plan) and progress of follow-up.
  4. To ensure functional link is establish with Certification Unit in RPSO on matters related to certification and compliance in LUCA and/or Compensation matters.
  5. Secure and manage service provider for compensation related activities.
  6. Communicate with members and facilitate/coordinate advocacy on compensation related issues.
  7. Report on compensation activities, discussions and decisions of the Compensation Panel, share updates with the Secretariat and BHCVWG..
  8. Assist Biodiversity Manager in the management and operation of BHCVWG and relevant Task Forces/ panel established.
  9. Provide inputs to the Secretariat/TD and BHCVWG on emerging issues, events and research relevant to oil palm sector for their consideration.
  10. Apart from the duties stated above, Compensation Executive is required to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned by the Technical Director.
  11.  
Education:
  • University Degree in science and biology
Working Experience:
  • 1 - 3 years’ experience in relevant fields

 
Technical & Professional Knowledge:
  • Knowledge and understanding of HCV, LUCA
  • Familiar with sustainability of biodiversity in palm oil.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Good team player able to works with different nationalities.
  • Proficiency in English with good writing and oral skill.

 

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

SMALLHOLDERS PROGRAMME MANAGER

Job Statement  

Develop, manage and execute projects related to smallholder’s development program and the RSPO Smallholders Support Fund (RSSF) that supports RSPO’s goal towards increase production of RSPO certified sustainable oil palm and in the implementation of the RSPO Smallholder Strategy.

Functional Tasks (including but not limited to):

Core Tasks: 

 I.        Smallholders Development Program

  1. To manage and ensure implementation of RSPO smallholders’ development program, including planning, budgeting, reporting, monitoring and supervision of staff and external consultants.
  2. To manage and facilitate the function of Smallholders Working Group (SHWG).
  3. To facilitate the decision/policy making process on any issues related to smallholders within RSPO.
  4. To initiate and facilitate the development of the RSPO Smallholder Academy.
  5. To coordinate with relevant external stakeholders to deliver targets/ goals and to build ties with the various stakeholders involved and relevant to smallholders’                       development program.
  6. To oversee and link RSPO with other stakeholders’ initiatives on smallholder development projects/programs.
  7. To set up linking and learning platform that promotes smallholders exchange of knowledge and information globally.
  8. To reach out and institutionalize communications on smallholders development program inside and outside the RSPO.
  9. To ensure development and maintenance of accessible data/information on RSPO certified smallholders.
  10. To report on smallholders development program progress and issues.
  11. To communicate with media, in consultation with Secretariat, on matters related to smallholders development.
  12. To support, participate and manage member events if and where relevant.
  13. To provide quick response to members’ inquiries on matters related to smallholders issues/matters

II.        Fund Manager for the RSPO Smallholders Support Fund (RSSF)

  1. To manage and ensure implementation of RSSF, including planning, budgeting, reporting, monitoring and supervision of staff and external consultants.
  2. To develop and maintain the RSSF Governance Policy as key guidance of RSSF implementation.
  3. To develop RSSF system within RSPO. This shall include, but not limited to:

 i.               Develop and maintain RSSF protocol for fund application

ii.               Develop and maintain RSSF protocol and criteria for fund approval

iii.               Develop and maintain RSSF protocol for project monitoring and evaluation.

      4. To process all RSSF application submitted to RSPO. This shall include, but not limited

           i.                To register application and notify applicant.

          ii.                To analyse, appraise and summarize project application for Panel’s decision

          iii.               To inform applicants on the result/decision of the Panel.

          iv.               To ensure submission of all relevant documents prior to contracting successful applicants.

           v.               To prepare contract for successful applicants.

      5.  To liaise and advise RSPO Finance Unit on Project Payment according to Project Payment Schedule.

      6.  To carry out project assessment as part of monitoring and evaluation process and to ensure projects are implemented in accordance to the Memorandum of Agreement between RSPO and the Project Implementer.

      7.  To develop communication strategy for RSSF.

      8.  To provide guidance and advices to potential RSSF applicants.

      9.  To manage and facilitate the function of RSSF Panel.

    10.  To act as the Secretary to the RSSF meeting and responsible in organising the meeting, preparing the meeting agenda, taking the minutes of meeting, and to communicate with the Panel members on any relevant matters related to RSSF.

    11.  To prepare bi-annual report on RSSF to the RSPO Board of Governors.

    12.  To prepare request for RSSF fund allocation for each financial year.

    13.  To keep and maintain relevant data on smallholders under RSSF.

 

To perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned by the Technical Director or the CEO

  1.  

Education:

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in any discipline.
  • Strong background in the field of Sociology, Community Development, Supply Chain, Fund Management, Project Management and Stakeholders’ Engagement will be an advantage.

Working Experience:

  • 8 – 10 years of working experience.
  • Well expose and comfortable to work at international arena.
  • Able to work in various environment and with diverse types of stakeholders.
  • Excellent in communication with stakeholders.
  • Experience in partnership building and management (NGO, Government & Business)

 

Technical & Professional Knowledge:

  • Deep understanding on RSPO smallholders certification process.
  • Well understanding of smallholder farming and supply chains.
  • Knowledge of smallholder developmental agenda i.e. on agronomic, environmental and social, livelihood etc.
  • Experience of RSPO certification as applicable to smallholders.
  • Experience in working with smallholders.
  • Experience in stakeholders engagement.
  • Experience in fund management.
  • Analytical.
  • Good sense of problem solving and decision making.

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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