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 

SMALLHOLDERS PROJECT EXECUTIVE

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The Smallholders Project Executive is responsible in the development, management and execution of projects related to smallholder’s development program and the RSPO Smallholders Support Fund (RSSF) that leads towards RSPO’s goal to increase the production of RSPO certified sustainable palm oil.

The Executive will also contribute towards achieving the RSPO goals by accepting ownership in delivering all assigned tasks, exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments. Whilst having a global perspective, the incumbent will have primary responsibilities for Indonesia within the framework of the RSPO Smallholders Development work plans.

 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Smallholders Project Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for:        

1. Smallholders Development Program

  • To manage and ensure implementation of RSPO smallholders’ development program, including planning, budgeting, reporting, monitoring and supervision of staff and/or external service providers, with focus in Indonesia. 
  • 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, with focus in Indonesia. 
  • To oversee and link RSPO with other stakeholders’ initiatives in Indonesia on smallholder development projects/programs. 
  • To manage and maintain the data/information on smallholders for RSPO, covering data for Smallholders and Outgrowers, globally, using the Salesforce. 
  • To report on smallholders development program progress and issues, with focus in Indonesia. 
  • To provide quick response to members’ inquiries on matters related to smallholders issues/matters. 
  • To provide support in managing and facilitating the function of Smallholders Working Group (SHWG). 
  • To provide inputs to the linking and learning platform that promotes smallholders exchange of knowledge and information globally. 
  • To reach out and institutionalize communications on smallholders development program inside and outside the RSPO, with focus in Indonesia. 
  • To provide support in facilitating the decision/policy making process on any issues related to smallholders within RSPO. 
  • To communicate with media, in consultation with Secretariat, on matters related to smallholders development. 
  • To provide support, manage and participate member events if and where relevant 

 

2. RSPO Smallholders Support Fund (RSSF), with focus in Indonesia 

  • To promote RSSF to potential RSSF beneficiaries. This shall include, but not limited to, organising outreach program and/or training on RSSF. 
  • To process RSSF application submitted to RSPO. This shall include, but not limited to: 

- To register application and notify applicant

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

- To inform applicants on the result/decision of the Panel

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

- To prepare contract for successful applicants

- To register all application on to the Salesforce

- 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

- To provide guidance and advices to potential RSSF applicants

- To keep and maintain relevant data on smallholders under RSSF

- To provide supports to RSSF Panel in the decision making process

         

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.

 

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 

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 

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 

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

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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