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HEAD OF SMALLHOLDERS PROGRAMME UNIT

 

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit, international membership organisation that is working to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. To do this, we have united stakeholders from all sectors of the palm oil supply chain and civil society to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil production and procurement.

Since its inception in 2004, RSPO has enjoyed rapid growth and today has close to 5,000 members from 100 countries, including oil palm producers, processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and non-governmental organisations. Thanks to the commitments and actions of these members, nearly 20% of the global supply of palm oil has already been certified as sustainable.

RSPO recognises the importance of smallholders and the need for improving smallholder inclusion into the RSPO system. More than three million smallholders and small-scale farmers make a living from palm oil globally. While their farmlands are small compared to industrial plantations, smallholders account for approximately 40% of total global palm oil production, making smallholders significant contributors towards a sustainable oil palm industry.

In March 2017, the RSPO Board of Governors (BOG) approved the RSPO Smallholder Strategy, which paved the way for the adoption of the RSPO Independent Smallholder (ISH) Standard in 2019. The standard aims to increase the inclusion of smallholders into the RSPO system through a mechanism that recognises the challenges faced by smallholders globally.  To date, a total of 162,938 smallholders are covered by various RSPO schemes, representing 460,823 hectares of certified area.

The Head of the Smallholders Programme Unit will be responsible for leading and managing the Smallholders Programme Unit ensuring that the direction and workplan is effectively implemented in accordance with the RSPO Smallholder Strategy.

Reporting to the Technical Director, the Head of Smallholders Programme Unit will manage an international team of technical managers and specialists across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. S/he will serve as a primary interface for smallholder groups, members, and stakeholders who wish to engage with the RSPO and will support the mission and purpose of the organisation by supporting the RSPO Smallholder Standing Committee.

The preferred location of this role is Malaysia, Indonesia, or Singapore.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  1. To provide strategic direction to the RSPO Leadership Team and the Smallholders Programme Unit on all matters relevant to smallholder inclusion and lead the implementation of the RSPO Smallholder Strategy.
  2. To oversee the development and implementation of relevant livelihood programmes aimed at improving smallholder livelihoods globally.
  3. To ensure the smallholder certification programme is successfully implemented, in close coordination with the relevant departments internally to increase the number of smallholders certified globally.
  4. To improve market demand and access to financial and non-financial support for smallholders, in close collaboration with the relevant departments through the RSPO smallholder global market engagement programme.
  5. To ensure efficient management of the Smallholder Standing Committee, working groups, and/or task forces directly under the purview of the Smallholders Programme Unit, and any others that involve the active participation of the unit’s staff.
  6. To oversee the day-to-day operations of the Smallholders Programme Unit, including the development and implementation of its annual plan and budget in line with the wider organisational objectives.
  7. To oversee the management and scale-up of the RSPO Smallholder Trainer Academy, RSPO Smallholder Support Fund, and smallholder-related data management.
  8. To perform any other duty or duties reasonably assigned by the Leadership Team.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  • A bachelor's degree in the field of Environmental Science/Management, Agronomy, Sustainability, or related majors.
  • At least 8 years of experience in agricultural and/or community development, sustainability, audits, and/or certification schemes.
  • Familiar with palm oil sustainability standards schemes (e.g., RSPO, MSPO, ISPO, etc.).
  • People management experience including building, leading, and developing high performing teams.

TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Strong business acumen with the ability to synthesise key themes and deliverables from objectives and strategies defined by senior management and the Leadership Team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, negotiation, cross-team project management, and consensus-building.
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders and/or projects.
  • Highly resourceful team player with the ability to be effective independently.
  • Able to plan, allocate, and monitor resources to meet fiscal targets and ensure proper budget management.
  • Emotional maturity, patience, curiosity, and a sustained willingness to change one’s mind.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Forward-looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in additional Asian language(s) and/or Spanish is an advantage.

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with an opportunity to work in an international multi-stakeholder organisation, where making a difference to People, Planet and Prosperity is not just a statement, but what we passionately believe in.

Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role that offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited to send in their updated CV giving comprehensive details of educational background, work experience, and related achievements to careers@rspo.org. Please state "Job Application - Head of Smallholders Programme Unit" in your email subject line. 

**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MARKET TRANSFORMATION

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit, international membership organisation that is working to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. To do this, we have united stakeholders from all sectors of the palm oil supply chain and civil society to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil production and procurement.

Since its inception in 2004, RSPO has enjoyed rapid growth and today has close to 5,000 members from 100 countries, including oil palm producers, processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and non-governmental organisations. Thanks to the commitments and actions of these members, nearly 20% of the global supply of palm oil has already been certified as sustainable.

At RSPO, we believe that a not-for-profit organisation is made successful by the passion, skills, and expertise of its members and staff. They are the ones who drive our organisation to new heights and guide us through the next phase of our development.

The Market Transformation Division is responsible for driving uptake of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) globally to close the gaps between its demand and supply by working with current and potential members and other stakeholders. This division is also responsible for the development and implementation of Shared Responsibility rules and frameworks, which ensure that all members of the RSPO can contribute to our mission by being proactive enablers of change.

The Deputy Director, Market Transformation will report directly to the Director, Market Transformation to develop and implement strategies and initiatives to increase RSPO’s uptake and market share, with a focus on the Big 4 markets, namely India, China, Indonesia, Malaysia. S/he will manage the India and China teams to ensure that RSPO continues to grow its impact and market share in these markets. S/he will also participate in and support RSPO’s strategic thinking, planning, and policy development, and will be responsible for managing special campaigns and projects as directed from time to time by the Leadership Team.

The preferred location of this role is India or China.

Key Roles & Responsibilities

Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

1. Engage with RSPO members and stakeholders in India and China to increase awareness and accelerate the adoption and uptake of RSPO certification

  • Work closely with global and regional teams to close the gaps between supply and demand of CSPO targeted strategies
  • Map supply chains and leverage PalmTrace and Annual Communications of Progress (ACOP) to identify gaps
  • Support in the facilitation of MDSC/OWG and provide technical input and analysis
  • Support the development of strategies to improve market access and incentives for smallholders in consultation with Director, Technical and Director Market Transformation

2. Recruit New Members in China and India

  • Coordinate projects to recruit new members from all sectors of the palm oil supply chain and close the gap between supply and demand of sustainable certified palm oil (CSPO)
  • Commission a market study for existing markets showing the flows of CPO, CSPO, main buyers and users
  • Conduct a gap analysis and map stakeholders in supply and demand to inform where to engage new members
  • Develop targeted campaigns with NGOs, financial institutions, industry associations and governments to encourage new members to join RSPO
  • Engage with new buyers and suppliers: retailers, flagship companies, consumer goods manufacturers, traders, refiners, crushers

 3. Shared Responsibility

  • Support the development and implementation of the global Shared Responsibility (SR) strategy in consultation with Head of SR and Director, Market Transformation
  • Use Shared Responsibility principles to encourage and reinforce commitment by consumer goods manufacturers and retailers in China and India to buy CSPO
  • Encourage multinational companies to jump start initial uptake using shared responsibility messages
  • Promote Shared Responsibility principles to encourage and reinforce processors & traders’ commitment to buy and sell CSPO
  • Seek ways to incentivise and acknowledge RSPO members in China and India who are leading change-makers for sustainable palm

4. General Management and Outreach & Advocacy

  • Coordinate recruitment, onboarding, coaching, mentorship and performance management for the teams in India and China
  • Lead the development of strategies for youth/consumer programs, campaigns, events and initiatives in consultation with Global Director O&E, Director, Market Transformation, and regional teams in Asia
  • Support the development of strategies for government relations and policy advocacy programs, campaigns, events and initiatives in consultation with Director, O&E, Director, Market Transformation, and regional teams in India and China
  • Support the development of strategies for communications and media campaigns, regional events and initiatives in consultation with Director, O&E, Director, Market Transformation, and regional teams in India and China

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  • A bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science/Management, Business Management, Sustainability, or related majors
  • 10-15 years working experience, including experience in handling stakeholder engagement, market/business development preferably at a national or regional level
  • Experience and interest in internal and external communications, partnership development, strategy development and policy design

TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Strong business acumen with the ability to synthesise key themes and deliverables from objectives and strategies defined by senior management and the Leadership Team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication in English, negotiation, cross-team project management, and consensus-building.
  • Highly resourceful team player with the ability to be effective independently and manage a regional team.
  • Emotional maturity, patience, curiosity, and a sustained willingness to change one’s mind.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of service and response.
  • Market/Business Development skills to identify and engage with relevant organisations - recruit and convert
  • Ability to work independently, with a lateral mind that can recognise opportunities
  • Advanced analytical, commercial and negotiation skills
  • A strong communicator, with strong influencing skills
  • Agile and iterative approach to developing business opportunities
  • Proficiency in Apple OS and MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with an opportunity to work in an international multi-stakeholder organisation, where making a difference to People, Planet and Prosperity is not just a statement, but what we passionately believe in.

Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role that offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited to send in their updated CV giving comprehensive details of educational background, work experience, and related achievements to careers@rspo.org. Please state "Job Application - Deputy Director of Market Transformation" in your email subject line. 

**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

EXECUTIVE, GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit, international membership organisation that is working to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. To do this, we have united stakeholders from all sectors of the palm oil supply chain and civil society to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil production and procurement.

Since its inception in 2004, RSPO has enjoyed rapid growth and today has close to 5,000 members from 100 countries, including oil palm producers, processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and non-governmental organisations. Thanks to the commitments and actions of these members, nearly 20% of the global supply of palm oil has already been certified as sustainable.

The Executive, Geographic Information System (GIS) will report directly to the Manager, GIS and be responsible for assisting in activities related to mapping and geospatial technologies for RSPO.

The location of this role is flexible.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  • To assist Manager, GIS in identifying potential geospatial applications for the betterment of RSPO.
  • To maintain the database of spatial data under the RSPO scheme, which include, but not limited to RSPO member concession boundaries, certified area, certified mills, High Conservation Value (HCV) area, peat area, New Planting Area, and other auxiliary map layers within RSPO scheme.
  • To work with the GIS team in managing RSPO geospatial systems, such as fire hotspot monitoring, hotspot hub, and HCV monitoring for NPP areas, and communicate with members on ground verification.
  • To configure and maintain RSPO digital mapping platform, GeoRSPO.
  • To review land use change analysis (LUCA) reports submitted for New Planting Procedure (NPP) applications.
  • To coordinate the report review process for LUCA Remediation and Compensation Procedure (RaCP).
  • To evaluate concession boundary submission during membership applications and ACOP submissions.
  • Apart from the duties stated above, to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned. 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  • A bachelor’s degree in GIS, Remote Sensing, Geography, or other related fields.
  • At least five years of experience in geospatial related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in remote sensing, satellite image processing, and land use change analysis is a must.
  • Experience in managing large amounts of a variety of spatial data types, including rasters, features, and database files.
  • Proficiency in cartography with an ability to produce high quality maps for publication.

TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Expertise in remote sensing software, including ERDAS Imagine, ENVI, or other similar programmes.
  • Proficiency in standard GIS software, including ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, ArcGIS Online, and QGIS.
  • Experience working with ArcGIS Server and Google Suite tools (i.e. Google Earth Engine) would be advantageous.
  • Knowledge of sustainability, conservation, environment, land use change, biodiversity management, and palm oil industry.
  • Strong analytical skills, including raster analysis, generating statistics and indicators from spatial data, and automating common tasks.
  • Excellent communication skills to develop and establish cooperation and rapport with respective users and teams at working levels from different nationalities.
  • Creative problem-solver who likes to be challenged.
  • High proficiency in English (oral and written).

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with an opportunity to work in an international multi-stakeholder organisation, where making a difference to People, Planet and Prosperity is not just a statement, but what we passionately believe in.

Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role that offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited to send in their updated CV giving comprehensive details of educational background, work experience, and related achievements to careers@rspo.org. Please state “Job Application - Executive, Geographic Information System (GIS)” in your email subject line.

**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

 

MANAGER, PROCUREMENT

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit, international membership organisation that is working to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. To do this, we have united stakeholders from all sectors of the palm oil supply chain and civil society to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil production and procurement.

Since its inception in 2004, RSPO has enjoyed rapid growth and today has close to 5,000 members from 100 countries, including oil palm producers, processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and non-governmental organisations. Thanks to the commitments and actions of these members, nearly 20% of the global supply of palm oil has already been certified as sustainable.

The Manager, Procurement will report directly to the Associate Director of Finance and manage the overall coordination and evaluation of procurement for RSPO. The Manager, Procurement is responsible for negotiating and strategising with suppliers and vendors to secure the best and most cost-effective purchases, providing guidance, and ensuring that procurement policies and procedures are adhered to.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  • To provide guidance and training to all internal stakeholders to ensure they are compliant with procurement processes and controls, including vendor verification, quotation sourcing, contracting, and vendor evaluation.
  • To ensure approvals for all procurements are made in accordance with procurement policies and procedures involving tenders, negotiations, and all types of contractual arrangements.
  • To collaborate with internal users and project owners to understand their procurement budgets, requirements, and expected deliverables.
  • To review and perform risk assessments on contracts with suppliers and vendors, and negotiate to secure contract terms advantages to RSPO.
  • To implement an effective vendor management and maintain a comprehensive record of past performances and rates, and pricing reference of goods and services for future procurements.
  • To monitor and evaluate ongoing contracts to ensure deliverables are met and remain feasible.
  • To provide periodic reporting for management on all procurements and controls.
  • Apart from duties stated above, to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned. 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related fields.
  • At least 5 years of experience in procurement management, as a manager or officer.
  • Preference will be given to those with international stakeholder management experience in a non-profit organisation
  • Relevant experience in using enterprise resource planning (ERP), contract management, and other related systems.
  • Preferred location is Malaysia, however, candidates from other locations with the relevant experience will be considered.

TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Strong business acumen with the ability to implement objectives and strategies defined by senior management.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication.
  • Highly resourceful team player with the ability to be effective independently.
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in additional Asian language(s) is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in Google Workspace (G Suite), and Office 365 including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Proven experience in preparing and reviewing contracts and an aptitude in negotiation.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks, detail-oriented, and good organisation skills.
  • Ability to establish cooperation and rapport with internal and external parties of different backgrounds and nationalities.

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with an opportunity to work in an international multi-stakeholder organisation, where making a difference to People, Planet and Prosperity is not just a statement, but what we passionately believe in.

Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role that offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited to send in their updated CV giving comprehensive details of educational background, work experience, and related achievements to careers@rspo.org. Please state "Job Application - Manager, Procurement" in your email subject line. 

**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

EXECUTIVE, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit, international membership organisation that is working to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. To do this, we have united stakeholders from all sectors of the palm oil supply chain and civil society to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil production and procurement.

Since its inception in 2004, RSPO has enjoyed rapid growth and today has close to 5,000 members from 100 countries, including oil palm producers, processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and non-governmental organisations. Thanks to the commitments and actions of these members, nearly 20% of the global supply of palm oil has already been certified as sustainable.

At RSPO, we believe that a not-for-profit organisation is made successful by the passion, skills, and expertise of its people. They are the ones who drive our organisation to new heights and guide us through the next phase of our development.

The Executive, Marketing & Communications will be responsible for ensuring RSPO’s communications activities and marketing content is strategic, coherent and in line with RSPO’s brand identity and global messaging framework. The job will involve coordinating and engaging with stakeholders (internal and external) to ensure that all our content meets public expectations and needs.

The preferred location of this role is based in Europe or Asia-Pacific.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist in the drafting and preparation of communications materials, press releases, newsletters and other communications content in coordination and with support from the RSPO Secretariat team and agencies.
  2. Work with the Head of Marketing and Communications and Director of Outreach and Engagement to support the CEO and the Board of Governors of the RSPO to create content to assist in issues communications, based on risk management plans and trend spotting.
  3. Develop multimedia materials for RSPO’s diverse range of stakeholders and engagement platforms from webinars to events.
  4. Work with the copywriter(s) to support the CEO and the Board of Governors with messaging and speechwriting.
  5. Develop an in-depth understanding of the global media landscape and trends.
  6. Help deliver communications in multi-stakeholder engagement situations, with an understanding issues management and policy lobbying and/or development.
  7. Appreciation of the global sustainability agenda.
  8. Work with the RSPO Complaints Team, Investigation & Monitoring Unit and PR team to ensure external communication on complaints meet public expectations and needs.
  9. Apart from the duties stated above, perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned by the management. 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  • A University Degree or Master in Multimedia Communication (or equivalent)
  • More than 2 to 4 years experience in a sustainability oriented or NGO organisation, communications agency. 

TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Familiarity with multi stakeholder platforms
  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to adapt tone and approach for different stakeholders.
  • Good understanding of the sustainability sector and/or oil palm cultivation including key producing countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia.
  • Proficiency in English with good communication skills and the ability to establish cooperation and rapport with internal and external parties of different nationalities.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to collaborate across organisational boundaries and global teams, embrace change and make improvements to working practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a passion for engaging with different stakeholder communities.
  • Conscientious and willing to take responsibility.
  • High integrity, nimble and a good team player.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Based in Europe or Asia-Pacific, with sufficient internet bandwidth to work remotely.

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with an opportunity to work in an international multi-stakeholder organisation, where making a difference to People, Planet and Prosperity is not just a statement, but what we passionately believe in.

Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role that offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited to send in their updated CV giving comprehensive details of educational background, work experience, and related achievements to careers@rspo.org. Please state "Job Application - Executive, Marketing & Communications" in your email subject line. 

**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

HEAD OF MEMBERSHIP

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit, international membership organisation that is working to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. To do this, we have united stakeholders from all sectors of the palm oil supply chain and civil society to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil production and procurement.

Since its inception in 2004, RSPO has enjoyed rapid growth and today has close to 5,000 members from 100 countries, including oil palm producers, processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and non-governmental organisations. Thanks to the commitments and actions of these members, nearly 20% of the global supply of palm oil has already been certified as sustainable.

At RSPO, we believe that a not-for-profit organisation is made successful by the passion, skills, and expertise of its members and staff.

The Head of Membership will be responsible for developing a long-term membership strategy with an enterprise perspective. The incumbent will provide vision for RSPO’s membership recruitment, retention, and outreach activities, with a goal to ensure engagement and satisfaction of both new and existing members. This position will be accountable for evaluating, developing, and implementing changes to the membership structure in accordance with the needs of the business and members’ demand.

The Head of Membership shall also seek to strengthen membership engagement via continuous improvements in the unit operations, and provide necessary support to the RSPO Secretariat on all membership-related issues.

The location of this role is flexible.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  • To develop and implement a strategy to enhance the function of the Membership Unit in order to provide value to members and promote membership growth, as well as support the goals of RSPO’s Theory of Change.
  • To periodically monitor revenue targets to ensure that they are met and aligned with RSPO’s revenue strategy.
  • To ensure that the membership fee structure is correctly applied to all membership categories and reflected in Salesforce, MyRSPO, RSPO website, and invoices, and enforce Supply Chain Associate membership fees, fee reductions, etc.
  • To analyse membership trends to provide data for revenue projections when preparing and monitoring budget.
  • To develop, implement, and improve the membership systems and processes within the Membership Unit, including applications, renewals, suspensions/resignations, onboarding of new members, database, knowledge management, etc.
  • To ensure that the RSPO membership database is maintained and the monthly membership reports are produced for internal and external stakeholders, including the analysis of membership data and trends, and recommendations to meet membership goals.
  • To develop and implement a dashboard to regularly monitor the progress of member’s Time Bound Plans (TBP) and Shared Responsibility rules.
  • Assist the Chief Operating Officer (COO) in:
  • Developing standardised SOPs for convening and administering working groups, task forces, standing committees, and the Board of Governors (BOG).
  • Ensuring that an interactive calendar of Committee Meetings that synchronises with BOG meetings is prepared and communicated.
  • Developing and publishing the Governance Manual with guidelines on BOG/Committee Membership Rules and Criteria.
  • Together with the communications team, to prepare an onboarding video for BOG and Committee members on RSPO Statutes and Governance rules.
  • To assist the Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO) office in developing a rolling annual work plan for the BOG with designated meetings for governance and strategy.
  • To oversee induction and training for new BOG members and co-chairs (including working groups and task forces).
  • To develop a mechanism for providing excellent service to existing members, ensuring that updates on matters of strategic importance are communicated in a timely manner.
  • To conduct the Annual Members Satisfaction Survey and work with the Data Management team to analyse and report results.
  • To engage with existing members to address communications and members satisfaction issues, using the results of the Member Satisfaction Survey.
  • To recruit relationship managers for key accounts (smallholders, growers, consumer goods manufacturers/retailers/producers and traders, non-governmental organisations, and finance).
  • To strategically create and produce appropriate content for different membership components and communication channels (print, online, and electronic), in collaboration with relevant departments.
  • To develop and implement SOPs for the Annual General Assembly, including the management of resolutions, nominations to the BOG, and the e-voting process.
  • To design and implement a functional consultation platform for each membership caucus.
  • To organise and lead member events, dialogues, workshops, and seminars.
  • To oversee the effective daily operations of the Membership Unit, including adherence to all documented procedures and processes.
  • To manage relationships and projects with external service providers and ensure projects are completed within the agreed contractual obligations.
  • To be responsible and accountable for the budget of the Membership Unit.
  • To coach and motivate the Membership team, identify learning opportunities for their development and advancement, track work progress in order to build staff competence on the job and encourage motivation, proactiveness, and job satisfaction of all direct reports.
  • Apart from the duties stated above, to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  • A bachelor’s degree in Business Management, International Relations, Marketing, or other relevant fields.
  • At least 10 years of experience, with five years of demonstrated management experience, preferably in a global membership-based organisation.

TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Practical and thorough knowledge and understanding of managing a membership scheme within a global organisation.
  • Extensive experience of using customer relationship management (CRM)/stakeholder management systems, interrogating data, and reporting.
  • Ability to analyse data and develop information into reports for wider dissemination or presentation.
  • Intermediate to advanced-level of knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Comfortable managing budgets and able to plan and forecast effectively.
  • Ability to analyse and implement improvement to operational needs and structure.
  • Strong customer service and relationship-building orientation.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Superior communication skills (oral and written).
  • Familiarity with marketing and communication vehicles.
  • High integrity and a good team player.
  • Goal-oriented and organised.
  • Quantitative and qualitative skills.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with an opportunity to work in an international multi-stakeholder organisation, where making a difference to People, Planet and Prosperity is not just a statement, but what we passionately believe in.

Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role that offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited to send in their updated CV giving comprehensive details of educational background, work experience, and related achievements to careers@rspo.org. Please state “Job Application - Head of Membership” in your email subject line.

**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit, international membership organisation that is working to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. To do this, we have united stakeholders from all sectors of the palm oil supply chain and civil society to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil production and procurement.

Since its inception in 2004, RSPO has enjoyed rapid growth and today has close to 5,000 members from 100 countries, including oil palm producers, processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and non-governmental organisations. Thanks to the commitments and actions of these members, nearly 20% of the global supply of palm oil has already been certified as sustainable.

At RSPO, we believe that a non-profit organisation is made successful by the passion, skills, and expertise of its people. They are the ones who drive our organisation to new heights and guide us through the next phases of our development.

As a multi-stakeholder organisation, the RSPO relies on creating interconnectivity between civil society, business and governments. The RSPO is seeking an experienced and strategic individual to fill the position of Head of Government Relations to help foster these ties and build out a government relations program globally for the organisation. This individual will support the Global Director of Outreach and Engagement in designing and executing a strategic vision for RSPO engages with governments across the globe, with a focus on key markets such as Indonesia, Malaysia, India, China, the European Union, and the United States.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Lead and develop internal government relations staff in important RSPO geographies
  2. Manage industry and trade association memberships;
  3. Contribute to external policy communications as it relates to government relations;
  4. When required, hire and manage external lobbying teams and work with internal and external communications teams;
  5. Work with members to maximise the impact of the efforts of RSPO;
  6. Build and maintain political and industry relationships; and
  7. Work seamlessly with the company’s leadership team to understand the complex issues and areas where the RSPO must succeed.

ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Either a degree in political science or any related fields;
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of working experience in a mid-management role specifically in government affairs;
  • Experience in a global environment working with varying governments and government agencies;
  • Experienced with the policymaking process with a strong record of leading and delivering effective results;
  • Proven management and leadership skills, including evidence of crafting and successfully executing significant government relations campaigns;
  • A skilled internal and external relationship builder, with the ability to construct and maintain strong networks of policy influence within the industry and governing institutions
  • Effective public speaking and presentation skills;
  • Conscientious and willing to take responsibility;
  • Experience integrating public policy with organisation or business strategy; and
  • High integrity and a good team player.

DESIRABLE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • High proficiency in English with good communication skills, writing ability and the capability to establish cooperation and rapport with internal and external parties in different regions;
  • Knowledge of monitoring platforms such as FiscalNote and/or Qurom;
  • Familiar with sustainability issues in palm oil/forestry or any other commodities; and
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with an opportunity to work in an international multi-stakeholder organisation, where making a difference to People, Planet and Prosperity is not just a statement, but what we passionately believe in.

Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role that offers the opportunity to broaden your skillset and develop your capabilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited to send in their updated CV giving comprehensive details of educational background, work experience, and related achievements to careers@rspo.org. Please state "Job Application - Head of Government Relations" in your email subject line. 

**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.**

 

SPECIALIST, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit, international membership organisation that is working to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. To do this, we have united stakeholders from all sectors of the palm oil supply chain and civil society to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil production and procurement.

Since its inception in 2004, RSPO has enjoyed rapid growth and today has close to 5,000 members from 100 countries, including oil palm producers, processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and non-governmental organisations. Thanks to the commitments and actions of these members, nearly 20% of the global supply of palm oil has already been certified as sustainable.

At RSPO, we believe that a not-for-profit organisation is made successful by the passion, skills, and expertise of its people. They are the ones who drive our organisation to new heights and guide us through the next phase of our development.

The Specialist, Compensation and Benefits will report directly to the Director of Human Resources (HR) and will be responsible for designing, developing, implementing, and managing salary, bonus, and benefits packages for the organisation. The incumbent will ensure that our compensation and benefits packages comply with statutory and regulatory requirements, such as minimum salaries and tax liabilities.

The ideal candidate is someone who can operate as an expert in compensation and benefits to advise, guide, and support internal key stakeholders by developing a fair and attractive compensation and benefits strategy that helps improve employee satisfaction and creates a productive workplace.

The preferred location of this role is Malaysia, Singapore, or Indonesia.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  • To analyse and evaluate the current compensation plans with monetary and non-monetary benefits, based on organisational and employee needs, to ensure our compensation strategy is competitive.
  • To develop and implement new compensation and benefits programmes, policies, and procedures, and ensure all programmes, policies, and procedures comply with current legislation, while monitoring and maintaining a fair internal equity.
  • To manage internal pay structures in line with pay/salary bands and review periodically for internal/external equity.
  • Together with the Director of HR, to forecast the budget for salary increment.
  • To advise internal key stakeholders on legal employment regulations, benefits and compensation policies, and classification programmes.
  • To conduct regular research to review and monitor the compensation and benefits trends of other not-for-profit organisations and make suitable recommendations.
  • Apart from the duties stated above, to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  • A bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) in Human Resources Management, Psychology, Business Administration, or other relevant fields.
  • At least five years of experience as a compensation and benefits manager/team lead, or a similar role.

TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Extensive knowledge of benefits and compensation programmes, policies, procedures, and applicable legislation.
  • Experience managing benefits and compensation in a Human Resources Information System (HRIS).
  • Excellent understanding of job evaluation and job analysis systems.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Superior communication skills (oral and written).
  • High integrity and a good team player.
  • Goal-oriented and organised.
  • Quantitative and qualitative skills.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with an opportunity to work in an international multi-stakeholder organisation, where making a difference to People, Planet and Prosperity is not just a statement, but what we passionately believe in.

Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role that offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited to send in their updated CV giving comprehensive details of educational background, work experience, and related achievements to careers@rspo.org. Please state “Job Application - Specialist, Compensation and Benefits” in your email subject line.

**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF COMPLIANCE

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit, international membership organisation that is working to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. To do this, we have united stakeholders from all sectors of the palm oil supply chain and civil society to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil production and procurement.

Since its inception in 2004, RSPO has enjoyed rapid growth and today has close to 5,000 members from 100 countries, including oil palm producers, processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and non-governmental organisations. Thanks to the commitments and actions of these members, nearly 20% of the global supply of palm oil has already been certified as sustainable.

At RSPO, we believe that a not-for-profit organisation is made successful by the passion, skills, and expertise of its members and staff.

The Deputy Director of Compliance will be part of a dynamic team that is building a trusted and credible Assurance System for the RSPO that is fit for purpose, transparent, and consistent with RSPO’s mission to increase both supply and demand of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) globally.

The location of this role is flexible with a preference for Indonesia and Malaysia.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  • To support the Director of Assurance in providing strategic leadership to build and enhance the Assurance Systems of the RSPO.
  • To review and periodically update relevant system documents to improve and strengthen the Assurance Systems, which include the certification process, the CSPO trading platform (PalmTrace), New Planting Procedure (NPP), Jurisdictional Approach, and other relevant compliance requirements set by the RSPO Standard.
  • To closely supervise, review, and approve PalmTrace licences, and analyse data captured in PalmTrace, i.e. market data, certification data, and compliance tracking system.
  • To develop an infrastructure for monitoring compliance by all actors within the Assurance Systems, leveraging on quality and risk management systems and data analytics, and exploring new verification methods to enhance integrity and efficiencies, including the use of technology, i.e. geographic information system (GIS), environmental, risk mapping of social risks, etc.
  • To lead the implementation and monitoring of Land Use Change Analysis (LUCA), Remediation and Compensation Procedure (RaCP), Hotspots, High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) areas, NPP, PalmGHG, and peat drainability assessments.
  • To improve and verify consistent interpretation of standards and assurance procedures, including enhancement of the RSPO Interpretation Forum, and assist in the development of guidance documents related to RSPO standards to ensure consistency and effectiveness.
  • To enhance the performance of members and service providers that include accreditation and certification bodies to deliver competent and credible service under the RSPO certification scheme, via training, analytics, and interpretation platforms.
  • To coach and motivate the Assurance team, identify learning opportunities for their development and advancement, track work progress to build staff competence on the job, and encourage motivation, proactiveness and job satisfaction of all direct reports.
  • Apart from the duties stated above, to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  • A bachelor’s degree in Conservation/Environmental Management, or any related fields.
  • At least 15 years of experience, with five years of demonstrated management experience, preferably in an accreditation and/or certification body.

TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Experience in multi-stakeholder engagement and conflict management.
  • Substantial experience in the management of client relationships in corporate and non-profit sectors.
  • In-depth understanding and appreciation of the palm oil industry, trends, and issues.
  • Self-motivated with excellent problem-solving skills and a high level of diplomacy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to connect with stakeholders of all levels.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • High proficiency in English with good communication skills.
  • Ability to establish cooperation and rapport with internal and external parties of different backgrounds and/or nationalities.
  • High integrity and a good team player.
  • Goal-oriented and organised.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with an opportunity to work in an international multi-stakeholder organisation, where making a difference to People, Planet and Prosperity is not just a statement, but what we passionately believe in.

Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role that offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited to send in their updated CV giving comprehensive details of educational background, work experience, and related achievements to careers@rspo.org. Please state "Job Application - Deputy Director of Compliance" in your email subject line. 

**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

SENIOR EXECUTIVE, SOCIAL MEDIA

 

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a not-for-profit, international membership organisation and certification standard that is working to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm. To do this, we unite stakeholders from all sectors of the palm oil supply chain and civil society to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil production and procurement. Our mission is to create a space where palm oil agriculture and the environment can co-exist.

Since its inception in 2014, RSPO has enjoyed rapid growth and today has more than 4,800 members from 96 countries, including oil palm producers, processors, traders, consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, banks, and non-governmental organisations. Thanks to the commitments and actions of these members, nearly 20% of the global supply of palm oil is already certified as sustainable.

At RSPO, we believe that a non-profit organisation is made successful by the passion, skills, and expertise of its people. They are the ones who drive our organisation to new heights and guide us through the next phases of our development.

Digital communications is an essential part of our daily operations, stakeholder engagement and mission to raise awareness for sustainable palm oil. Across all social media channels, RSPO is the leading voice in the palm oil debate, and often the first point of education for conscious consumers, journalists, and members.

The candidate will report to the Head of Digital Communications and work within an expanding Communications Department to implement our communications strategy, help educate the public about RSPO’s sustainable standards, and to respond to emerging news across our digital channels. The ideal candidate will be passionate about sustainability and delivering creative digital campaigns that engage a broad range of stakeholders around the world.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Oversee day-to-day community management and delivery of digital campaigns, ensuring brand consistency in tone, voice, artwork and terminology on RSPO social media channels;
  2. Working with RSPO’s social media agency, create actionable plans which both grow and maintain followers through RSPO’s social media platforms Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn;
  3. Liaise on all aspects of social media interaction between RSPO and the incumbent social media agency, RSPO and our audiences, and ensure a positive follower experience;
  4. Help raise awareness for sustainable palm oil and RSPO’s mission across digital channels;
  5. Ensure progress on all platforms by using analytical tools such as Google Analytics and others;
  6. Contribute to the creation and implementation of the monthly and quarterly editorial calendar which includes the overarching strategy and agency KPIs; and
  7. Help drive the development of our brand and business to consumer communications. 

ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, journalism, public relations or a related field;
  • 2-4 years of experience in social media community management;
  • Strong computer skills using MS Office, Adobe Creative Suites and other design software such as Canva;
  • Proficient using multi-social posting programmes such as Hootsuite, Sprout and HubSpot;
  • Relevant experience determining a target audience and how to cater unique marketing campaigns to capture their attention, and growing audience size;
  • A track record of working in social media, developing, producing and delivering social media content and campaigns;
  • Experience of using SEO, data and analytics to inform writing, planning and decision making;
  • Experience working across multiple projects, with an ability to prioritise and deliver results;
  • Relationships with third-party social media platforms and experience of working with new and emerging online technologies and tools to develop digital and social media content;
  • Sound editorial judgement and the appetite to take on editorial responsibility for RSPO’s Social Media channels;
  • Proficiency in English with good communication skills and the ability to establish cooperation and rapport with internal and external parties of different nationalities;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a passion for engaging with different social media communities;
  • Conscientious and willing to take responsibility;
  • High integrity, nimble and a good team player; and
  • Based in Europe or Asia-Pacific, with sufficient internet bandwidth to work remotely.

DESIRABLE PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

  • Professional certification in Google Analytics
  • Familiarity with the field of sustainability, certification standards and/or eco-labels 
  • Proficiency in graphic design for social elements
  • Professional competency in French, Bahasa Indonesia and/or Spanish.

WHAT’S ON OFFER

Your commitment and passion to drive innovation will be rewarded with an opportunity to work in an international multi-stakeholder organisation, where making a difference to People, Planet and Prosperity is not just a statement, but what we passionately believe in.

Operating within a dynamic and fast-paced environment, you will enjoy functioning within a role that offers the opportunity to broaden your skillset and develop your capabilities.

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified applicants are invited to send in their updated CV giving comprehensive details of educational background, work experience, and related achievements to careers@rspo.org. Please state "Job Application - Senior Executive, Social Media" in your email subject line. 

**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer. Due to the volume of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be notified.**