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ASSISTANT MANAGER ~ MARKET DEVELOPMENT (EUROPE)

LOCATION OF POSITION

Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

 

 

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The successful candidate will be responsible for further developing RSPO’s presence in Europe by expanding RSPO’s stakeholder network and servicing existing ones. The incumbent will work together with the European team with a focus on reaching new members and increasing uptake of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO).

 

 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Reporting to the Head of European Operations, you will be responsible for

 

  • Engage with key stakeholders within Europe, primarily potential members and stakeholders that have the ability to drive market transformation, with a focus on Eastern Europe. This includes identifying and/or engaging RSPO Ambassadors.
  • Maintain a knowledge of regional economic and business trends to facilitate conversations with stakeholders.
  • Support in identifying key risk areas to the organization in the region and to handle these issues both proactively - and reactively where necessary.
  • Identify and participate in platforms that are strategic to the RSPO mandate, with relevant stakeholders from members, media, corporations etc.
  • Support in planning events, webinars and other related matters

 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  • You should have at least a Bachelors degree, with a minimum of 4 years of sound experience in sales and / or business development in Europe   
  • Together with excellent communication skills, you should also have a proven track record of working with international stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English, German and/or Polish is essential.

 

WHAT’S ON OFFER

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, who create, strategize and mastermind. It all begins with new ideas and the ability and instincts to bring it to realisation.

 

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 & Profit 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 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

TECHNICAL MANAGER (THAILAND)

LOCATION OF POSITION

Bangkok, Thailand 

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The Technical Manager of Thailand  is responsible for developing and maintaining RSPO’s presence in Thailand by having good technical relations with members, potential members and relevant stakeholders in Thailand.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  1. Understand, support and keep track of technical developments related to the RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) and Supply Chain Certification System (SCCS).
  2. Regional point of contact for technical issues pertaining RSPO P&Cs and SCCS.
  3. Provide support for RSPO members, or potential non-members seeking certification.
  4. Provide support, where possible, for certification bodies approved to certify against the SCCS and the RSPO P&C.
  5. Facilitate effective communications between different stakeholder groups across geographical locations.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

Should have a Bachelors Degree in Conservation, Environmental Management,

The candidate should also have a minimum of 5- 8 years working experience preferably in Palm Oil Production or related field. 

WHAT'S ON OFFER

We believe that the success of our organisation is determined by our people. They bring us into exciting phases of development, who create, strategize and mastermind. It all begins with passion, and the willingness to contribute to solutions that really matter. 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 & Profit 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 which offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities. But most importantly, you will have the chance to contribute to positive change, globally. It won't be just a job. 

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

**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer and due to the volume of applicants only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

GRAPHIC DESIGN (6 MONTHS CONTRACT)

LOCATION OF POSITION

Kuala Lumpur

 

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The successful candidate will be responsible for designing RSPO related visual assets and communication material. The job will involve conceptualising and creating design solutions that have a high visual impact, as well as amending and adapting existing RSPO materials.

 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Reporting to the Communications & Content Manager, the incumbent will be responsible to:

  • To liaise with internal stakeholders to determine their requirements and budget and assist with conceptualising/ idea generation
  • Create, develop and execute designs for online/offline/digital platforms.
  • Support internal projects and campaigns to promote and achieve business objectives

 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  • Minimum a Diploma in Graphic Design or Multimedia or it’s equivalent. 
  • Minimum 2 - 4 years working experience in designing projects on digital platforms. 

 

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

DIRECTOR OF ASSURANCE

LOCATION OF POSITION

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The successful candidate will be fully responsible for building a trusted and credible Assurance System for RSPO, which is fit for purpose, transparent, consistent and  facilitates increased productions of CSPO, whilst driving the support and increased uptake of sustainability requirements as well as serve as a channel for system improvement and learning.

 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Lead the operational activities of the Assurance Department which include management of certification processes and the CSPO trading platform and ensure sufficient resources to deliver a credible and RSPO certification scheme.
  • Provide quality management systems of assurance and oversight processes including continuous improvement through data analytics.
  • Ensure sufficient allocation of resources to deliver a credible and RSPO certification scheme, which results in strengthened accountability with stakeholders and increased adoption of P&C (more growers, hectares and volumes).
  • Enhance the performance of service providers that include accreditation and certification bodies to deliver competent and credible service under the RSPO certification scheme, via trainings, analytics and interpretation platforms that lead to continuous improvement of the implementation of the assurance systems
  • Facilitate stakeholder engagement in the assurance process, participation, and decision-making processes affecting them, which aims to reduce incidents through more consistent and streamlined processes.

 

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  • You should have at least Bachelors Degree in Conservation/ Environmental Management or any related field with a minimum of 8 years in a Management role experience in sustainability, audits, and/ or certification OR
  • A minimum of 15 years working experience in a Management role specific to palm oil cultivation, conservation, certification or related industries and involved in work related to sustainability, audits, and/or certification

 

WHAT’S ON OFFER

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, who create, strategize and mastermind. It all begins with new ideas and the ability and instincts to bring it to realisation.

 

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 & Profit 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 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

MONITORING & EVALUATION MANAGER

LOCATION OF POSITION

Kuala Lumpur

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The successful candidate will be responsible for the development and implementation of the RSPO Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) System in order to provide insight into the effectiveness of strategies and supporting activities. Through monitoring and evaluation of indicators, enable RSPO to assess progress, performance, and impact, as well as provide the evidence and insight to validate or negate assumptions for continuous improvements.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

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

  • To develop, implement and strengthen the RSPO M&E system and procedures, including development of gathering tools.
  • To develop, monitor and evaluate output, outcome and impacts (M&E) indicators based on strategies and activities in the TOC and causal chains.
  • To monitor and evaluate the overall achievements and progress of M&E indicators and provide feedback to respective head of department, managers or/and executives on strategies and activities.
  • Collect, report and distribute monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and annual progress of M&E indicators internally and externally.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

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

WHAT’S ON OFFER

We believe that the success of our organisation is determined by our people. They bring us into exciting phases of development, who create, strategize and mastermind. It all begins with passion, and the willingness to contribute to solutions that really matter. 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 & Profit 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 which offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities. But most importantly, you will have the chance to contribute to positive change, globally. It won't be just a job. 

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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TECHNICAL MANAGER (LATAM)

 

LOCATION OF POSITION

Bogota, Colombia

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The Technical Manager will be responsible to providing advice and inputs of strategic and policy significance to facilitate decision making.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understand, support and keep track of technical developments related to the RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) and Supply Chain Certification System (SCCS).
  • Regional point of contact for technical issues pertaining RSPO P&Cs and SCCS.
  • Collaborate and assist other RSPO offices to develop, fine tune and maintain information on the RSPO website.
  • Provide support for RSPO members, or potential non-members seeking certification.
  • Provide support, where possible, for certification bodies approved to certify against the SCCS and the RSPO P&C.
  • Facilitate effective communications between different stakeholder groups across geographical locations.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oversee the preparation of draft policies and proposals developed in terms of scope, budget and policy.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

Should have a Bachelors Degree in Conservation, Environmental Management, Palm Oil Production or related field with a minimum of 5- 8 years working experience in relevant field.

WHAT'S ON OFFER

We believe that the success of our organisation is determined by our people. They bring us into exciting phases of development, who create, strategize and mastermind. It all begins with passion, and the willingness to contribute to solutions that really matter. 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 & Profit 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 which offers the opportunity to broaden your skill set and develop your capabilities. But most importantly, you will have the chance to contribute to positive change, globally. It won't be just a job. 

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

**RSPO is an equal opportunity employer and due to the volume of applicants only shortlisted applicants will be notified.