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INVESTIGATION & MONITORING EXECUTIVE

 

LOCATION OF POSITION

Jakarta, Indonesia / Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

Reporting to the Head of IMU, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting the IMU in the investigation, risk management and monitoring tasks.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Working closely with GIS Manager, Investigation Manager and Risk Management and Monitoring Manager to update risk registers and conduct analysis;
  2. Providing support for risk identification and evaluation;
  3. Assisting in updating the IMU monitoring plans;
  4. Facilitating in follow-ups status of implementation with Respondents and Stakeholders;
  5. Assisting in collecting and compiling work on information related to investigation cases;
  6. Assisting in updating the IMU webpage on a monthly basis;
  7. Coordinating the procurement process within the RSPO system for the IMU (Service Agreement, invoicing, NDA, etc;)
  8. Apart from the duties stated above, the role is required to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Political Science and other related fields;
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of working experience in relevant industries, preferably oil palm.

TECHNICAL & PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Experience in reviewing, assessing, and documenting internal processes, controls and templates;
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with all staff and stakeholders;
  • Ability to work independently or collaboratively with staff from other departments;
  • Attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines;
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint);
  • High proficiency in English, both verbal 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

HEAD OF ASSURANCE

 

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 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.

At the heart of the RSPO’s certification standard, is our Assurance Department, the team responsible for ensuring the credibility of our certification systems. The RSPO is seeking an experienced, innovative and strategic individual to fill the position of Head of Assurance. This individual will support the Assurance Director in building a trusted and credible Assurance System for RSPO, which is fit for purpose, transparent, consistent, and facilitates increased credibility of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), whilst driving the support and increased uptake of sustainability requirements, as well as serve as a channel for systems improvement and learning.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Oversee the implementation of RSPO’s certification schemes, development of certification standards and its relevant documents.
  2. Provide technical support to the implementation of the standards including its interpretation.
  3. Ensure that all activities related to the Assurance Standing Committee (ASC), related Working Groups (WGs) and Task Forces (TFs) are targeted to improving the credibility of the RSPO Assurance system according to international best practices.
  4. Approve and oversee the development of all training modules related to RSPO certification, in collaboration with the relevant department responsible for capacity development.
  5. Assist the Assurance Director in developing and implementing activities that will enhance the performance of service providers, which include accreditation and certification bodies, to deliver competent and credible service under the RSPO certification scheme.
  6. To work with the Communications team in ensuring adequate communication and socialisation of newly developed and/or revised RSPO Assurance systems to all affected stakeholders.
  7. To check the accuracy of all assurance-related reports and narratives before such documents are published externally.

FUNDAMENTALS OF THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

Academic Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Either a degree in Agriculture/Environmental Management/Forestry or any related fields with a minimum of three (3) years of experience in a mid-management role in the areas of sustainability, audits, and/or certification; OR
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of working experience in a mid-management role specifically in the areas of sustainability, audits, and/or certification

 Technical and Professional Knowledge:

  • Familiar with sustainability certification in palm oil/forestry or any other commodities.    
  • Proficiency in English with good communication skills and the ability to establish 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 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

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

 

 

DIRECTOR OF ASSURANCE

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 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.

At the heart of the RSPO’s certification standard, is our Assurance Department, the team responsible for ensuring the credibility of our certification systems. The RSPO is seeking an experienced, innovative and strategic individual to help take this team to further heights and build on the progress to date.

The Director of Assurance will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and will be fully responsible to work with internal and external stakeholders to build a trusted and credible Assurance System for RSPO, which is fit for purpose, transparent, consistent, and facilitates increased productions of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), whilst driving the support and increased uptake of sustainability requirements. The Director of Assurance is a high profile role in the industry and will need to be someone who can be dynamic and has shown an ability to lead a diverse global team.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. 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 RSPO certification scheme.
  2. Provide quality management systems of assurance and oversight processes including continuous improvement through data analytics.
  3. 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).
  4. Streamline RSPO standards for consistency and effectiveness, and apply new verification methods that assure users of specific performance focusing on risk areas and creating efficiencies.
  5. Enhance the performance of 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 that lead to continuous improvement of the implementation of the assurance systems.
  6. Facilitate stakeholders’ engagement in the assurance and decision-making process, which aims to reduce incidents through more consistent and streamlined processes.
  7. Provide the leadership to ensure effective management of various Standing Committees, Working Groups and/or Task Forces at all levels within RSPO, relevant to its Assurance system under the purview of the Assurance department.
  8. Ensure adequate communication and socialisation of newly developed and/or revised RSPO Assurance systems to RSPO members and beyond, via but not limited to events such as roundtable meetings, training, seminars, conferences, etc.
  9. Coach and motivate department staff, identify learning opportunities for their development and advancement, track work progress in order to build staff competencies on the job and encourage motivation, proactiveness and job satisfaction of all direct reports.

FUNDAMENTALS OF THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

This position is part of RSPO’s Leadership Team (senior management) who are geographically dispersed across four continents with an administrative headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and smaller registered entities in Indonesia, China, Colombia, USA, UK, and the Netherlands, as well as representatives in India, Thailand, and Ghana. The location of this role is flexible, with a strong preference for Kuala Lumpur or Jakarta and with regular international travel as required.

Skills and Competencies:

  • 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 as well as in a team
  • High proficiency in English with good communication skills
  • Ability in establishing 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

REQUIREMENTS:

General:

Academic Qualifications and Professional Experience:

  • Either a Degree in any Assurance related fields or in Conservation/Environmental Management with a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a management role in the areas of assurance audits, sustainability, and/or certification; OR
  • A minimum of 15 years of working experience in a management role specific to of assurance audits, sustainability, and/or certification.

Technical and Professional Knowledge

  • In-depth understanding and appreciation of the palm oil industry, trends and issues

Other Relevant Proficiencies

  • Experience in multi-stakeholder engagement, conflict management and policy lobbying and/or development
  • Substantial experience in the practice of government relations, government affairs, public policy or stakeholder relations
  • Strong experience within government relations/government affairs with a strong network within the current Government of Malaysia.

 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

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

 

RISK MANAGEMENT & MONITORING MANAGER

LOCATION OF POSITION

Virtual Position

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The Risk Management & Monitoring (RMM) Manager is responsible to implement and continuously improvise a transparent and robust system to identify, assess, measure, treat, monitor, and report risks based on Risk Management and Risk Monitoring procedures.

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Lead the process for developing relevant risk policies and procedure by
  • Continuously assessing and/or measuring RSPO’s exposure to identified risks and related responsibilities and responses required.
  • Establishing and implementing an early warning/trigger system for risks.
  • Influencing and proposing appropriate risk mitigation actions.
  • Developing and maintaining links with the RSPO membership to assist in developing functional risks specifications and identifications
  1. Implement ‘proactive’ monitoring and reporting framework and/or systems
  2. Implement procedures, frameworks and/or systems for ‘reactive’ monitoring and reporting on:
  • Compliance to Complaints Panel’s directive(s) on post complaints monitoring.
  • Specific investigation (field and/or desktop) as and when required.
  • RSPO members’ adherence to required procedures.
  1. Develop and oversee the implementation of monitoring plans and ensure effective implementation of developed ‘reactive’ and ‘proactive’ monitoring and reporting through close collaboration with the GIS and Investigation desks.
  2. Facilitate communication with the RSPO Stakeholders in relation to the RMM scope of works.

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

You should have a Bachelors’ degree and/or Master’s degree in the related fields (Forestry, Law, Sociology, and Management) with the minimum 8 years of experience in compliance and/or Auditing the Palm Oil Industry. A good understanding of Risk Management and Monitoring, and experience in evaluating the risk, develop the internal guideline of Risk Management and Monitoring, and implementation of the Risk Management and Monitoring Procedure.

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

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