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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

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

SMALLHOLDER LIVELIHOOD PROGRAMME EXECUTIVE

LOCATION OF POSITION

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 

OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION

The Smallholder Livelihood Programme Executive will assist the Smallholder Livelihood Programme Manager in developing, managing, executing and monitoring programs and activities related to the improvement of livelihood of smallholders. 

KEY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Support the launch of the Smallholder Academy and subsequently its operations
  • Maintaining and updating the Smallholder Academy platform and database accordingly
  • Develop a livelihood program for smallholders to address the legality issues, financial support for smallholders and to strengthen farmer groups
  • Organize and develop relevant training, workshops, events, meetings and exchange learnings to build capacity and awareness raising on RSPO’s smallholder livelihood improvement program
  • Ensure response to members’ inquiries on matters related to smallholders’ livelihood issues/matters is handled and responded in a timely manner

THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT

This role will suit an enthusiastic professional with a passion in developing and enriching the lives of the Smallholers and sustainability and is looking to pursue a career that will help make a difference to People, Planet and Profit.

Should have a Bachelors Degree in Sociology, Environmental Management or Community Development. Background in Project Management and Community Development would be an added advantage.

The candidate should also have a minimum of 3 years working experience preferably in areas relating to fund management / smallholders / project management and fair understanding on environmental sustainability and the oil palm sector. 

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.

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.

OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT MANAGER ~ ASEAN 9

JOB STATEMENT  

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and executing RSPO's outreach, engagement and communication activities in the “ASEAN 9” area.

Main Tasks:

Reporting to the Global Outreach & Engagement Director, you will be responsible for

  • Engagement & Outreach with key stakeholders – Government Agencies, Manufacturers, Retailers and Media
  • Devising and managing external communications Strategy and Activities while actively synchronize with the internal communications team.
  • Involve in the development of communication materials & platforms.
  • Provide programmatic vision and recommend overall strategic direction for all the RSPO initiative efforts, including changes in strategic approaches and tactics to ensure that efforts are optimal to address changing needs and environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups at all levels of the organization, members & external individuals, groups & agencies.
  • Lead and support the RSPO in identifying key areas of potential opportunities to the organization in the specific market.
  • Proactively and promptly identify both immediate and ongoing systemic issues in a manner that demonstrates pragmatism, resourcefulness, creativity, and effective leadership.
  • Devise and deploy a marketing plan for the Trademark adoption based on in-market conditions.
  • Identify and participate in conferences and platforms that are strategic to the RSPO mandate with capabilities to measure, analyze and report the ROI.
  • Be the spokesperson for the RSPO to multi-stakeholder engagements from members, media, policymakers, conferences etc.
  • Working knowledge in CRM, such as Salesforce is an added advantage.

Education:

  • The candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree in Mass communications / International relations or its equivalent.   

Working Experience:

  • The candidate have at least minimum of 5- 7 years' experience in External Communications function. Having a High EQ with a Street Smart attitude will definitely be of an added advantage. 
  • Experience working in Not-for-profit/ Agribusiness industries. With excellent communication skills, you should also have a proven track record of working with international stakeholders and should have a sound understanding of Online and Social media platforms.

Technical & Professional Knowledge:

  • Detail oriented and self-starter with strong written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Proficiency in English with good communication skill.

​WHAT’S ON OFFER

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.

 

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.