West / Central Africa

In RSPO, 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. They create, strategize and mastermind, and their only instinct is to propel the company forward no matter what it takes. It all begins with new ideas and the ability and drive to bring them to a realisation.

We are looking for an experienced, innovative and strategic individual to fill the position of


The incumbent will be fully responsible for taking the lead role in providing support for the inclusion of African smallholders in the RSPO supply chain in line with the RSPO Smallholder Strategy.


  • Lead on, and provide assistance to stakeholders in Africa towards understanding and implementing the RSPO Standards and related certification processes for smallholders.
  • Be the RSPO’s focal point for all smallholder related matters in Africa, and act as a liaison between stakeholders in the region and the other departments internally to ensure timely delivery of services for smallholders.
  • Proactively facilitate the formation of and/or to engage and existing smallholder groups, and bring them into the RSPO fold.
  • Proactively and continually provide technical support to smallholders to further the RSPO’s objectives to improve livelihood, attain certification and widen market access.
  • Implement the workplan of the RSPO Smallholder Academy and its related activities in Africa.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of relevant organisational activities i.e. road shows, workshops etc. in the region.
  • Manage and monitor the implementation of RSPO funded smallholder projects in Africa


  • A Bachelor's Degree in the field of Environmental Science/Management, Agronomy, Forestry or related majors.
  • A minimum of 5 years experience within the sustainability sphere related to oil plam or other agricultural commodities.
  • Knowledge of the oil palm sector in Africa and knowledge of agricultural commodity certification.
  • Working proficiency in English and French is required.


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.


Qualified applicants are invited send in their most updated CV giving comprehensive details of education with emphasis on related achievements to [email protected]

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


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