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 5,000 members from 101 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 Manager, Communications (APAC) is responsible for delivering RSPO communications and member related engagement in the Asia Pacific region, aligned with the objectives of the Stakeholder Engagement Department and RSPO’s Head Office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The focus will be on reputation management and strengthening the commitment of RSPO members and stakeholders in APAC via an effective communications strategy.

The location of this role is Malaysia or Indonesia.


Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  1. Implement communications activities, in consultation with the Head of Marketing & Communications. Relatedly, provide input to the Stakeholder Engagement department to develop communication materials that are relevant for the various stakeholders in the region.

  2. Coordinate and support the dissemination of RSPO communications and technical materials for key APAC countries across various formats and channels.

  3. Coordinate and support the planning and implementation of media and communication campaigns to promote awareness of sustainable palm oil, RSPO certification standards, the RSPO Trademark and the uptake of RSPO certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) in APAC, among other topics.

  4. Gather, organise and draft information to enable RSPO to respond to media requests and crisis/issue management in a timely and accurate manner.

  5. Understand the media environment in the APAC region and cultivate good rapport and engagement with priority media titles.

  6. Assist with research and the production of materials for presentations and/or interviews for the Director of Stakeholder Engagement and designate(s). This includes commissioning content for the region and managing a regional inventory of RSPO communication assets.

  7. Respond to queries from media and support media relations for regional and/or global RSPO events.

  8. Support the APAC team with all communication elements for the organisation of regional roadshows and workshops to strengthen member engagement, in consultation with the Head of Marketing and Communications and the Events Manager.

  9. Support any internal communication requirements to ensure organisational initiatives and projects are successfully communicated to employees and stakeholders.

  10. Apart from the duties stated above, to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned by the Senior Communications Manager and/or the Head of Marketing and Communications.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.

  • Minimum six years working experience, with sound experience in PR, Communications and/or Membership Organisations.

  • Strong organisational and communication skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritise multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.


  • Familiar with all forms of communication formats (print, audio, video, social).

  • Able to work in a multi-stakeholder and international environment.

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and interact with different stakeholders.

  • Professional fluency in English is a must with excellent communication skills, strong preference for fluency in Bahasa Indonesia.

  • Proficiency in additional languages is highly desirable.

  • 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.

  • Ability to work under pressure.

  • Systematic and good organisational skills.


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.


Qualified applicants are invited to send in their updated CV giving comprehensive details of educational background, work experience, and related achievements to [email protected]. Please state "Job Application – Manager, Communications (APAC)" in your email subject line.

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

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