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 Assistant Manager, Training, will be responsible for the organisation and delivery of technical training provided by RSPO to members targeted at improving members’ capacity to fulfil RSPO requirements, and strengthening accountability to make sustainable palm oil the norm. This includes acting as a point of contact for RSPO-endorsed trainers.

The Assistant Manager, Training will contribute to the identification of training needs and the development of training content and materials, in coordination with other departments and regions.

Finally, the Assistant Manager, Training, ensures all training programmes deliver the intended outputs and outcomes as outlined in the RSPO Theory of Change.

The location of this role is Malaysia.



Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  1. To organise training events, workshops, seminars in coordination with other departments and regions, for RSPO members and service providers to ensure accountability and increased capacity as well as credibility of the RSPO;

  2. To act as the contact point for RSPO-endorsed trainers and contribution to the management of their activities, and contribute to reviews of training effectiveness;

  3. To contribute to the identification of training needs for RSPO members and stakeholders, and to the development and review of technical content needed for training materials.

  4. To collaborate and coordinate with other departments (e.g. Assurance, Standard Development, etc) in the design and delivery of training activities for RSPO members and service providers to improve understanding of RSPO requirements.

  5. To set out annual training schedules and plans and to socialise these plans with relevant stakeholders.

  6. Conduct onboarding training on Membership Benefits/Rules/RSPO Statutes and Certification.

  7. To ensure all logistics are organised including but not limited to information technology, equipment and course enrolment;

Apart from the tasks stated above, to perform any duty/duties reasonably assigned.



  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree, preferably a Masters degree or higher.

  • Have more than 4 years of work experience in the training and/or capacity building sector or other similar roles.



  • Track records in designing and executing successful training programmes.

  • Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods (monitoring, coaching etc).

  • Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively.

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

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

  • Proficiency in English with good communication skills.

  • Ability to establish cooperation and rapport with internal and external parties of different backgrounds and/ or nationalities.

  • High integrity and good team player.

  • Goal oriented and organised.

  • Self-motivated and self-directed.

  • Ability to manage a team under pressure.

  • Strong in strategic and negotiation skills.

  • Sense of pride and ownership in own performance and its impacts on the organisation's success.



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 – Assistant Manager, Training" 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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