The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is a global, non-profit organisation with voluntary members working to transform the palm oil industry to make it sustainable. We are focused on bringing together stakeholders from across the palm oil supply chain to develop and implement global standards for sustainable palm oil.

At RSPO, we believe that our success is built by the passion, dedication, skills, and expertise of our people. 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 supporting RSPO communications and member-related engagement in the Asia Pacific region, aligned with the objectives of RSPO. The role covers integrated communications across all channels, with a strong focus on media relations, industry events, and communications campaigns to increase the RSPO’s visibility and reputation as a sustainability organisation and standard setter.

The role will require some travel within Indonesia and to key APAC markets to cover events and programmes being implemented on-ground by RSPO and its Members and partners.

The location of this role is Jakarta, Indonesia.


Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  • Develop a Communications plan for the Asia Pacific region and lead the implementation of communications activities in consultation with the line manager.
  • Provide input to the Stakeholder Engagement & Communications Division to develop communication materials that are relevant for the various stakeholders in the region.
  • Coordinate and support dissemination of RSPO APAC communications materials for key grower markets in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand, as well as import markets such as China, India, and Japan – across traditional and digital media channels.
  • Coordinate and support planning and implementation of media/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.
  • Gather, organise, translate, and draft information to enable RSPO to respond to media requests and crisis/issue management in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Understand the media environment/landscape in this region and to cultivate good rapport and engagement with priority media titles.
  • Assist with research and production of materials for presentations and/or interviews for the division lead. This includes commissioning content for the region and managing a regional inventory of RSPO communication assets.
  • Support in responding to general and media enquiries in APAC, including to:
    • Ensure members are supported with timely and accurate information and services.
    • Support regional activities to engage and build rapport with members.
  • Support the APAC team with all communication elements for the organisation of regional roadshows and workshops to strengthen member engagement.
  • Support any internal communication requirements to ensure organisational initiatives and projects are successfully communicated to employees and stakeholders.
  • Apart from the duties stated above, to perform any duty or duties reasonably assigned.



  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in mass communications or relevant fields


  • Minimum six years working experience, with sound experience in Public Relations and Communications.

Technical and Professional Knowledge

  • Strong understanding of media landscapes in key APAC markets, including a relationship with key media titles.
  • 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 multistakeholder 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 and Bahasa Indonesia is mandatory
  • Proficiency in an additional APAC language is highly desirable


  • 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
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Systematic and good organisational skills


Qualified applicants are required to send in their cover letter and 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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