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.

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, Smallholders Programme (Indonesia) will be responsible to develop, manage and execute projects related to smallholders’ development program in Indonesia. Focussing on supporting RSPO’s goal towards increased production of RSPO certified sustainable palm oil keeping line at all times with the objectives of the RSPO Smallholder Strategy.

The location of this role is Indonesia.


Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

  • To manage and ensure the implementation of RSPO’s Smallholder Development Programs are in line with the Smallholder Strategy’s goal and objectives. This includes planning, budgeting, reporting, monitoring and supervision of staff and external consultants
  • Coordinating and facilitating the decision-making process on any issues related to smallholders’ program/activities
  • To develop & foster relations with stakeholders involved in the Smallholder’s Development program ensuring that relevant targets are met
  • To oversee and link RSPO with other stakeholder initiatives on smallholder development projects/programs, where relevant.
  • Establish and set up linking and learning platforms that promote Smallholder exchange of knowledge and information
  • To ensure development and maintenance of accessible data/information on RSPO certified smallholders in Indonesia.
  • Ensure response to members’ inquiries on matters related to smallholders’ issues/matters is handled and responded in a timely manner

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



  • Degree in the field of Sociology, Environmental Management or Community Development

Work Experience

  • More than 7 years’ experience in managerial level in relevant organization or company.
  • Working experience in palm oil industry is an advantage

Technical & Professional Knowledge

  • Smallholder developmental agenda, including but not limited on agronomic, environmental and social, livelihood issues
  • Good understanding on RSPO’s Smallholder certification process, farming and supply chains
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders and/or projects
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Essential Skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and interact with different stakeholders
  • Proficiency in English with good communication skills
  • Ability in establishing cooperation and rapport with internal and external parties of different backgrounds and/or nationalities
  • Strong strategic and managerial skills
  • Conscientious and willing to take responsibility
  • High integrity and a good team player


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, Smallholder Programme (Indonesia)” 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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