TFT is taking action all over the world to transform supply chains, creating change from boardrooms to forests and factories.

We’re constantly growing and we’re often looking for new people to join our team.

Our current vacancies are listed below. We’re always interested in hearing from people who have passion, skills and talent. If you’d like to join us but are not applying for an existing vacancy, you can submit a spontaneous or intern application via the link at the bottom of the page.

Current Vacancies

Data Project Manager, Seattle

Data Project Manager, Seattle Seattle, WA, USA

Deadline: 07/19/2017

Data Project Manager

The Forest Trust (TFT) is an international non-profit organization that helps international retail and manufacturing companies to source responsibly produced products, meaning products that respect the environment and improve people’s lives.

Since 1999, TFT’s main focus has been to provide solutions to the issues of deforestation and the empowerment of forest dependent communities through market-based incentives. We work with companies to map their supply chains back to plantation or forest source, and develop traceability systems. We act on the ground internationally in forests, farms and factories to help resource managers learn best management practices. We are active at key stages of the supply chain, providing unrivaled technical, traceability and communications support. TFT is a fast growing and dynamic organization. We currently have offices in over 15 countries including China, SE Asia, India, W. Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ more than 250 people worldwide.

TFT is seeking an experienced and motivated professional, keen to secure a career within a dynamic nonprofit that builds partnerships to drive responsible practices across international supply chains. The successful candidate will have exceptional data analysis/presentation and organizational skills; strong researching, writing and communication skills; the ability to work in a dynamic and diverse work environment; and passion for environmental and social issues. The position is full time based in TFT’s Seattle office, with some travel expected.

Responsible to:  TFT Palm Senior Manager, N. America

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a global team to develop processes and procedures for managing shared data
  • Clean, organize and analyze member supply chain data. This role will be focused on palm oil members, with some work on other commodities as needed
  • Support members and clients in supply chain analysis, mapping, and reporting
  • Project/program support responsibility: ensure delivery of donor and member requirements in line with client expectations and those of TFT
  • Support development of tools and processes for our global work in palm oil or other commodities
  • Develop member-related communication tools and documents

Qualifications:

  • University degree or higher-level qualification
  • A minimum of two years working with businesses ideally in the consumer goods sector on data analysis, supply chain management, procurement, quality control, and/or sustainability
  • Strong organization skills and keen attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyze systems and identify key issues and risks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel, required to enable completion of daily tasks as well to facilitate data anaysis, reporting, project management, internal communications etc.
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously
  • Able to manage highly sensitive information and keep client confidentiality
  • Good understanding and high interest in environmental and social responsibility issues
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Interest and motivation for TFT’s vision and mission
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (other additional languages an advantage)
  • Flexibility, ability to show initiative and a positive attitude
  • Eager to continually learn and develop as part of a team

Preferred:

  • International work experience
  • Knowledge of raw material, food products and/or certification
  • Experience in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives
  • Basic statistics, query, or database experience

What we offer:

  • A unique work experience in a fast-growing and dynamic non-profit directly impacting the conservation of natural resources and improvements in human rights and social equity through trade
  • A dynamic international environment with the chance to work in a multi-cultural team
  • Opportunity to gain advanced project management, client relations and business development skills, with exposure to diverse tasks
  • Opportunity to work with high-level procurement and CSR offices in leading US and international corporations

Special Conditions

  • Able to occasionally travel nationally and internationally
  • Able to work flexible hours (outside 9-5 workday), as required

 Benefits

  • 25 days paid leave per year
  • 10 paid public holidays
  • 5 paid sick days
  • Short/long term disability and life insurance
  • Health/dental Insurance
  • Simple IRA pension plan with employer match

To apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to usa.recruitment@tft-earth.org. Successful candidates will be contacted by phone or email for an initial interview.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Final deadline: July 19, 2017

Peru Country Manager

Peru Country Manager Lima/Peru

Deadline: 08/04/2017

The Forest Trust

TFT (The Forest Trust) is an international fast growing and dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature.

 TFT is seeking an experienced, articulate, well-organized and motivated professional to become our

 PERU COUNTRY MANAGER

based in Lima, Peru

 having experience in Latin America working with businesses on responsible sourcing initiatives, with excellent writing skills and passionate about environmental and social issues, keen to secure a career within a dynamic nonprofit that builds partnerships with companies, governments and civil society organizations to bring responsible products to market.

About The Forest Trust (TFT)

 TFT currently has offices in 16 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Ecuador, India, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas.  We employ more than 260 people worldwide and work with big and small companies, communities and producers of raw materials to create compelling cases of transformation. With an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, we work on the ground with people to create inspiring transformation stories. We focus on creating value, engage without judging and carry hope and a positive vision of the future.

What Makes Us Unique

Beyond providing advice on policy set up based on our strong technical expertise, we see the world through interactions and relationships. Operating between two worlds (NGO-Companies/Buyer-Supplier), we encourage our partners to look inside, and are not only their environmental conscience. In addition to traceability and assessments, we create and innovate solutions to the challenges companies and communities face.

What We Offer

  •  A unique work experience in a fast-growing and dynamic non-profit directly impacting the conservation of the environment and improvements in human rights and social equity through supply chains.
  • A dynamic environment with the chance to work on a multicultural team.
  • The opportunity to lead complex projects, build customer relationships and develop new business, with exposure to different tasks.
  • The opportunity to work with highly skilled professionals from leading companies and non-profits in Peru and worldwide.

 Responsibilities and Scope

 The main responsibilities of the Country Manager are to:

  • Develop working relationships with local companies, public officials, community and society leaders, and other external stakeholders important to TFT’s work.
  • Engage a diverse set of key actors to tackle the challenges of conservation and sustainable agriculture development in areas of the Peruvian Amazon.
  • Oversee staff and co-design a program to engage farmers in order to co-create solutions that build resilience and alternative livelihoods.
  • Provide leadership to TFT collaborators working directly with local actors to ensure that their voices become part of two-way dialogue with local companies and other regional stakeholders.
  • Foster strong relationships with TFT clients and members sourcing from Peru, supporting ongoing effective work deployment, providing on-time feedback to email and call inquiries, and sharing expertise as warranted.
  • Lead participatory workshops designed to bring together diverse actors in a given region to address key issues impacting sustainable development and conservation.
  • Ensure project commitments are met and communicated with local and regional stakeholders.
  • Manage projects with multiple objectives, set realistic deadlines, manage a timeline, and ensure accountability.
  • Serve as a primary spokesperson for TFT in Peru.
  • Able to work flexible hours and travel as needed.
  • Work is diverse and may not always fall under guidelines listed above.

 Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years related experience in business sustainability, conservation or agriculture.
  • Demonstrated experience using diplomacy and tact to navigate tough negotiations, build strong relationships, build trust and motivate people.
  • A track record of working with business, government and/or non-government stakeholders to bring about positive outcomes.
  • Experience leading teams and supervising people.
  • Strong organization, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels, including clear professional reports provided on time. Ability to take complex information and share with varied audiences in a targeted and relevant way to promote understanding and engagement.
  • Knowledge of and experience with multi-stakeholder land-use planning.
  • A natural planner and organizer, able to prioritize and organize own work schedule, with proven project management skills and experience, effectively driving multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

 Language skills:

  • Spanish fluency.
  • English proficiency.

Personal characteristics:

  • Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, deforestation and human exploitation;
  • Hands-on, practical, innovative.
  • Takes initiative/proactive and positive attitude.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously.
  • Committed to TFT values:
    • Focus on action and on-the-ground results;
    • Entrepreneurial spirit;
    • Client-focused;
    • Open collaboration and communication;
    • Humble;
    • Respect for each other.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • Frequent trips inside Peru to the Amazonian region; and potentially to other countries in Latin America;

Other information:

  • Consulting firms welcome to apply.
  • Must have legal permission to work in Peru.
  • Full time position.
  • Immediate start.

To Apply

 Interested candidates filling the above mandatory criteria should send a cover letter and CV via email to usa.recruitment@tft-earth.org by August 4th.  Please put your last name and PERUPM2017 in the subject line of the email. Successful candidates will be contacted by phone for an initial interview. The position will be open until filled. Only candidates who send a CV and cover letter will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Project Manager, Rurality

Project Manager, Rurality Sandakan/Malaysia

Deadline: 08/18/2017

TFT (The Forest Trust) is an international fast growing and dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature.

 TFT is seeking an experienced and motivated

 PROJECT MANAGER

based in Sandakan/Malaysia

to lead our Rurality programme to drive transformation across connected supply chains, from business to smallholder farmers, catalysing innovation to empower smallholder farmers and build their resilience.

  • You believe that farmers are entrepreneurs with vision and leadership?
  • You have the passion to drive innovation at small farmer level by empowering them to think and share the innovations they have developed to adapt to change (climate, price volatility, pests and diseases etc.)?
  • You love working in the field and with farming communities?

If you embody the above than you are what we are looking for.

About The Forest Trust (TFT)

 TFT currently has offices in 16 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Ecuador, India, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas.  We employ more than 260 people worldwide and work with big and small companies, communities and producers of raw materials to create compelling cases of transformation. With an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, we work on the ground with people to create inspiring transformation stories. We focus on creating value, engage without judging and carry hope and a positive vision of the future.

What Makes Us Unique

Beyond providing advice on policy set up based on our strong technical expertise, we see the world through interactions and relationships. Operating between two worlds (NGO-Companies/Buyer-Supplier), we encourage our partners to look inside, and are not only their environmental conscience. In addition to traceability and assessments, we create and innovate solutions to the challenges companies and communities face.

What We Offer

  •  A unique work experience in a fast-growing and dynamic non-profit directly impacting the conservation of the environment and improvements in human rights and social equity through supply chains.
  • A dynamic environment with the chance to work in a multicultural team.
  • The opportunity to lead complex projects, build customer relationships and develop new business, with exposure to different tasks.
  • The opportunity to work with highly skilled professionals from leading companies and non-profits in Malaysia and worldwide.

 Responsibilities and Scope

 The main responsibilities of the Project Manager are to:

  • Plan, coordinate and oversee the implementation of activities in Rurality projects in Malaysia, ensuring all delivery targets are satisfactorily met. This includes developing and monitoring work plans, supervising field work, managing project budget, reporting on progress/ challenges/ issues etc.
  • Lead and manage a team of field officers to carry out field work based on agreed work plans
  • Manage internal and external stakeholder, including building new relationships with businesses, NGOs, government agencies etc.
  • Actively promote and improve visibility of Rurality programme in Malaysia
  • Provide strategic advice and support new business development opportunities in the region
  • Contribute to new innovations and ideas, including but not limited to databases, digital innovations, performance indicators etc.

Expected Deliverables

  • Rurality projects in Malaysia are satisfactorily meeting their targets – objectives, member’s expectations and budget
  • Good working relationships with smallholder farmers, businesses, government and NGOs, as well as internal stakeholders
  • Improved visibility of Rurality programme in Malaysia
  • Support other initiatives/ projects in Malaysia, when needed

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  •  Master’s / Bachelor degree or other equivalent higher level training in agricultural, sociology, rural development, forestry, natural resource management, environmental sciences, social sciences, business or other related field
  • Advanced writing and communication skills in English; Bahasa Malaysia and local Sabah dialect will be a plus
  • Well-developed management and leadership capabilities
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Programme suite etc.
  • 5 – 8 years of relevant business or non-profit experience, with increasing responsibilities in programme and people management
  • Field experience, particularly with local communities, in rural areas

 

Personal characteristics:

  • Good listening skills and humility
  • Ability to spend time in remote & rural areas, and to work independently
  • Entrepreneur spirit – to develop and free up innovations from farmers
  • Financial management & administration
  • People management & staff development
  • Client and stakeholder management
  • Committed to TFT values:
    • Focus on action and on-the-ground results;
    • Entrepreneurial spirit;
    • Client-focused;
    • Open collaboration and communication;
    • Humble;
    • Respect for each other.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • Candidate should be prepared to work in both corporate and field settings. Long hours, sometimes over weekends for travel duty
  • The job will be based in Sandakan, with frequent travels within Sabah and Peninsular Malaysia.

Other information:

  • Full time position
  • Open to Malaysian nationals only
  • Immediate start

To Apply

 Interested candidates filling the above mandatory criteria should send a cover letter and CV via email to malaysia.recruitment@tft-earth.org. Only candidates who send a CV and cover letter will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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