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

Senior Project Officer-Digital Solutions / Malaysia

Senior Project Officer-Digital Solutions / Malaysia Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia

Deadline: 01/31/2018

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 a motivated

 SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER

(DIGITAL SOLUTIONS)

based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 with good understanding of IT applications, is fascinated by data and passionate in creating innovative digital solutions to drive transformation across connected supply chains, from businesses to smallholder farmers.

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.

 Responsibilities and Scope

  •  To be involved in whole SDLC which include design, develop, implement and maintain of new and/or existing application systems (BI report dashboards, online websites, assessment systems)
  • Maintain, verify and analyze large volume of data to identify trends or patterns
  • Support the implementation of TFT’s digital projects, including managing timelines and deliverables, communicating project statuses, monitoring budgets etc.
  • Engage internal and external stakeholders to get a well-rounded understanding of industry needs and opportunities via field works/ visits
  • Maintain a good understanding of emerging technologies and provide recommendations to show the potential of technology in transforming connected supply chains

 Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  •  Master’s / Bachelor degree or other equivalent higher level training in computer science, information technology or other related field
  • Advanced writing and communication skills in English and Bahasa Malaysia
  • Minimum four years working experience in IT project management
  • Familiar with PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, ASP.Net, C#.Net
  • Knowledge of database tools such as MS SQL, MySQL, Postgres SQL, etc
  • Familiar with Business Intelligence tools such as PowerBI, Tableau etc (preferably)
  • Entrepreneurial, out-of-the-box thinker with strong capability to solve problems
  • Good understanding and keen interest in environmental and social issues related to palm oil industry

Language skills:

  • English proficiency
  • Bahasa Malaysia fluency

 Personal characteristics:

  • Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, resilience, and supply chains;
  • Hands-on, practical, innovative.
  • Flexibility, 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:

  • Based in Kuala Lumpur
  • Some trips around Malaysia & Overseas (if required)

Other information:

  • 1-year contract
  • Immediate start

To Apply

 Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to malaysia.recruitment@tft-earth.org. The position will be open until filled. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

 

PROJECT COUNTRY COORDINATOR / Dominican Republic

PROJECT COUNTRY COORDINATOR / Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Deadline: 01/31/2018

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 and motivated

 PROJECT COUNTRY COORDINATOR

Dominican Republic

who will lead the Cacao Forest project implementation in collaboration with international, regional and local collaborators.

About Cacao Forest

 Cacao Forest (http://www.cacaoforest.org/) aims to create the sustainable cocoa of the future. Through agroforestry – growing cocoa trees alongside other types of tree – we hope to create innovative agricultural models that will increase the quality and productivity of the cocoa trees, improve farmers’ livelihoods and protect the environment.

To truly change the way cocoa is grown and to have a positive impact on farmers’ lives and the environment, we are working together with people all along the value chain, from producers and researchers, to NGOs, private companies and customers. Together we are innovating together for the sustainable cocoa cultivation of tomorrow.

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 manage complex projects, customer relationships and develop new business with exposure to different tasks;

 Responsibilities and Scope

 The main responsibilities of the Project Country Coordinator are to:

  • Coordinate the implementation of the Cacao Forest program in the Dominican Republic with local stakeholders.
  • Manage stakeholder relationships with government and non-government institutions in the Dominican Republic, including signing legal agreements for collaboration, providing regular follow-up, and creating open communication channels.
  • Provide regular written reports and updates on work plan to project supervisor.
  • Lead the implementation of project activities working in close collaboration with local farmer cooperatives, farmers, local non-profit and government actors, and the project’s scientific partners.
  • Coordinate closely to ensure the successful community and stakeholder relationships between the project’s scientific partners and local groups.
  • Develop workshops and lead training activities to train local actors.
  • Identify new market opportunities, both local, regional and national, for local farmers and cooperatives.
  • Develop new market connections based on those identified in the 2016 market study.
  • As needed, provide support to TFT-Ecuador and TFT-Africa cocoa teams, and TFT-Ecuador team for other commodities in Latin America.
  • Share lessons learned from Cacao Forest with TFT cocoa teams in Africa and Ecuador, creating opportunities for exchange and professional growth.

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s degree in business, business administration, or related field and 5 years related experience in working with small businesses on sustainability and/or sustainable agriculture.
  • Experience negotiating and working with the private sector including small and large businesses, civil society, and government actors.
  • Minimum experience of 3-years in project management.
  • Strong organizational and negotiation skills, accuracy, attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks.
  • Demonstrated experience using diplomacy and tact to navigate tough negotiations, and build strong relationships.

Language:

  • Spanish and French proficiency.
  • English proficiency desirable.

Personal characteristics:

  • Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, resilience, and supply chains;
  • Hands-on, practical, innovative.
  • Flexibility, 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 the Dominican Republic.
  • Activities will be implemented in rural communities throughout the island, and position will require regular visits and overnight stays in these regions.
  • Work with smallholders in remote and rural regions.

Other information:

  • 40 hours/week
  • Immediate start

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to ecuador.recruitment@tft-earth.org. Please send us your application until 31st January 2018 at the latest and put your last name and DR2018 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 resume and cover letter will be considered.  Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Senior Project Officer / Malaysia

Senior Project Officer / Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Deadline: 01/31/2018

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 a motivated

 SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER

(DIGITAL SOLUTIONS & GIS)

based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

with good understanding of IT applications, is fascinated by data and passionate in creating innovative digital solutions to drive transformation across connected supply chains, from businesses to smallholder farmers.

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.

 Responsibilities and Scope

 Apply big data methods and technologies to maintain, verify and analyze large volume of data to identify trends or patterns

  • Build and present analytics reports, using dashboards to visualize findings
  • Spatial data analysis and mapping using GIS tools
  • Support the implementation of TFT’s digital projects, including managing timelines and deliverables, communicating project statuses, monitoring budgets etc.
  • Engage internal and external stakeholders to get a well-rounded understanding of industry needs and opportunities via field works/ visits
  • Maintain a good understanding of emerging technologies and provide recommendations to show the potential of technology in transforming connected supply chains

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

 Master’s / Bachelor degree or other equivalent higher level training in computer science, information technology, geospatial, remote sensing or related field

  • Advanced writing and communication skills in English and Bahasa Malaysia
  • Minimum four years working experience in geospatial technical support / data analytics
  • Proficiency in ESRI products, especially ArcGIS, and other GIS and mapping software
  • Preferably familiar with data visualization techniques such as PowerBI, Tableau, etc.
  • Ability to use R or Python for data analysis and manipulation will be an advantage. Knowledge and experience with national, regional and international spatial dataset is desired
  • Entrepreneurial, out-of-the-box thinker with strong capability to solve problems
  • Good understanding and keen interest in environmental and social issues related to palm oil industry

 Language skills:

  • English proficiency
  • Bahasa Malaysia fluency

 Personal characteristics:

  • Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, resilience, and supply chains;
  • Hands-on, practical, innovative.
  • Flexibility, 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:

  • Based in Kuala Lumpur
  • Some trips around Malaysia

Other information:

  • 1-year contract
  • Immediate start

To Apply

 Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to malaysia.recruitment@tft-earth.org. The position will be open until filled. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Senior Project Officer/Project Officer-Palm Programme – Malaysia

Senior Project Officer/Project Officer-Palm Programme – Malaysia Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia

Deadline: 31st January 2018

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 a motivated

SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER/ PROJECT OFFICER (PALM PROGRAMME)

based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

to expand our work to implement their responsibly sourcing policies by tackling issues on the ground and scaling up transformation across connected supply chains, from businesses to smallholder farmers.

About the Forest Trust (TFT)

TFT currently has offices in 16 countries including Indonesia, India, China, Ecuador 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.

Responsibilities and Scope

 Support development and/ or review of company’s responsible sourcing policies
 Conduct supply chain mapping and analysis
 Support project manager in monitoring work plans and collaborate with the Palm Programme team to deliver commitments
 Produce reports (for internal and external audiences) to communicate activities and report progress
 Support the preparation of concept notes and proposals related to the implementation of responsible sourcing practices for businesses and/ or donors

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

 Master’s / Bachelor degree or other equivalent higher level training in environmental science, business, social science, international development or other related field
 Advanced writing and communication skills in English and Bahasa Malaysia
 Minimum two years working experience, preferably in the consumer goods sector in supply chain management, procurement or quality control
 Good understanding of business supply chains and sourcing issues
 Keen interest in environmental and social issues in Malaysia, preferably related to palm oil industry
 Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Programme suite etc.

Language skills:

 English proficiency
 Bahasa Malaysia fluency

Personal characteristics:

 Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, resilience, human rights and supply chains;
 Hands-on, practical, innovative;
 Flexibility, 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:
o Focus on action and on-the-ground results;
o Entrepreneurial spirit;
o Client-focused;
o Open collaboration and communication;
o Humble;
o Respect for each other.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

 Based in Kuala Lumpur
 Some trips around Malaysia

Other information:

 1-year contract
 Immediate start

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to malaysia.recruitment@tft-earth.org. The position will be open until filled. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Senior Project Officer/Project Officer – Social & Human Rights – Malaysia

Senior Project Officer/Project Officer – Social & Human Rights – Malaysia Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia

Deadline: 01/31/2018

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 a motivated

SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER/ PROJECT OFFICER (SOCIAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS) based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

About The Forest Trust (TFT)

TFT currently has offices in 16 countries including Indonesia, India, China, Ecuador 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.

Responsibilities and Scope

 Conduct assessment on labour standards
 Provide analysis and recommendations to create strong social and human rights management programmes for businesses
 Support the development of training modules and deliver trainings to support the implementation of social and human rights principles and guidelines
 Prepare concept notes and proposals related to social and human rights work
 Produce reports (for internal and external audiences) to communicate activities and report progress
 Prepare proposals related to social and human rights work for businesses and/ or donors

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

 Master’s / Bachelor degree or other equivalent higher level training in sociology, social sciences, law, economics, business administration or other related field
 Advanced writing and communication skills in English and Bahasa Malaysia
 Minimum three years working experience on human rights-based issues
 Good understanding of environmental and social issues in Malaysia, preferably related to palm oil industry
 Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Programme suite etc.

Language skills

 English proficiency
 Bahasa Malaysia fluency

Personal characteristics

 Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, resilience, human rights and supply chains;
 Hands-on, practical, innovative;
 Flexibility, 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:
o Focus on action and on-the-ground results;
o Entrepreneurial spirit;
o Client-focused;
o Open collaboration and communication;
o Humble;
o Respect for each other.

Working conditions / Physical effort

 Based in Kuala Lumpur
 Some trips around Malaysia

Other information
 1-year contract
 Immediate start

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to malaysia.recruitment@tft-earth.org. The position will be open until filled. Only selected candidates will be contacted

Member Manager – Switzerland

Member Manager – Switzerland Nyon/Switzerland

Deadline: 01/31/2018

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 accomplished, versatile and self-motivated

MEMBER MANAGER
based in Nyon, Switzerland

to develop our work with existing members and develop new members and clients from Switzerland.

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, international, dynamic non-profit, directly impacting the conservation of the environment and improvements in human rights and social equity through trade.
  • Opportunity to gain advanced project management, client relations and business development skills, with exposure to many diverse tasks within a multi-cultural team.
  • Salary dependent on experience, but competitive and pension contributions.

Responsibilities and Scope

The main responsibilities of the Member Manager are to:

  • Member and Client responsibility: key contact between assigned members/clients and TFT.
  • Business Development: of new members or developing the relationship with existing ones.
  • Commercial Management: development of proposals, budgets, work plans and reports for both existing and new members.
  • Project/programme responsibility: ensure delivery requirements in line with member/client expectations and those of TFT. Monitoring progress through engagement with field and specialist teams, including regular communications with the member/client.
  • Transparency: promoting effective member/client communications with the joint development and execution of communication tools and documents showing progress achieved.
  • Support the development of TFT’s activities globally, across all sectors in which TFT is present.

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of five years relevant professional working experience with clients, ideally in the consumer goods sector. Global supply chain experience from a business development/sales, relationship management, supply chain management, and/or sustainability perspective.
  • Strong understanding of business supply chains and sourcing issues and good understanding and high interest in environmental and social responsibility issues.
  • Exemplary relationship management skills, with proven track record of managing and developing existing clients and developing new ones. Experience of extending and deepening partnership relationships through trust and swiftly establishing impact and influence, to evangelise and influence collaboration to achieve the desired outcomes.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with both internal and external stakeholders at all levels. Including clear professional reports provided on time with minimum editing before submission externally. Ability to take complex information and share with varied audiences in a targeted and relevant way to promote understanding and engagement.
  • A natural planner and organiser, able to prioritise and organize own work schedule, with proven project management skills and experience, effectively driving multiple projects simultaneously. A strong commercial intellect and a detailed, methodical, analytical approach to decisions, including effective risk assessment, monitoring, evaluation and reporting throughout the project life-cycle and used to managing confidential information with multiple stakeholders.
  • Excellent team player, with emotional stability, ideally used to working with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams in a matrixed global organisation, used to fostering cross-boundary collaboration.
  • Experience with managing conflict situations, including having difficult conversations with a member/client or internal team if needed, in a constructive way to achieve the desired outcome. The voice of reason in chaotic situations, able to offer much needed perspective, while remaining open to learning from others.
  • A creative problem solver, able to qualify situations and through informed decisions and working with relevant stakeholders, overcome complex problems.
  • Comfortable in fast-moving, pressurised, complex and change environments. Demonstrating professional agility, able to show initiative and a positive attitude, willingness to learn and adapt and to provide rapid and insightful response in.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

A University degree or other relevant qualification is an advantage but not essential.

Language skills

  • English proficiency – ideally bilingual English-French

Personal characteristics

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of managing and developing client relationships with both existing and new clients, working with global supply chains, with either a not-for-profit or commercial organisation.
With proven exemplary relationship management skills that have driven collaborative partnerships and a persuasive and diplomatic style and credibility that engages and commands confidence and respect at senior stakeholder levels is a must. Executive maturity is essential, the ability to manage one’s own relationships effectively when there is ambiguity, uncertainty and pressure.
Extensive experience of driving multiple projects simultaneously within deadlines and budget is critical, whilst ensuring internal and external stake-holder alignment and a communication rhythm. A collaborative team player used to working in fast moving, complex situations, in high pressure environments, ideally with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams, often in geographically dispersed locations, within a matrixed organisation. Within this context high standards of organisation excellence, personal integrity and business ethics are essential.
A strong, confident, articulate and persuasive communicator with good written and verbal communication skills, able to express views concisely within all levels of the organisation to achieve rapport and credibility is essential. Able to combine entrepreneurial spirit and passion with a solid analytical, commercial approach and a determination and tenacity to succeed and must be passionate about environmental and social issues.

Working conditions / Physical effort

  • Based in Nyon, Switzerland
  • Expected to travel, mostly in Europe, but with occasional long haul to project sites in Asia.
  • Our global operations span many time zones, which means staff are often required to work outside office hours.
  • This position will require regular meetings with leaders of large, multi-national corporations and NGO’s, as well as international travel to the field sites, so the candidate should be able to thrive in both corporate settings and a wide variety of cultural environments.

Other information

  • Full time position
  • Immediate start
  • Swiss national or valid work permit holder preferred

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to hq.recruitment@tft-earth.org. The position will be open until filled. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Project Manager / Gerente De Proyectos – Ecuador

Project Manager / Gerente De Proyectos – Ecuador Ecuador

Deadline: 31st January 2018

The Forest Trust

TFT (The Forest Trust) is an international fast growing 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 professional to become our

ECUADOR PROJECT MANAGER

based in Quito, Ecuador

keen to secure a career within a dynamic non-profit that builds partnerships with companies to drive responsible practices across international supply chains. The successful candidate will a have passion for environmental and social issues, be a critical thinker, pragmatic problem solver, a collaborative team player, a self-starter who can thrive in a dynamic and diverse work environment.

  • Ecuadorians and non-Ecuadorians are welcome to apply. Foreigners must have legal permission to work in Ecuador.
  • Full time position.
  • Start date in February.
  • Based in Quito, Ecuador.
  • Frequent trips inside Ecuador and potentially to other countries in Latin America.
  • Able to work flexible hours (outside 9-5 workday), as required.

About the Forest Trust (TFT)

TFT currently has offices in 16 countries including SE Asia, India, China 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 gain experience in advanced project management, client relations, environmental, social and labour issues, with exposure to many diverse projects;
  • The opportunity to work with high-level managers and topical experts in leading domestic, regional and international corporations.

Responsibilities and Scope

The main responsibilities of the Project Manager are to:

  • Project Responsibility for implementing responsible sourcing programs with TFT Member companies;
  • Support Members and partners in supply chain analysis, mapping, and reporting;
  • Conduct field visits to agriculture and forestry companies in support of better environment, social and labor practices;
  • Develop learner centered workshops in support of better environmental, social and labor practices;
  • Develop member-related communication tools and documents
  • Communication with Members, including responsibility for managing Member relationships;
  • Develop proposals and work plans collaboratively with Members, coleagues and other TFT offices;
  • Communication with external stakeholders as necessary for outreach and research, and to develop strong relationships with other organizations and experts;
  • Support development of tools and process for our local and global work in palm oil, cocoa and other commodities.

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree or higher in a field related to business management, forestry, rural development, the environment or agriculture;
  • 2-4 or more years working in or with the private sector, ideally in the areas of agriculture, environmental management, procurement or quality control;
  • Good understanding and high interest in environmental and social responsibility issues;
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal);
  • Excellent organizational 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 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), especially Excel;
  • Interest and motivation for TFT’s vision and mission;
  • International work experience is an advantage;
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish. Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English;
  • Commitment to client confidentiality;
  • Eager to continually learn and develop as part of a team.

Preferred

  • Knowledge of raw material, food products, agriculture and/or sustainability certifications;
  • Experience in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives;

Language skills

  • Spanish fluency.
  • English advance proficiency.

Personal characteristics

  • Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, deforestation and human exploitation;
  • Hands-on, practical, innovative;
  • Flexibility, ability to show initiative and a positive attitude;
  • Strong ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team;
  • Takes initiative/proactive;
  • 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.

To Apply

Interested candidates filling the above mandatory criteria should send a cover letter and CV via email to ecuador.recruitment@tft-earth.org by January 20, 2018. Please put your last name and ECUPM2018 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.


GERENTE DE PROYECTOS ECUADOR

Acerca de The Forest Trust (TFT)
TFT actualmente cuenta con oficinas en 16 países incluyendo Indonesia, Malasia, Ecuador, India y varios países en África Occidental, Europa y el continente Americano. Contamos con un equipo de más de 260 personas alrededor del mundo y trabajamos con grandes y pequeñas empresas, comunidades y productores de materias primas para crear casos de transformación que inspiren. Con espíritu emprendedor y de innovación, trabajamos en el campo con personas para crear esas historias inspiradoras. Nos enfocamos en crear valor, comprometiéndonos sin prejuicios y llevando esperanza y una visión positiva del futuro.

 Lo que ofrecemos

  • Una experiencia de trabajo única en una ONG dinámica y de rápido crecimiento, generando impacto positivo directamente en la conservación del medioambiente y mejorando la igualdad social y los derechos humanos a través de las cadenas de suministro.
  • Un ambiente laboral dinámico con la oportunidad de trabajar en un con equipo multicultural.
  • La oportunidad de liderar proyectos complejos, construir relaciones con clientes y desarrollar nuevos negocios, desarrollando diferentes tareas.
  • La oportunidad de trabajar con profesionales altamente capacitados de empresas líderes, y ONG en Ecuador y el mundo.

Sobre la posición

 TFT requiere un profesional con experiencia y motivación profesional, dispuesto a desarrollar una carrera en una organización sin fines de lucro dinámica que construye relaciones con el sector privado para promover prácticas responsables con las personas y la naturaleza a lo largo de las cadenas de suministro. El candidato o candidata seleccionado deberá poseer pasión por temas sociales y ambientales, ser un pensador crítico, tener capacidad para la resolución de problemas de forma pragmática, saber ser parte de un equipo colaborador, con espíritu emprendedor que pueda trabajar en un ambiente de trabajo diverso y dinámico.

  • Ecuatorianos y extranjeros con permiso legal para trabajar en Ecuador pueden aplicar.
  • Contrato a tiempo completo.
  • Disponibilidad para fecha de inicio en Febrero.
  • Lugar de trabajo: Quito, Ecuador.
  • Viajes frecuentes dentro de Ecuador y potencialmente a otros paises de América Latina.
  • Disponibilidad para trabajar horas flexibles (fuera del horário de oficina), conforme requerido.

Responsabilidades y alcance del trabajo

  • Responsable por la implementación de proyectos y programas de suministro responsable con empresas miembros de TFT;
  • Apoyo a miembros y socios en análisis de cadenas de suministro, mapeo y reporte;
  • Conducción de visitas de campo a empresas del agro y forestales en apoyo a las mejores prácticas ambientales, sociales y laborales;
  • Desarrollar talleres de aprendizaje centrados en el apoyo a mejores prácticas ambientales, sociales y laborales;
  • Desarrollar herramientas de comunicación y documentos relativos a los miembros;
  • Desarrollar propuestas y planes de trabajo de forma colaborativa con miembros, colegas y otras oficinas de TFT;
  • Comunicación con stakeholders externos de acuerdo a la necesidad de contacto y/o investigación, desarrollar relaciones con especialistas de otras organizaciones;
  • Apoyar el desarrollo de herramientas y processos para el trabajo local y global en aceite de palma, cacao y otras commodities.

 Requisitos – Perfil mínimo del candidato

  • Título de tercer nivel o superior en un campo relativo a la gestión de negocios, Ingeniería forestal, Desarrollo Rural, el ambiente o la agricultura;
  • 2-4 años de experiencia de trabajo en el sector privado, idealmente en áreas de agricultura, gestión ambiental, compras, control de calidad o Responsabilidad Social Corporativa;
  • Buena comprensión e interés elevado en temáticas ambientales y sociales;
  • Excelente habilidad para la comunicación (escrita y verbal);
  • Excelente habilidad para la organización y atención al detalle;
  • Fuerte habilidade analítica, incluyendo la habilidad para analizar sistemas e identificar temáticas relevantes y riesgos;
  • Domínio de Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), especialmente Excel;
  • Interés y motivación por la visión y misión de TFT;
  • Experiencia de trabajo internacional será considerado como ventaja;
  • Fluidez en español escrito y hablado. Fluidez avanzada en Inglés escrito y hablado;
  • Compromiso con la confidencialidad de las contrapartes;
  • Entusiasmo por el aprendizaje continuo y por desarrollarse como parte de un equipo.

Preferencias adicionales

 Conocimiento de materias primas, productos del sector alimentos, agricultura y/o certificaciones de sostenibilidad;

  • Experiencia en iniciativas de Responsabilidad Social Corporativa;
  • Experiencia en gestión de proyectos.

Idiomas

  • Nativo o Fluidez nativa de español;
  • Fluidez avanzada en inglés.

Características personales

  • Pasión por trabajar con temáticas relacionadas a la sostenibilidad, la deforestación y los derechos humanos;
  • Actitud de aprender haciendo, pragmático, innovador;
  • Flexibilidad;
  • Toma la iniciativa, es proactivo y con actitud positiva;
  • Fuerte habilidad para trabajar en equipos multidisciplinarios y multiculturales;
  • Capaz de manejar tareas múltiples y trabajar de forma autónoma;
  • Compromiso con los valores de TFT:
    • Foco en la acción y resultados en campo;
    • Espíritu emprendedor;
    • Foco en el miembro/socio;
    • Abierto a la colaboración y el diálogo;
    • Humilde;
    • Respeto por todos a su alrededor.

 Para aplicar

Los candidatos interesados deben cumplir con los requisitos listados y enviar carta de presentación y CV por correo-electrónico a la dirección ecuador.recruitment@tft-earth.org hasta el 20 de Enero de 2018.  Por favor colocar su apellido y ECUPM2018 en el asunto/título del mensaje. Candidatos pre-seleccionados serán contactados por teléfono o correo electrónico para una entrevista inicial. La posición permanecerá abierta hasta que sea ocupada. Sólo candidatos que envíen CV y carta de presentación serán considerados. Sólo candidatos pre-seleccionados serán contactados.

 Communications Assistant (100%) – Switzerland

 Communications Assistant (100%) – Switzerland Nyon, Switzerland

Deadline: 01/31/2018

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 a motivated, dynamic and friendly

 Communications Assistant (100%)

based in Nyon/Switzerland

 to assist and support our team of Communications based in Switzerland and the UK.

 

 About The Forest Trust (TFT)

 TFT currently has offices in 16 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Ecuador, India, China 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.

Responsibilities and Scope

  • Help implement overall communications strategy;
  • Provide administrative support to communications teams;
  • Draft and edit communications (e.g. press releases, publications, social media posts);
  • Assist in maintaining the website, web content and executing social media strategy;
  • Keep up to date internal databases, media lists, internal communication platforms;
  • Track various projects, initiatives by liaising with regional teams and looking out for content on internal platforms on a daily basis;
  • Document the media exposure across regions and initiatives;
  • Facilitate effective internal communications by keeping TFTers informed about the issues in the various spaces that TFT works in, and solutions and innovations that people are pursuing to solve them;
  • Draft monthly reports based on downloaded user information, keeping track of engagement levels, and find ways to improve engagement;
  • Manage internal file management programme, liaising on any issues and product improvements;
  • Improve internal knowledge of our special programme on smallholders.

Requirements – Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational skills with strong attention to detail/accuracy to effectively perform a variety of tasks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to distil analytical reports from multiple sources of information
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Proficient in MS Office, Adobe Premier, Photoshop
  • Familiar with survey and CRM softwares

To Apply

 Interested candidates meeting the above mandatory criteria are invited to send a covering letter and CV via email to hq.recruitment@tft-earth.org by January 31st, 2018. Successful candidates will be contacted by phone for an initial interview. The position will remain open until filled. Only candidates having submitted a complete application will be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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