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

Junior Program Officer, Indonesia

Junior Program Officer, Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia

Deadline: 11/30/2018

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

Junior Program Officer
Based in Jakarta, Indonesia

About The Forest Trust (TFT)

TFT currently has presence in 19 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, India, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ 230 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

The ‘Respect’ team at TFT Indonesia works to help identify, develop and deliver practical solutions to the issue of exploitation of workers in global supply chains. The team is currently engaged in the Palm Oil and Tin Mining supply chains, with some support activities in Pulp and Paper. Through its work on assessments and client engagements, the ‘Respect’ team is now focusing on finding issues to key labour issues such as Occupational Health and Safety, Wages and Working Hours and Workers’ Contracts. For this, TFT Indonesia is running several projects focusing largely on field assessments, capacity development and stakeholder engagement in clients’ supply chains.
In addition to this, the team is also creating document resources and developing strategies to create impact at scale for the transformation of labour practices in the palm oil industry.
In Indonesia, TFT is looking for candidates to support the work of the Respect team, having the following responsibilities:
 Undertake desk research, including legal research and documentation to support project work;
 Support the Programme Manager and Senior Officer in the development of high quality project proposals, reports and external communications;
 Support the Senior Programme Officer in the preparation of training materials, and assessments, site visits etc.
 Support project consultations with external stakeholders;
 Support and participate with the field teams for all field work to be undertaken for the project;
 Contribute to discussions on project strategy ;
 Assist and support coordination efforts with other TFT teams and initiatives;
 Carry out any other duties or responsibilities as required.

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

 Bachelor’s degree in Law, Economics or Political Science;
 1-2 years of work experience on labour focused issues;
 Experience in field work;
 Experience in undertaking desk studies and research;
 Experience in coordination and project cycle management;
 Experience in engaging with a variety of stakeholders from the government, private sector as well as social sector.

Language skills:

 Strong spoken and written skills in Indonesian and English

Personal characteristics:

 Ability to work in small teams with varying workloads
 Capacity to initiate work and manage deliverables independently
 Willingness to learn
 Excellent communication skills and a friendly nature
 High levels of adaptation to a fast paced work environment;
 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 Jakarta, Indonesia
 1 year contract, extendable
 Willing to travel throughout Indonesia

To Apply

Only qualified candidates fully meeting the above criteria are invited to apply. They are encouraged to send their cover letter and resume via email to indonesia.recruitment@tft-earth.org. The position will be open until filled. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

HR and GA Manager, Indonesia

HR and GA Manager, Indonesia Jakarta/Semarang, Indonesia

Deadline: 11/14/2018

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

HR and GA Manager
Based in Jakarta/Semarang, Indonesia

About The Forest Trust (TFT)

TFT currently has presence in 19 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, India, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ 230 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

The Human Resources Manager will be a member of the TFT Team, focusing on human resources management aspects related to human resources, general affairs, and legal in Indonesia.

 Independent management of complex areas with alternating tasks;
 Strong conceptual, creative thinking and self-initiative skills;
 Managing advisory and/or coordination functions, with a very minimum supervision support;
 Ability to deal with a wide range of cooperation partners at a senior level;
 Human resource management, including preparation and selection, development and evaluation, wages package, compensation and protection and career path;
 General affairs, including general legal services – office, vehicle, medical, insurance, equipment –, as well as travel and accommodation arrangements;
 Managing various staff, such as the senior HR & GA officer, senior legal officer, administration assistant, office boy, driver and security.

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

 Graduate / Master’s degree with specialisation in related field;
 7 / 4 years relevant occupational experience;
 Well-versed with Indonesian laws and regulations related to legal operations, human resources, immigration, and tax;
 Strong management experience;
 Strong writing skills, as the position will involve writing reports and proposals.

Language skills:

 Strong spoken and written skills in Indonesian and English

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:
○ 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 Jakarta or Semarang (TBC), Indonesia
 1 year contract, extendable
 Willing to travel throughout Indonesia

To Apply

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

Brazil Country Manager, Brazil

Brazil Country Manager, Brazil Based in Sao Paulo or Belém, Brazil

Deadline: 26th November 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

Brazil Country Manager
Based in Sao Paulo or Belém, Brazil

having experience in Brazil 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 presence in 19 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, India, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ 230 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

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, social justice, labor rights and sustainable business practices;
 Oversee staff and co-design programs to engage producers 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 Brazil, 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;
 Maintain confidentiality of frequently sensitive and emotionally charged information;
 Ensure the effective and efficient management and administration of the Brazil offices operations and resources;
 Supervise project implementation and timely execution of TFT Brazil staff, partners and consultants;
 Leverage TFT Brazil intellectual and financial resources to effectively collaborate across TFT to address critical organization-wide projects and strategies;
 Serve as a primary spokesperson for TFT in Brazil;
 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 10 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:

 Portuguese fluency
 English proficiency
 Spanish proficiency

Personal characteristics:

 Ability to work in small teams with varying workloads
 Capacity to initiate work and manage deliverables independently
 Willingness to learn
 Excellent communication skills and a friendly nature
 High levels of adaptation to a fast paced work environment
 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 Sao Paulo/SP or Belém/PA
 Frequent trips inside Brazil; and potentially to other countries in Latin America

Other Information:

 Immediate availability
 CNH type B
 40h/week, CLT
 Must have legal permission to work in Brazil
 Full time position

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to brazil.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.

Project Manager – Peru

Project Manager – Peru Lima, Peru

Deadline: 22nd November 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

Project Manager

based in Lima, Peru

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.

About The Forest Trust (TFT)

TFT currently has presence in 19 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, India, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ 230 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

The main responsibilities of the Project Manager are to:

  • Identify companies and commodities that present opportunities to increase our impact on responsible commodity production in Peru
  • Collaborate with companies, NGO’s and internal teams to develop our approaches into clear compelling solutions that industry can adopt
  • Develop relationships with prospective members and other stakeholders
  • Create proposals, negotiate contracts and grow our Membership base in Peru
  • Become a subject matter expert on our commodities and approaches to improving practices
  • Effectively represent TFT at events and conferences
  • Support Members and partners in supply chain analysis, mapping, and reporting
  • Develop member-related communication tools and documents
  • Communication with existing Members, including responsibility for managing Member relationships
  • Develop Member work plans collaboratively with Members and other TFT offices
  • Communication with external stakeholders as necessary for outreach and research, and to develop strong relationships with other organizations and experts
  • 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
  • Support development of tools and process for our 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, sociology/anthropology or agriculture
  • 2-4 or more years working in or with businesses, ideally in the manufacturing, agriculture or foresty sectors touching supply chain management, procurement, quality control, environmental management, social impact or labor relations
  • 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
  • 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

  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish
  • Advanced proficiency in written and spoken English

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • Based in Lima, Peru
  • Frequent trips inside Peru and potentially to other countries in Latin America

Other Information:

  • Peruvians and non-Peruvians are welcome to apply. Foreigners must have legal permission to work in Peru
  • Full time position
  • Start date in December 2018/January 2019
  • Able to work flexible hours (outside 9-5 workday), as required

Personal characteristics

  •  Ability to work in small teams with varying workloads
  • Capacity to initiate work and manage deliverables independently
  • Willingness to learn
  • Excellent communication skills and a friendly nature
  • High levels of adaptation to a fast paced work environment
  • 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. Please put your last name and 2018 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.

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