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 – China

Senior Project Officer – China Guangdong China

Deadline: 07/20/2018

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 (Responsible Supply Chain)

based in Guangzhou, Guangdong China

with experience in international certification standards and the evaluation of supply chain traceability & legality. He/she also has excellent communication and writing skills, and is passionate about working with transforming supply chains to generate value and interested in a career with a dynamic non-profit that builds relationships with companies, governments and civil society organizations to bring responsible products to market.
He/she will conduct research and evaluate product supply chains against responsible sourcing procedures (e.g. legality and traceability systems) and International certification standards (e.g. Forest Stewardship Council – FSC, PEFC, CFCC, and RSPO). The primary focus will initially be in the Pulp and Paper sector, with possible expansion into Palm Oil and Rubber sector. He/she will also review highly complex product supply chains and undertake GAP assessments against the standards/sourcing requirements and compile findings into concise reports.

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. TFT employs more than 250 people worldwide and work with large and small companies, communities and producers of raw materials to create compelling cases of transformation.

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

  • Research and evaluate product supply chains against responsible sourcing procedures (e.g. legality and traceability systems) and International certification standards (e.g. Forest Stewardship Council – FSC, PEFC, CFCC, and RSPO). The primary focus will initially be in the Pulp and Paper sector, with possible expansion into Palm Oil and Rubber sector.
  • Review highly complex product supply chains and undertake GAP assessments against the standards/sourcing requirements and compile findings into concise reports.
  • Based on the findings of the reviews, highlight risks and prepare logical and workable action plans towards addressing non-compliance in the supply chain.
  • Provide guidance and support to businesses to reduce risks and drives sustainable value in the product supply chain.
  • Develop and implement management and training recommendations for companies working toward responsible sourcing, responsible production and product supply chain control.
  • Maintain a practical awareness of the challenges within the supply chains and be able to adapt the work plan as required to achieve the targets set.
  • Monitor and update supplier information for TFT members/clients regarding key commitments made towards responsible sourcing procedures, work plans or agreements.
  • Support the preparation of workshops, seminars or other events to raise awareness and address supply chain concerns related to pulp and paper.
  • Liaise with local organizations and consultants as required to promote and achieve TFT principles.
  • Draft regular reports and meeting records and maintain communications with TFT China, TFT clients and stakeholder as required.

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or higher in environmental science, natural resource management, forestry, agronomy, supply chain management or related field. An advanced degree would be an advantage.
  • Ideally at least five years’ professional experience working with supply chains in either pulp and paper, forests and extractive industries or other agriculture commodities. Preference for candidates that have proven business experience dealing with complex supply chain logistics and management with links to sustainability and legality requirements. Proven experience working with companies to achieve International 3rd party certification preferred, such as FSC CoC, PEFC, CFCC, RSPO.
  • Moderate understanding of current issues relating to natural resources, both globally and within China.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand technical, environmental, legal, and social requirements linked to agriculture product supply chain.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, GIS, supply chain mapping software, data analysis and presentation skills are desirable.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a small team.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize his or her own work schedule with minimum supervision.
  • Experience and knowledge in ESG reporting.

Language skills:

  • Chinese (mandarin) essential
  • Proficiency in English (speaking, writing and reading).

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 Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China.
  • Some business trips to client offices, forests and factories in remote and rural regions, which may include stays in rustic conditions.

Other information:

  • 1-year contract, extension possible subject to available funding.
  • Immediate start.
  • Chinese citizenship/valid work authorization required.

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV via email to china.recruitment@tft-earth.org by 20 July 2018. Please put your last name and ChinaSeniorProjectOfficer2018 in the subject line of the email.
Successful candidates will be contacted by email for an initial interview. The position will be open until filled.
Only candidates who send a full application will be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Rurality Field Officer – Perú

Rurality Field Officer – Perú Tocache, San Martin - Perú

Deadline: 20th July 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:

RURALITY FIELD OFFICER
Initiative coordinator Rurality
Based in Tocache, San Martin, Perú

TFT is seeking a motivated professional with experience in sustainable rural development, excellent communication and writing skills, and a passion to work with farmers and agribusiness to generate value, who is interested in a career with a dynamic non-profit that builds relationships with companies, governments and civil society organizations to bring responsible products to market.

The Rurality coordinator is field-based and has a passion to drive innovation at the smallholder level by working collaboratively with farmers and mills to understand their business; to improve their collaboration; and to create value and promote resilience to fluctuations in climate and markets. He/she must be an innovative person who believes farmers are entrepreneurs with vision and leadership.

He/she will participate elaborating and updating a regional strategy for Tocache Landscape. Will implement the strategy building alliances, commitments with public and private organisations within the landscape; will create opportunities for a productive development in harmony with the environment and people’s wellbeing.

The coordinator in Tocache will be supervised and work in closely collaboration with the Regional Coordinator. They both work planning, implementing and monitoring all program activities.

About The Forest Trust (TFT)

TFT is currently has offices in 16 countries including SE Asia, India, China and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ about 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.

About Rurality

Rurality is a new program led by The Forest Trust (http://rurality.org/) which seeks to catalyse innovation between businesses and smallholder farmers in the supply chain. Close to 2 billion people around the world live and work on small farms, often family-run. These farmers are not only the lifeblood of supply chains; they are innovators with the potential to profoundly and positively impact the human and natural ecosystems surrounding them. Rurality, an initiative of TFT, believes they are entrepreneurs who should be empowered to realize their vision.
Rurality places the farmer at the heart of the society. The initiative uses a business-minded approach to work with farmers participating in already existing supply chains. Significantly, the initiative believes that there are not one size fits all solutions. Staff are field-based and work side-by-side with farmers and the mill/company. Ultimately the initiative seeks to identify empirical and practical solutions to empower family farmers and build their resilience.

About Landscape Initiative

The TFT Landscape Initiative is a response to understand holistically the environmental, productive and social challenges within a specific geographic area. The initiative aims to embrace development goals and conservation which hold diverse stakeholders with multiple interests, sometimes divergent. A characteristic of the landscape approach is to drive the establishment of a land management system in a sustainable environmentally-social-economic way and collectively accepted.

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 experience of working in a dynamic organization, which directly impacts the protection of the environment and promotes improvement in social equity through supply chains;
• A dynamic environment with the chance to work in a multicultural team;
• The opportunity to manage complex projects, farmer and company relationships and develop new business, with exposure to different tasks.

Responsibilities and Scope

• Participate elaborating the Landscape strategy in Tocache.
• Build alliances and commitments with organisations and local businesses within the Tocache Landscape to implement TFT global strategies.
• Coordinate the High Carbon Stock (HCS) studies in the field.
• Coordinate the implementation of the Rurality program in close collaboration with a private sector company and farmers, including new and existing members of the supply chain.
• Engage and build trust with key stakeholders, specially farmers and mill staff.
•Complement the business opportunities research in the area and boost itsimplementation and upgrade.
•Manage and update monitoring and evaluation system database.
•Provide regular written reports (quarter and annual) and updates on work plan toproject supervisor.
•Catalyze an entrepreneurial spirit among the farmers by developing new markets,increasing capacity for business management, testing new ideas, and/or byoptimizing the existing initiatives (processing, additional incomes, or other).
•Co-design with stakeholders plans for how to increase farmer resilience via capacitybuilding, coaching, or other methods.
•Provide regular written reports and updates on work plan to project supervisor.
•Lead the implementation of project activities working in close collaboration withlocal company, farmers, mill, and other key local stakeholders.
•Share lessons learned from Rurality Peru with other TFT Rurality teams, creatingopportunities for exchange and professional growth.

Candidate profile – minimum qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree and 5-years of experience in business, marketing or with supplychain management.
•Knowledge in market research and business plans.
•Experience negotiating and working with the private sector including small andlarge businesses, civil society, and government actors.
•Experience working with farmers and/or communities.
•Minimum of 3 years relevant business or non-profit experience, with increasingresponsibilities in program management.
•Strong organizational and negotiation skills, accuracy, attention to detail and abilityto manage multiple interrelated tasks.
•Demonstrated experience using diplomacy and tact to navigate tough negotiationsand build strong relationships.

Language:

•Spanish 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:

oBias for action and on-the-ground results;

oEntrepreneurial spirit;

oOpen collaboration and communication;

oHumble;

oRespect for each other.

Working conditions / Physical effort

•Based in Tocache, San Martin Department of Peru.
•Some trips to Lima.
•Work with smallholders and mill in remote and rural regions, which may includestays in rustic conditions.

Other information

•1-year contract

•Immediate start

•Legally authorized to work in Peru

To apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to ecuador.recruitment@tft-earth.org by the 20th of July 2018. Please put your last name and PeruRuralityNR2018 in the subject line of the email. Successful candidates will be contacted by email for an initial interview. The position will be open until filled. Only candidates who send a resumé and cover letter will be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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