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

Project Manager, Vietnam

Project Manager, Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City

Deadline: 30th September 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 a motivated

PROJECT MANAGER

based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

This position is to lead the implementation of a pulp and paper project in Vietnam, with the potential for engagement in a series of domestic and regional projects to bring about impactful change for people and the planet.

The successful candidate will have a background in forestry or natural resource management with professional experience in forest management, responsible sourcing, sustainability or development. The individual shall be able to demonstrate their passion for social and environmental issues and be highly motivated to tackle complex sustainability issues in the forestry sector in Vietnam. In return, the position offers the opportunity to be immersed within a rich and diverse set of cultures in the region to co-create solutions with partners that support the social and environmental context for responsible business. This is an ideal position for a forester keen to build a career in international forestry or sustainability in Asia-Pacific, working alongside business to drive innovation towards best practice forest management and timber sourcing.

Key role

• Provide leadership to a small team working to implement the responsible sourcing policy of a major pulp and paper company in Asia
• Manage and ensure the delivery of project outcomes for TFT in Vietnam
• Support the ongoing capacity building and development of the local team
• Support the exploration and development of innovative fields of work that can grow TFTs impact around responsible production
• Coordinate and provide technical support to TFT members related to projects in Vietnam
• Develop and maintain an in-depth understanding of the issues associated with the legality and responsibility of timber production in Vietnam, and actively apply this knowledge toward strategic decision making
• Collaborate with regional teams in China and Malaysia on project delivery and business development
• Manage the reporting, planning and communications required for project that the position shall lead
• Must have an active and ongoing knowledge of the technical application of available standards for forest management certification including FSC and PEFC
• The candidate should thrive in both corporate and field settings, with the capacity to engage with senior leadership of large corporations and conduct field assessments to plantations and factories

 

About The Forest Trust (TFT)

TFT is an international, fast growing and dynamic non-profit organization that helps companies transform the way they source raw materials, with the ultimate goal of protecting nature and improving people’s lives. TFT has offices in 16 countries and currently manages Rurality projects in Ghana, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, Ivory Coast, Malaysia, Thailand, and France. We employ more than 260 people worldwide and work with big and small companies as well as with communities and producers of raw materials.

What makes us unique

Beyond providing advice on policy setup 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

• Engage and coordinate with members, partners, stakeholders and field teams. TFT works with a wide range of Members
• Implement strategic work plans that advance the availability of responsibly sourced products with an emphasis in pulp and paper supply chains
• Assess forest management practices and traceability systems for pulp and pulpwood supply chains and identify best practice measures.
• Manage and oversee delivery of project outcomes, reporting and communication
• Be part of a motivated and innovative team applying their passion towards practical solutions that tackle complex challenges at the forefront of sustainable pulp and paper production in Vietnam

Requirements

• Bachelor degree or higher level qualification in forestry, natural resource management, supply chain management or related field
• A minimum of five years working in or with businesses, ideally in forestry or natural resource management, supply chain management or responsible procurement
• Good understanding and strong interest in environmental and social responsibility issues
• Strong strategic, management and coordination skills
• Ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
• Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally
• Able to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously
• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with fluency in English (Vietnamese highly desired)

Preferred

• Strong understanding of forest management and pulpwood production, chain of custody and up-to-date comprehension of corporate sustainability commitments
• Knowledge of wood products and/or agro commodity supply chains
• Experience in forestry or business development

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 trade
• A dynamic international environment with the chance to work in a multi-cultural setting
• Opportunity to work with some of the world’s largest companies on the most pressing social and environmental issues that they face
• Opportunity to gain advanced project management, client relations and business development skills, with exposure to many diverse tasks
• Opportunity to work with high-level procurement and CSR offices in international corporations.
• Salary will be commensurate to experience

Please submit applications with cover letter and CV to malaysia.recruitment@tft-earth.org by 30th September, 2017.
For further information please contact us on this same email address.

Finance/Legal & HR Assistant – Switzerland

Finance/Legal & HR Assistant – Switzerland Nyon/Switzerland

Deadline: 09/22/2017

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 a motivated, dynamic and friendly full-time

 Finance/Legal & HR Assistant

 to assist and support the Finance, Legal and Human Resources Team with the administration of financials, legal documents, personnel records and data, offering an effective and accurate administrative support service, ensuring confidentiality at all times.

 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.

Responsibilities and Scope

Finance: The Assistant performs a variety of general accounting support tasks including:

  1. Update and maintenance of accounting journals, ledgers and other records detailing financial business transactions (e.g., disbursements, expense vouchers, receipts, accounts payable).
  2. Efficient and accurate preparation, input and maintenance of information and data into the defined computer programs.
  3. Verification of the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records.
  4. Compilation of data and preparation of a variety of reports.
  5. Reconciliation of records with internal company employees and management, and external vendors or customers.
  6. Recommendation of actions to resolve discrepancies, and investigate questionable data.
  7. Any other tasks and responsibilities appropriate to the level of this post as required by the Finance Director.

Legal: The Assistant provides the TFT HQ Legal Team with legal and administrative support including:

  1. Coordination of legal documents and filing.
  2. Translation of documentation from and into French and English.
  3. Liaison with local officials and notaries regarding legal documentation.
  4. Ad hoc office administration and project work.
  5. Any other tasks and responsibilities appropriate to the level of this post as required by the Legal Manager.

Human Resources: The Assistant provides the TFT HQ HR Team with administrative and project support including:

  1. HR correspondence, data input, update of records and filing.
  2. Assistance in the drafting of HR process descriptions and policies.
  3. Participation in HR projects, when required.
  4. Any other tasks and responsibilities appropriate to the level of this post as required by the HR Manager.

Requirements – Qualifications

  • Competency in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Attentive to details and at ease with figures
  • Self-starter
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Ability to work both autonomously and within a Team
  • Interest in sustainability topics and personal alignment with TFT values
  • Fluent in spoken and written English and French
  • Swiss national or holder of a valid B, C or G permit (Swiss-specific due to local legal constraints)
  • Immediate or early availability
  • 3 to 5 years’ relevant experience in a similar Finance/Legal/HR role would be an asset

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 September 22nd. 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.

Country Manager – Ecuador

Country Manager – Ecuador Quito, Ecuador

Deadline: 10/02/2017

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

 ECUADOR COUNTRY MANAGER

based in Quito, Ecuador

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 Ecuador 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
  • Oversee staff and co-design programs 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 Ecuador, 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 Ecuador.
  • 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 Ecuador; and potentially to other countries in Latin America;

Other information:

  • Must have legal permission to work in Ecuador.
  • Full time position.
  • Immediate start.

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 October 2nd.  Please put your last name and ECUCM2017 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.

Senior Project Officer/Project Officer (Social & Human Rights)/Malaysia

Senior Project Officer/Project Officer (Social & Human Rights)/Malaysia Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia

Deadline: 10/13/2017

 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 a motivated

 SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER/ PROJECT OFFICER

(SOCIAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS)

based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 with experience in workers’ rights and/ or community engagement programme to expand our work in the Social and Human Rights space 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

  •  Conduct assessment on labour standards based on state and national legislation, as well as international standards
  • Provide analysis and recommendations to create strong social and human rights management programmes for palm oil producers (growers, millers, processors)
  • Develop 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 or other related field
  • Advanced writing and communication skills in English and Bahasa Malaysia
  • Minimum four years working experience on human rights-based issues
  • Good understanding of environmental and social issues related to palm oil industry
  • Well-developed management and leadership capabilities
  • 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, 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.

 

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