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

Administrator / Executive Assistant – USA

Administrator / Executive Assistant – USA Seattle, WA USA

Deadline: 20th February 2017

About TFT

The Forest Trust (TFT) is an international non-profit organization that helps international retail and manufacturing companies to source responsibly-produced products, meaning products that respect the environment and improve people’s lives. Since 1999, TFT’s main focus has been to provide solutions to the issues of deforestation and the empowerment of forest dependent communities through market-based incentives. We work with companies to map their supply chains back to plantation or forest source, and develop traceability systems. We act on the ground internationally in forests, farms and factories to help resource managers learn best management practices. We are active at key stages of the supply chain, providing unrivaled technical, traceability and communications support. TFT is a fast growing and dynamic organization. We currently have offices in 16 countries including China, SE Asia, India, W. Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ more than 260 people worldwide. The US office in Seattle oversees our offices in South America and our work in Mexico and Central America.

About the position

TFT is seeking to recruit an experienced, proactive and dependable individual to join our team in an office administration and executive support role. We have grown to a team of eleven who work on projects around the globe. Two of the eleven are global leaders that this position will help support. We are a values driven organizations that works with corporations and NGO’s and seek team members that have a passion for contributing their talents to our mission. The Seattle office is located on the Nickerson side of the Fremont Cut near the Fremont Bridge.

The position is full time based in TFT’s Seattle office.

Responsible to:  TFT Regional Head, Americas

 Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of monthly budget reports on spending and funds requests;
  • Management of office bookkeeping, banking and finance (accounting is managed by our HQ and service providers)
  • Quarterly monitoring of spending against client budgets;
  • Issue invoices and track payment for US based clients;
  • Support the administration of payroll and staff reimbursements with our payroll provider and bank;
  • Oversight of some HR functions such as benefits administration with our benefits agents;
  • Train new staff on their administration functions such as expense reports, billable hours tracking, etc.
  • Office maintenance including keeping supplies stocked, addressing office equipment issues, address utilities, phone and internet issues, maintain a clean and inviting office environment, etc.;
  • Receptionist role of answering the phone and greeting occasional visitors;
  • Scanning, filing and other basic organizing;
  • Assist team in event planning and implementation;
  • Organization of travel itineraries and bookings for senior staff;
  • Coordinate calendars of senior staff;
  • Support senior staff with their monthly expense reports;
  • Support senior staff with printing, scanning, copy-editing and formatting documents
  • Other key functions as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two-year or four-year degree;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel, ideally including use of macros and pivot tables;
  • Experience developing and adapting administrative systems and protocols;
  • Experience coordinating with remote offices and teams;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Ability to rigorously ensure accuracy and quality in financial reports;
  • Highly organized and passionate about producing high quality work;
  • Able to work independently once trained, and with minimal supervision;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience or ability to work across cultures;
  • Effective prioritizing and carrying out multiple tasks;
  • Positive attitude and oriented to problem solving;
  • Proactive and shows initiative;
  • Flexible and eager to continually learn and develop as part of a team;
  • Interest in improving environment and social practices around the world;
  • Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word.

 Other Beneficial Qualifications:

  • Experience booking international and complex travel itineraries;
  • A foreign language skill (e.g. Spanish or Portuguese), both written and verbal a plus;
  • Copy writing and editing skills.;
  • Graphic layout and design skills.
  • What we offer:

    • A unique work experience in a fast-growing and dynamic non-profit directly impacting the conservation of natural resources and improvements in human rights and social equity through trade
    • A dynamic international environment with the chance to work in a multi-cultural team
    • Opportunity to gain project management experience, accounting and bookkeeping skills, HR compliance knowledge, with exposure to many diverse tasks;
    • Opportunity to interact with leading corporations and NGO’s and work with multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff specializing in labor, social and environmental issues around the world.

     

    Benefits

    • 25 days paid vacation days per year
    • 10 paid public holidays
    • 5 paid sick days
    • Short/Long term disability and Life insurance
    • Health/Dental Insurance
    • Simple IRA pension plan with employer match

     

    To apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to usa.recruitment@tft-earth.org

Successful candidates will be contacted by phone or email for an initial interview.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received; interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Final deadline: February 20th, 2017.

 

 

Project Officer – Responsible Stone Programme

Project Officer – Responsible Stone Programme Southampton/UK

Deadline: 28th February 2017

TFT (The Forest Trust) is an international, fast growing and dynamic non-profit organisation helping companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature. To support the growth of our industry-leading Responsible Stone Programme (RSP), we are seeking a proactive and articulate Project Officer dedicated to improving working conditions for the many people in stone supply chains globally.
PROJECT OFFICER, RESPONSIBLE STONE PROGRAMME  
Full-time contract, based Southampton

The Responsible Stone Programme works with TFT members: brands, importers and producers – to improve working conditions in the extractive industry.

Our Project Officer opening is a chance for the right individual to work in partnership with members and worksites around the world to have a positive impact on the workers involved in making this commodity which is all around us – in homes, businesses, public areas.

The successful candidate will be motivated by a desire to improve lives, be numerate, articulate, proactive and organised.

Responsibilities

 Administration and co-ordination of the RSP

  • Supporting the programme’s implementation and administration. Including maintaining the RSP database, co-ordinating with field teams to produce visit and update reports, ensuring that all members are kept fully and regularly up-to-date on site progress, are aware of the priorities and of transformation plans.

Supporting the development and implementation of a communications strategy for the RSP

  • Co-ordinating with RSP and comms teams, with a goal to increase the awareness of the programme. Including organising, developing and publishing thought leadership pieces on the exploitation of workers (blogs, etc) in conjunction with other team members
  • Keeping communications current and topical – reviewing news reports – and maintaining the RSP Twitter account with industry-specific news/updates and programme update.
  • Providing regular updates on the activities of the RSP in other relevant social media outlets.
  • Ensuring that internal communications are engaging and current and that the programme is well understood within TFT. Including working closely with the No Exploitation team.
  • Maintaining the stone pages of the TFT Transparency Hub – raising transparency of RSP members’ activities and working conditions within their supply chains and engaging regularly with members to improve the quality of the information provided.
  • Support the continued strategic development and outreach of the programme together with RSP lead and the team.
  • Support the objectives of the wider No Exploitation agenda.

 Special conditions

  • Travel, occasional visits to field teams.
  • 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 members and NGOs, 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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

A high interest and a good understanding of the issues associated with

  • the exploitation of workers, social responsibility and the environment.
  • A natural planner and organiser, able to prioritise and organise own work schedule, with proven project management skills and experience, effectively driving multiple projects simultaneously. High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with 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.
  • Excellent team player, ideally used to working with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams in a matrixed global organisation, used to fostering cross-boundary collaboration.
  • 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 changing 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.

What we offer

  • A unique experience to work in a fast-growing and dynamic non-profit directly improving in human rights and social equity through global supply chains.
  • Opportunity to gain advanced project management, client relations and business development skills, with exposure to many diverse tasks within a multi-cultural team.
  • Competitive salary dependent on experience.
  • Pension contributions.
  • 25 days paid leave per year.

Please send your application (motivation letter and CV) to uk.recruitment@tft-earth.org by 28th February 2017

 

Program Manager – Peru

Program Manager – Peru Lima, Peru

Deadline: 20th February 2017

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 peoples’ lives.  TFT currently has offices in 15 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Ecuador, India, China, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas.  We employ more than 250 people worldwide and work with big and small companies, communities and producers of raw materials.

 Position Summary

The Peru Program Manager will lead TFT´s Peru conservation program, developing and delivering upon work plans to support smallholders, companies, and regional stakeholders in the creation of plans for responsible economic development and preservation of key ecosystems.

Specifically, this person will lead multi-stakeholder land-use planning in highly biodiverse areas of the Peruvian Amazon in regions with a complex social fabric, where there exists an exceptional opportunity for the development of sustainable agricultural production and the protection of high-carbon stock forests.

This person will also supervise staff working directly with smallholders and lead decisions about how to develop training and provide support to enable a transformation to sustainable agricultural production.

 

Essential functions

The Program Manager will work autonomously in Peru and will be in charge of implementing TFT’s programs and work plans with companies, communities, and local stakeholders.

The Program Manager will directly manage relationships with government, non-government and private-sector stakeholders, providing support, ensuring fluid communication, and sharing work plans and updates.

Furthermore, the Program Manager will provide leadership to TFT´s staff based in the Peruvian Amazon, assisting with the development of work plans, supervision, and internal communication of activities and results.

The Program Manager works in close collaboration with the Regional Manager based in Ecuador to deliver work plans, develop strategy, and report on progress.

Most importantly, he/she is a team player used to working in fast-moving and complex environments, who brings an entrepreneurial spirit and contributes innovation to the work.

What we offer

  • A unique experience of working in with an organization directly impacting the conservation of the environment and promoting 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, build customer relationships and develop new business, with exposure to different tasks;
  • The opportunity to work with highly skilled professionals from leading companies and non-profits in Peru and worldwide.

Responsibilities and Scope:

  • Engage with local companies, public officials, community and society leaders, and other external stakeholders important to TFT’s work.
  • Lead a program designed to promote on-farm and local land-use planning with a diverse set of actors in distinct areas of the Peruvian Amazon.
  • Supervise staff working directly with smallholders to ensure that local voices become part of two-way dialogue with local companies and other regional stakeholders. Support staff in the identification of training and capacity building opportunities that will increase the resiliency of smallholders to price fluctuations in commodity markets and also to environmental disturbances.
  • Assist in the management of client relationships with TFT members sourcing from Peru, supporting ongoing work plans, providing on-time feedback to email and call inquiries, and sharing expertise as warranted.
  • Lead participatory workshops designed to bring together diverse actors in a given region to address key issues impacting sustainable development and conservation.
  • Ensure project commitments are met and communicated with local and regional stakeholders.
  • Manage projects with multiple objectives, set realistic deadlines, manage a timeline, and ensure accountability.
  • Serve as a primary spokesperson for TFT in Peru.
  • Travel and work long hours, as needed.
  • Work is diverse and may not always fall under guidelines listed above.

Candidate Profile
Minimum requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years related experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience with multi-stakeholder land-use planning.
  • A track record of working with government and non-government stakeholders.
  • Experience leading teams and supervising employees in related lines of work.
  • Strong organizational and negotiation skills, 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.
  • Demonstrated experience using diplomacy and tact to navigate tough negotiations, build strong relationships and motivate staff.
  • 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:

  • Spanish fluency.
  • English proficiency preferred.

Personal characteristics:

  • Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, deforestation and human exploitation;
  • 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:
    • Bias for action and on-the-ground results;
    • Entrepreneurial spirit;
    • Client-focused;
    • Open collaboration and communication;
    • Humble;
    • Respect for each other.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

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

Other information:

  • Consulting firms welcome to apply.
  • Based in Lima, Peru.
  • 1-year contract with possibility of extension.
  • Must have legal permission to work in Peru.
  • 40 hours/week.
  • Immediate start.

To Apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to ecuador.recruitment@tft-earth.org by February 20th.  Please put your last name and PERUPM2017 in the subject line of the email.  Successful candidates will be contacted by phone for an initial interview.  The position will be open until filled.  Only candidates who send a resumé and cover letter will be considered.  Only selected candidates will be contacted.

 

 

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