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10 Aug 2021

Full-Time Associate, Corporate Advisory Services

RainforestAlliance – Posted by RainforestAlliance New York, New York, United States

Job Description

At the Rainforest Alliance, we are building an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal. To advance our mission, we focus on amplifying our impact on the ground through systemic transformation: change across the entire supply chain, change in the relationship between people and nature, and change within our own organization. We achieve this transformation by working in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders to create a stronger Alliance. Together, we amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways. We embrace transparency because we believe that the best way to build trust across our alliance is through openness about our tactics, our impact, and partners on the ground. Together, we can achieve our vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.

Position summary:

At the Rainforest Alliance we are looking for a collaborative and impact driven Associate, Corporate Advisory Services. The Corporate Advisory team supports companies to adopt best practices, definitions and tools for establishing and implementing commitments on responsible & deforestation free sourcing. We further support them to translate policy into practical, achievable actions that lead to positive social and environmental impacts within priority supply chains. The Associate,Corporate Advisory Services will work closely with the Corporate Advisory Managers to provide programmatic support for the execution of our advisory services related to responsible sourcing of priority sectors like Forest Products, Palm Oil and other deforestation impact sectors. The individual will be directly involved in various aspects of project implementation including scheduling, preparation of cost proposals, data analysis and visualization, authoring source assessment reports and other client support activities.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support Corporate Advisory Managers, and the team at large, to engage strategic corporate partners to stimulate demand for and use of Rainforest Alliance tools, such as the Accountability Framework, Palm Industry Platform and Forest Allies;
  • Identify corporate advisory service opportunities for palm and other deforestation impact sectors, support development of technical proposals and budgets and ensure successful project delivery;
  • Ensure timely and successful delivery of Corporate Advisory project activities by coordinating closely with Rainforest Alliance staff and external partners; managing technical project activities including data analysis and visualization, modelling of sustainable pathways, report writing, client training and maintaining corporate advisory project workplans and budgets to fulfil project reporting requirements; and
  • Consolidate, archive and update documentation on lessons and best practices generated through Corporate Advisory projects for wider Rainforest Alliance and stakeholder benefit.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, agriculture, international development, natural resources management, supply chain management or a related field;
  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in the agriculture and/or forestry sector;
  • Knowledge of key sustainability topics, as well as market and policy trends related sustainability;
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment, assess priorities and multi-task with strong attention to detail;
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication including preparing technical reports and presentations;
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Understanding of additional tools such as Power BI, Tableau and GIS skills are a plus;
  • Proven experience in project planning and management and problem solving.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals;

Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

 

Deadline: August 26, 2021

 

Notes:

Only candidates authorized to work in The Netherlands or UR will be considered.

 

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department: recruitment@ra.org

How to Apply

Please apply here: https://rainforest-alliance.hirehive.com/job/83558/associate-corporate-advisory-services

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 52 days.

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