Engagement Program Manager -- TFT , Indonesia

TFT is seeking an experienced and motivated professional to help expand our work supporting our partners to source responsible products. The ideal candidate should have comprehensive understanding of Palm Oil industry related policies & practices, risk assessment, Free, Prior & Informed Consent (FPIC), participatory mapping, as well as excellent skills in networking/ engagement with involved stakeholders and producing high quality reports. The candidate should be articulate, well-organised, and passionate about environmental and social issues.
The position is full-time and based in TFT’s Jakarta Office with frequent travel required.

Reports to:  TFT Project Leader

Key Roles and Responsibilities
  • Developing workshops aimed at engaging operation/plantation teams on No Deforestation, No Development on Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policy.
  • Engaging partners’ suppliers to raise awareness of the NDPE policy and gauge supplier willingness and capacity to reform operations in accordance with the policy. 
  • Co-ordinating/facilitating workshops on FPIC, Conflict Resolution and SIA training. 
  • Evaluating workshop regarding suppliers' implementation activities on company policy.
  • Supporting Social Teams to identify challenges and generate solutions.
  • Liaising with other NGOs regarding the project and calling for input on solutions or input on additional areas of concern. 
  • Networking with relevant NGO/stakeholders and linking this work to the company. 
  • Maintaining a service provider (SP) register covering either NGOs or SPs that can support suppliers ensure compliance with company integrated policy. 
  • Collaborating with stakeholders towards consensus on what is required for increased inclusion of smallholders into the supply chain and start a process of engagement towards consensus.
  • Co-ordinating/conducting desktop risk assessment of the Palm Oil Hubs (Refinery/Mills/Plantations) against the WIP requirements. 
  • Overseeing the delivery of Palm Oil Hubs (Refinery/Mills/Plantations) gap assessments against the NDPE and develop action plans. 
  • Co-ordinating the delivery of monthly progress reporting to the Indonesia project lead on all works described above. 
  • Preparing and/or approving reports related to field investigations.
Special Conditions
  • Staff are often required to work outside office hours to fulfill the duties of employment.
  • This position will require regular meetings with leaders in large, multi-national corporations, as well as travelling extensively across Indonesia to visit palm oil plantations and forests. For this reason, the Program Manager should be prepared to work in both corporate and field settings.      
  • Fluent in English and Bahasa Indonesia
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team
  • Minimum seven years related professional working experience
  • Preferably with working experience in upstream Palm Oil sector (mills/ plantations) as a facililator, working with NGOs, and in managing delivery of programs/ projects
  • Minimum Bachelor degree in any major
  • Deep understanding of technical, environmental and social aspects related to palm oil industry
  • Familiar with social (FPIC, conflict resolutions, SIA training) as well as industry (RSPO, ISPO, NDPE and Risk Assessment) practices and principles.
Please send your resume and cover letter in English to c.wisnuwardhana@tft-forests.org. Please indicate the Job Code ‘EPM’ in the subject of your email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone inquiries will be accepted.

Closing date: August 30, 2014

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