Scholarship Exchange Program in U.S.A
The 2018 YSEALI Civic Engagement Fellows Program

Project Managers -- TFT , Kuala Lumpur or Jakarta

TFT is seeking several experienced and motivated professionals to expand our work to help companies source responsible products, especially palm oil. The successful candidate will have experience in supply chain management, procurement etc and will be numerate, articulate and well-organized, as well as passionate about environmental and social issues.

The positions are full time and based in TFT’s offices in either Kuala Lumpur or Jakarta, with frequent travel required.

Key Roles
  • Business development: attract new companies to join other TFT Members in bringing transparent, responsible, deforestation-free palm oil to the market.
  • Stakeholder communication: build strong relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders active in responsible palm oil including NGOs, governments, and donors.
  • Member  responsibility: key contact between assigned Members and TFT
  • Project/program responsibility: ensure delivery of donor and member requirements in line with client expectations and those of TFT
  • Develop member-related communication tools and documents
  • Support the development of TFT’s activities in S.E. Asia, including in pulp & paper, wood products, and other supply chains as required.

Responsibilities
TFT has a long track record of successfully assisting businesses to deliver responsible products to market. Our approach includes 5 key activities:
  1. Mapping the supply chain, identifying key social and environmental risks;
  2. Establishing traceability systems all the way back to the raw material source;
  3. Providing on-the-ground technical assistance to help tackle key sustainability risks;
  4. Communicating the changing product story with stakeholders.
The Project Manager will be responsible for bringing in new companies to work with TFT to deliver responsible products, especially palm oil, as well as working with other TFT team members to ensure that client goals are met.

Special Conditions
  • Expected to travel ~30%, mostly in S.E. Asia but with occasional long-haul to Europe
  • Required to devote as much time as necessary to fulfill the duties of employment or as reasonably required, whether or not within office hours
Education, Qualifications, Skills, Experience
Required:
  • University degree or higher-level qualification;
  • A minimum of three years working with businesses ideally in the consumer goods sector on business development/sales, supply chain management, procurement, quality control, and/or sustainability;
  • Strong understanding of business supply chains and sourcing issues a must;
  • Strong writing, editing and formatting skills in English;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required to enable completion of daily tasks as well to facilitate reporting, project management, internal communications etc.;
  • Good understanding and high interest in environmental and social responsibility issues;
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English (other additional languages an advantage);
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally;
  • Able to work flexible hours (outside 9-5 workday), as required;
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously;
  • Flexibility, ability to show initiative and a positive attitude;
  • Eager to continually learn and develop as part of a team;

Preferred:
  • Experience in business development;
  • Experience in Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives;
  • Knowledge of commodity trading and/or certification.

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 team
  • 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 leading international corporations.

Annual Leave
25 days paid leave per year

Please send your full résumé and a cover letter in English to d.lewis@tft-forests.org Please indicate the Job Code AsiaMM00714 in the subject line of your email. The application deadline is August 30th , 2014.  Initial screening of short-listed candidates will take place by telephone, followed by a personal interview process for pre-selected candidates, tentatively scheduled in mid August 2013. The candidate will be selected immediately thereafter and the start date will be agreed, but no later than one month after offer. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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