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Senior Responsible Source Specialist, ASIA
July 13, 2021
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Apply by14 August 12:00 (UTC)

Preferred by Nature is a non-profit organisation that works for sustainable land use and climate-friendly solutions. With 270+ staff around the world, our activities build capacity, raise awareness, conserve nature and streamline sustainability through innovation. 

The Responsible Source Specialist will provide Project and Solutions Services (PAS) to commercial clients to support them in their goals to meet: 

  • Established sustainability standards (including Forest Stewardship CouncilTM (FSCTM), Rainforest Alliance SAS, SBP, RSPO, POIG, CanopyStyle, etc), and; 
  • Bespoke sustainability requirements (for instance, an organisation’s own Sustainability Policy).
  • Legal requirements (such as the EU Timber Regulation, Lacey Act or the Australian Illegal Logging Prohibition Act (ILPA) and other applicable national timber regulation) for sourcing natural resources;

The RSS main responsibilities will include:

  • Providing administrative, financial and technical support to PAS PRO Project Manager as well as partners and team members involved in the project team
  • Providing technical assistance and interpretations to colleagues and clients while conducting administrative duties
  • Providing advisory services to a portfolio of clients in natural resource sectors to support them in their goals to meet sustainability commitments and legal requirements. This includes supporting them to establish and implement systems for responsible sourcing and associated activities, including but not limited to, the development of tools, training delivery and verification audits.

Professional requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry major or other natural science major, agroforestry etc.
  • Proven experience in the forestry or agriculture sector of minimum 2 years 
  • Strong computer knowledge (Microsoft word, excel, power point, and Salesforce).
  • Communication skill – excellent written and verbal communication in English and Bahasa Indonesia. 
  • Experience in working on national strategies/policy and international/bilateral agreements is an advantage.
  • Experience in working for USAID, UNDP and/or other UN agencies is an advantage

Personal qualities

  • You are a service minded, open and friendly person, who likes – and is good at – communicating with people on all levels. 
  • You are well organised and able to maintain structure in your work.
  • You have good planning and time management skills and an analytical approach.
  • You are proactive and can think one step ahead. 
  • Paying attention to details comes naturally to you – and you excel at it!
  • You are a robust person, who have demonstrated that you can juggle multiple tasks.
  • You are a constructive team-player and have an open attitude towards other cultures, as we collaborate across borders in our organisation.
  • You believe in Preferred by Nature’s vision and mission and want to contribute to fulfilling it.

Position details

  • Work time: 40 hours/week   
  • The position reports to our PAS SER Asia Pacific Senior Manager 
  • Working location: Preferred by Nature office in Indonesia or home office
  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
  • Expected starting date: as soon as possible

We offer

  • An exciting and challenging position within a dynamic and innovative international organisation with a mission-driven work atmosphere
  • A friendly, international team of colleagues, with a pleasant work environment
  • Excellent opportunities for growth and professional development 
  • All employees are members of the organisation and have the opportunity to contribute to the overall development of Preferred by Nature through the annual General Assembly 
  • International training in certification services provided by Preferred by Nature
  • Potential international travel opportunities.

How to apply?

Please submit your CV and letter of application (in English), including salary expectations, by 14 August 2021 via the webform below. 
Note: Only applicants legally eligible to work in Indonesia would be considered.

We will conduct interviews on an ongoing basis until we have identified the right candidate, so send us your application as soon as possible.

Preferred by Nature wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

For questions, please contact: 
Fahmi Wahab, Senior Specialist, Human Resource – Asia

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