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Standard & Assurance Associate

About the Rainforest Alliance:

We are building an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal.

The Rainforest Alliance works at the intersection of business, agriculture and forests. By bringing diverse allies together we are making deep-rooted change on some of our most pressing social and environmental issues. Together, we amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people mitigate and adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways.

Our alliance needs you, whoever you are and wherever you stand. By joining forces with producers, businesses and consumers, we can transform our relationship with the land and forests we rely on. We can make that relationship work better for all.

Together, we can achieve our vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.

Position summary:

Responsible for providing support, answers questions, gives information and advice - via e-mail and by phone overseas colleagues and certification bodies on the Rainforest Alliance standards and the implementation of certification or protocol; also Interprets audit results and licenses, checks credibility and compliance and solves problems and/or makes recommendations if necessary and as a standards officer also handles and interprets certificates.


  • Informs the Senior Standards & Assurance Officers, Standards & Assurance Manager Latin Americas/Africa & Asia and/or Assurance Developer on implementation and compliance issues with regard to assurance procedures or standards.
  • Interprets audit results and licenses review for Rainforest Alliance and Utz Certification Programs.
  • Identifies standards or assurance needs and passes this on to the Manager Standards and/or Assurance Developer.
  • Supports the implementation and execution of the global Standards & Assurance plan and activities;
  • Provides input for and supports the development, design and implementation of certification procedures and processes, Standards & Assurance policies and new standards and monitors its execution and compliance.
  • Contributes to the Regional Annual Plan.


  • Education: Bachelor degree (at least BAC+04 years) agronomy/rural  development/sociology or environmental science or economy, other relevant qualifications may be considered; Preferred Master Degree
  • Work Experience: 4 years or more related work experience in certification.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook with a demonstrated experience
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Foreign Language Skills: Written and verbal English.


Commensurate with experience.


Only candidates authorized to work in Brazil will be considered


Send resume, cover letter and salary history no later than June 1, 2019 to to Human Resources, Rainforest Alliance, E-mail: If emailing, use the following format in the subject line: first name and last name, job title of position you are applying for.