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Strategic Partnerships Coordinator, Tailored Programs

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:

Rainforest Alliance’s Tailored Programs department supports companies to establish and implement commitments on responsible sourcing, that lead to positive social and environmental impacts within priority supply chains.

Under the direction of the Strategic Partnerships Lead, you will manage the day-to-day execution of partnerships with key companies. These partnerships accelerate delivery of Rainforest Alliance’s new certification offering, advance solutions for Rainforest Alliance’s priority advocacy themes, and use supply chains to drive system change and amplify impacts in Rainforest Alliance’s priority landscapes.

You will use your problem-solving attitude and project management skills to smoothly implement the partnership. You enjoy working in multi-disciplinary teams, multi-task and work under tight deadlines, and using your verbal and written communications skills for reporting, monitoring & evaluation and visualization of results, authoring reports and other client support activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate day to day management of the tailored program with one of the largest worldwide coffee brands:
    • Create, maintain and adjust project workplan and budget to fulfill project management and reporting requirements;
    • Collaborate across multiple Rainforest Alliance departments and external partners to ensure accountability and timely delivery of project activities, outputs and outcomes to a high standard;
    • Coordination of regular internal and external technical and financial reports and (steering) group meetings;
    • Support development, piloting and roll out of online data gathering tool/ questionnaire to suppliers worldwide;
    • Support development of country risk profiles on environmental and social risks identification related to agricultural supply chains (desktop based, interviews) and implementation of risk assessment process;
    • Support monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of sustainability projects in key sourcing origins;
    • Support communication and marketing of strategic partnership and its achievements.
  • Consolidate, archive and update documentation on lessons and best practices generated through strategic partnerships and projects for wider RA and stakeholder benefit;
  • Support the Strategic Partnership Lead to develop technical proposals and budgets and manage pipeline of new business opportunities; and
  • Support administrative and project implementation tasks as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, international development, social sciences, economics, ecology, natural resources management, or a related field;
  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in economic development/ sustainability/ FMCG or agricultural supply chains or similar;
  • Knowledge of M&E and verification best practices related to agricultural supply chains and/ or rural development;
  • Knowledge of sector partnerships/platforms, CSR, responsible sourcing commitments/ policies;
  • Experience working in corporate environments and cultures, or in partnerships with the private sector;     
  • Advanced skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and proficiency with project management tools a plus

Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Notes:

Only candidates authorized to work in the Netherlands will be considered.

Application:

Please send your application (max. 1 page motivation, max 2 page resume) no later than Jul 30th to recruitment.nl@ra.org mentioning [Strategic Partnership Coordinator Tailored Programs] in the subject line. For questions about this position, please contact Geert Eenhoorn via +31 6 5242 1926 or recruitment.nl@ra.org.