The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities. To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.


Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests  and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.


As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.


At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods. The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.



To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.




Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.


The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.


 Position summary:

The Manager, Social Program coordinates Rainforest Alliance’s strategy and implementation of programs on social issues in Turkey including the Rainforest Alliance Standard’s social requirements. The postholder contributes to program, project and proposal design and development for social issues in the region. The Manager, Social Program works in close collaboration with the Associate, Social program and with other team member in Turkey as well as topic specialists such as Child labor experts in the organization. The postholder leads the development of training and learning opportunities and materials on social issues in the region.


The Manager, Social Program reports to the Director, Turkey.




  • The Rainforest Alliance’s Core Values are Impact, Change, Collaboration, Openness and Trust and as such they form the basis of the behaviours we demonstrate;

  • Country strategy development to support embedding and further developing working and living conditions in the agricultural supply chain sector in Turkey;

  • Coordinate strategic interventions to prevent child labor;

  • Promotion of sector wide change;

  • Strategic Stakeholder management;

  • Assist in building strategic alliances with stakeholders to advance the Rainforest Alliance child labor approach and represent Rainforest Alliance at relevant events, networks and platforms;

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of project proposals and events related to social issues with partners and potential fundraising partners;

  • In collaboration with other departments and stakeholders, including Rainforest Alliance certificate holders, develop proposals and implement activities to improve working and living conditions;

  • Align with the child labor experts, forced labor experts and gender experts to ensure alignment with corporate policy and strategies on these themes;

  • Identify intervention opportunities related to working and living conditions in close collaboration with the team in Turkey;

  • Support public affairs and communication activities of the hazelnut program and other products.




  • BA or BSc Degree or equivalent in Social studies or related topics;

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience (MSc) or 5-7 year (BSC) in project management, experience in social projects or child labour specific programs;

  • Knowledge of, and commitment to social issues and sustainability practices;

  • Knowledge of project management and project monitoring & evaluation;

  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills;

  • Written and verbal proficiency in Turkish and English required;

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook and PowerPoint;

  • Ability to travel a maximum of 30% per year, nationally and internationally;


Job Level: 3



Commensurate with experience.


Deadline: March 10, 2023



Only candidates authorized to work in Turkey will be considered


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