At the Rainforest Alliance, we are building an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal. To advance our mission, we focus on amplifying our impact on the ground through systemic transformation: change across the entire supply chain, change in the relationship between people and nature, and change within our own organization. We achieve this transformation by working in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders to create a stronger Alliance. Together, we amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways. We embrace transparency because we believe that the best way to build trust across our alliance is through openness about our tactics, our impact, and partners on the ground. Together, we can achieve our vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.

Position summary:

Rainforest Alliance believes in the value of data.


We are looking for a performance oriented, collaborative, and impact driven Enterprise Data & Information Architect to join our new Data Excellence Team. The team sets the vision for the organization’s use of data through data design, to meet the business needs. The position will report to the Senior Manager Data Excellence and the incumbent will work closely with the Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning department which is responsible for defining RA's strategy and success measures.


The position requires a person that establishes collaborative, cross-functional relationships; communicating information and providing advice to drive enterprise data and information architecture decisions forward while fostering open dialogue amongst team members and stakeholders. The incumbent will play a crucial role in designing the enterprise data and information architecture that supports Rainforest Alliance's strategy.



  • Develop an information architecture strategy based on the business model and awareness of various business scenarios and motivations;  
  • Apply a structured architecture approach and methodology for capturing the key views of the organization; 
  • Define, maintain and own the Enterprise Data model, in collaboration with the Technology department; 
  • Define Data Standards; 
  • Validate each platform data model, both for source systems and for analytics platforms; 
  • Validate data migration strategies; Validate integrations strategies; 
  • Work with the Data Manager to improve Master Data Management, and reduce data silos; 
  • Document data lineage; 
  • Metadata: work with Technology to ensure relevant metadata is captured and usable; 
  • Work with the Enterprise Systems Architect in the implementation of new platforms; 
  • Working closely with the Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning department, capture the tactical and strategic goals that guide the organization and use that information to develop the right enterprise information architecture; 
  • Oversee the migration of data from legacy systems to new solutions, to ensure good data migration strategy; 
  • Provide input into the data architecture & infrastructure needed for AI and machine learning. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering or related field (Master’s degree preferred); 
  • 7+ years work experience, including 3 years in a similar role; 
  • Strong Data Modelling experience, both logical and physical; 
  • Experience in multidimensional data modelling, such as star schemas, snowflakes, normalized and de-normalized models; 
  • Demonstrated project experience and skills in information requirements gathering, current state analysis and data architecture; 
  • Strong stakeholder management skills; 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively with all personality types 
  • Strong presentation skills and experience in a strategic and consultative technical role 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to work in a cross functional team environment; 
  • Detail oriented, with ability to also grasp high level concept. 
  • Fully fluent in English ; Spanish is a plus. 



Commensurate with experience.


Deadline: June 16, 2021



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


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.

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