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:

At the Rainforest Alliance we are looking for a resourceful and results oriented Documentation Production Senior Associate to join our Marketing and Communications team. This position will support the Rainforest Alliance’s work to implement the   certification program, a strategic focus area for the organization. The position will work with the team to produce clear documentation and reports to facilitate the implementation of the new certification program. The Documentation Production Senior Associate will work closely with the Certification implementation team and the Standards and Assurance team.



  • Manage, implement and monitor the document production process for the implementation of the 2020 Certification Program;
  • Improve the document production process for finalisation, translation, publication and communication of certification related documents
  • Provide advice to the team on structure, format and accessibility of documents;
  • Manage the publication planning of certification related documentation on the Rainforest Alliance Website in collaboration with the Standards &Assurance, the Certification Communications Manager and the Web Team;
  • Liaise with the Translations Co-ordinators to ensure translated versions of documents are published on the website as required;
  • Maintain and improve the operating procedure for version control, and storage of published documents (English and translated versions) to ensure that the latest versions of documents are easily available and previous versions are filed effectively; and
  • Conduct quality control for consistency of presentation and checks for user friendliness of documents including final proofreading of English documents before translation and publication. 


Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Bachelors degree 
  • At least 5 years experience in communications, ideally in a related field. For example, sustainability standards, or other complex multi-stakeholder organizations.
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Process oriented, with background in tailoring communications to specific stakeholder groups (Farmers, CSR Experts, Assurance Experts).
  • Structured with experience in creating, implementing and improving on documentation organisation, and publication processes.
  • Critical eye for detail, quality & maintaining a consistent standard for publication. 
  • Excellent word and excel skills.
  • English required. Proficiency in additional languages (particularly Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Bahasa Indonesia or Vietnamese) is an advantage.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner.
  • Interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals.
  • Strategic thinker with strong attention to detail.
  • Prior knowledge of agricultural certification programs is a significant advantage. This could be based on academic background, or work experience with sustainability standard organizations, agricultural producers, related civil society organizations, or a FMCG company.


Commensurate with experience.


Deadline: October 1, 2021



Only candidates authorized to work in countries in which we are registered located in Europe 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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