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:

At the Rainforest Alliance we are looking for a team builder and results oriented Human Resources (HR) Generalist to manage every aspect of the employment process.

The team in Côte d’Ivoire is diverse and multicultural, with staff coming from different places and with different educational and professional background. The team in Côte d’Ivoire is growing significantly and we are looking for a HR Generalist who has the ability to understand organizational goals, formulate objectives, determine priorities, adopt short and long-term view, and recognize opportunities to accomplish our team efficiency and performance objectives.

The HR Generalist, under the supervision of Director, Côte d’Ivoire, is responsible for a broad range of HR functions related to payroll, benefits and entitlements, performance management, recruitment, onboarding, oversight of the maintenance of personnel files, compliance with both HR related internal rules and national legislation, and information held in the Human Resources Information System (HRIS) for all staff in Côte d’Ivoire. The incumbent serves as back-up for the HR functions in Ghana. The incumbent is also responsible for office management including supervision of cleaning staff. The HR Generalist works in close collaboration with the Senior Manager HR for Africa for specific HR related projects as learning and development, performance and talent management.





  • 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:
  • Support and keep oversight of recruitment processes;
  • Ensure that onboarding processes are well implemented, in close coordination with the hiring manager;
  • Train new hires on benefits and systems and tools related to objective setting, performance management, learning and development;
  • Manage the monthly payroll and statutory deductions;
  • Ensure that salary and benefits changes are implemented in time and are updated in the global Human Resources Information System (HRIS);
  • Administer staff local and global benefits ensuring that labour law and guidelines are respected;
  • Advice Country Director and Senior Manager HR Africa on issues related to non-compliance with HR guidelines and anticipate issues that may affect the delivery of HR services;
  • Support managers on development and performance management of their teams;
  • Keep the Employee handbook of Côte d’Ivoire up to date in line with local labour law and Rainforest Alliance rules and regulations;
  • Ensure that staff files are up to date following local and global guidelines;
  • Coordinate all processes around the “Délégué du Personnel”.
  • Collaborate and coordinate together with the Rainforest Alliance Côte d’Ivoire Data Privacy Officer, all aspects around staff personal data protection;
  • Oversee general office management including cleaning, security, lease contract, inventory, and equipment control.



  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources management or related field;
  • Minimum 5 years’ professional human resources experience required;
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Côte d’Ivoire labour law and the associated administrative requirements;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals;
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner;
  • Written and verbal proficiency in French and English;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook with experience in HRIS administration systems;
  • Flexible attitude;
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 20% per year, nationally and internationally;
  • Ability to handle sensitive information confidentially and,
  • Experience in a not-for-profit and international environment preferred.




Commensurate with experience.


Deadline: December 3, 2021



Only candidates authorized to work in Côte d’Ivoire will be considered.


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