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.


Why

 

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.

 

How

 

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 proactive and well-organized officer to support certification bodies monitoring activities for our certification system. The Officer Certification Bodies Monitoring will support organizing audits by Rainforest Alliance, including keeping a database of auditors, travel logistics, contracts, travel expenses, as well as making progress reports.

 

Monitoring the performance of the certification bodies (CBs) doing audits based on the Rainforest Alliance certification system is key to strengthen the credibility of our system. The Officer CB Monitoring will support the implementation of the CB monitoring annual plan in Latin America and provide administrative support to the Quality of Implementation team.

 

Responsibilities:  

  • 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;

  • To coordinate the planning of the CB monitoring activities, and other audits organized by Rainforest Alliance, in Latin America;

  • To book flights and more broadly, to arrange transportation for the external RA auditors and the Standards & Assurance staff;

  • To keep an updated database of external Rainforest Alliance auditors, and ensure they have valid contracts and get paid timely;

  • To keep track of number of the CB monitoring audits conducted per country, CB and product;

  • To assist CBs in the processes for requesting scope expansions or adding new staff;

  • To communicate the results of CB monitoring activities to the corresponding CBs;

  • To monitor the (timely) submission of audit reports from shadow, review and office audits, and flag issues with the CB monitoring manager; and

  • To manage diverse queries and requests from CBs and other parties contacting the CB Monitoring team.

 

Qualifications: 

  • University degree in administration, or related career.

  • Work Experience: Minimum three years’ experience, in an administrative support role.

  • Written and verbal proficiency in English and Spanish.

  • Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook.

  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills.

  • Preferably, basic knowledge of auditing systems and continuous improvement cycle.

  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner.  

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interacts culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals. 

  • Initiative, self-motivated, resourceful, detail-oriented, dependability, strong attention to detail.

 

Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

 

Deadline:  June 27, 2022

 

Notes:

Only candidates authorized to work in Colombia and Guatemala will be considered

 

If you have any questions about the job vacancy, please contact the HR department: recruitment@ra.org

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