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Responsible Sourcing & Land Use Expert

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location   UK - Flexible - UK
Town/City   Oxford
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Deadline   17/01/2023
Company Name   Proforest
Contact Name   Janka
Telephone   01865243439
Email   personnel@proforest.net
Website   Further Details / Applications
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Position summary

The position offers an exciting opportunity to take a leading role in the management and delivery of Proforest's responsible sourcing, landscape and land use workstreams and projects. As an environmental expert you will lead and oversee environmental risk assessments, support development and implementation of  supply chain companies’ land use and biodiversity commitments and provide training for private sector and government clients helping to deliver forest conservation and support rural livelihoods in some of the world’s most dynamic and vulnerable agricultural frontiers. Your work will be jointly delivered with colleagues from Proforest’s global team, and you will need to convene and manage complex, multistakeholder projects.

Main responsibilities

  • Manage and oversee environmental (in particular forest and biodiversity related) supply chain data analysis or other geospatial risk assessment methodologies.
  • Lead delivery of forest and landscape focused responsible sourcing projects for mid-downstream supply chain companies, such as deforestation, conversion and Forest Positive strategy and policy development, and risk assessment. 
  • Organise and facilitate multistakeholder meetings for projects and multistakeholder collaborations.
  • Independently advise and manage relationships with private sector clients, including providing technical advice on key environmental topics
  • Manage projects, programmes and partnerships. This includes the planning, coordination, monitoring and reporting of projects across multiple actors and teams.
  • Contribute to business development of relevant Proforest service areas. This includes proposal writing, budgeting and managing client relationships.
  • Build and maintain relationships with relevant key stakeholders such as sustainability initiatives, companies, support agencies, civil society and other stakeholders.
  • Support and collaborate actively with Proforest colleagues (in particular the Proforest Europe Landscape Portfolio lead) on internal workstreams and tool development, to deliver Proforest’s strategy both regionally and globally.

Required experience

  • Advanced postgraduate degree (PhD) in environmental management, conservation or ecology OR at least 8 years relevant work experience in applied conservation, supply chain sustainability or environmental sustainability
  • Experience of managing and delivering complex consultancy projects or multistakeholder programmes
  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Analytical thinker able to analyse and clearly present complex data clearly and concisely
  • Very comfortable using/analysing satellite data products (but not expected to be a remote sensing expert)

Desirable experience and attributes

  • Speaks other languages, e.g. French, Spanish, Indonesian
  • Experience of working with sustainability certification schemes
  • Familiarity with or strong interest in commodity supply chains
  • Experience user of data analysis and management software, e.g. ArcGIS, Power BI or similar
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