Assurance Services Associate – Business Development

Position Summary:

Assurance Services Associate will be responsible for managing the delivery Rainforest Alliance Assurance Service to clients in the Asia Pacific Region.  He/she will likewise work with the Assurance manager to promote Assurance services and develop new business opportunities across the region with a primary focus Forestry and Agriculture sector.  S/he will assist Assurance Services Manager in managing Assurance Services client portfolios/projects in the region through coordination of local representatives and partners, but will mainly focus and have responsibility to manage and develop the Assurance services in the region.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Assurance manager to develop new business opportunities through client outreach, promotion at sector meetings and for meetings related to certification scheme (e.g. ISPO, RSPO, SAN, FSC);
  • Engage with stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of assurance engagements;
  • Receive and respond to Assurance services inquiries from current and potential clients;
  • Coordinate for all the activities, meetings, and events related to Assurances services/projects;
  • Conduct assessments and on-site audits as requested, and draft reports;
  • Provide support to Rainforest Alliances’ Assurance Services team and collaborate with other supporting teams for the Assurance Services;
  • Receive and follow-up on Assurance services applications/requests for evaluation;
  • Manage Assurance Services activities at all stages to ensure that all deliverables, timelines and budget parameters are met;
  • Write and present budgets to Assurance Services clients for evaluation;
  • Record and track all Assurance services tasks as assigned from service agreement through final report review;
  • Recruit consultants as required for Assurance services/projects and manage all the contractual requirements;
  • Identify ways to improve the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the Assurance services in line with the program goals and objectives;
  • Assist in the development of assurance promotion and service delivery materials and programs to train consultants to perform evaluation with highest quality and professional integrity;
  • Other Duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Agriculture or related field required; advanced degree in area of expertise is desirable;
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in forestry, agriculture or related field preferred;
  • Environmental management system or other auditor training experience preferred;
  • Knowledge of Rainforest Alliance Certification and/or FSC certification a plus;
  • Prior auditing experience, particularly having trained in ISO for Lead Auditor preferred;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; familiarity with other MS Office applications;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Bahasa Indonesia; other languages a plus; and
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 40% of the time.

 

 

Only candidates authorized to work in Indonesia will be considered.

 

Salary: 

Commensurate with experience.

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The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Based in New York City, with offices throughout the United States and worldwide, the Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers. For more information, please visit http://www.rainforest-alliance.org/about.

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