LABOUR SPECIALIST

 

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LABOUR SPECIALIST

 

 

 

Job TitleLabour Specialist- ‘Respect’ Programme
Job GradeSenior Officer C or above
Period of contract1 (one) year; extendable
LocationJakarta, with some travel to field locations

 

About TFT:

The Forest Trust (TFT) is a global non-profit membership organization that helps companies and communities deliver responsible products based on our commitment to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation (NDPE).  Our members are international retail and manufacturing companies committed to sourcing responsibly-produced products, meaning products that respect the environment and improve people’s lives. Since 1999, TFT has been working to provide solutions to the issues of deforestation, empowerment of forest dependent communities and ensuring workers’ welfare in supply chains. We currently have offices in 15 countries. In Indonesia we work primarily on two product groups- Palm Oil and Pulp and Paper/Wood. To achieve NDPE with our members in these two supply chains, TFT runs a number of initiatives. For labour, TFT’s initiative is called

‘Respect’. For more information on TFT, please visit our website: www.tft-earth.org.

 

About the ‘Respect’ Programme:

The ‘Respect’ team at TFT Indonesia works to help identify, develop and deliver practical solutions to the issue of exploitation of workers in global supply chains. Currently the team is engaged in the

palm oil product group. Through its work on assessments and client engagements over the last year,

the ‘Respect’ team will be focusing on transforming labour practices in 2018. For this, TFT Indonesia will be launching several new internal and external work streams focusing largely on field assessments, capacity development and stakeholder engagement in clients’ supply chains.

In addition to this, the team will also be creating document resources and developing strategies to create impact at scale for the transformation of labour practices in the palm oil industry.

 

Labour Specialist- Responsibilities:

o  Lead the outreach with external stakeholders for the ‘Respect’ Programme to expand work streams, build new partnerships and maintain existing collaborations

o  Lead internal capacity building for TFT staff to strengthen TFT’s role in transforming labour practices in supply chains. This could include training staff on key labour issues, improving assessment methodologies, understanding impact, writing high quality reports and developing action plans

o  Lead the development of high quality and comprehensive set of labour rights resources such as guidelines, research and other materials for TFT members as well as TFT staff

o  Act as a technical resource on labour in the field during assessments and evaluations. This will also include being a main point of contact and communication with sites on labour issues in the supply chain

o  Act as a technical resource on labour for internal collaborations with other TFT teams to further the efforts of mainstreaming labour rights work across all projects at TFT Indonesia

o  Support the ‘Respect’ Programme Manager in successfully coordinating the work of the project with all TFT teams in Indonesia, as well as in other TFT offices globally

o  Support the ‘Respect’ Programme Manager as a focal point for communications on the strategy and approach of TFT’s Respect Programme. This can include being in regular contact with TFT global advisors and external partner organisations;

o  Support the ‘Respect’ Programme Manager in the global process of development of strategies and work plans for advancing labour rights work for different clients and members

o  Support the ‘Respect’ Programme Manager in carrying out all other project-related tasks as required

 

Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s/Masters degree in Social Sciences, preferably law or human rights

2. If Bachelor’s Degree holder then 7-10 years of work experience; if Master’s Degree holder then 5-7 years of experience on social sustainability issues in Indonesia, labour rights, human rights or sustainable supply chains

3. Strong experience in field work

4. Strong experience in developing research methodologies and leading field and desk research projects

5. Experience in project management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation

6. Experience in engaging with a variety of stakeholders from the private sector, government, as well as social sector

7. Experience in capacity building projects or as a trainer will be an advantage

8. Experience working in or with the private sector or development consulting will be an advantage

 

Skills and Competencies:

1. Ability to meet high demands concerning conceptual-creative thinking

2. Proactive with a capacity to initiate work and manage deliverables independently;

3. Ability to take over advisory functions with minimal supervision, dealing with a wide range of partners at senior and middle levels

4. Ability to focus on several competing deadlines without compromising quality of work

5. Ability to work well in teams and to guide and work closely with junior team members to complete assignments

6. Willingness to learn;

7. Excellent communication skills and a friendly nature;

8. Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia and English;

9. Ability to adapt to fast paced work and a challenging environment

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The Forest Trust (TFT) is a
global non-profit membership organization that helps companies and communities
deliver responsible products.  Our
members are international retail and manufacturing companies committed to
sourcing responsibly-produced products, meaning products that respect the
environment and improve people’s lives. Since 1999,
TFT’s main focus has been to provide solutions to the issues of deforestation
and the empowerment of forest dependent communities through market-based
incentives. We act on the ground internationally in forests, farms and
factories to help resource managers learn best management practices.  We are active at key stages of the supply
chain, providing unrivaled technical, traceability and communications support
also concern in the exploitation of people as huge issue in global supply chain.
We currently have offices in 15 countries and employ more than 90 people
worldwide. For more information on TFT, please visit our website: www.tft-earth.org.

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