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Senior Project Officer, Social and Human Rights

01/01/18 9:19
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Kuala Lumpur
Job Type:
Full Time

Our Client is an international fast growing and dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the
benefit of people and nature.
They are seeking a motivated Senior Project Officer / Project Officer (Social and Human Rights) based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with experience in workers’ rights and/ or
community engagement programme to expand our work in the Social and Human Rights space to drive transformation across connected supply chains, from businesses
to smallholder farmers.

They currently has offices in 16 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Ecuador, India, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ
more than 260 people worldwide and work with big and small companies, communities and producers of raw materials to create compelling cases of transformation. With
an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, we work on the ground with people to create inspiring transformation stories. We focus on creating value, engage without judging
and carry hope and a positive vision of the future.

What Makes Us Unique
Beyond providing advice on policy set up based on our strong technical expertise, we see the world through interactions and relationships. Operating between two worlds
(NGO-Companies/Buyer-Supplier), we encourage our partners to look inside, and are not only their environmental conscience. In addition to traceability and assessments,
we create and innovate solutions to the challenges companies and communities face.

What We Offer
A unique work experience in a fast-growing and dynamic non-profit directly impacting the conservation of the environment and improvements in human rights and
social equity through supply chains.
A dynamic environment with the chance to work in a multicultural team.
The opportunity to lead complex projects, build customer relationships and develop new business, with exposure to different tasks.

Responsibilities and Scope
Conduct assessment on labour standards
Provide analysis and recommendations to create strong social and human rights management programmes for businesses
Support the development of training modules and deliver trainings to support the implementation of social and human rights principles and guidelines
Prepare concept notes and proposals related to social and human rights work
Produce reports (for internal and external audiences) to communicate activities and report progress
Prepare proposals related to social and human rights work for businesses and/ or donors

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications
Master’s / Bachelor degree or other equivalent higher level training in sociology, social sciences, law, economics, business administration or other related field
Advanced writing and communication skills in English and Bahasa Malaysia
Minimum three years working experience on human rights-based issues
Good understanding of environmental and social issues in Malaysia, preferably related to palm oil industry
Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Programme suite etc.

Language skills:
English proficiency
Bahasa Malaysia fluency

Personal characteristics:
Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, resilience, human rights and supply chains;
Hands-on, practical, innovative;
Flexibility, takes initiative/proactive and positive attitude;
Ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team;
Ability to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously;
Committed to TFT values:
Focus on action and on-the-ground results;
Entrepreneurial spirit;
Open collaboration and communication;
Respect for each other.
Working conditions / Physical effort:
Based in Kuala Lumpur
Some trips around Malaysia
Other information:
1-year contract (Renewable)
Immediate start

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