At the Rainforest Alliance, we are building an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal. To advance our mission, we focus on amplifying our impact on the ground through systemic transformation: change across the entire supply chain, change in the relationship between people and nature, and change within our own organization. We achieve this transformation by working in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders to create a stronger Alliance. Together, we amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways. We embrace transparency because we believe that the best way to build trust across our alliance is through openness about our tactics, our impact, and partners on the ground. Together, we can achieve our vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.
The individual is responsible for reporting and communicating about the environmental and social performance in Rainforest Alliance and partner projects and programs. Reporting and communication content will focus on distilling project activities and data into the key environmental, social, and governance indicators of various corporate sustainability frameworks (e.g., GRI, TNFD, SBTi, SBTN, etc.). Scope of projects and interventions include Rainforest Alliance certification, tailored service and corporate advisory projects, and public-private partnerships, especially in the themes of regenerative and climate change mitigation / adaptation. The individual will work with Rainforest Alliance project teams to draft project results, write short project summaries, create online content, and develop data reports.
Create and coordinate project summaries and data reports to describe key achievements of Rainforest Alliance projects and programs;
Provide research support on relevant ESG indicators for a variety of topics (regenerative agriculture, climate change, human rights) to help inform strategy, project design, and reporting content; advise project monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
Analyse data from projects and create short data reports that summarize key ESG metrics from Rainforest Alliance projects and programs (e.g., carbon footprint, adoption rate of regenerative practices, farmer income / living income gap, etc.);
Advise and support the development of research papers with other staff at Rainforest Alliance to emphasize Rainforest Alliance leadership on key sustainability issues and strategic themes (e.g., regenerative agriculture, climate adaptation, farm economics etc.);
Research and monitor corporate sustainability publications and disclosure regulations to identify reporting trends and reporting needs of key Rainforest Alliance stakeholders, and use this knowledge to advise Rainforest Alliance program design teams accordingly, and
Use above research knowledge to advise Rainforest Alliance communications teams on best methods to reach corporate and stakeholder audiences.
Education: Master’s degree in Environment or Sustainability related field;
Work and Technical Experience: Minimum 4 years work experience in the environment or sustainability field; curricula of published work (reports, white papers, academic articles, etc.), or advanced knowledge of corporate sustainability frameworks; technical knowledge of relevant sustainability topics (agriculture, regenerative agriculture, climate mitigation, nature-based solutions, human rights) ;
Communication Skills: Excellent English writing, editing and verbal communication skills; foreign Language proficiency preferred (Spanish, French, Portuguese);
Data & Design Skills: Proficient in design programs such as Canva, Indesign, or Adobe, and basic knowledge of data visualization software like Power Bi and Tableau;
General: Strong organizational skills to lead multiple priorities in a time critical manner; meticulous; strong attention to detail
Job level: 4A
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Deadline: 07June 2023
Only candidates authorized to work in USA, UK, Netherlands will be considered