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Communication Manager

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Position summary:

The Communications Manager will focus on the Rainforest Alliance’s work to reimagine certification and launch the 2020 certification program, which is a key strategic focus area for the organization. The focus will be on the stakeholders of the certification program (producers, supply chain actors, consumers and certification bodies), developing targeted communication to ensure they are informed and engaged as we launch the new certification program and manage the transition. The Communications Manager will be a key member of the global Communications Team, working with others to raise awareness of the Rainforest Alliance and its impact.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with multiple internal teams to develop and implement a communication strategy around the publication, roll out and launch of the new certification program in 2020, as well as the long-term vision for reimagining certification over the years to come;
  • Develop a communications plan to ensure all stakeholders (primarily producers and supply chain actors) are well informed and engaged in the transition, understanding what it means for them as well as the broader benefits;
  • Work in partnership with other teams to implement the communications plan;
  • Produce engaging communications materials (for example: Q&As, leaflets, website content, videos), working with other Communications Team members where needed and coordinating translation and distribution. In particular, work to provide engaging content for the website; and
  • Work closely with the rest of the Communications Team to raise awareness and build the reputation of the Rainforest Alliance.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • At least 5 years experience in communications, ideally in a related field. For example, sustainability standards, or other complex multi-stakeholder organizations.
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills, including proficiency writing for different communication channels such as websites, newsletters, blogs and articles, and social media.
  • Experience developing communications plans and materials for different types of stakeholder groups
  • Near-native English required. Proficiency in additional languages (particularly Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Bahasa Indonesia or Vietnamese) is an advantage.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals.
  • Strategic thinker with strong attention to detail.
  • Prior knowledge of agricultural certification programs is a significant advantage. This could be based on academic background, or work experience with sustainability standard organizations, agricultural producers, related civil society organizations, or a FMCG company.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

How to apply:

Please send your application (max. 1 page motivation, max 2 page resume) no later than August 9th to ecruitment.nl@ra.org">recruitment.nl@ra.org mentioning Certification Communications Manager in the subject line. For questions about this position, please contact Beth Hearn hearn@ra.org">bhearn@ra.org.

Notes:

Only candidates authorized to work in the Netherlands will be considered.

The Rainforest Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Work with multiple internal teams to develop and implement a communication strategy around the publication, roll out and launch of the new certification program in 2020, as well as the long-term vision for reimagining certification over the years to come;
  • Develop a communications plan to ensure all stakeholders (primarily producers and supply chain actors) are well informed and engaged in the transition, understanding what it means for them as well as the broader benefits;
  • Work in partnership with other teams to implement the communications plan;
  • Produce engaging communications materials (for example: Q&As, leaflets, website content, videos), working with other Communications Team members where needed and coordinating translation and distribution. In particular, work to provide engaging content for the website; and
  • Work closely with the rest of the Communications Team to raise awareness and build the reputation of the Rainforest Alliance.

Functie eisen

  • Bachelors degree
  • At least 5 years experience in communications, ideally in a related field. For example, sustainability standards, or other complex multi-stakeholder organizations.
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills, including proficiency writing for different communication channels such as websites, newsletters, blogs and articles, and social media.
  • Experience developing communications plans and materials for different types of stakeholder groups
  • Near-native English required. Proficiency in additional languages (particularly Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Bahasa Indonesia or Vietnamese) is an advantage.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact culturally, linguistically, and diplomatically with diverse internal and external individuals.
  • Strategic thinker with strong attention to detail.
  • Prior knowledge of agricultural certification programs is a significant advantage. This could be based on academic background, or work experience with sustainability standard organizations, agricultural producers, related civil society organizations, or a FMCG company.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Commensurate with experience.

Bedrijfsprofiel

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.

Interesse in deze functie?

Please send your application (max. 1 page motivation, max 2 page resume) no later than August 9th mentioning Certification Communications Manager in the subject line.

Please check on our website the offer and details.

Locatie

Amsterdam

Opdrachtgever

UTZ

Publicatiedatum

31.07.2019

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Duurzaamheidscategorie
  • Ecologie - Natuur
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