Concept Owner Certification: Rainforest Alliance Global Careers

Website Rainforest Alliance

Website Rainforest Alliance

State: Accra
Country: Ghana
Deadline: 08/02/2021
Qualification: Degree
Work Experience: 3 Years
Career Level: Mid Career
Industry: NGO

Concept Owner – Certification Summary

Find the details of Rainforest Alliance ongoing recruitment of NGO workers for the position of a Concept Owner – Certification

The Rainforest Alliance is creating a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities.


To achieve our mission, we partner with diverse allies around the world to drive positive change across global supply chains and in many of our most critically important natural landscapes.

Our alliance spans 70 countries and includes farmers and forest communities, companies, governments, civil society, and millions of individuals. Together we work to protect forests and biodiversity, take action on climate, and promote the rights and improve the livelihoods of rural people.

As an international nonprofit organization with more than 30 years of experience in sustainability transformation, we understand that the social and economic well-being of rural communities is tightly connected to ecosystem health. This knowledge has shaped our rigorous programs to advance sustainable land-use and commodity production.

At the Rainforest Alliance we combat climate change, protect forests and biodiversity, promote human rights, and improve livelihoods.

The enormity of the social and environmental challenges we are facing requires working together in a broad alliance. This is why we bring farmers, forest communities, companies, and consumers together to change the way the world produces, sources, and consumes.


To protect nature and improve lives it’s becoming increasingly urgent that we approach the way we use our land and produce food and other products in more sustainable ways. For this to succeed we need to fundamentally change the way that businesses operate and source, and the choices we all make as consumers.


Our growing global alliance aims to transform our relationship with our natural resources and each other, to create a better future for people and nature together.

The Rainforest Alliance encourages diversity and inclusion across the global organization. With this commitment to diversity, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ages, disability and any other protected group.

Position summary:

At Rainforest Alliance we are looking for a self-motivated, creative, and organised candidate to support the Chief Development Officer (CDO) who is based in the US and the Chief People Officer (CPeO) who is based in The Netherlands.

The Concept Owner will support both Chiefs through coordination of all day-to-day administrative and organizational matters, and if needed aligns with the Executive Assistant of the office of the CEO.

To succeed in the role the Concept Owner requires a can-do, pro-active way of working and the ability to be flexible and manage your time is key.

Concept Owner  Responsibilities:

Agenda management and scheduling of (international) calls, travel events and speaking engagements for the CDO
The Concept Owner provide strategic management and oversight of the CDO’s agenda with a strong understanding of priorities
Coordinate all aspects of meeting preparation and coordination, including communication with relevant staff, logistics, agendas, materials preparations, and taking minutes
Take care of part of the business correspondence of CDO

The Concept Owner will make travel arrangements, including visa applications, for the CDO and the CPeO
Handle invoicing and expense claims in our internal systems for the CDO and the CPeO
Provide general administrative support to the CDO and CPeO
Support the CPeO in all administrative matters as the Statutory Director of Rainforest Alliance Sichting and Rainforest Alliance BV

Concept Owner  Qualifications:

MBO, BS Degree in Administration, Hospitality or Event management preferred but not required.
Minimum 2 years of experience as Secretary, Personal Assistant or Executive Assistant
Strong Communication Skills; ability to easily communicate with a variety of stakeholders
Ability to coordinate and collaborate with various stakeholders across levels
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
Ability to familiarize him/herself quickly with new user software solutions, knowledge of SharePoint is considered an asset
Fluent in English and excellent writing and verbal skills. Any additional language such as Spanish or Dutch is a plus
Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner
Service and results-oriented

Proactive, self-motivated, strong attention to detail and autonomous
Values integrity and professional discretion and ability to keep confidential information
Desire to learn and enhance understanding of the Rainforest Alliance mission
Gains trust of others through fair and pragmatic behaviour, takes responsibility for one’s actions, maintains confidentiality and adheres to moral and ethical codes

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