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Deadline: 01/31/2019

Deadline: 01/31/2019

TFT (The Forest Trust) 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.

TFT is seeking a motivated


Project Leader Assistant

based in Lille, France

About The Forest Trust (TFT)

TFT currently has presence in 19 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, India, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ 230 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.


Under the responsibility of the project leader of the Living Soils Initiative, the intern’s responsibilities will be the below:


  • In-depth study of retailers and agro-industrials agricultural supplies (from procurement specifications to agricultural practices on field), including both desk research and field study
  • Elaboration and follow up of action plans aimed at transforming agricultural practices towards conservation farming practices
  • Participation in projects development in France, including but not limited to mapping of key actors, crop rotations, agricultural practices
  • Support in research and information monitoring on the sectors (information monitoring on the sectors news, conferences, meets with producers on the field)
  • Support the project leader in the development of high quality project proposals


  • Implementation and follow up of traceability surveys on other sectors such as cocoa, soy or palm oil
  • Data analysis, risks prioritization, action plans recommendations

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  • University degree or higher in a field related to agricultural science, rural development, agronomics
  • Good understanding and high interest in agroecology, ideally in conservation farming practices
  • Good understanding and a high interest in agricultural supply chains
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent organisational skills and keen attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyse systems and identify key issues and risks
  • High level of rigour and autonomy
  • Interest and commitment for Earthworm Foundation’s visions and missions

The candidate will have to demonstrate rigor and practical sense in the different database analysis that will be given to him/her. Good analysis, synthesis, editorial and organizational skills will be also required. Plus, the autonomy and initiatives shall guarantee a versatility in the missions.

Language skills:

  • Strong communication skills in French (speaking and writing)
  • Good communication skills in English (speaking and writing) preferred

Personal characteristics:

  • Ability to work in small teams with varying workloads
  • 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;
    • Client-focused;
    • Open collaboration and communication;
    • Humble;
    • Respect for each other.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • Based in Lille, France
  • Internship duration: 6 months or more
  • Starting date: ideally in January but flexible

To apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to The position will be open until the 31st of January 2019. Only selected candidates will be contacted.