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Deadline: 06/12/2020

Earthworm Foundation (EF) is an international dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature.

Earthworm Foundation is seeking a motivated Data Management Officerbased in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with experience in data management and analysis, excellent communication and writing skills, passionate about working with supply chain data to generate value and interested in a career with a dynamic non-profit that builds relationships with companies, governments and civil society organizations to bring responsible products to market.

Earthworm Foundation

Earthworm Foundation 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 more than 200 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.

About Rurality

Rurality is a program run by the Earthworm Foundation, which seeks to catalyse innovation among businesses and small farmers in the production chain. About 2 billion people around the world live and work on small, often family farms. These farmers are not just the lifeblood of production chains; they are innovative with the potential to profoundly and positively impact the human and natural ecosystems that surround them. Rurality, an EF initiative, believes they are entrepreneurs who should be empowered to realize their vision. Rurality places the farmer at the heart of society. The initiative uses an entrepreneurial approach to work with farmers participating in existing production chains. Significantly, the initiative believes that there is no one recipe for all solutions. Staff are field oriented and work side by side with farmers and companies. Ultimately, the initiative seeks to identify empirical and practical solutions to empower family farmers and build their resilience.

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 dynamic non-profit directly impacting the conservation of the environment and improvements in human rights and social equity through supply chains.
  • An organic 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.


  • Assist with developing, standardizing, and rolling out EF’s Plantation Traceability methodology and processes;
  • Assist with plantation traceability compilation, cleaning, and tracking;
  • Ad hoc support on internal data/traceability requests and projects;
  • Play a key role in conducting and implementing global EF Member/Client supply chain traceability exercises;
  • Execute supply chain data collection, compilation, and assessment: review and manage supplier traceability documents; calculate and track supplier and company traceability scores in a traceability tracker; compile and clean member mill lists;
  • Assist member managers with supply chain data reporting, analysis and mapping;
  • Support member managers, as needed, in implementing the traceability exercise;
  • Be an active, engaging, and innovative team player on the Global Data Team;
  • Support development, implementation, improvement, and maintenance of EF’s internal technology tools and processes for our global work in palm oil.

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree or other equivalent higher level training in data management or other related field;
  • A minimum of 2 years working experience with businesses ideally in the consumer goods sector on data analysis, supply chain management, procurement, quality control, and/or sustainability;
  • Strong organization skills and keen attention to detail;
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to analyze systems and identify key issues and risks;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), particularly Excel, required to enable completion of daily tasks as well as to facilitate data analysis, reporting, project management, internal communications etc.; MS Visio proficiency a plus;
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal);
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously;
  • Able to manage highly sensitive information and keep client confidentiality;
  • Good understanding and keen interest in environmental and social issues related to palm oil industry.

Personal characteristics

  • Passion for working on issues related to rural development, sustainability, resilience and productionchains.
  • Practical and innovative approach.
  • Flexibility, takes the initiative / proactive and positive attitude.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously.
  • Committed to Earthworm Foundation values:
    • Focus on action and on-the-ground results;
    • Entrepreneurial spirit;
    • Client-focused;
    • Open collaboration and communication;
    • Humble;
    • Passion for high quality work;
    • Respect for others.

Language skills:

  • Proficiency in English;
  • Fluency in Bahasa Malaysia.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
  • Some trips around Malaysia (if required);

Other information:

  • 1-year contract (renewable);
  • Immediate start;
  • Malaysian citizenship/valid work authorization required.

To apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV via email to by 6thof December. Please put your last name and MalaysiaData2020 in the subject line of the email. Successful candidates will be contacted by email for an initial interview. The position will be open until filled. Only candidates who send a full application will be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted.