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Project Officer- Jodhpur, India

Deadline: 19/02/2023

Earthworm Foundation is an international non-profit organization (NGO) working to transform the practices of companies and communities around the world for the benefits of people and nature.

Earthworm is seeking a motivated Project Officer. The position is initially based in Jodhpur and maybe switched to other Indian locations as per the organization’s need and work.

If you love and respect the environment with excellent communication skills and are passionate about working with multi-stakeholders in complex business supply chains of different commodities, we would like to hear from you.


About Earthworm Foundation

Earthworm Foundation has more than 20 years’ experience working with businesses, civil society and governments to find solutions to some of the world’s most challenging social and environmental issues. We employ more than 250 people, with the majority working the ground to protect forests, restore soils and promote human rights. We currently have a presence in 16 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and several locations within Europe and the Americas.

What Makes Us Unique

  • Our profound belief in people, their capacity to change and be a force for good.
  • Our desire to work where the problems are, to innovate and find practical solutions on the ground.

What We Offer

  • A unique work experience in a non-profit impacting nature and communities around the world.
  • The opportunity to lead complex projects with direct impact on the growth and well-being of our staff.
  • A caring working culture that the candidate will take part in sustaining and growing.
  • A fast moving, agile working environment with the chance to work in a multicultural team.

Responsibilities

  • Assessing Legality, traceability, social accountability and sustainability of various commodities like (Wood, Palm oil, Cotton, Leather and other key natural commodities);
  • Conducting traceability visits at various nodes of factories i.e., manufacturing/seasoning vendors, traders, sawmill and farmers;
  • Conducting and coordinating traceability and social assessments at various factories of various commodities and nodes involved in the supply chain;
  • Provide recommendations and suggestions to sites and build their capacity to implement them;
  • Compilation of reports and data management;
  • Providing support and participation in different EF work related webinars to gather the market information and current status;
  • Assistance in scoping and research of new products, Conducting risk assessments and document reviews;
  • Participation in new initiatives as and when entrusted with by the management;
  • Timely execute assigned tasks, members KPIs, Earthworm KPIs and provide field, desk, research.

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  • Masters of wood science, forestry, environment and forest management and allied sciences;
  • Minimum 0-2 years of experience;
  • Experience in carrying out any type of audit is a plus;
  • Passion towards contributing to the benefit of the environment and responsible supply chains of Natural commodities is a must;
  • Ability to communicate well in English both oral & written from farmers to the boardroom;
  • Understanding of ethical issues in the supply chain;
  • Ability to travel for work for multiple visits;
  • Required knowledge about computers, MS office and other app-based technologies;
  • Understanding of Chain of Custody or timber tracking and traceability of various commodities will be an asset;
  • Technological knowledge of traceability, GIS and mobile apps are plus.

Language skills:

  • Fluent in English and Hindi (spoken and written);
  • Fluency in any other Indian language will be added as an additional quality.

Personal characteristics:

  • Ability to work in a team and under own initiative;
  • Passion for working on issues related to traceability, resilience, and supply chains;
  • Good understanding and a keen interest in environmental and social issues.
  • 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 Earthworm Foundation values.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • City/State: Jodhpur (India)
  • Field visits and travel for meetings as and when required.

Other Information:

  • Immediate start
  • Indian citizenship.

To apply

If the opportunity sounds interesting, please send us your profile with a covering note via email to india.recruitment@earthworm.org by 19th February 2023 the latest. Please put your name and follow with Project Officer 2023 in the subject line of the email. We may not be able to acknowledge all the applications but in case you are shortlisted, you will hear from us within two weeks after the final submission date.

We are an equal opportunity employer and interested people from all caste, creeds, religions, and gender can apply.

To know more about us, please visit www.earthworm.org