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Singapore | Impacts and Assurance
Impacts and Assurance Manager

Reports to: She/he will be responsible, in coordination with the GPSNR Director, for the overall management of the technical work of the Platform, including providing advice and input of strategic and policy significance to facilitate decision making

Job Overview:

The Impacts and Assurance Manager will be responsible for assisting GPSNR Working Groups in the development and implementation of sustainability standards, procedures and guidelines for GPSNR.
 

Responsibilities and Duties:

Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

In coordination with the GPSNR Director, ensure the development and revision of standards, technical procedures and guidelines for the production of sustainable natural rubber in line with the decision of the relevant Working Groups.

Provide the required leadership to ensure effective and timely management of the various Working Groups under the purview of the Department.

Contribute technical guidance to Working Groups towards the development and implementation of the Platform’s strategy.

Provide clear direction for the effective inclusion of Smallholders in the GPSNR strategy/theory of change.

Effectively and efficiently manage the daily operational activities of the department, including budget tracking and budget reporting (eg to external donors), management of consultants, events and workshop planning, etc

Ensure provision of sufficient allocation of resources to GPSNR’s impacts and assurance programmes to ensure their performance.

Contribute in building the credibility of GPSNR through the engagement of internal and external stakeholders.

With assistance of GPSNR Communication Executive, communicate in a timely manner the progress and changes in GPSNR policies, procedures and guidelines to relevant stakeholders, via but not limited to written communications as well as events such as meetings, trainings, seminar, conferences etc.

Be a resource for coaching and motivation of the department staff. Identify learning opportunities for their development and advancement, track work progress in order to build staff competence on the job and encourage motivation, proactiveness and job satisfaction of all direct reports.

Qualifications:
  • Degree in the field of Environmental Sciences, Forestry or equivalent. A Masters Degree may be advantageous.

Work Experience

  • Preferably with at least 5 years of experience in a related area in an international environment
  • Experience in the Natural Rubber Supply Chain and in working within Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives will be an advantage.

Technical & Professional Knowledge

  • Familiar with economic, environmental and social issues with relations to the natural rubber industry
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders and/or projects – Project management certification a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Essential Skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and interact with different stakeholders
  • Proficiency in English with good communication skills. Knowledge of Thai, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, French, or Spanish will be an advantage.
  • Ability in establishing cooperation and rapport with internal and external parties of different backgrounds and/or nationalities
  • High integrity and a good team player
  • Goal oriented and organized
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to work and /or manage a team under pressure
  • Strong in strategic and negotiation skills

She/he will be responsible, in coordination with the GPSNR Director, for the overall management of the technical work of the Platform, including providing advice and input of strategic and policy significance to facilitate decision making

Job Overview:

The Impacts and Assurance Manager will be responsible for assisting GPSNR Working Groups in the development and implementation of sustainability standards, procedures and guidelines for GPSNR.
 

Responsibilities and Duties:

Duties include but will not be limited to the following:

In coordination with the GPSNR Director, ensure the development and revision of standards, technical procedures and guidelines for the production of sustainable natural rubber in line with the decision of the relevant Working Groups.

Provide the required leadership to ensure effective and timely management of the various Working Groups under the purview of the Department.

Contribute technical guidance to Working Groups towards the development and implementation of the Platform’s strategy.

Provide clear direction for the effective inclusion of Smallholders in the GPSNR strategy/theory of change.

Effectively and efficiently manage the daily operational activities of the department, including budget tracking and budget reporting (eg to external donors), management of consultants, events and workshop planning, etc

Ensure provision of sufficient allocation of resources to GPSNR’s impacts and assurance programmes to ensure their performance.

Contribute in building the credibility of GPSNR through the engagement of internal and external stakeholders.

With assistance of GPSNR Communication Executive, communicate in a timely manner the progress and changes in GPSNR policies, procedures and guidelines to relevant stakeholders, via but not limited to written communications as well as events such as meetings, trainings, seminar, conferences etc.

Be a resource for coaching and motivation of the department staff. Identify learning opportunities for their development and advancement, track work progress in order to build staff competence on the job and encourage motivation, proactiveness and job satisfaction of all direct reports.

Qualifications:
  • Degree in the field of Environmental Sciences, Forestry or equivalent. A Masters Degree may be advantageous.

Work Experience

  • Preferably with at least 5 years of experience in a related area in an international environment
  • Experience in the Natural Rubber Supply Chain and in working within Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives will be an advantage.

Technical & Professional Knowledge

  • Familiar with economic, environmental and social issues with relations to the natural rubber industry
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders and/or projects – Project management certification a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Essential Skills

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and interact with different stakeholders
  • Proficiency in English with good communication skills. Knowledge of Thai, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia, French, or Spanish will be an advantage.
  • Ability in establishing cooperation and rapport with internal and external parties of different backgrounds and/or nationalities
  • High integrity and a good team player
  • Goal oriented and organized
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to work and /or manage a team under pressure
  • Strong in strategic and negotiation skills