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Social Programme Manager

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 12/09/2022
Company Name Preferred by Nature
Contact Name Tereza Ditrich
Email tditrich@preferredbynature.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Workers' rights, living wage, working conditions, child labour, non-discrimination, human rights, temporary and migrant workers… are you passionate about social responsibility? Is making the world a better place a priority to you? If your answer is yes to both questions, don't miss out on this brand-new position in Preferred by Nature!

We are seeking a Social Programme Manager who will act as our first expert with knowledge on social topics. As the scope of social topics are wide and varied, the ideal candidate should excel in prioritising and willing to work in an international setting.

By joining the team, you'll also have the opportunity to engage with key stakeholders as the primary face of Preferred by Nature, in relation to the areas of priority in social matters.

As a SocialProgramme Manager, you will be our first expert with knowledge of the social topics. You will be involved in different issues and activities, from development and projects to training.

Other duties will include:

  • Leading the development of Preferred by Nature’s social engagement and impact strategy in coordination with other relevant Preferred by Nature divisions and units
  • In coordination with the implementation divisions, lead strengthening our social expertise and impact in the areas of Preferred by Nature services
  • Providing social expertise for project development and fundraising
  • Participating in developing the sector and commodity strategies to bring social focus and expertise
  • Engaging with relevant stakeholders and partners and representing Preferred by Nature externally in relation to the areas of priority social topics
  • Conducting risk assessment and field visits in key regions
  • Identifying regional social leaders and helping to increase social capacity
  • Helping to develop regional social teams, including external consultants
  • Developing training programmes

Who you are

  • You have a University degree in sociology, social sciences, social education, anthropology, or a related field.
  • You have at least 5 years of relevant experience in an international environment
  • You have experience with managing team
  • You are fluent in English, and you have knowledge of the French or Spanish language
  • You have experience from the ground in social core topics and countries/regions
  • You are familiar with certification schemes like Fairtrade, GRASP, SA8000, SMETA, Rainforest Alliance (RA), Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Global GAP, Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP), UTZ, UEBT, Café Practices, or similar.
  • You are willing to travel approximately 50% of your worktime globally as part of your role.
  • You are comfortable making independent decisions, as the nature of the job requires you to work independently, often remotely from your colleagues.
  • You have some experience as an auditor
  • You believe in Preferred by Nature’s mission and want to contribute to it 

If you have the qualities listed above, we are delighted to discuss your potential further.

What we offer you

  • An in-depth onboarding and professional training to equip you with the right skills and knowledge to thrive in this role
  • An exciting and challenging position within a dynamic and innovative international organization with a mission-driven work atmosphere
  • Excellent opportunities for growth and professional development
  • Potential future international travel opportunities
  • A friendly, global team of colleagues with a pleasant work environment
  • Work time: full-time position
  • Working location: home office
  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience 

Additional information:

  • The position holder reports to our Agriculture Director, based in Spain
  • Expected starting date: as soon as possible

Application pre-screening will be conducted during the application period.

Preferred by Nature wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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