The Forest Trust Vacancy: Social Officer or Manager - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Social Officer /Manager – The Forest Trust (TFT):

TFT is seeking an experienced and motivated professional to expand our work, helping our clients in the oil palm industry source and produce responsible products.

This is a full-time senior position based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The position is open to Malaysian nationals only.

Key Roles & Responsibilities: 
  • Assess clients’ labour standards using TFTs 12 No-Exploitation Principles and Guidelines.
  • Provide analysis and recommendations to create strong social management programmes for clients
  • In collaboration with clients, implement social guidelines related to human rights (migrant rights), land tenure and land rights, health and safety.
  • Formulate training modules, deliver training for implementation of social principles and guidelines
  • Work as part of a team to assist clients in upholding social standards within their entities
  • Coordinate with relevant organisations (e.g. government authorities, civil society organisations) and consultants on social issues
  • Write reports for internal and external audiences on work carried out in relation to social matters
  • Prepare concept notes and proposals related to social management work 
Education & Work Experience: 
  • Master or Bachelor degree in related fields (qualified RSPO auditors and those with social audit backgrounds will be favourably considered)
  • Minimum four years working experience on rights-based issues
  • Wide knowledge and understanding of social and environmental issues related to palm oil production
  • Ability to work with businesses on certification issues
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Bahasa Malaysia
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office programmes 
Desired qualification (but not essential):
  • Social standard auditor certification/accreditation (SA8000, RSPO, FSC, OHSAS 8001)
Kindly email your application and resume to

Closing Date: 28 May 2016