The Forest Trust Job Vacancy: Senior Project Officer ( Digital Solutions & GIS) - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Forest Trust 
TFT (The Forest Trust) is an international fast growing and dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature.

TFT is seeking a motivated

based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

With good understanding of IT applications, is fascinated by data and passionate in creating innovative digital solutions to drive transformation across connected supply chains, from businesses to smallholder farmers.

About The Forest Trust (TFT)
TFT currently has offices in 16 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Ecuador, India, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ more than 260 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.

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

A dynamic 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.

Responsibilities and Scope

  • Apply big data methods and technologies to maintain, verify and analyze large volume of data to identify trends or patterns
  • Build and present analytics reports, using dashboards to visualize findings
  • Spatial data analysis and mapping using GIS tools
  • Support the implementation of TFT’s digital projects, including managing timelines and deliverables, communicating project statuses, monitoring budgets etc.
  • Engage internal and external stakeholders to get a well-rounded understanding of industry needs and opportunities via field works/ visits
  • Maintain a good understanding of emerging technologies and provide recommendations to show the potential of technology in transforming connected supply chains
Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s / Bachelor degree or other equivalent higher level training in computer science, information technology, geospatial, remote sensing or related field
  • Advanced writing and communication skills in English and Bahasa Malaysia
  • Minimum four years working experience in geospatial technical support / data analytics
  • Proficiency in ESRI products, especially ArcGIS, and other GIS and mapping software
  • Preferably familiar with data visualization techniques such as PowerBI, Tableau, etc.
  • Ability to use R or Python for data analysis and manipulation will be an advantage. Knowledge and experience with national, regional and international spatial dataset is desired
  • Entrepreneurial, out-of-the-box thinker with strong capability to solve problems
  • Good understanding and keen interest in environmental and social issues related to palm oil industry
Language skills:
English proficiency
Bahasa Malaysia fluency

Personal characteristics:

  • Passion for working on issues related to sustainability, resilience, and supply chains;
  • 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 TFT values:

  • Focus on action and on-the-ground results;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Client-focused;
  • Open collaboration and communication;
  • Humble;
  • Respect for each other.
Working conditions / Physical effort:
Based in Kuala Lumpur
Some trips around Malaysia

Other information:
1-year contract
Immediate start

To Apply
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to The position will be open until filled. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 30th November 2017