IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative Job Vacancy: Program Officer Landscape and Commodities - Kinabalu City, Sabah

Program Officer Landscape and Commodities this role is based in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 

Position overview
The Program Officer is a support role with the main objectives:

  • Support the development and implementation of high quality projects with government, private sector, farmers and NGOs 
  • Support the program management by delivering reporting, monitoring and evaluation of the project portfolio
  • Support the entire program to deliver on its targets
Job Description
  • Help identify potential partners to work with and through in implementation programs. 
  • Maintain contacts with existing program stakeholders and establish network with other related public and private partners.
  • Assist in developing and monitoring work plans and budgets, as well as associated deliverables and results/outputs.
  • Prepare and review program contract documents (contracts, subcontracts, sub-agreements, and Memoranda of Understanding) as requested.
  • Recording and reconciliation of financial administration, aligned with IDH’s internal control framework.
  • Lead in planning, organization, coordination and execution of events and workshops.
  • Prepare, review and disseminate project-related reports and documents.
  • Advance degree in in agriculture, social science/development studies, strategic/program management or related field. 
  • A Minimum 3+ years of relevant working experience in international organizations/settings.
  • Knowledge of sustainability issue in the landscape and commodities sector (Palm Oil, Timber, Pulp and Paper, Rubber).
  • Strong knowledge of financial administration and budgets.
  • Good experience in project and stakeholder management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially a very good working knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Have extensive experience working in Malaysia.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English.
Next to these criteria, the following competencies are expected of applicants:
  • A team player and able to adapt and thrive in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Outstanding analytical capabilities.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, in writing and verbally.
  • Pro-active-, service- and detail-oriented, analytical, structured and business minded.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to several remote areas.
IDH offers a challenging position within an enthusiastic and passionate team.  As an IDH team member you can contribute to positive global change. The position is a full-time position. The successful applicant will initially be offered a one-year contract but with the possibility to extend.

How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to send their CV and application to  mentioning “Program Officer Landscape and Commodities-Malaysia” in the subject line. We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible, latest by 23 February 2019.