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Sustainability Works

Global Lead

Global Lead
Rainforest Alliance
Amsterdam and UK
Please respond before 31.08.2019


At the Rainforest Alliance, we are building an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal. To advance our mission, we focus on amplifying our impact on the ground through systemic transformation: change across the entire supply chain, change in the relationship between people and nature, and change within our own organization. We achieve this transformation by working in collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders to create a stronger Alliance. Together, we amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways. We embrace transparency because we believe that the best way to build trust across our alliance is through openness about our tactics, our impact, and partners on the ground. Together, we can achieve our vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.

Location: Amsterdam and UK
Deadline:  31 August, 2019
Reports to: Human Rights Team Lead, a/I Department Head GT&P
Department: Programs, Global Themes & Partnerships
Status (Full-time / part-time (with hours)): Full-time

Position summary

The objective of the Global Lead Child Labor is to advise on child labor and related issues to develop and implement policies, tools and systems to tackle these.

  • Provide dynamic and creative leadership and coordination for the development and implementation of Rainforest Alliance’s innovative child labor strategies;
  • Co-lead innovative program, project, and proposal design and development for child labor interventions and support the implementation of field programs and projects within these areas of expertise;
  • Support overall fundraising strategy, including cultivation and support for key partner, company and donor relationships;
  • Work effectively with other theme leads and technical staff across the organization as well as externally to advance Rainforest Alliance’s overall mission and strategy.

The Global Lead Child Labor will be part of the Huma Rights team where he/she will work together with the Global Leads on Forced Labor, Gender and Youth; he/she will report to the Team Lead Huma Rights, being, a/I, the Director of the Global Themes and Partnerships department.


  • Actively engage in thought leadership, advocacy, strategy development, global engagement and leadership;
  • Ensure strategic ambitions are embedded in sector, regional and advocacy strategies and that they are consistently applied across the organization;
  • Support of the regions with regional strategy, project development and implementation and developing technical capacity on priority themes;
  • Together with the Markets team (tailored programs), engage and support companies in the development and implementation of thematic strategies;
  • Provide technical advice, evidence and lessons learned and feed back across the organization to regions, supply chains, markets, re-imaging certification and communications;
  • Provide input and guidance to donor and partnerships development;
  • Ensure continuous learning, knowledge management, coordination of communities of practices, awareness raising and technical capacity building across the organization;
  • In coordination with advocacy and partnerships teams, represent the organization at events and conferences.


  • Master’s degree or PhD in social studies or international development;
  • A minimum of 7 years professional experience in program and project development, with demonstrated field experience developing impactful, innovative field programs around child labour, preferably in a developing country;
  • Experience in advocating with governments, companies and/or civil society on issues related to sustainability standards, certification or similar;
  • Experience in fundraising, including the design of complex proposals and projects, with bilateral or multilateral donor agencies and company partnerships;
  • Strong writing capacity, including the ability to write for a diverse set of audiences, including local stakeholders, development practitioners, donors and the general public;
  • Thought leader in a Human Rights area;
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Strong team-based orientation and demonstrated familiarity with project management within a team environment;
  • Strong organizational skills and efficient management of multiple tasks and priorities
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written. Additional languages in particular French and/or Spanish are an asset;
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 30% of the time.

How to apply

NL - Please send your application (max. 1 page motivation, max 2 page resume) no later than August 31st 2019 to mentioning Global Lead Child Labor in the subject line. For questions about this position, please contact Laurens van Oeijen via



  • Only candidates authorized to work in Netherlands will be considered.
  • The Rainforest Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.