A renowned environmental organisation is seeking a Head of Biodiversity & Climate Change to lead and implement all sustainability standards pertaining to biodiversity, high conservation value and climate change subject matters. In this job, you will report to the Sustainability Director.
About the Head of Biodiversity & Climate Change Role: In this position, you will be responsible for creating the objectives and strategies in order to have the best-in-class approaches that are inclusive, accessible, credible, and implementable to deliver impact towards palm oil organisations globally.
Ensure the development and revision of key standard documents and relevant technical procedures and guidelines for the production of sustainable palm oil, particularly on matters related to biodiversity, HCV conservation, climate change, greenhouse gas and high carbon stock approach
Provide expert advice and participate in relevant committees that address biodiversity, climate change and HCV standard setting and system development, monitor the implementation and improvement of standards and any other relevant document development, and review procedures
Act as the subject-matter specialist to external and internal stakeholders in a professional, consistent, and evidence-based manner, whilst keeping in line with the sustainability principles
Provide subject-matter input related to standard setting, system development, monitoring implementation and improvement for the standards and any other relevant document development/review procedures
Provide guidance to ensure effective management and facilitation of the relevant Standing Committees, Working Groups and/or Task Forces that may be required for standard development, and review procedures on all matters related to biodiversity, climate change, high carbon stock approach and HCV conservation
Establish and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders pertaining to matters related to biodiversity conservation and/or HCV issues within the palm oil industry
Ensure timely and adequate communication and socialisation of progress of newly developed and revised standards, procedures, and guidance to the members and beyond on all matters related to biodiversity, climate change, high carbon stock approach and HCV
Promote and support the innovations, adoption of best practices, development, and continuous improvement of relevant tools/systems/approaches
Coach and motivate the staff members of the Biodiversity and Climate Change units, identify learning opportunities for staff development and advancement, track work progress to build staff competence on the job and encourage motivation, pro-activeness, and job satisfaction of all direct reports
To be successful in this Head of Biodiversity & Climate Change role, you must have prior experience in managing biodiversity and High Conservation Value (HCV) initiatives, preferably within the plantation industry.
Tertiary qualification in Environmental Science, Biodiversity, Agronomy, Sustainability, Sustainable Development, or related field
Minimum of 10 years' experience working in the field of sustainability, management, audits, and/or certification schemes
High level of understanding of certification process and requirements, including but not limited to HCV and High Carbon Stock (HCS) Assessment protocols, Remediation and Compensation Procedure (RaCP), and Land Use Change Analysis (LUCA)
Strong knowledge of Greenhouse Gas calculation and High Carbon Stock Approach
Professional or technical certifications in biodiversity management, environmental management, sustainability, assurance, training
Prior knowledge in developing the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework is ideal
Familiarity with BURSA requirements, GRI standards, FTSE4GOOD and UN Sustainability goals are crucial
Experience with international government, regulatory requirements, business, and climate change related issues
High level of sustainability knowledge and expertise in sustainability management and reporting, environment management systems and environmental performance, occupational health along with safety management systems and performance
Efficient, strong work ethics – ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability to contribute to the effective delivery of project deliverables outputs and support the project team members where necessary
Ability to analyse sustainability data and information, create interesting and engaging findings and present the information in a concise manner
Passionate about bringing about a positive change to the world
This company has a strong reputation as one of the most environmentally conscious organisations in the country, with a strong focus on transforming practices.
If you are highly passionate about the environment and looking for a crucial role that will impact the sustainability practices of the nation, this Head of Biodiversity & Climate Change role is the one for you.
Apply today or send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this new opportunity.
Do note that we will only be in touch if your application is shortlisted.
Agensi Pekerjaan Robert Walters Sdn Bhd Business Registration Number : 729828-T Licence Number : JTKSM 423C
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