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Head of Deforestation-free Markets

We are looking for a skilled and experienced head of the Deforestation-free Markets team.

You will lead our global work to halt drivers of tropical deforestation, forest degradation and related human rights violations, with a particular focus on market-driven drivers of deforestation.

Your job will be to lead an ambitious and skilled team of eight people, to ensure the development and implementation of Rainforest Foundation Norway’s (RFN) advocacy work towards relevant private sector actors and public decision makers, and guide RFN’s work on drivers in rainforest countries. Main target groups for the team are companies with high deforestation-risk commodities in their supply chains, the financial sector and policy makers, especially in Europe and in China.

Desired skills:

  • Very strong skills in strategic policy and advocacy work
  • Very good collaboration and leadership skills
  • Structured and delivery-oriented
  • Very strong ability to build relationships and networks, to convince and gain acceptance
  • Good skills in budget management, planning and reporting

Wanted qualifications:

  • Relevant higher education and/or experience
  • Relevant management experience, strategic communication work and/or political influence work, preferably with an international dimension
  • Very good written and oral skills in English

Personal characteristics

  • Clear and confident in the leadership role, with a good understanding of the role
  • Creative, and solution and process oriented
  • Structured and good organizational understanding
  • Very good communication skills

We can offer:

  • An exciting, dynamic and meaningful job
  • A working environment characterized by diversity, generosity and humour
  • A unique opportunity to work with one of the most existential themes of our time: the climate and nature crisis
  • Varied tasks and challenges
  • Salary according to agreement and good insurance and pension schemes
  • Offices in central Oslo

The position is a full time, permanent position at the head office in Oslo. The position is a management position, with staff responsibility of eight people, and is part of the newly established International Advocacy department. The position will report to the head of department, who represents the department in the top management team.

The position requires a valid work permit within Schengen.

Om arbeidsgiveren

Rainforest Foundation Norway supports indigenous peoples and traditional populations of the world’s rainforests in their efforts to protect their environment and secure their customary rights. RFN was established in 1989 and works alongside local environmental, Indigenous, and human rights organizations in the main rainforest countries in the Amazon region, Central Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. RFN is an independent organization, and part of the international Rainforest Foundation network, with sister organizations in the United Kingdom and the USA.

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