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Supply Chain Innovation Manager, Agriculture Program (South America)

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Fair Labor Association
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Washington, DC
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Published 29 days ago

About the Fair Labor Association:

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) combines the efforts of industry, civil society organizations, and colleges and universities to promote and protect workers’ rights and to improve working conditions worldwide by promoting adherence to international labor standards. The FLA is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has offices in Geneva, Switzerland, and Côte d’Ivoire. For more information, visit www.fairlabor.org.

Position Summary:

The Supply Chain Innovation Manager, Agriculture Program is responsible for the successful implementation of FLA’s agriculture program. This includes supporting FLA’s accreditation program and Independent External Assessments (IEA) cycle for the agriculture sector in the Americas region, which includes collecting and analyzing the affiliates’ information, coordinating with regional staff, conducting mappings and research, and managing relationships with FLA companies and external assessors. 

This is a full-time position based in South America (ideally Bolivia, Brazil, or Peru) and reports to the Technical Director, Supply Chain Innovation and Partnerships.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Support the operations of the FLA Agriculture Program (Global)

  • Prepare newly affiliated company’s application documents and facilitate the application process.
  • Support the onboarding of new companies.
  • Conduct research and prepare documents and communication in the verification of Lobbying KPI and Third Party Complaints (interface with FLA TPC team).
  • Prepare and process FLA Agriculture Assessors’ applications and accreditations.

Track companies’ progress toward FLA Agriculture Program accreditation (Global)

  • Conduct code review and alignment follow-up.
  • Conduct affiliated company’s HQ-level Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) review.
  • Collect information on affiliated companies’ progress against the FLA Agriculture Program milestones in coordination with regional staff.
  • Update the FLA agriculture dashboard.
  • Maintain and improve FLA documents, protocols, and tools for the agriculture sector.

Support FLA Agriculture Program operations (Americas)

  • Support FLA's Independent External Assessment work in the Americas by identifying, interviewing, and training assessors.
  • Arrange an assessment with affiliated companies by explaining the FLA assessments; obtaining the relevant and necessary information about farms and harvesting; and coordinating scheduling and logistics with local partners and assessors.
  • Support the reporting process by providing quality assurance to the report data collected.
  • Follow up on the gaps with providing advice, technical expertise, and support to field-level teams of affiliated companies and their partners.

Support FLA innovation projects (Americas)

  • Support implementation of Worker Voice Engagement Tool (WISE mobile application).
  • Develop materials and briefs and conduct meetings and trainings in Spanish.

 Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree required. Graduate degree in Social Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Sustainability, Business and Human Rights, International Development, or another related field preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of relevant work experience, of which at least three years are in the field of Human Rights Due Diligence, labor rights, and working conditions in line with the ILO standards and other international frameworks, agricultural supply chain/ supplier management, social compliance and labor audits.
  • Ability to analyze different types of data (quantitative and qualitative).
  • Strong research and reporting writing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal communications skills to effectively deliver presentations, trainings, and facilitation and manage relationships with various stakeholders and constituents.
  • Strong time management and project management skills.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Fluency in Spanish (preferably native language) and English, orally and written.   
  • Ability to work pro-actively, flexibly, and independently.
  • Willingness to travel within the Americas, and, if necessary, to other countries.


The FLA is an equal employment opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

About the Fair Labor Association:

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) combines the efforts of industry, civil society organizations, and colleges and universities to promote and protect workers’ rights and to improve working conditions…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    December 17, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

  • Telework
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Telework
  • Healthcare benefits

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish (preferably native language)

Fluency in English

Fluency in Spanish (preferably native language)

Fluency in English

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in Brazil
Associated Location
2033 K Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006, United States
Suite 400

How to Apply

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