Technical Manager, Reporting

CDP Worldwide

£30,000 - £35,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 2nd November 2018  

Job purpose and background:

CDP is seeking a highly motivated individual to support the development and core operational workstreams in its Technical Reporting team. This involves project management, trend analysis and questionnaire development.

The successful candidate will help to shape CDP’s forests questionnaire and guidance, gaining understanding of current deforestation trends and best practices in corporate forest stewardship with a focus on palm oil (primarily) and timber (secondarily). The role requires the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, particularly with CDP’s forests, supply chain and scoring teams, in a fast-paced, varied environment, to analyze complex data and to think critically and innovatively.

The role will be based in any CDP office and reports directly to the Technical Manager for forests in the Technical Reporting team. It will be a fixed term contract of 12 months with the potential to extend based on future funding.

Salary range: £30,000-35,000 per annum dependent on experience

About CDP’s Technical Reporting team:

The Reporting team provides a critical contribution to CDP’s mission. We develop CDP’s world leading questionnaires and guidance for organizations reporting environmental information to investors and other data users. This team ensures that the questionnaires push companies beyond business as usual, catalysing change of their environmental performance. We aim to balance completeness, transparency and quality of data disclosed with the practicality and resources required by companies to collect and report on this data within their own operations and throughout their value chain.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Project managing the development of CDP forests questionnaire and guidance with a focus on palm oil and timber commodities, including:
    • Working in collaboration with several teams across CDP, notably the reporting, forests and scoring teams, and other key stakeholders to evolve CDP’s forests questionnaire and guidance for these commodities
    • Delivering internal and external communications materials
    • Presenting information to colleagues and companies
    • Analyzing global trends on deforestation/forest degradation/conversion risk linked to palm oil and timber, with a focus on Southeast Asia
    • Coordinating technical working groups and a public consultation and managing external stakeholder relationships
    • Liaising with the Senior Technical Officer for forests in the Scoring team to reflect the questionnaire developments on the scoring methodology
    • Revising CDP’s forests questionnaire for the Paper & forestry sector
  • Supporting the Technical Reporting Manager for forests in a diverse range of tasks related to the normal disclosure cycle, such as:
    • Inputting and content review of questionnaires/guidance into the CDP’s Online Response System and Guidance Content Management System
    • Support other questionnaire and guidance-related tasks
    • Responding to internal queries on the forests questionnaire and guidance
    • Writing and proofreading technical documents

The precise description and nature of your job may be varied from time to time and you may be required to carry out other duties as necessary to meet business needs.

Required skills and experience:

  • 3-5 years of academic and/or professional experience working on deforestation/forest degradation issues
  • Good knowledge of palm oil corporate value chains
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; detail-oriented and organized thinker who can juggle multiple, competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • An ability to quickly process complex qualitative and quantitative data
  • Diligent, flexible, and friendly working style with a proven record of working within a team to deliver projects successfully

One or more of the following would be an advantage:

  • Experience of working on palm oil in Southeast Asia
  • Demonstrable experience on how deforestation/forest degradation issues affect businesses and global supply chains
  • Knowledge of timber corporate value chains
  • Understanding of frameworks/initiatives in the forests arena related to palm oil and timber commodities
  • Experience of working for NGOs
  • Familiarity with CDP’s forests program

To apply:

To apply please email your CV and a covering letter setting out how you meet the required skills, experience and key responsibilities, which should be no more than two pages, to with ‘Technical Manager, Reporting (Palm Oil & Timber), First name, Last name’ in the subject. Please include in your application which of the countries, CDP has an office in, you have the right to work in. 

Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis.

Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in at least in one country where CDP has an office* for the entire period of the contract. We are not able to sponsor this position. Please include in your application which of the countries, CDP has an office in, you have the right to work in..

*Berlin, Beijing, Hong Kong, Delhi, London, New York, São Paulo, Tokyo

Due to the high volume of applications, we will not be responding to all applicants.

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