IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative convenes companies, CSOs, governments and others in public private partnerships. Together we drive the joint design, co-funding and prototyping of new economically viable approaches to realize green & inclusive growth at scale in commodity sectors and sourcing areas. Our approaches are designed to drive sustainability from niche to norm in mainstream markets, delivering impact on Sustainable Development Goals. We focus on creating positive impact on mitigating deforestation, living incomes and living wages, working conditions, responsible agrochemical management and gender. IDH is supported by multiple European governments (Dutch, Swiss, Danish, Norwegian) and we work together with over 500 companies, CSOs, financial institutions, producer organizations and governments in 11 sectors and 11 landscapes in over 40 countries worldwide. IDH is a dynamic and demanding organization of about 130 staff members and consultants at the HQ in Utrecht, the Netherlands and several overseas offices and hubs in South America, Asia and Africa.
Mainstreaming of sustainable trade requires companies, civil society and government to innovate together, develop new business models and forge new supply chain collaborations. The IDH Learning & Innovation Team supports this transformation drive by organizing strategic research, prototyping innovations, and promoting learning with the program partners. We collect knowledge and best practice, we design innovations, we initiate research into critical challenges, and we develop metrics for performance management and strategic decision-making.
To strengthen its Learning and Innovation team, IDH is recruiting a:
(with a focus on living wage and working conditions)
As Senior Manager Learning and Innovation you are responsible for leading IDH’s innovation agenda on living wage and working conditions (focused on workers). In this position you will work closely with four IDH programs (tea, flowers, fruit and vegetables and apparel) that are focusing on interventions to improve living wage and working conditions for workers. You are driving and supporting supply chain companies with their living wage and working conditions agenda, focusing on making the business case for implementation of living wage and better working conditions.
You will convene key players in the living wage and working conditions arena (standards, private sector players, government organizations, labor organizations, etc.) to drive pragmatic solutions (related to i.e. supply chain pricing and freedom of association) for the actual implementation of living wage and working conditions. You are bringing your existing network and you will build IDH’s thought leadership on the topic. You can easily communicate with a broad set of stakeholders, ranging from private sector players to activist NGOs.
You are part of the IDH Learning and Innovation team and reporting to the Learning and Innovation Director.
Drive the innovation agenda on living wage and working conditions:
Drive IDH thought-leadership on living wage and working conditions:
IDH offers a challenging position within an international and fast-growing organization. As an IDH team member you can contribute to positive global change. For more information about IDH, please visit www.idhtrade.org.
This is a full-time position (40 hours p/w), initially for one year, with the intention to extend. We offer a gross monthly salary between 4500-5000 Euro (depending on seniority and experience) and solid fringe benefits, including a good pension scheme.
For questions about this position, please contact Iris van der Velden, Director Learning and Innovation, +31 (0)6 14811394. Interested and qualified candidates are invited to send a motivation letter and a
2-page resume in English to Annemarie Woudstra, HR Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org, mentioning “Senior Manager L&I living wage and working conditions” in the subject line. We encourage applicants to respond as soon as possible, latest by April 22, 2018.