RSPO P&C and SCC Assessor

Assurance Services International

Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia

Job Type Permanent
Deadline Oct 06, 2021
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

We are looking for an RSPO P&C and SCC Assessor based in Indonesia to join our team.

Application deadline: 6th October 2021

About ASI
ASI – Assurance Services International – is an assurance partner for leading voluntary sustainability standards and initiatives (read more about them here). ASI offers third-party accreditation for voluntary certification schemes – in short, “auditing the auditors”. We also design and oversee bespoke alternative assurance models to increase effectiveness and manage oversight in our clients’ systems. 

The ASI team consists of more than 80 sustainability professionals with diverse backgrounds and expertise. We have our headquarters in Bonn, Germany, an office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and colleagues based on every continent. We are proud of the diversity represented in our team: 20+ languages, 35+ nationalities and experience in dozens of sectors. 

With our global presence, we work together to achieve our mission: We are the world’s choice when confidence in claims is needed. 

Read more about us on our website:

Your role

As ASI RSPO Assessor, you will report directly to the ASI RSPO Program Manager. The Assessor is responsible for planning, performing and following-up on ASI assessments to applicant and accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) in relation to RSPO certifications conducted in accordance with the requirements of the RSPO accreditation program.

Assessors play an essential role in ensuring the robustness and credibility of the RSPO program by evaluating conformance of CABs. The position provides an opportunity for intellectually challenging and stimulating work on a variety of global sustainability topics in the forest products sector.
Your core responsibility will be to carry out assessments in several ways; these involve undertaking audits of CABs against RSPO P&C and SCC requirements by onsite inspections of CABs' records, systems and documents by desk review, by witnessing RSPO audits, conducting compliance assessments at Certificate Holder level and by monitoring traceability.

The main tasks are:

  • Planning and performing accreditation and surveillance assessments, primarily in the region where the assessor will be based (Indonesia) and occasionally Asia;
  • Preparing assessment reports and following up on nonconformities according to accreditation standards and ASI procedures;
  • Communicating internally with the RSPO Program Manager;
  • Commenting on internal policy and procedure development processes, as necessary;
  • Providing technical support on incidents, complaints and appeals.

What you bring 
Our ideal candidate brings a combination of knowledge, skills, and experience:

  • Knowledge: Expert knowledge in palm oil management, accreditation and/or certification (auditing) is essential. Additional experience in relation to HCV-HCS, NPP, ISH, FPIC, human rights, labor and global palm oil products supply chains is an asset;
  • Language skills: Oral and written English proficiency is necessary, Oral and written Bahasa is desirable
  • Organisational skills: Excellent personal organisational and work planning skills, demonstrating high productivity and ability to manage competing work priorities; high personal and work ethics. Proven ability to plan and organize work independently and meet deadlines;
  • Interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. Dealing effectively with difficult communications and remaining professional when negative feedback, complaints and/or conflicts of interest occur;
  • Auditing and Analytical Skills: Application of quality-related methods and techniques including quality management tools, social responsibility and environmental management methods and techniques. Well-developed analytical and systematic problem-solving skills, demonstrating sound reasoning abilities and logical decision-making. Ability to make impartial decisions in all circumstances;
  • Computer skills: use of standard MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Zoom, Teams, Skype and Google applications. Proficient and competent use of electronic information systems and databases; 
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or tertiary education in related disciplines such as Environmental Sciences, Agriculture, Biology, Forestry, Social Sciences or other related degree;
  • Professional Experience: At least five (5) years of field experience in the palm oil sector, health and safety, or environmental management. These include experience in HCV and HCS assessments, social auditing or involvement in human rights activities;
  • Successfully completed an RSPO endorsed P&C lead auditor course;
  • Successfully completed the 5-day lead auditor course for ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 or ISO 45001;
  • Demonstrable understanding of the latest version of RSPO Certification Systems;
  • Motivations: Have the desire to improve natural resources management practices globally.

What we offer
ASI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, nationality, ethnicity, or religion.

This position is:

  • Part time (50%+) up to full time (100%) is possible
  • Contractor position (service agreement)
  • Location for Indonesia is flexible within Indonesia
  • Intensive and job-specific onboarding and training (including 1-2 weeks in Bonn, Germany for induction training or remote, depending on travel restrictions)
  • Opportunity for professional development & training

Send the following documents to by the deadline above:

  • CV/resume, 
  • Motivation letter including expected remuneration, and
  • Contact details of two professional references, with the understanding that ASI may contact these individuals directly. 

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. We will keep your file in our records for 6 months, it will be deleted after this period. 

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Category Sustainability