CONSULTANCY SUMMARY:

This consultant is needed for supporting the improvement of the current assurance system and the implementation of the Banana Assurance plan.


ACTIVITIES AND TASKS:


Strengthen current assurance system

  • Monitor 100% of the fruit reports the current RA program (focus on banana and pineapple).
  • Conduct monthly report reviews and quarterly progress reports of RA program to assure credible data on certification process.
  • Identify implementation, assurance and contextualization issues.
  • Coordinate with internal team, especially S&A and Program Officer to close the implementation, assurance and contextualization issues.
  • Support the CB training activities.


Implement the Banana Assurance Plan

  • Support the credibility issues management.



DELIVERABLES


Data management

  1. Review and monitor current certified operation to identify risks.
  2. Review and monitor CBs quality.


Cases management

  1. Manage and follow up credibility issues as defined in the Credibility issues procedure.


Reporting

  1. Develop regular reports that record the progress achievement, risks and challenges.



SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:


The following demonstrated skills and knowledge are required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agronomy or Natural Resource related field (i.e. Forestry, Wildlife, Biology).
  • Minimum of two years’ experience, in any fruit production.
  • Three years of experience in Rainforest Alliance Sustainable Agriculture certification and other major tropical fruit production protocols.
  • One-year experience as external or internal auditor.
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Written and verbal proficiency in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple priorities in a time sensitive manner.
  • Ability to travel a minimum of 20% per year, nationally and internationally.


APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants are requested to submit the following documents to Maria Angélica Bonilla (mbonilla@ra.org) by no later than 15 February 2020.


  • A covering letter, of no more than 2 pages, which provides a summary of the consultant’s relevant experience, expertise and contacts
  • CV
  • A fixed price budget, which details daily rates and expenses

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