Location: Oxford, UK
Full-time for 6 months, with 3 month initial probation
Start Date: September/October 2017
Salary: Living wage
Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and a cover letter, explaining your motivation and how you meet the essential criteria for the job, and including your salary expectation. Please note that early applications are advised, as we may begin interviewing early, depending on the volume of suitable candidates applying, and will close when a suitable candidate is found.
Global Canopy is an agile and entrepreneurial charity with an outsized impact. Our aim is to end large-scale deforestation, a global problem with huge hidden costs for people and prosperity. We work smart, by focusing on the big market levers driving deforestation at regional, national and international levels. And we bring a fresh approach to identifying, targeting, and mobilising action among the key powerbrokers – the governments, businesses and financial institutions worldwide – with the power to end this global ‘deforestation economy’. Increasingly, we also address related environmental and social impacts caused by the same market dynamics that are converting the world’s rainforests into land for agricultural commodities: our systemic failure to account for the vital benefits we receive from nature. Over the last 16 years we have built up a strong track record and an international reputation for innovation and effectiveness. For more on our work see: www.globalcanopy.org, www.naturalcapitaldeclaration.org and www.forest500.org
We are at a very exciting time for the organisation, and are seeking an enthusiastic university or graduate student to support the Supply Chain Programme, including on the Forest 500 (www.forest500.org) and Trase
(www.trase.earth) projects. The intern will assist with mission-critical data activities, including collecting and collating data relevant to company sustainability policies and the supply chains in which they operate.
1. Forest 500
a. Locate and catalogue company policies and other companydisclosed information relevant to their sustainability policies.
b. Update powerbroker profiles for the Forest 500 website
c. Create systems for cataloguing new data and streamlining ease of access by others
d. Work with the project manager to identify novel insights emerging from the data
e. Contribute to blog posts and social media posts
a. Assist with data processing for the Trase platform database including locating and cataloguing customs, logistics, and trade data
b. Identify relevant company websites, and devise a system for storing and updating company information
c. Help locate data in support of the Trase data team
KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES
Research skills, with an eye for detail and accuracy when researching and ability to clearly communicate findings
Strong time management skills, and calm in situations with tight deadlines
Ability to follow directions
Proficient Excel user
Fluent Spanish, Portuguese or Bahasa Indonesian
Data mining or database creation experience