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Duurzaamheid Werkt

Vacancy: Program Officer Child Labor – based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

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Do you want to be involved in the international dynamics of sustainability, where ideals and pragmatism meet? UTZ is a label and a program for sustainable farming worldwide. Our mission is to make sustainable farming the norm. Sustainable farming helps farmers, workers and their families to fulfill their ambitions and contributes to safeguard the world’s resources, now and in the future. UTZ is one of the largest programs for responsibly produced coffee, tea and cocoa in the world, working across all continents with leading brands and retailers, such as Mars, Ahold, IKEA, Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE), Migros, Tchibo and Nestlé. UTZ is headquartered in Amsterdam and works closely with its partner networks in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The UTZ team in Côte d’Ivoire offers programs to improve sustainability in cocoa. Together with partners UTZ will implement and upscale Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation Systems (CLMRS) in Côte d’Ivoire and assess their effectiveness. Currently, UTZ is looking to recruit a: Program Officer Child Labor – based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire The Program Officer (PO) will become responsible for the further development and implementation of the UTZ child labor approach in Côte d’Ivoire towards the eradication of child labor in agriculture, including worst forms of forced child labor. The PO will coordinate the implementation and monitoring of the Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation Systems (CLMRS) approach and build strategic alliances on CLMRS related issues in the cocoa sector in Côte d’Ivoire. He/she contributes to strategy development and continuous improvement of sustainability issues in the cocoa supply chain. The PO reports to the UTZ West Africa Regional representative and works together with relevant theme specialists and project managers in Amsterdam. The position is based in Abidjan with frequent domestic travel, plus occasional travel in the region and to Amsterdam. More information on responsibilities, requirements and application, see link:

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