Vacancy – HCSA ICLUP Consultant

The HCSA is looking for an ICLUP Consultant to work with HCSA’s Protection Working Group to develop guidance and quality assurance recommendations for ICLUP development for the HCSA.

For more information, download the description on the roles as below:

If you have the relevant experience and are interested in the position, please send in your CV and cover letter to the HCSA Secretariat at info@highcarbonstock.org by Tuesday, 17 September 2019. Thank you.

Vacancies

The HCSA is looking for a GIS Expert and a Grievance Mechanism Consultant to support HCSA’s workstream on establishing a monitoring platform and grievance mechanism respectively. The HCSA is also looking for an HCS Forest and HCV Area Restoration Consultant to support the HCSA’s restoration technical working group (RTWG) in developing technical guidance for a HCSA toolkit restoration module or other supporting documentation.

For more information, download the description on the roles as below:

If you have the relevant experience and are interested in the position, please send in your CV and cover letter to the HCSA Secretariat at info@highcarbonstock.org by Friday, 20 September 2019. Thank you.

Call for Tenders: HCS Forest and HCV Area Restoration Consultant

The HCSA is looking for an expert consultant to support the HCSA’s restoration technical working group (RTWG) in developing technical guidance for a HCSA toolkit restoration module or other supporting documentation. For more information, download the description on the role here.

If you have the relevant experience and are interested in the position, please send in your CV and cover letter to the HCSA Secretariat at info@highcarbonstock.org by Friday, 20 September. Thank you.

Vacancy: HCSA GIS Expert & Call for tenders: HCSA Grievance Mechanism Consultant

The HCSA is looking for a GIS Expert and a Grievance Mechanism Consultant to support HCSA’s workstream on establishing a monitoring platform and grievance mechanism respectively. For more information, download the description on the roles as below:

If you have the relevant experience and are interested in the position, please send in your CV and cover letter to the HCSA Secretariat at info@highcarbonstock.org by Friday, 20 September 2019. Thank you.

New HCSA SG Member: Barry Callebaut

The HCSA Executive Committee is pleased to announce HCSA’s newest Steering Group member, Barry Callebaut Sourcing AG.

Barry Callebaut operates 59 factories worldwide, selling its products to 140 countries and serving the entire food industry, from global and local food manufacturers to artisanal and professional users of chocolate. The Group’s business can be separated into three product groups, namely; food manufacturers products, gourmet and specialties products and cocoa products. Barry Callebaut is implementing the HCS Approach in cocoa origin countries, particularly as a founding signatory of the Cocoa & Forests Initiative, and in the context of other raw materials it sources (e.g. palm oil).

Barry Callebaut came on board as a HCSA commodity user company member on 24 July 2019. For more information, see their website https://www.barry-callebaut.com.

Vacancy: HCSA Technical Director

The HCSA is looking for a technical director to provide technical direction, expertise and support for HCSA’s priority work streams and quality assurance. For more information, download the description on the role here.

If you have the relevant experience and are interested in the position, please send in your CV and cover letter to the HCSA Secretariat at info@highcarbonstock.org by Thursday, 15 August 2019. Thank you.

Call for Tenders: Technical Assistance on Finalising Guidance for and Application of HCSA Social Requirements

The HCSA is calling for tenders for consultancy services to provide technical assistance on finalising guidance for and application of the Social Requirements (SRs) of the HCSA, which will run from July 2019 to June 2020.

For a list of expected activities, required qualifications, experience, skills and abilities, please download the tender document here.

For a copy of the HCSA Social Requirements, the HCSA SRs Implementation Guide and the SRs Work Plan for 2019-2020, please contact info@highcarbonstock.org.

Tender proposals should be submitted to info@highcarbonstock.org by
Thursday, 25 July 2019 at 5.30pm (Kuala Lumpur time).

For all queries relating to this tender please also contact info@highcarbonstock.org.

Vacancy: Technical Consultant for Membership Requirements Review 2019-2020

Given the steady growth of the High Carbon Stock Approach (HCSA) multi-stakeholder initiative, it has been widely supported within the HCSA Steering Group and Executive Committee that a review of the current HCSA Steering Group Membership Requirements is due, to strengthen the application of the methodology, its corresponding governance and decision-making for the credibility of the initiative.

To support the HCSA in the review, we are seeking the expertise of a technical consultant/expert to support HCSA’s Membership Committee conduct the Membership Requirements Review.

The Terms of Reference for the position is available for download here.

If you have the relevant experience and are interested in the position, please send in your CV and cover letter to the HCSA Secretariat at membership@highcarbonstock.org by Thursday, 30 May 2019. Thank you.

Announcement: Call for Legacy Case Applications

The HCSA Legacy Task Force is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for Legacy Cases through 30 June 2019.

Please find here the Legacy Case Review Application Form and the Terms of Reference for the Legacy Task Force, which have been approved by the HCSA Executive Committee. The HCSA Steering Group members and applicants are invited to submit legacy cases and encouraged to forward the invitation to any third-party suppliers with legacy cases in High Forest Cover Landscapes.

The first step of the Legacy case process is to determine whether each case meets the eligibility criteria for acceptance. The full requirements are included in the application form; in summary the case must be in a High Forest Cover Landscape, it must have legal rights to develop the land, a community agreement must already be in place, and the company must maintain a clearance moratorium while the legacy case is processed. While the deadline for submitting the application is relatively short, the information needed in this round is limited and we do not think companies will have trouble presenting the necessary documents in time. Our goal is to discuss the eligibility of each case at the Legacy Task Force during the next SG Meeting week, and then move on to a deeper due diligence process for approved cases.

Kindly submit all applications, documents and/or queries to the HCSA Secretariat at Legacy@highcarbonstock.org, and refer to this page for latest updates. Thank you.