PUR Projet is a global leader in supply chain sustainability. We develop
socio-environmental projects within the supply chains of our Corporate Partners.
Through the economic and social empowerment of local communities and the
introduction of sustainable development initiatives at the agricultural level; PUR Projet
seeks to address climate change, while regenerating and preserving the ecosystems
upon which these supply chains depend. Many of PUR Projet’s projects fall within the
categories of insetting, regenerative agriculture, agroforestry, forest conservation and
PUR Projet is an impact driven social business and B Corp,
based in Paris, France; with
offices in Toronto, Singapore, Bogota and Thailand. We operate programs in >40
countries. PUR Projet has a depth of experience in South America, Asia, Africa and
Europe, and is currently expanding its scope within North America. PUR Projet’s clients
range in size but include large programs with entities such as Nespresso, General Mills,
Happy Family Organics, Burberry, Ben & Jerry’s, Chanel, and AccorHotels.
More information on PUR Projet and our work can be found on our website at
PUR Projet is seeking an ambitious, creative and impact driven individual for a role in
working with PUR Projet’s client-facing team and with new and existing clients and
partners, in the development of positive impact programs in their agricultural supply
chains and as part of their corporate social responsibility or carbon neutrality goals.
The successful candidate will support research and coordination to advance our
collective knowledge to enhance the management of existing and new ecosystem
restoration programs, in coordination with the Program Team, Project Team, and
Partners. This includes, but is not limited to, desk review work on key commodities and
emerging industry-frameworks and international policies on social and environmental
topics, administration of Partners’ programs, including supporting ongoing program
financial reporting, support on the monitoring, evaluation, and communication on project
and program impacts over time. As part of the North American Programs Team, the
successful candidate will also contribute to the design and implementation of the
business development strategy of the office.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Contribute to PUR Projet’s impact by providing day to day
support for the research, design, coordination, and
management of the North American portfolio of ecosystem
restoration programs, as well as contributing to the
expansion of this portfolio, in close collaboration with the
Toronto Program and Project team, and in coordination
with international PUR Projet teams. This may include
interfacing with academic literature, social and
environmental initiatives, clients, partners, donors on the
design, development, implementation, management &
monitoring of ecosystem-based positive impact strategy
and programs on a global basis.
RESEARCH, ANALYSIS AND SYNTHESIS
- Review literature, attend webinars, participate in
roundtable discussion and coordinate with PUR
Projet staff to develop synthesized materials to
better inform business development offers,
programs, and monitoring and evaluation.
- Support knowledge translation of key topics to a
wide audience (PUR Projet’s management staff as
well as field technicians).
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAM
- Support Program Managers in the engagement of
existing and potential clients/partners on strategy
related to their social and environmental impact, and
develop practical and implementable solutions to
‘inset’ their impacts within their own sphere of
- Coordinate within PUR Projet’s Team, and
collaborating partners, on the design and
implementation of new programs on behalf of these
clients/partners, or potential investors; &
- Model inputs and outputs for program
implementation, supporting the development of
- Coordinate with Partners on the evolution,
governance, administration, and coordination of
Partnership activities; including but not limited to
strategy, accounting and measurement of
environmental/social impacts, development of
project portfolios and long-term coordination of
- Support North American team on key initiatives and
business development opportunities including but
not limited to:
supply chain, social development, environmental
and agronomic research;
- the development of internal and external
- support the development of formal proposals,
contracts & program budgets.
KEY FOCUS AREA: FOCUS AREAS
- Support the development of carbon strategy plans,
carbon valuation programs and overall carbon
accounting at a program level aligned with key
- Promote program-specific research, program
design, implementation and reporting aligning with
key industry frameworks;
- Provide strong interface between field realities and
EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION & REPRESENTATION
- Support PUR Projet’s staff and represent PUR
Projet publicly at conferences, in meetings with
existing and potential clients, and with beneficiaries
in the field; &
- Support the development of marketing and
communication materials related to PUR Projet’s
work in general, and with specific reference to
projects, to support Clients’ external
- Work with the international team to continually
improve PUR Projet’s project, management and
communications tools and procedures, to ensure
PUR Projet continue to offer industry leading
services and opportunities to its Clients and
- Be creative and bring forward opportunities and
concepts that can improve the impact and
sustainability of PUR Projet’s projects.
CULTURE & COMMUNITY
- Support a healthy, fun and effective work
environment as part of the PUR Projet Team;
- Participate in internal workshops, seminars & social
events to help carry PUR Projet’s strong sense of
- Demonstrate your individual character, nature and
ideology within the Company and support others to
do the same.
REPORTING: The selected candidate will report to one or two Program
Managers and/or a Senior Program Manager based in
North America. The successful Candidate will also be
expected to closely collaborate with a number of
colleagues based in the Paris and other Global Offices.
EXPERIENCE: 2+ years of experience in the development and administration
of sustainability programs with corporate clients.
Candidates should have experience and/or knowledge in at
least 4 of the following fields (Please speak to lived or
academic experience in your cover letter):
- Social and Environmental Policies and the Paris
- Global Agriculture, Sustainable/Regenerative
- Ecosystem Services
- International Carbon Accounting and Reporting
- Climate Change Dynamics
- Social and Environmental Impact Measurement and
Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting
- Financial Analysis and Reporting
Experience working in collaborative environments with staff
from across multiple departments and countries, as well as
strong communication skills and the ability to communicate
effectively with various stakeholders (from farmers to policy
makers) will be seen as an asset.
Science & Ecology:
Proficiency in the topics of environmental impact
measurement/monitoring ecosystem services,
sustainable/regenerative agriculture, climate change, water
resources, biodiversity, &/or related international policy
frameworks, considered a strong asset.
Specific knowledge & experience in topics related to gender,
worker rights, child labour, & beneficiary accounting, seen as
a strong asset.
Reporting & Impact Accounting:
An understanding and comfort with social, scientific and/or
economic research methodologies is seen as an asset.
Comfort with frameworks for ecosystem service modelling
and impact metric. .
Comfort with topics related to the Sustainable Development
Goals, Global Reporting Framework, Carbon Accounting, Fair
Trade Certification, Principles of Responsible Investment,
Proficient in the use Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint;
and comfortable with cloud-based data storage applications
such as Dropbox or Google Drive. General competence in the
use graphic design tools such as Adobe Photoshop and
Illustrator, as well as GIS and Remote Sensing Software seen
as an asset but not necessary.
We are seeking an individual who takes responsibility and
accountability for their work. An individual who is driven,
self-reliant and comfortable working both autonomously and
in a team. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills will be
seen as a strong asset due to the nature of the work and
interaction with clients, partners and beneficiaries of the
projects. Experience working with individuals from different
countries/cultures is an asset.
LANGUAGES: Candidates must be fluent in English. Proficiency in French,
Spanish and/or Portuguese is seen as a strong asset.
The successful candidate will work out of the Toronto Office but will be expected to
travel on a regular basis, up to 25% of their time.
Candidates will be expected to be comfortable working both outdoors, on projects in the
field, in varying conditions, and in the office. PUR Projet’s building and office are
From CAD 50,000$ annually to CAD 55,000$ annually
PUR Projet offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes life and critical
illness insurance, dental, prescription coverage, and a Health Spending Account that
can be used flexibly for chiropractic, naturopaths, etc.
This position offers 4 weeks’ vacation annually.
We are looking for an individual to fulfill a full-time, permanent position.
REQUIREMENTS & CERTIFICATIONS
Candidates must have a valid passport, legal right to work in Canada (with a PUR Projet
sponsored visa if necessary) and a valid driver’s license. Candidates must have the
ability to travel in the USA, UK and EU at minimum.
PUR Projet kindly asks that interested candidates submit their CV and a cover letter,
describing their motivation and relevant experience, by email to
[email protected] with the subject ‘PROGRAM OFFICER NORTH
AMERICA – LAST NAME, FIRST NAME’. All candidates will receive a confirmation
email upon receipt.
It is kindly requested that all submissions are made by August 4th, 2021, although
interviews will begin before this time for any short-listed candidates who have submitted
their documents early.
All CVs will be reviewed by the PUR Projet Team. Due to a high volume of applications
anticipated, only candidates who will be shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.
The recruitment process is as follows : a video conference interview with Manel, a
30-minute call with a member of the Canadian team, a Case study and a Fit team.
Please be prepared to have two references available upon request.
It is expected that the successful candidate will start with PUR Projet at the end of
August or early September 2021, however this date may be flexible in extenuating