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NewForesight is looking for experienced consultants to join the team
 

Are you ready to tackle the toughest sustainability challenges of our time with the world’s leading multinationals, civil society and public organizations?

We are looking for Associate Consultants (2-5 years of experience), Consultants (5-8 years of experience), and Senior Consultants and above (more than 8 years of experience)

 In a time where we are confronted with increasingly complex and global sustainability challenges, the question is not whether we will deal with them, the question is how. At NewForesight we turn tough sustainability challenges into shared opportunities. Since 2008 we have been supporting the world’s leading multinationals, multi-stakeholder platforms, governments, standard setting organizations, donors and NGOs in a wide range of agro-commodity sectors to turn vision into real-world and lasting impact. You can find a selection of our clients and example projects here.

As a NewForesight Consultant you will be in the lead for the development and realization of strategies, partnerships, programs, governance, and business models to deliver structural, positive impact in global sectors. You will join a dynamic team of passionate consultants and experts with a varied background. Our team of 14 already includes 8 nationalities, all of whom have varied backgrounds, from working at the World Bank and in Afghanistan; at tier 1 strategy consultancies; academic backgrounds ranging from fusion physics, complexity science, and climate change and migration; operating a micro-brewery; competitive climbing, and sailing. We are all united by our passion for sustainability and our belief that business and markets can be leveraged as a source for good.

As a team we are proud to have built a culture of personal and professional growth, continuous learning, and open and constructive feedback. Personal and professional development of each of the team members is what we strive for daily, by providing a clear career path, dedicated internal ‘mentors’ for each team member and buddies for new colleagues, twice-yearly 360-degree evaluations, and an extensive system of trainings to further develop each other’s knowledge and skills, including opportunities for external trainings and coaching. Despite our busy schedule, we never forget to have fun and take care of each other. Some examples of how we do this include monthly professional chair massages, office parties, informal drinks and dinner, team events, and an annual office quiz.

Our company is growing fast, in terms of the size of our team, our client base and the professionalism of our internal organization. We are looking for people to join us in taking NewForesight to the next level!

Are you up for these challenges?

The Challenge: It is poorly understood what type of support structurally improves the livelihoods of farmers in developing countries, and what are the economic, social, and environmental returns on investment of this support.

Your assignment: Dive into the business model and strategy of a major multinational and support them by developing an analytical model that will help to compare different intervention practices and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their sustainability efforts. Under which conditions can farming for a certain commodity by economically, socially and environmentally sustainable? What is needed to make that happen? Go one step further by designing the model to provide complete financial statements that enable the client to take well-informed investment decisions.

 The Challenge: Certification of sustainable production of coffee, cocoa, palm oil, and other commodities is not delivering on its promise for structural improvement of livelihoods and tackling sector-wide problems. Organizations want to move ‘beyond certification’, but do not know what the alternatives are.

Your assignment: Develop an approach that ensures all producers in a region are incentivized to adopt responsible practices, while creating the right scale for tackling sector-wide problems with broad stakeholder buy-in, and offering a value proposition to involve both industry and local governments. Drive impact on a global scale by making the approach replicable in other regions and sectors, with an innovative financing structure that leverages new instruments such as (Social) Impact Bonds.

What do we offer?

  • Fast-paced learning environment
  • Clear and ambitious growth opportunities
  • Passionate and diverse colleagues who also know how to have fun
  • Room for developing own thought leadership and profile
  • Diversity of experiences
  • Intellectual challenges through highly relevant and rewarding work
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities in helping to grow the company

Enthusiastic? If so, you could be our new colleague. We are looking for:

·  Senior Consultant: 8+ years work experience, preferably in consulting and/or (agro-commodities) sustainability

·  Consultant: 5+ years work experience, preferably in consulting and/or (agro-commodities) sustainability

· Associate Consultant: 2+ years work experience, preferably in consulting and/or (agro-commodities) sustainability

For all roles, we are looking for consultants who are passionate to:

 Develop NewForesight’s domains, models and thinking;

  • Take the lead in client acquisition and advising senior-level counterparts, from the strategic to the practical;
  • Go the extra mile to serve our clients and deliver industry leading outcomes, with a focus on building long-term partnerships;
  • Play an active role in the growth of the organization with internal (e.g., recruitment, trainings) and external roles (e.g., business development, communications);
  • Be a mentor and a teacher to the rest of the team, through mentoring, training, guidance, and on-the-job brainstorming.

 Our Senior Consultants are expected to have the following profile:

  • Have 8+ years of experience, of which several years were spent in strategic positions in the sustainability sector and/or in strategy consulting (with a preference for both)
  • Are thought leaders in commodity sector(s) and sustainability in general
  • Have a large and active network in commodity sector(s)
  • Have excellent client interaction skills, a collaborative working style, strong interpersonal skills, and leadership capabilities
  • Have experience in leading effective teams, balancing a high quality of work, a strong client relationship, and the growth, development and of the team, and providing management and mentoring support to our consultants
  • Think globally and assess issues from multiple aspects and points of view
  • Respect, appreciate, and can convene different personality styles, thinking, backgrounds, and cultures
  • Have the ambition to be part of the growth plan of NewForesight for the coming years.

 Do you have what it takes to be a NewForesight Senior Consultant? Then convince us!
Please apply with your cover letter and CV by 31st  August 2018 through 
Breezy.

 Our Consultants are expected to have the following profile:

  • Have 5+ years of professional experience in the sustainability sector and/or in strategy consulting (with a preference for both)
  • Are knowledgeable in on the commodity sector(s) and sustainability topic in general and have the ambition to become the thought leaders in foreseeable future.
  • Have experience in leading effective teams, balancing a high quality of work, a strong client relationship, and the growth, development and of the team
  • Are building a large and active network in commodity sector(s)
  • Have excellent client interaction skills, a collaborative working style, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Think globally and assess issues from multiple aspects and points of view.
  • Respect, appreciate, and can convene different personality styles, thinking, backgrounds, and cultures
  • Have the ambition to grow into a senior consultant role in the foreseeable future.

Do you have what it takes to be a NewForesight Consultant? Then convince us!
Please apply with your cover letter and CV by 31st  August 2018 through Breezy

Our Associate Consultants are expected to have the following profile:

  • Have 2+ years of experience professional experience (preferably in the strategy consulting and/or sustainability sectors);
  • Are passionate to learn about the commodity sector(s) and sustainability topic in general and have the ambition to be the future thought leaders.
  • Have excellent client interaction skills, collaborative working style, strong interpersonal skills.
  • Think globally and assess issues from multiple aspects and point of views.
  • Respect, appreciate, and can convene different personality styles, thinking, backgrounds, and cultures
  • Have the ambition to grow into a consultant role in the foreseeable future.

Do you have what it takes to be a NewForesight Associate Consultant? Then convince us!
Please apply with your cover letter and CV by 31st August 2018 through 
Breezy