Recruitment: Fairtrade looks for a Business Partnership Manager

HREDD work at the global Fairtrade network is expanding, and we now look for a Business Partnership Manager.

NOTE! This recruitment is closed.

HREDD-osaamiskeskus johtaa Reilun kaupan globaalia ihmisoikeusvastuutyötä. Tiimiin haetaan kumppanuuspäällikköä kehittämään Reilun kaupan palveluvalikoimaa yritysten ihmisoikeus- ja ympäristötyön tueksi. Hakijalta odotetaan vankkaa kokemusta kestävän kehityksen teemoista sekä yritysten HREDD-työstä. Työtä tehdään kansainvälisessä Reilun kaupan verkostossa, mutta kotipesänä toimii Reilu kauppa ry:n toimipiste Helsingissä.


Are you eager to develop new types of company-NGO partnership models that advance human rights and environmental sustainability in global supply chains? Are you an experienced sustainability or global development expert with a solid understanding of corporate HREDD work? Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence (HREDD) work at the global Fairtrade network is expanding, and we now look for a Business Partnership Manager to a permanent position.

The Manager will lead the development of Fairtrade’s new HREDD related services for commercial partners, supported by a solution-oriented, agile team at Fairtrade’s Centre of Excellence for HREDD.

The Centre leads the development of Fairtrade’s systemwide HREDD-related business services, advocacy work and internal policies and processes. Fairtrade system consists of some 30 organisations around the world.

  • Type:  Permanent position.
  • Location:  Helsinki/Finland. Possibility for a flexible distance work agreement.
  • Reports to:  Lead of Fairtrade’s HREDD Centre of Excellence.
  • Application closing date:  Monday 28 February.
  • Starting Date:  As soon as possible.

What you’ll bring

  • Experience of planning company-NGO partnerships
  • Experience of coordinating or supporting corporate HREDD-related work
  • Demonstrated understanding of HREDD and human rights-based thinking
  • Experience of planning and managing projects
  • “Yes we can” attitude to work with demonstrated capacity for balancing between competing priorities and problem solving
  • Presentation and facilitation skills, excellent English language skills (spoken and written)
  • At least basic skills in Finnish language


  • Experience of developing new service or business models
  • Familiarity with Fairtrade or other sustainability certifications
  • Experience of working with global teams
  • Experience of working with smallholder farmers or other vulnerable rightsholders
  • University degree, or equivalent higher education qualification, in a relevant field with an interest in sustainability
  • Spanish or French language skills

What we offer

We offer you a position at the cutting-edge of sustainability work, developing novel services and tools that support companies in complying with the upcoming corporate responsibility laws. You work as part of a global Fairtrade network – one of the world’s best known and highest respected sustainability initiatives – where all work, every day, aims to balance the needs and expectations of rightsholders, business and the natural environment.

You have the benefit of flexible working hours and distance work opportunities, and good personnel benefits. In Helsinki, our office is located in Vallila, with good public transport and cycling routes. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


  • Further information from Tytti Nahi, Lead of Fairtrade’s HREDD Centre of Excellence, phone +358 407 724 247 on Friday 18 February 13-15 CET or Monday 28 February at 9-11 CET.
  • Please send your application, CV and salary request by the latest on Monday 28 February by midnight CET to
  • Interviews will be held on Wed 9.3. and Thu 10.3.

More information about HREDD work at Fairtrade

Tytti Nahi

Lead of Fairtrade’s HREDD Centre of Excellence

+35 407 724 247