Location Amsterdam, North Holland
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Negotiable
Reference BBBH9342_1584975148

As part of their strategy for scaling global interventions, Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) is seeking a seasoned and passionate Programme Director to engage partners and stakeholders across the cotton supply chain. This is a unique and rewarding role in a leading international sustainability platform at the Fashion for Good centre in the centre of Amsterdam. You will join a value-driven team who are committed to bringing integrity, security and measurable social and environmental impact to organic cotton.

OCA is the only multi-stakeholder organisation dedicated to organic cotton. They envision a future where we have fully realised the Organic Cotton Effect - organic cotton's powerful and positive impact on people, planet and prosperity. Since their establishment in 2016, with founding partners Laudes Foundation, H&M, Kering, Eileen Fisher, Textile Exchange, Tchibo, Inditex and C&A, OCA has been committed to convening the sector around a common agenda and using our platform's collective investments to act as a catalyst for change.

Key accountabilities:

  • Leading and developing OCA's three core Programmes: Farmer Engagement & Development, See Integrity & Community Investments and the Organic Cotton Fund

  • Building and coaching the Programme's team in the Netherlands ad India with strategic knowledge, programme implementation, partner engagement and business development

  • Ensuring the effectiveness and credibility of OCA Programmes through a solid monitoring and evaluation system and quality reporting on programme progress and results

  • Growing strategic alliances and foster alignment in the organic cotton sector through convening and relationship building with major private and public stakeholder

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the successful candidate will scale OCA's interventions and lead the roll-out of OCA Programmes to other key organic cotton geographies in line with the new five-year strategy plan and ten-year vision.

Key requirements:

  • A strong track record in managing programmes in the field of sustainable agriculture and trade, and/or the textiles and apparel sector

  • Thorough knowledge of the cotton sector, its international supply chains, production realities and standards; and the related environmental and social issues

  • Affinity with and familiarity in operating in a multi-stakeholder environment

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to motivate team members, partners and external stakeholders towards a common goal

If you have a passion for sustainable fashion and agriculture, and wish to be part of a vibrant organisation which is redefining the field of organic cotton, then please register your interest with an application or contact Caitlin Murrell at caitlin.murrell@acre.com