Become an Certification Specialist with Koltiva!

Do you believe in never ending innovation?

  • At Koltiva, we will never be satisfied with current traceability solutions. We seek inspiration and innovation to revolutionize our software as a service products.
  • We encourage our employees to innovate and challenge current industry standards. Koltiva promotes creativity and strives to see employees achieve personal and professional success.
  • We promote environmental protection across supply chains, starting in our homes and offices. We aim to mitigate environmentally-damaging practices in all that we do.
  • Koltiva believes in continuous growth and learning. We foster curiosity and the desire to learn, grown and innovate.

Who are we?

Koltiva AG is an integrated agriculture technology company that provides tailor-made software solutions and services for end-to-end business processes. Established in 2013 in Indonesia, and incorporated 2017 in Switzerland, our game changing solutions are successfully used by our clients and its suppliers in 28 countries.

What do we do?

Through our proven end-to-end software solutions and services, we help improve operational efficiency, significantly reduce costs and supply chain risks, increase producer's profitability and develop sustainable production and trade in food- and non-food value chains.

Do you belong with Koltiva?

Who is the Koltiva Certification Specialist?

Koltiva is expanding its projects and services at a fast pace. We are looking for a qualified Certification Specialist to join our dynamic team to support the certification process and optimize our efforts.Our ideal candidate will be an expert on certification, especially RSPO and ISPO certification of independent palm oil smallholders.

Job Overview

The key responsibility of the Certification Specialist is to develop SOPs and Field Implementation guidelines for the establishment of certification units (farmer group, gapoktan, and cooperative), implementation of RSPO and ISPO certification process, and land legality process of smallholder land. The specialist will also perform field inspections, master trainings, design training programs for Koltiva&rsquos staff as well as our clients, prepare reports, and analyze data related to certification.

Reporting and Collaboration

The Certification Specialist reports to the Head of Agronomy R&D unit. The Certification Specialist works closely with the Head of R&D and other R&D unit members. The Certification Specialist cooperates with various teams, including the Project Implementation, the Product Development, and the Technology and Software Development departments.

Duty Station

The position is based in Jakarta with project monitoring visits to Sulawesi, Sumatra, Kalimantan, Flores and other Koltiva working areas as needed. Field and business trips may represent up to 20% of time allocated.

Time Allocation

  • Research and SOP Development 40%
    Research and develop SOP and Guideline documents for the project implementation department.
  • Capacity Building 15%
    Improve the capacity of the project implementation team in how to establish farmer groups and cooperatives, facilitate land legality, and internal management process of certification.
  • Field Visits 10%
    Conduct monitoring and evaluation visits to project implementation areas.
  • Analytics 20%
    Analyze data, creates insights, valuate data quality, and data collection and review processes.
  • Software Development Support 15%
    Help to improve structure for Koltiva&rsquos software solutions related to certification features, e.g. the Internal Management System to manage the certification process. 15%

What are the key responsibilities of the Certification Specialist?

Responsibilities and Duties

Specific responsibilities of the Certification Specialist include:

  • Research and SOP Development
    - Research on the latest certification standards, guidelines and regulations with focus on but not limited to RSPO and ISPO.
    - Develop SOP and Guideline documents for the field implementation team on how to establish a Certification Unit (e.g. farmer groups, gapoktan, and cooperatives) and facilitate the legalization of smallholder land.
    - Review of existing methodologies and flows related to the certification process implemented in the field.
    - Contribute to continuous improvement of Koltiva&rsquos agri-tech solutions through research and coordination with various departments.
    - Participate in internal and external working-groups and meetings. External events can include supply-chain audits, seminars, and conferences, professional organization and institutions, customer meetings.
  • Field Visits and Capacity Building
    - Conduct field visits to monitor the certification process in Koltiva&rsquos project areas and evaluate the capacity of Koltiva&rsquos field team to facilitate the establishment of certification unit, land legality, and internal management process.
    - Develop tests, quizzes, and other online staff evaluation tools.
    - Deliver training to program implementation staff related to certification process.
  • Analytics
    - Analyze data to help make data-driven decisions and identify actionable insights in relation to the certification aspects of Koltiva&rsquos projects and services.
    - Coordinate with the MERL, Data Team, and Implementation Teams with data quality improvement. Help to identify where improvements are needed in the data review process.
  • Software Development Support
    - Help to create and improve certification features of Koltiva&rsquos applications.
    - Help to test and review new software apps with focus on, but not solely, certification topics related modules, questionnaires, and other features.
    - Coordinate with the Development and QA teams on app improvement and requirement clarification.


Personal Qualifications

  • Master or bachelor&rsquos degree in sustainable development, international business, agriculture business, or other relevant major.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the field of certification (especially RSPO and ISPO certification).
  • Proficiency in English language (both written and spoken).
  • Knowledge of establishment process of farmer group, gapoktan, cooperatives and land legality process of smallholder land.
  • Knowledge of Indonesian cash crops cultivation and supply chains (cocoa, oil palm, coffee, rubber or seaweed) and related issues.
  • Experience in other certification standards (UTZ, Rainforest Alliance, 4C, Fairtrade, Organic etc.).
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of basic data analysis.


Other skills: Required Preferred

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Analytical mind and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team.
  • Willingness to learn new things.
  • Willingness to work in Jakarta and travel to all regions in Indonesia.

How do you apply?

Please kindly submit your most updated resume to with subject: "Certification Specialist".

Jobs Details

  • Location: Jakarta, DKI Jakarta
  • Advertised: 31 March 2022
  • Application Close: 31 May 2022

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