Impact Assessment Consultant (jr)
Soil & More Impacts
Soil & More Impacts BV (SMI) is a consultancy company in the Food & Agri sector.
Our services combine natural soil fertility management with impact assessments. We identify future crop production risks linked to a changing climate and offer digitalized strategic management solutions. Our conviction is that we create the biggest impact for clients by combining on-site activities with the ability to process, combine and analyse large amounts of data at a distance.
We work from two offices: one in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and one in Hamburg (Germany) but travel around the world. For more information see: www.soilandmore.com
You will work in a small and dynamic team of international experts within our impact assessment group. SMI has a proven track record in impact assessment services such as carbon and water footprints for more than 10 years. These activities have been broadened towards more comprehensive sustainability assessments and recently True Cost Accounting as well.
Over the last three years we developed a set of innovative app- and web-based tools to support the impact assessment and evaluation process. As (junior) Impact Assessment Consultant you will support our team by carrying out quantitative impact assessments including carbon- and water-footprints as well as simplified True Cost assessments, mostly for corporate supply chains in the food and agriculture sector. Part of the job will be as well to support the further development and deployment of the recently developed IT tools.
Key activities include:
- Assessing carbon- and water-footprints and True Costs of clients’ supply chains
- Understanding, analysing and modelling impacts in clients’ operations
- Contributing to and testing developed digital solutions based on available collective data, data collection forms and webservices
- Processing client information in own databases
- Constructively interacting with clients and colleagues to understand extend of available information and data gaps
- Co-developing ideas to create positive impact in agricultural processes via digital services
- Searching for new agricultural online data sources and services
This role is a unique opportunity to combine your expertise in impact assessments with a pragmatic approach to big data in order to understand the (global) food production systems’ impacts while applying it directly with clients.
The location of your activities will be in Hamburg. Client interaction will be with clients all around the globe. You will be working independently, and directly reporting to the head of the impact assessment team.
- MSc-level in studies like environmental analytics, agricultural science, environmental economics, sustainability-related studies with strong numerical skills
- Proven IT affinity and an understanding of what data is available from relevant sources such as e.g. FAO, ISRIC, NASA, ESDAC
- Profound proficiency in MS Excel (i.a. Power Query/Pivot), Life Cycle Analysis and GIS software
- “Quick thinker” in picking up how to use digital tools and implement digital processes
- Both analytical & pragmatic/solution-oriented thinking (“getting things done”) in a very structured manner
- Curiosity and ‘drive’ towards developing technically sound innovations
- Able to work under pressure
- Fluent in English and German. Additional languages are a plus.
- Prepared to occasionally travel (national / international)
- Feeling connected to our ambition and core values
- Great possibility to help transforming the Food & Agri sector with IT driven solutions
- Making direct impact with your own ideas and creativity in client trajectories
- Opportunity to be part of a young, innovative company
- Room for personal development, creativity and initiative
- International work environment
- Compensation package in line with our company values
If you are interested in this position, please send your letter of motivation and CV before July 15th 2019 to Niels Dijkman firstname.lastname@example.org
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