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Business Analyst

Proforest is seeking a business analyst to support Group Operations Director with ongoing development and maintenance of Proforest’s project and programme management systems.

About Proforest 

Proforest is a not-for-profit, mission-driven organisation that works with producers and other private sector partners, as well as governments, civil society organisations and NGOs, throughout agricultural and forest product supply chains. Proforest is now an established world leader in the development and implementation of sustainable production and responsible sourcing with a global presence. Our head office is in the UK with regional offices in Malaysia, Ghana, Colombia and Brazil. We are working across agricultural and forest product supply chains, with particular focus on palm oil, soy, sugar cane, cattle and cocoa, helping companies, governments, non-governmental and civil society organisations to achieve sustainable use of the world’s natural resources.
Proforest provides practical consultancy services to producers, processors and purchasers to help them work in environmentally and socially responsible ways. We also implement donor-funded programmes, which aim to create the enabling environment, and build the capacity required, to deliver agriculture and forest commodities sustainably at scale.


Position summary 

Proforest places great emphasis on building appropriate internal systems and policies to ensure quality, consistency and effectiveness of our work across the Proforest Group. The position offers an exciting opportunity to join Proforest’s growing Technical Operations team and take a supportive role in the ongoing development and maintenance of Proforest’s project and programme management systems which need to constantly evolve and improve.


Main responsibilities 

The main responsibilities include: 

  • Assist on the design and development of project and programme management systems including tools and linkages between technical delivery, resource allocation and income forecasting.
  • Actively contribute ideas and approaches during system design and development phase.
  • Assist in performing system testing and with the validation of functional requirements integration
  • Assist in adapting mock-ups systems for local variations for each Proforest entity
  • Create and update user and system documentation
  • Provide system training to project /programme managers and regional system managers to ensure better use and understanding of systems
  • Maintain the project and programme systems for tracking changing requirements and solutions for improvements
  • Provide ongoing business support to the technical staff and management team, including planning & budgeting, contracting, reporting and monitoring, as required
  • Perform other internal system support related duties as required

Qualifications, experience and skills 

Key requirements for this position include the following:


  • A university degree
  • prior experience in a business analyst or similar role with track record of operational process analysis, development and improvement
  • A good knowledge about consultancy project management lifecycle and project finance
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong IT skills including advanced Excel (Pivots, Lookups, complex formulas) and data/process visualisation tools
  • Excellent written and communication skills in English including presentation skills
  • Highly developed organisational and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to operate in a multi-cultural environment


Salary and practical details 

  • Salary range: £23,000 - £28,000, based on experience
  • Location: Oxford, UK.
  • Full time permanent position.
  • Benefits: Proforest has a company pension scheme; details on request.

To apply 

Please send your CV, a cover letter explaining your suitability for the position and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK to or by post to:
Human Resources | Proforest |South Suite | Frewin Chambers |Frewin Court | Oxford OX1 3HZ |UK


Application Deadline: 27 September 2019

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 30 September


Proforest is an equal opportunity employer.

Posting Summary

Download the job description for the Business Analyst here.

To Apply

Send your CV, and a cover letter to by 27th September 2019.