Language Consultants

Closing date: 26 July 2024, 09:00 BST

Location: Remote

Vacancy type: Consultant

Global Canopy is a data-driven not for profit that targets the market forces destroying nature. We do this by improving transparency and accountability. We provide innovative open-access data, clear metrics, and actionable insights to leading companies, financial institutions, governments and campaigning organisations worldwide.
A growing number of companies and financial institutions are seeking to mitigate their impacts on nature. But many have made commitments that are not being met, and others are failing to take any action at all. Through our Corporate Performance work and Forest 500 project, we assess the policies and performance of influential companies and financial institutions.
We also support financial institutions and investors by providing a suite of guidance including our Deforestation-free finance Roadmap, Pensions Guidance and our Deforestation-free investment mandate. And we support the finance sector, policy makers and other stakeholders by providing market-leading data on deforestation and ESG metrics through our Forest IQ project.
Forest 500 identifies and ranks the most influential companies and financial institutions in forest risk commodity supply chains as we shift to a deforestation-free economy. By objectively identifying and ranking these 500 powerbrokers on an annual basis, the Forest 500 holds the companies and financial institutions accountable for their actions.

About the role

Global Canopy is seeking a number of Language consultants to provide research support to the Forest 500 assessments for varying periods of engagement (varying from days to weeks). Language consultants will play a key role in the 2024 assessments of the corporate and financial powerbrokers commitments on tropical deforestation.
The selected consultants will work collaboratively as part of a small team to identify and assess the policies and transparency of companies and financial institutions on deforestation. The consultants will assist in the identification and analysis of relevant information, while performing a translation role within the team.


To be successful in this role, you need:

Demonstrated research skills, with an eye for detail and accuracy when researching and ability to clearly communicate findings.

Strong communication skills and ability to work well in a team.

Must be fluent in one or more of the following languages:

  • Finnish
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Malay
  • Vietnamese

We have a very small number of assessments in the following languages. If you have fluency in any of the below, in addition to those specified in the above section, please highlight this in your application.

  • Filipino

Essential behavioural competencies:

Positive and proactive.

Flexible team player.

Applicants should be able to complete the work remotely between July and September 2024, with the work being completed during 8am-6pm UK time (hours are flexible within this period) alongside a Global Canopy team member. All work will be conducted on a video call, due to the collaborative nature of the work.

A varying amount of work is available depending on the language spoken, and on the number of assessments across the project. This will be discussed further at interview but please indicate your availability between July and September in your application.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until we have identified a pool of suitable consultants to support with our requirements. Early application is encouraged. We may close applications early if suitable candidates are identified.