Policy Officer (Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood) (m/f/d)

Level - Officer

Location - Bonn, Germany

Deadline of application -

August 30, 2019

The Role

You support the development, maintenance and consistent implementation of normative FSC documents, mainly in the area of Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

  • To support the development, review and revision of normative FSC documents, by undertaking, for example, the following activities for example:
    • Editorial reviewing and drafting of normative documents.
    • Researching of technical issues to be covered by normative documents.
    • Coordinating working groups and other technical meetings.
    • Preparation, coordination and monitoring of pilot tests.
  • To support communication and education, including, for example:
    • Developing communications, guidance and training materials related to normative documents.
    • Providing advice and training to Certification Bodies, Network Partners and others throughout the FSC Network to ensure the consistent implementation of normative documents.
    • Managing website content and related communications.
  • To support the administration and handling of information and interpretation requests by Certification Bodies and third parties related to normative documents.
  • To represent FSC externally on technical and other fora.
  • To provide administrative support.
  • To build and maintain effective contacts and good relations with stakeholders affected by relevant normative documents.

Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • University or technical college degree in a relevant field (e.g. forestry, wood technology) or equivalent.
  • Training in FSC Certification, Project Management, Commu­nications, and/or Administration are assets.  
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in one or more of the following: multi-stakeholder standards development processes; the forest sector; certification or corporate environmental responsibility programs.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proven ability to plan and organize work.
  • Experience in writing, reviewing, revising, and/or editing technical documents making them light and user-friendly by using the appropriate style and terminology.
  • Experience in providing administrative and office support
  • Pro-active approach towards solving problems as they occur.
  • Good time management skills: Ability to perform well while handling simultaneously a number of administrative and support functions. 
  • Solution- and service-oriented attitude to work.
  • Administration skills.
  • A strong sense for diligence and accuracy.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written).
  • Spanish is a plus.
  • Good skills in the use of/experience with:
    • Standard software packages (MS Office).
    • Content Management Systems is a plus.
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills that contribute to cohesive team efforts and decision making.
  • Ability to facilitate interactive discussions.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relations.

Terms and Conditions

  • Location: Bonn, Germany.
  • Starting Date: As soon as possible.
  • Working Hours: Full time - 40 hours per week (possibility to work part time)
  • Type and duration of contractual arrangement: 2-year-contract with a possibility for extension

How to Apply

  • Please fill in the form below and let us know what motivates you to work for FSC, in this position and why think you are suitable candidate.
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