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To effectively meet the challenge of protecting the world’s forests, we are committed to ensuring we have the world’s most skilled people working with us. This commitment extends to everyone that works in FSC around the world: from those that lead the design of policies and standards, to those that roll out those same policies and standards on the ground, and to those that provide us with backbone to do our work.
We are looking for an engaged Coordinator for Southern Africa who brings solid expertise and a passion for FSC’s mission, to work with us in a multinational environment.
The FSC seeks a talented, entrepreneurial, result-oriented and experienced professional who will lead FSC’s activities in Southern Africa. The successful candidate will supervise a small team and will work closely within the larger FSC Africa and global team to help drive adoption of the FSC certification tools in sustainable forest management in the region. FSC Southern Africa includes the countries Angola, Comoros, Botswana, eSwatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
This role is therefore critical for the success of FSC in Southern Africa and reports directly to the Regional Director for Africa. It is an exciting yet challenging position in a rapidly evolving and heterogenous landscape. This is a multi-faceted role that includes spearheading FSC’s strategic and operational engagement in Southern Africa, engaging in high impact partnerships, capacity building and knowledge sharing. Some essential skills will include understanding of the certification process, marketing skills, resource mobilization to sustain operations and management skills to ensure compliance and high-quality delivery. As the ‘face’ of FSC in Southern Africa we will count on you to ensure a positive image and clear visibility to what FSC stands for. You will be a key member of the FSC regional and global senior management team, making meaningful contributions to help shape the future of FSC.
Main Roles and Responsibilities
Deliver results in Southern Africa
Support FSC Members in Southern Africa
Represent FSC in national forest policy processes
The coordinator will act as a first reference point for FSC in all countries in the sub-region on stakeholder liaison and technical aspects of FSC certification, including:
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How to Apply:
Please apply via our website by submitting your CV in English.
Please do not send any photos of yourself.
The deadline for applications is 02 December 2022.
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For FSC, inclusiveness and diversity are important values. As such, we welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds and are entirely committed to consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age and disability.
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We are looking forward to your application!