HR Assistant/Officer (M-F-D)

FSC / Iván Castro
FSC / Iván Castro
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The Mission

FSC works to take care of our forests and those who rely on them: by protecting plant and animal species, Indigenous Peoples’ rights, forest workers’ safety, and much more. We achieve this through FSC certification, ensuring forests around the world are responsibly managed. For more information on FSC, visit our website at

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 HR Assistant/Officer, who brings solid expertise and a passion for FSC’s mission, to work with us in a multinational environment.

The Scope

To contribute to the effective and efficient operation and management of the Human Resources Department with a strong focus on recruitment. In mid or long term, the focus might shift to include other HR related work.  

Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • To run recruitment processes from beginning to end (e.g. definition of position requirements, ‘project’ planning, drafting job openings, conducting interviews, negotiations, contracting, administration, direct search through LinkedIn, Works Council Hearings).  
  • To contribute to the improvement of recruitment processes.
  • To contribute to the implementation and improvement of other HR-processes, in particular onboarding of new staff.
  • To contribute to the implementation of other HR projects.
  • Any other task as assigned by formal supervisor and project work as assigned according to special organizational needs.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

Education and Training:

  • Successfully completed apprenticeship, training, bachelor or master’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources. 


Working Experience, Style and Skills:  

  • At least 1 year (Assistant) or 3 years (Officer) of professional experience in recruitment. 
  • Experience in Direct Search, in particular through LinkedIn, is a huge asset. 
  • Knowledge of German labour law is a plus.
  • Ability to perform well while handling simultaneously a number of functions. 
  • Solutions and service-oriented attitude to work. 
  • A strong sense for timeliness, diligence and accuracy. 


Computer Skills: 
Good skills in the use of/experience with: 

  • Standard software packages (MS Office).  
  • Content Management Systems is a plus. 


Language and Communication Skills:  

  • Fluency in English (spoken and written). 
  • Fluency in German is a plus.  

Terms and Conditions

  • Location: Bonn, Germany.
  • Working Hours: Full time (40 hours per week). 
  • Duration of Employment: Temporary contract - initially 2 years, extension possible.
  • Starting Date: as soon as possible.

What we Offer

You will be working for a truly diverse organization: a melting pot of 40+ nationalities under one roof sharing in the mission of protecting the world’s forests.

In addition to social events and complementary tea/coffee you might expect some of FSC’s highlight benefits include sponsoring language classes, LinkedIn Learning access, Kindergarten support, and public transportation fees.

Based in the Rhine Valley and within an hour to Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands, there’s plenty to explore with 30 days of vacation and flexible working hours.

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 19 September 2022 (at 21:59 (CET)).

We will confirm receipt of your application. However, only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be further contacted and will receive notice of the outcome of the selection process. Should you not receive a confirmation of receipt please check your spam filter and if you cannot find it there contact us at

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.  

Please be informed, that by applying for this position you automatically accept our Data Protection Information on processing your personal data.

We are looking forward to your application!