Human Resources Assistant/Officer (m-f-d)

Level: Assistant/Officer
Location: Bonn, Germany
Deadline: March 2023
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Human Resources Assistant/Officer (m-f-d)

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 Human Resources 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, including its administrative day to day operation, as well as the further development of HR services, policies, and procedures.


Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • To prepare the monthly payroll in cooperation with an external provider.
  • To prepare and proof-read draft documents (employment contracts, works council hearings, letters, rental agreements etc., both in German and English).
  • To implement and improve external staff processes.
  • To contribute to the implementation of Joiner, Mover, and Leaver processes.
  • To contribute to administration and day to day operations.
  • To serve as a contact person and information provider (enquires, concerns, worries etc.) for all staff. 
  • To contribute to the implementation of HR projects.
  • Additional tasks as assigned by formal supervisor and project work as assigned for special organizational needs.


Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • Education and Training:
    • Successfully completed apprenticeship, training, bachelor, or master’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources.
    • Knowledge of German labour law.
  • Working Experience, Style and Skills:
    • At least 1-3 years of professional experience in HR administration, ideally in an international environment.
    • High level of accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Good time management skills: Ability to perform well while handling simultaneously several tasks and responsibilities.
    • Solution and service-oriented attitude to work.
    • The ability to ensure consistent service delivery by following set policies and procedures.
  • Language and Communication Skills:
    • Fluency in German (spoken and written).
    • Fluency in English (spoken and written).
    • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
    • Active-listening skills.
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relations.
  • Computer Skills – good skills in the use of/experience with:
    • Good skills in the use of/experience with standard software packages (MS Office).
    • Knowledge of SAP is a plus.
  • Others:
    • Experience in working in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, global team.
    • Commitment to FSC’s mission and values.
    • Demonstrated cultural awareness and sensitivity to the diversity of values, views, and approaches to issues relevant to the FSC program by stakeholders around the world.
    • Ability to represent FSC through his/her work with exemplary personal and professional authority and conduct.


Terms and Conditions

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


How to Apply

  • Please apply via our website by submitting your CV in English. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Please do not send any photos of yourself.
  • The deadline for applications is 26 March 2023.

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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.  

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!


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