National Representative: Romania

Level: Programme Manager
Location: Romania
Deadline: 16 February 2023
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FSC Mission

FSC is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to responsible forest management worldwide. We enable businesses and consumers to make informed choices about forest products, and we create positive change by engaging the power of market dynamics.

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.

FSC International is currently looking for a National Representative for Romania (m/f/d/).
An active professional with a track record in technical forestry management, nature conservation and/or operational management in the environmental sector with clear insights in the opportunities and challenges for developing and implementing FSC forestry standards in Romania.

The Scope

To ensure responsible management of the forest in Romania under a formal service agreement by supporting FSC as a National Representative in Romania.    The FSC National Representative will formally represent FSC in Romania for forest related issues and ensures that views of Romanian stakeholders are communicated to FSC International, as appropriate.  


Main Roles and Responsibilities

To grow FSC engagement within Romania across certification, membership and market visibility.

  • To coordinate implementation of the FSC Policies and frameworks within the national context including:
    • the implementation and ongoing development of the recently approved Romanian FM standard in line with FSC-STD-60-004, FSC-PRO-60-006 and FSC-TPT-60-008
    • To contribute to the ongoing development of the controlled wood risk assessments in Romania and support effective and efficient implementation by forest industry. 
  • To represent FSC in Romania (formally and informally) to relevant forestry stakeholders and governmental institutions.
  • To build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, including government policy makers and organizations representing forest owners and managers.
  • To assess the impact of FSC in forests in Romania to report on and communicate this to relevant target audiences.
  • Coordinate and work closely with the regional team in identifying and agreeing FSC development within Romania.

Additional information:

  • The FSC National Representative for Romania will (apart from an agreed monthly fee) be provided with a basic operational budget to manage and provide accountability for.
  • The FSC National Representative for Romania will collaborate with other forestry colleagues through FSC’s Forest Network Working Group.

Reporting line:

The FSC National Representative for Romania reports to the European Regional Director.


Qualification, Experience and Skills

Education and Training:

  • University degree in forestry or an equivalent combination of education/vocational training and work experience relevant for the roles and responsibilities of this function.
  • Continuous professional development in one or more of the following areas: Forestry, facilitation, project management, communication, engagement.

Working Experience, Style and Skills:

Sound understanding of the scope of FSC’s programs, activities, policies and standards.

  • 3+ years of relevant experience and a practical understanding of forest management in Romania.
  • Understanding of commercial forest product value chain needs and market forces.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Solid understanding of integrity and credibility challenges within supply chains.
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office.


Communication Skills:

  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills.
  • Respectful and friendly communication with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in group facilitation and mediation training an asset.
  • Fluency in English (spoken and written) and Romanian (spoken and written).


  • Ability to work well as a member of a multi-cultural, inter-disciplinary, 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: in Romania, appointment initially home based with extensive national travel. And some international travel.

Working Hours: Full Time - 40 hours per week.

Contract: Service and License agreement as FSC consultant.

Duration of contract: 2 years (extension possible), probationary period is 6 months.

References: The candidate is required to provide 2 references.

Starting Date: as soon as possible.


How to Apply

Please send your motivation letter, Salary expectations and CV in English as email attachments to: Miruna Sasek AIMS International Romania:

Please do not send any photos of yourself.

The deadline for applications is 16 February 2023.

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.

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!