The Scope

To ensure the development, maintenance and consistent implementation of the FSC normative framework with respect to National Standards in line with the applicable FSC policies and procedures.

Level: Programme Manager
Location: Bonn, Germany
Deadline for application: November 29, 2020

Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • To coordinate and oversee the development, maintenance, review, revision and interpretation of:
    • normative documents for national standard development and certification.
    • related communications, guidance and training materials, for example, for standard developers, standard users (Certificate Holders and Certification Bodies), and stakeholders.
  • To oversee the development and approval of FSC National and Regional Forest Stewardship Standards worldwide.
  • To develop and implement a model for the integrated review and revision of the FSC Principles & Criteria, International Generic Indicators, and national standards.
  • To oversee the coordination of the Forest Management Expert Community. 
  • To establish and implement effective and outcome-oriented work plans in line with organizational strategies and priorities. 
    • identifying unit internal and external support needs as well as foreseen stakeholder inputs, while
    • ensuring effective resource management.
  • To enable team members to deliver a high level of performance.
  • To coordinate activities within PSU, in particular with the FM International Program and Regional Offices, as well as other FSC units as necessary.
  • Supporting fundraising and reporting to donors.
  • Project work and additional tasks as assigned for special business needs and agreed with the formal supervisor.

Qualification, Experience and Skills

  • Education and Training:
    • A university/ technical college degree in forestry/ wood technology or other relevant areas or equivalent experience, knowledge and skills.
  • Working Experience, Style and Skills:
    • At least 5 years of professional experience in one or more of the following:
      • The Forest Sector.
      • Multi-stakeholder standards development processes.
      • Conservation management.
      • Corporate environmental responsibility programs.
    • Extensive project management experience.
    • Good time management skills: Ability to perform well while handling several functions simultaneously.
    • Solution- and service-oriented attitude to work.
    • A strong sense for diligence and accuracy.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Leadership Skills:
    • Demonstrated strategic abilities.
    • People leadership experience is an asset.
  •  Languages: Fluency in English (spoken and written).Spanish is a plus. 
  • Communication skills:
    • Good verbal and written communication skills that create cohesive team efforts and affect decision making.
    • Ability to facilitate interactive discussions.
    • Ability to establish and maintain positive interpersonal relations.

Terms and Conditions

  • Location: Bonn, Germany.
  • Working Hours: Full time – 40 hours per week.
  • Duration of Employment: 2 years contract.
  • Starting Date: As soon as possibe.

How to apply

  • Please apply via our website by submitting your CV in English
  • Please do not send any photos of yourself.

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We are looking forward to your application!