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Level OfficerLocation Bonn, Germany Deadline for application March 16, 2021

February 18, 2021

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 Policy Officer (Assurance Standards and Internal Processes), who brings solid expertise and a passion for FSC’s mission, to work with us in a multinational environment.

The Scope

To coordinate development and adaptation of internal quality management processes and implementation of new technologies. To coordinate the review, revision, and maintenance of the general requirements for FSC accredited certification bodies.

Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • To support drafting of standard operating procedures to improve internal quality management processes. 
  • To support and coordinate PSUs input to digitization processes of FSC policies, standards and procedures and associated platforms and tools.  
  • To coordinate the review, revision and maintenance of the general assurance requirements, including related documents, for FSC accredited certification bodies. 
  • To coordinate the development, review and revision of other core FSC policies, standards and procedures. 
  • To work closely with external parties involved in the relevant processes. 
  • 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:  

  • Masters or bachelor’s degree or suitable vocational training.

Working Experience, Style and Skills:  

  • At least 2 years of applicable professional experience in relevant fields, for example, quality management, assurance, certification, standard setting, research.
  • Project management experience.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • A strong sense for diligence and accuracy.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. 
  • Proven ability to plan and organize work.


  • Fluency in English (spoken and written).

Computer Skills – good skills in the use of/experience with: 

  • Standard software packages (MS Office). 
  • Database applications.

Communication Skills:  

  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills that contribute to cohesive team efforts and decision making.  

Terms and Conditions

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

What we offer

  • Remote work (“home office”). 
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Childcare allowance.
  • Public transports costs (“Job ticket”).
  • Language course allowance.
  • Highly international working environment.

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 16th March 2021 at 10,00am (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 

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

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