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Certification Analyst South America/ Brazil (m/f)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Town/City Bonn
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 26/09/2010
Company Name FLO-CERT GmbH
Contact Name Christian Jambor
Email recruitment@flo-cert.net
Website Further Details / Applications
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Fairtrade is a trading partnership, based on dialogue, transparency and respect. FLO-CERT, an independent international certification company provides the credibility, trust and transparency behind the Fairtrade Label.


With over 2000 clients in more than 70 countries, FLO-CERT has become one of the world’s leading social certification bodies – empowering over one million farmers and wage workers and their families in the global south through access to the Fairtrade market.


FLO-CERT GmbH currently has a vacancy in its Certification department for a customer orientated, service driven and energetic new staff member with an interest in FAIRTRADE:



Certification Analyst South America/Brazil (m/f)



Organise Fairtrade audits and certifications of producers and traders in Brazil and South America.


• Coordinate the audit and certification process of operators in Brazil and South America.

• Evaluate audit reports and prepare certification decisions.

• Ensure the flow of communication between all units of the Certification Department.


• Take application evaluation decisions for certification of producers and traders.

• Evaluate audit reports and prepare certification decisions.

• Communicate with key stakeholder, traders and producers in South America.

• Contribute to the quality improvement of FLO-CERT processes.

• Assist the Regional Manager South America with external communication.

• Assist the Regional Manager South America with the training of local auditors.

• Ensure internal communication within the Latin American certification team.

• Ensure a proper documentation and filing of certification decisions.

• Ensure up to date information and certification decision information in the




Regional Manager South America





• A professional business or commercial related education (e.g. office-, trade-, merchant apprenticeship/vocational training) or a Bachelor level university education in a relevant subject (Food Science, Business, Agronomy, etc.)

• Professional work experience of at least two years.

• Prior experience in auditing in Latin America. 

• Familiar with one or more of the following certification schemes: Organic,

   GlobalG.A.P, SA 8000, Fairtrade, ISO 9000 or equivalent.

• Fluency in English and Portuguese, written and spoken. 

• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

•  Pro-active work style and team player.

• A confident, reliable, hardworking and enthusiastic individual.

• Excellent communication skills, team player, flexible, experience in dealing

   with different cultures.

• Strong dedication towards customer service.

• Strong command in the use of MS Office Products.

• Motivation for Fairtrade.


• Knowledge of the agricultural sector in Latin America.

• Fluency in Spanish, written and spoken. 

• Knowledge of and experience in the coffee industry.

• Knowledge in accounting and billing.



• Job Share: 100%.

• Position is based in the FLO-Cert Office in Bonn, Germany.

• Salary is paid according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement Category (Tarifvertrag Groß- und Außenhandel, Nordrhein-Westfalen), Salary Range V plus an attractive benefits package.

• Start as soon as possible.

• The office language is English.

• 30 days of holidays.



• For applying, please visit the FLO-CERT vacancy website:


Please follow the `Smartrecruiters´application procedure for submitting your application documents in English, with Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter and salary indication.

• Deadline for applications: 26th September 2010.


Please consult www.flo-cert.net for more information on FLO-CERT GmbH and the Fairtrade movement.


-          Please note that only those invited for an interview will be contacted. –

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