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Certification Assistant Europe II (m/f) (Nordics Region)

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Germany (West) - Europe
Town/City 53129 Bonn / Germany
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 20/12/2009
Company Name FLO-CERT GmbH - Fairtrade Certification
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 Assistant Europe II (m/f) 


  • Support in the organization of Fairtrade audits and certifications of Traders in Europe.
  • Administer the certification process.
  • Ensure communication with certified operators and third parties.
  • Ensure central communication with the Certification Team. 
  • Assist in administering Producer and Trader Applications.
  • Assist Regional Manager and Analysts to schedule and administer audits in the respective region.
  • Assist the Certification Team in communication with applicants and certified operators as well as other third parties.
  • Assist in the elaboration and communication of certification decisions.
  • Keep certification decision information up to date in the FLO-CERT database and audit plan.
  • Ensure a proper documentation and filing of certification decisions and relevant communications.
  • Contribute to the quality improvement of certification processes.
  • Any business, commercial, trade or consumer orientated professional education or apprenticeship/vocational training.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Very good language skills (oral & written) on one or more Nordic Language (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish).
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Very good communication and selling skills.
  • Team player, flexible, experience in dealing with different cultures.
  • Strong dedication towards customer service.
  • Strong command in the use of MS Office Products.
  • Good working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office. Good Excel skills.
  • Motivation for Fairtrade.
  • University level education in a relevant subject (Food, Consumer, Business, Agronomy, Law, Economics, Scandinavian languages studies, etc.)
  • Working experience in an office environment.
  • Experience in international trade or food processing.
  • Experience with Customer Relationship Management Tools.
  • Job Share: 100%.
  • Position is based in the FLO-CERT Office in Bonn, Germany.
  • Start date: January 2010
  • The office language is English.
  • Salary is paid according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement Category (Tarifvertrag Groß- und Außenhandel, Nordrhein-Westfalen), Salary Range IV plus an attractive benefits package.
  • 30 days of holidays.
  • For applying, please visit the FLO-CERT vacancy website:
www.flo-cert.net/flo-cert/main.php?id=8Please follow application procedure for submitting your application documents in English, with Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter and salary indication to Mr. David Holzwarth.
  • Deadline for applications: 12th of December 2009.
 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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