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Program Manager (Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood) (m/f/d)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Germany (West) - Europe
Town/City Bonn
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 10/01/2022
Company Name Forest Stewardship Council
Contact Name Guille Garza
Telephone + 49 228 367 6618
Fax + 49 228 367 6665
Website Further Details / Applications
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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 www.fsc.org.

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.

The Scope

The Program Manager (Chain of Custody and Controlled Wood) oversees the development, maintenance and consistent implementation of the FSC normative framework in the area of Chain of Custody (CoC) and Controlled Wood (CW).

Main Roles and Responsibilities

  • To coordinate, oversee and work on the development, maintenance, review, revision and interpretation of:
    • normative documents for certification and accreditation;
    • related guidance and training materials for stakeholders and users.
  • To oversee the development and approval of FSC Controlled Wood risk assessments worldwide.
  • To coordinate and oversee the support for implementing CoC and CW requirements.
  • To streamline the relevant normative documents and requirements through means of simplification, outcome orientation, and integration of risk-based approaches.
  • To identify and evaluate innovative approaches for their potential of being adopted in the FSC normative framework through pilot testing, desk reviews and external studies.
  • To collaborate with PSU Engagement in the development and implementation of engagement plans for each major process.
  • To establish and implement effective and outcome-oriented work plans,
    • reflecting the FSC Global Strategic Plan as well as the program priorities;
    • identifying unit internal and external support needs as well as foreseen stakeholder inputs, while ensuring effective resource management.
  • To provide team members with appropriate structure, direction and feedback to ensure a high level of performance.
  • To coordinate activities within PSU and other FSC units as necessary.
  • To support fundraising and reporting to donors.
  • Any other task as agreed with the formal supervisor.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

  • Education and training: 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: forest sector, multi-stakeholder standards development processes, certification, corporate environmental responsibility programs.
    • Extensive project management experience.
    • Demonstrated strategic and leadership skills.
    • Good time management skills: Ability to perform well while handling simultaneously several functions.
    • Solution-oriented attitude to work.
    • A strong sense for diligence and accuracy.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Leadership: Proven, professional strategic and technical abilities and leadership skills.
  • Languages:
    • Fluency in English (spoken and written).
    • Spanish is a plus
  • Communication Skills: Good communication and interpersonal skills.

Terms and Conditions

  • Location: Bonn, Germany
  • Working Hours: full time - 40 hours per week
  • Duration of Employment: temporary contract - 2 years (extension possible)
  • Starting Date: as soon as possible
  • Travel: sporadic travel is required

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 10 January 2022 at 21:59 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 recruitment@fsc.org

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!

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