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Student Assistant, Standards Unit

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Germany (West) - Europe
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level First Level
Deadline 22/09/2011
Company Name Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO)
Contact Name
Website Further Details / Applications
Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO) logo
Directory Entry : We are 24 organizations working to secure a better deal for producers. From our headquarters in Bonn, Germany, we set international Fairtrade standards and support Fairtrade producers
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


Fairtrade International unites the producer-, market- and business-facing activities within the
Fairtrade Labelling system.  FLO eV develops the Fairtrade Standards; promotes the
empowerment of Fairtrade-certified producers by supporting them in gaining and maintaining
Fairtrade Certification and capitalizing on market  pportunities; and facilitates global Fairtrade
markets, to optimise benefits for producers.

The Standards Unit at Fairtrade International is responsible for setting and revising standards,
including generic standards, product standards, Fairtrade Minimum Prices, and Fairtrade
Premium levels. The Unit includes the Pricing Sub-Unit which is responsible for the
development of Fairtrade Minimum Prices and Fairtrade Premium levels, and the Standards
Sub-Unit which develops and revises generic and product specific standards as well as
standards for new products. Both sub-units work to develop better methodological approaches
to standard setting, as well as developing explanatory and training documents about Fairtrade

Fairtrade International currently has a Student Assistant position available in its  
Standards Sub-Unit
Reports to: Head of Standards

Overall: Provide administrative, organizational, logistical, and other work related services to
assist the work of the Standards Sub-Unit, such as, for example:
• Carry out information research tasks upon request
• Assist in the revision and editing of documents  
• Assist in the preparation and compilation of documents
• Excellent English (Working knowledge of French and / or Spanish or relevant local language
an asset)
• Experience in data research, Computer literacy (Microsoft Office and especially use of
• Communication and intercultural skills
• Motivation for the cause of Fairtrade
• Customer orientated
• Studies in the field of Economics, Agronomy, Politics, Social Science, Geography or related
field is an asset
• Some experience in developing countries (e.g., work, internships, travels) an asset
• Only applicants can be considered who are enrolled in German universities Terms and Conditions:
• Working time 20 hours per week, distributed flexible
• Remuneration in line with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement, Tarifvertrag Groß- &
Außenhandel NRW, Group II and depending on age
• Duration: 3 month
• Please apply by email only, in English, with Curriculum Vitae and motivation letter, citing
Student Assistant SSU in the subject line to applications@fairtrade.net  
• Deadline for applications is 22nd  September 2011

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