Our client is looking for a Policy Manager (Ecosystem Services) (male / female) to
reinforce its Policy and Standards Unit in Bonn, Germany.
This position has been filled.
Payment for Ecosystem Services is an area of potential for Forest Stewardship Council to strengthen delivery of its
mission and provide additional revenue streams to certificate holders to offset the costs of
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
FSC is expanding its system of forest management certification to include the certification of
ecosystem service maintenance/enhancement at the forest level.
You have a background and experience in Payment for Forest Ecosystem Services, Forest
Ecosystem Services Responsible Management or Certification and an interest in working in
English in a multicultural team, for an independent non-governmental and not-for profit
organization? Then you should read this job opening.
FSC is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental multistakeholder organization, established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests. Today, FSC is the leading certification system for responsible forest management in the world. FSC works by bringing people together to promote responsible forest management and to find solutions to the problems created by bad forestry practices. FSC does so by providing standard setting, trademark assurance, accreditation services and business value for companies and organizations interested in responsible forestry.
Mission Statement / Objectives of the Function:
The Policy Manager (Ecosystem Services) is responsible for managing assigned projects and activities to develop procedures, guidelines, and other supporting elements for the certification of Ecosystem Services.
Main Roles and Responsibilities:
– To manage the development of the FSC Procedure for the
Maintenance and Enhancement of Ecosystem Services,
including methods for impact evaluation.
-To manage the development of the FSC Guidance for
Ecosystem Services including management guidance.
-To manage the development of a registry for certified
– To support the development of requirements for promotional
claims and trademark use related to FSC ecosystem services
– To assist partners in the implementation of activities under the
Global Environment Facility co-funded project “ForCES –
Forest Certification for Ecosystem Services”.
– To manage the adaptation of FSC’s assurance model to
support FSC ecosystem services certification and coordinate
training of certification bodies.
– To assist the design and implementation of benefit models.
– To consult with stakeholders in the development of policies,
procedures, standards and guidelines.
– To monitor and analyze relevant developments of regulatory
frameworks and propose appropriate response strategies.
– To establish and maintain good relations with members,
stakeholders, certification bodies, research institutions,
intergovernmental organizations and other relevant
– To represent FSC professionally both within the FSC Network
and towards external stakeholders and audiences.
– Additional Tasks as agreed with the Program Manager
Qualification, Experience and Skills:
The successful candidate demonstrates the following key
competencies and qualities:
– Education and Training:
o University degree in a relevant field (e.g. Forestry,
Biology, Natural Resource Management, Forest
Economics, natural resource economics).
– Working Experience, Style and Skills:
o At least 5 years of professional experience in one or more
of the following fields: multi-stakeholder initiatives,
standard development processes, the forestry sector,
sustainability/ecosystem services certification, Payment
for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes (including and
beyond carbon); funding, development or auditing of PES
projects; conservation management; corporate
environmental responsibility programs.
o Good time management skills: Ability to perform well while
handling simultaneously a number of functions.
o Solution oriented attitude to work.
o Extensive Project management experience.
o Fluency in English required (spoken and written).
o Fluency in Spanish an asset (spoken and written).
o Fluency in French an asset (spoken and written).
– Computer Skills – good skills in the use of/experience with:
o Good skills in the use of standard software packages (MS
o Database management platforms.
o Experience with Content Management Systems.
o Exemplary verbal and written communication skills that
create cohesive team efforts and affect decision making.
o Active-listening skills, the ability to facilitate interactive
discussions and maintain positive interpersonal relations.
o Ability to work well as a member of a multi-cultural, interdisciplinary,
multi-lingual, global team.
o Ability to work independently within a geographically
o Commitment to FSC’s mission and values.
o Demonstrated cultural awareness and sensitivity to the
diversity of values, views and approaches to issues
relevant to the FSC program by stakeholders around the
o Familiarity at the general level with the scope of FSC’s
programs of standard setting, accreditation, trademark Forest Stewardship Council® management and political engagement. / Basic
understanding of the scope of FSC’s programs and activities.
o Ability to represent FSC through his/her work with
exemplary personal and professional authority and
Terms and Conditions:
– Location: Bonn, Germany.
-Working Hours: Full time – 40 hours per week.
– Duration of Employment: Temporary contract – 2 years
– Starting Date: As soon as possible.
-Travel: Periodic travel is required.
Please also send:
– Your salary expectation
– Your earliest possible starting date
Apply here for the position as Policy Manager Ecosystem Services with our client Forest Stewardship Council.
Your HR Consultant Kadri
is available for additional questions
Mo–Fri 9.00 – 17.00 CET
(Check for your local time)
Tel: +49 211 995 459 35
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