Head of Unit – Technical, PEFC

PEFC is Hiring: Head of Unit – Technical

To bolster its leading position and its acknowledged market recognition, PEFC International is presently looking for a methodical Conformity Assessment specialist as its Head of Unit – Technical.
Head of Unit – Technical
Your mission: As a member of the management team you report directly to the Secretary General and are responsible for the development, maintenance and integrity of all technical aspects of PEFC’s work. This includes leading international consultation processes, leading revision processes for PEFC’s international standards, the review and endorsement of national forest certification schemes, ensuring quality, consistency and providing guidance to members, potential members and stakeholders.
As the head of your small team you also manage, complaints and appeals procedures and the PEFC logo and trademark usage. You monitor external developments, are responsible for certification-related internal and external capacity building, and seek and maintain relationships with conformity assessment organisations and stakeholders.
Yourself: Your broad overall vision and goal-orientation allow you to manage your technical department as an integral part of the team in a transparent and interactive manner. In close cooperation with the management you instil a customer oriented approach and seek to optimize our services to members. Your excellent listening and communication skills help you work in synergy with members and stakeholders alike.
Holder of a university technical degree you have at least 10 years experience dealing with standards accreditation, development or auditing and are familiar with the upstream working of organisations such as ISO, IAF or related organizations. Fluent in English, any other commonly spoken European language would be a plus.
We offer you: The opportunity to join a dynamic organization widely recognized, in the budding sector of forest certification, as a leader and a reference. The excitement to actively represent and engage in a worthy cause at the forefront of our world’s concerns. An effective and challenging engagement in achieving our expansion qualitative and quantitative objectives.
An important multi-faceted role requiring equal technical, diplomatic, social and educational skills. A small but growing entity with a vision and which believes in its people and its mission. A financial package in line with your experience and success.
Who we are: Based in Geneva, Switzerland, the PEFC – Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification –  is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization which promotes sustainably managed forests through independent third party certification. World leader in terms of area covered, its 29 worldwide independent national forest certification systems represent more than 230 million hectares of certified forests.
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