Producer Certification Assistant Africa (m/f)
Fairtrade Labelling
Location: Bonn, Germany
Last Date: April 13, 2008

Fairtrade Labelling allows consumers to buy products that have been produced and traded under fair conditions, thereby empowering disadvantaged producers and wage workers in developing countries. FLO-CERT GmbH (Ltd) is the Certification Body of Fairtrade Labelling. FLO-CERT contributes through a credible certification system to the social-economic development of farmers and wage workers in the Southern Hemisphere.

FLO-CERT certifies products with a retail value of about 1.8 Billion Euros per year, produced by more than 1.200 organizations in 70 countries around the Globe, empowering over 1 Million farmers and wage workers. FLO-CERT GmbH currently has a vacancy in its Producer Certification department for a:

Producer Certification Assistant Africa (m/f)
Support in the organisation of Fairtrade audits and certifications of Producers in North-West Africa.
• Ensure communication with applicants and certified producers.
• Ensure central communication with Producer Certification Team.
• Manage database on inspection and certification information.
• Ensure a proper documentation and filing of certification decisions.
• Manage invoice preparation and follow up on payments.
• Assist Regional Coordinator for the North-West African Region in administering Producer Applications.
• Assist Certification Manager and Analysts to schedule and administer
inspections in North-West Africa.
• Keep producer information up to date in the database, inspection plan and paper files.
• Support the Producer Certification Team to update producer information in the data base relevant for Third Parties.
• Assist Director and Certification Manager to keep Producer Certification
documents and filing systems in order including inspector information.
• Assist Certification Manager and Analysts in communication with producers.

Regional Coordinator North-West Africa.
• University level education (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (Food Science, Business, Agronomy, Law, Economics, sociology etc.) or education as multi- lingual secretary.
• Fluency in English, French written and spoken.
• Excellent communication skills, team player, flexible, experience in dealing with different cultures.
• Strong dedication towards customer service.
• Strong command in the use of MS Office Products.
• Motivation for Fairtrade.

• Familiar with one or more of the following certification schemes: Organic,
Eurepgap, SA 8000, Fairtrade, ISO 9000 or equivalent.
• Knowledge of the agricultural sector in North-West Africa.
• Knowledge in accounting and billing.

• Job Share: 100%.
• Position is based in the FLO-Cert Office in Bonn, Germany.
• Start as soon as possible.
• 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.

• Please consult for more information on FLO-CERT GmbH
and the Fairtrade movement.
• Please apply by email (Re: PC Assistant Africa) only, in English, with
Curriculum Vitae, motivation letter and salary indication to David Holzwarth:
• Deadline for applications: 13th of April.

Please note that only those invited for an interview will be contacted.


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