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Jan 1 / BARD CEP

Policy Manager, Forest Stewardship Council – Germany

Organization: Forest Stewardship Council

Position Title: Policy Manager (Ecosystem Services)

Location: Bonn, Germany

Application Deadline: Position open until filled


  • 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 ecosystem services.
  • To support the development of requirements for promotional claims and trademark use related to FSC ecosystem services certification.
  • 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 organizations.
  • To represent FSC professionally both within the FSC Network and towards external stakeholders and audiences.
  • Additional Tasks as agreed with the Program Manager (Ecosystem Services).


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).

How to Apply: Only full applications, including CV and cover letter that are send directly to us via the link will be considered.

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