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Business Director

As a result of changing roles, IOAS is inviting applications for a Business Director. The Business Director supports the Executive Director and is part of the senior management team that leads the organization in accordance with the vision, mission and high-level strategy guidance established by the IOAS Board of Directors.  The Business Director will supervise a small team and has specific responsibility for design and implementation of systems in a non-profit, service-oriented environment to ensure that IOAS has the necessary financial, human and material resources and public profile to fulfil its objectives, balancing growth, stability, efficacy, efficiency and sustainability.

Terms

  1. This is a full-time salary position, working 40 hours per week.
  2. You will work from your own home office. Location is flexible.
  3. IOAS will pay for internet and basic office costs.
  4. The salary for this position will be +/- USD $80,000 depending on experience and match to the competence profile.
  5. Some travel required in support of business and team development as well as attendance at Board meetings.

Requirements

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate many of the following:

  • Qualification and/or previous experience preparing budgets and financial reports.
  • Qualification and/or previous experience in human resource management.
  • Previous experience in a role involving external and internal communication.
  • Proven ability to lead and inspire a team of individuals with a range of roles.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of IOAS.

Applicants must be able to work remotely on their own as well as part of a multi-cultural team, show good attention to detail and maintain the highest level of integrity. Experience working in the field of accreditation or certification is not essential but is an advantage. Ideal starting date: early 2023.

Application

Please submit a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, References, and copies of applicable certifications/qualifications to info@ioas.org with subject line ‘Business Director, Attn: Executive Director

Closing date is December 9, 2022

 

 


 

Programme Assistants

As a result of expanding workloads during 2022 and exciting changes in how we work, IOAS is appointing two new positions as Programme Assistants. The Programme Assistants will assist senior IOAS management in a wide range of tasks relating to general administration, competence management, assessment scheduling, task monitoring and reporting. Day to day work will include supporting recruitment, training and performance monitoring activities, drafting documents, collation and analysis of records and information on company performance and attendance at meetings to take minutes. The role will suit candidates in the early stages of their career and give a unique, exciting and varied insight into the inner workings of an international, mission driven organization working in the field of accreditation.

Terms

  1. This is a full-time salary position, working 40 hours per week.
  2. You will work from your own home office. Location is flexible but candidates will need to support managers working in Central Europe time zone (CET)
  3. IOAS will pay for internet and basic office costs.
  4. The salary for this position will be +/- USD $40,000 based on education and experience.
  5. Limited travel to attend staff meetings.

Requirements

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Previous experience working remotely and familiarity working with databases, spreadsheets and Microsoft applications in a technical field,
  • Previous experience in data management roles related to general office administration, human resources, customer service and quality management,
  • Excellent organisational skills and enjoyment in being detail oriented and methodical,
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of IOAS,
  • Fluency in spoken English is essential with an ability to write clear, well-structured correspondence and reports. Fluency in an additional language would be an advantage.

Applicants must be able to work on their own as well as part of a multi-cultural team, show good attention to detail and maintain the highest level of integrity. Experience working in the field of inspection, certification and accreditation is not essential. Ideal starting date: January/February 2023.

Application

Please submit a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, References, and copies of applicable certifications/qualifications to info@ioas.org with subject line ‘Full time Programme Assistants, Attn: Amaia Aldana and Mafalda Carneiro

Closing date is December 2, 2022

 

 

 


 

Accreditation Committee Members with Organic Cosmetics and/or Textiles Industry Expertise

The Accreditation Committee is a volunteer position appointed by the IOAS Board, requiring you to perform Accreditation Decisions via online platform, participate in teleconferences pertaining to adverse actions and/or appeals, and an annual meeting, which may be held anywhere in the world, or remotely if necessary. If attending in person all travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed by IOAS.

Members of the IOAS Accreditation Committee (AC) are eligible for a $50 honorarium for each CB accreditation decision they render, either in person or virtually, including routine decisions on (re)accreditation or continuation of accreditation (in cases of Annual Surveillance) as well as decisions on imposing or lifting sanctions.  AC members are also eligible for a $250 honorarium for each AC meeting that they attend (typically convened annually for the purpose of ongoing training, discussing common issues, etc.) and $50 for each joint Board/AC meeting that they attend, either in person or virtually

Requirements

All candidates must meet the following minimum qualification requirements:

  1. Good knowledge of the English language;
  2. Standing and authority in their field which is deemed relevant to the position;
  3. High degree of personal integrity, including ability to maintain confidentiality and show due concern for conflict of interest;
  4. Evidence of supporting the aims and objectives of organic agriculture and/or IFOAM’s mission;
  5. Ability to attend, prepare for and actively participate in meetings;
  6. In the case of those chosen as representatives of the fields of inspection or certification a considerable degree of experience and expertise is required.

The Committee shall be constituted with a range of interests, with no single interest predominating. The five sectors of interests are defined as:

  1. conformity assessment (certification & inspection);
  2. operators;
  3. beneficiaries (consumers, environment, retail, trade, movement);
  4. developing world;
  5. and regulatory.

Additionally, prospective members must have extensive experience in accreditation, certification and/or inspection, in the organic textiles, and/or cosmetics industries. Those who are qualified as an assessor or inspector, or decision maker in the respective field are suitable candidates. Individuals who work at operator level – ie in industry – and academic professionals in these areas of expertise may have appropriate qualifications.  Persons who work in standards development, scheme owners, or related bodies are also invited to apply.

Evidence of qualification must be provided, and members are subject to allocation of competences based on their expertise. Some training may be provided by IOAS to increase competence in specific areas.

Application

Nominations shall be accompanied by the following:

  • A nomination from any organization or individual
  • A full curriculum vitae (résumé);
  • A statement of interest in seeking this appointment;
  • Applicants must indicate which of the interest sectors they are affiliated with (a primary and secondary sector are permitted if appropriate);
  • Appropriate certifications, diplomas, or other evidence of qualification.

Applicants must indicate which of these interest sectors named above they are affiliated with (a primary and secondary sector are permitted if appropriate).

Please submit to info@ioas.org with subject line ‘2108 AC Member nominations, Attn: David Crucefix

Closing date

Applications accepted until further notice.


 

 

 

APPLICATIONS OF INTEREST ARE BEING SOUGHT FOR IOAS FUTURE BOARD MEMBERS

The IOAS board is constituted in a manner that safeguards impartiality and enables the participation of all parties from various sectors significantly concerned in the development and principles regarding the content and functioning of the accreditation system.

Potential Board members should have a background from one of the following sectors ; conformity assessment (certification & inspection); operators; beneficiaries (consumers, environment, retail, trade, movement); developing world; and regulatory.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from those within the Operator categories and those with  business expertise.

Elections to the Board shall be for three-year terms with the possibility of re-appointed.

Candidates shall demonstrate the following requirements:

1. Good knowledge of the English language.
2. Standing and authority in their field.
3. High degree of personal integrity, including ability to maintain confidentiality and show due concern for conflict of interest.
4. Evidence of supporting the aims and objectives of organic agriculture and/or IFOAM’s mission
5. Ability to attend, prepare for and actively participate in meetings
6. In the case of those chosen as representatives of the fields of inspection or certification a considerable degree of experience and expertise is required.

Applications:

Candidates must apply via email to info@ioas.org with the following:

  1. A nomination from any organisation or individual.
  2. A full curriculum vitae (resumé)
  3. A statement of their interest in seeking the appointment.

Closing date:

Applications accepted until further notice.


 

 

 

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