Our head office is in USA but our personnel work remotely and are based worldwide.
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Applications sought for Client Service Manager
As a result of expanding workloads and exciting changes in how we work, we are seeking another Client Services Manager. The Client Services Manager is responsible for the administration of IOAS clients in all aspects of the processing of applications for accreditation to ensure the delivery of all Accreditation Schemes with high integrity and exceptional client service. You will work with a multi-national team and be working with clients all over the world. The role will suit candidates in the early stages of their career with enthusiasm for IOAS core values of integrity, quality, innovation and overall improving the quality of life for people and the planet.
- This is a full-time, long-term role. You may be contracted or join as an employee depending on your country of working.
- You will work remotely from your own home office. Some travel may be required. IOAS will pay basic office costs and all travel related expenses.
- You are obligated to do the work independently; it shall not be subcontracted in any capacity;
- You will receive a complete induction and ongoing training.
- The salary is +/- $40,000 USD, based on experience.
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:
- Previous experience and familiarity working with databases, spreadsheets and Microsoft applications.
- Previous experience and interest in a customer-facing role.
- Excellent organizational skills and enjoyment in being detail oriented and methodical.
- Experience with organic certification or accreditation is desirable but not essential.
- Fluency in spoken English is essential with an ability to write clear, well-structured correspondence.
- At least one other language is desirable.
Applicants must be able to work on their own as well as part of a team, show good attention to detail and maintain the highest level of integrity. Computer literacy is essential.
Please submit a motivational letter explaining your interest in this role and IOAS, along with Curriculum Vitae, references, and copies of applicable certifications/qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘2023 CSM position’
30 September 2023
Applications sought for Accreditation Committee Members with Organic Cosmetics and/or Textiles Industry Expertise
IOAS is seeking Accreditation Committee Members with Organic Cosmetics and/or Textiles Industry Expertise.
This is an ideal opportunity to:
- Contribute to the promotion of integrity and fairness.
- Gain valuable experience in evaluating decision-making processes.
- Work alongside passionate professionals dedicated to making a difference.
At IOAS we believe in upholding integrity and ensuring that conformity decisions align with our ethical principles. We are currently seeking motivated individuals to join as members of our Accreditation Committee. Created to distance the task of making the final decisions on accreditation from the everyday technical assessment aspects of the IOAS, the Accreditation Committee is appointed to ensure a balance of interests, representation, and geography as well as a wealth of expertise in conformity assessment. Your role will be crucial in evaluating and providing feedback on conformity decisions made by various entities.
This is a volunteer position, requiring you to perform Accreditation Decisions via online platform, participate in teleconferences pertaining to adverse actions and/or appeals when requested, and an annual in person meeting, which may be held anywhere in the world. All travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed by IOAS for in person meetings and details of the honorarium are explained in our detailed specifications.
IOAS work with an increasing number of scheme owners (COSMOS, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, European Commission, GlobalG.A.P., GOTS, IFOAM, NATRUE, Textile Exchange) and the accreditation and assessment services we provide cover organic agriculture, sustainable agriculture, organic textiles, organic and natural cosmetics, recycled products, animal welfare claims, fair trade, social compliance, and food safety. IOAS clients are based all over the world.
The day-to-day work of the IOAS is performed by a team of core staff with support from contracted assessors and technical experts. For more information about our work, please visit www.ioas.org.
All candidates must meet the following minimum qualification requirements:
- Good knowledge of the English language.
- Standing and authority in their field which is deemed relevant to the position.
- High degree of personal integrity, including ability to maintain confidentiality and show due concern for conflict of interest.
- Evidence of supporting the aims and objectives of organic agriculture and/or IFOAM’s mission.
- Ability to attend, prepare for and actively participate in meetings.
- 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:
- conformity assessment (certification & inspection).
- beneficiaries (consumers, environment, retail, trade, movement).
- developing world.
- 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 – i.e., 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.
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
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 interesting sectors named above they are affiliated with (a primary and secondary sector are permitted if appropriate).
Please submit to email@example.com with subject line ‘2305 AC Member nominations, Attn: Lauren Carlyle’
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.
Candidates must apply via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- A nomination from any organisation or individual.
- A full curriculum vitae (resumé)
- A statement of their interest in seeking the appointment.
Applications accepted until further notice.