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RECORDS ADMINISTRATOR

As a result of expanding workloads in 2020 and exciting changes in how we work, we are appointing a new position of Records Administrator. The Records Administrator will assist senior IOAS management in a wide range of tasks relating to general administration, human resources, IT and quality management. Day to day work will include attendance at committee and staff meetings to take minutes and monitor actions, booking flights and hotels for IOAS assessors and staff events, supporting recruitment and training activities, administration of employee contracts and documents in support of performance monitoring, collation and analysis of data on company performance, and other tasks as assigned. 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, long term role and you will be contracted as self-employed unless you are based in the USA;
2. You will work from your own home office. Some travel for training may be required. IOAS will pay basic office costs and all travel related expenses;
3. You are obligated to do the work independently; it shall not be subcontracted in any capacity;
4. You will receive a complete induction and ongoing training on IOAS and for the role you will play.

Requirements
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:
• Previous experience working remotely and requiring minimal supervision;
• 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, IT support and/or quality management;
• Excellent organisational skills and enjoyment in being detail oriented and methodical;
• Fluency in spoken English is essential with an ability to write clear, well-structured correspondence.

Applicants must be able to work well on their own and as part of a team, show good attention to detail and maintain the highest level of integrity. Computer literacy is essential.

Application
Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in this role along with a Curriculum Vitae, references, and copies of applicable certifications/qualifications to info@ioas.org with subject line ‘2020 RA recruitment, Attn: David Crucefix

Closing date
January 22, 2020


CLIENT SERVICE MANAGER

As a result of expanding workloads in 2020 and exciting changes in how we work, we are seeking a 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.

Terms

  1. This is a full-time, long term role however you will be contracted as self-employed unless you are based in the USA;
  2. You will work from your own home office. Some travel may be required. IOAS will pay basic office costs and all travel related expenses.
  3. You are obligated to do the work independently; it shall not be subcontracted in any capacity;
  4. You will receive a complete induction and ongoing training.

Requirements

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 organisational 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.

Application

Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in this role along with Curriculum Vitae, references, and copies of applicable certifications/qualifications to info@ioas.org with subject line ‘2020 CSM recruitment, Attn: David Crucefix

Closing date

January 15, 2021

 


 

COSMETIC TECHNICAL EXPERT IN ORGANIC AND NATURAL COSMETICS

As a result of expanding workloads in 2020 due to an increased number of applicants we are seeking a
Technical Expert with experience in organic and natural cosmetics primarily for the purpose of
conducting file reviews and completing audits of operator inspections as part of accreditation
assessment activities.

Terms

  1. This is a freelance contract opportunity, with compensation based on a daily rate.
  2. Assignments will be offered by IOAS on an as-needed basis and are arranged with at least two
    months’ notice. The number of days per annum will depend on performance and demand but can
    be expected to be between 20-30 days. The contractor may reject assignments based on
    availability and/or ability to complete the work.
  3. You will work from your own office with some audits being conducted remotely but some travel
    will be required, and the contractor must be able to organize travel arrangements and submit all
    expense receipts as applicable.
  4. The contractor is obligated to do the assessment work independently, it shall not be
    subcontracted in any capacity.
  5. All assessment preparation, execution, and reporting shall be completed based on the IOAS requirements and forms.

Requirements

Successful applicants will have at least 4 of the following:
• a university degree in the field of cosmetics, chemistry or related subject;
• at least 5 years professional experience in the cosmetics industry in a technical capacity;
• good technical knowledge of cosmetic ingredients and good manufacturing practice;
• experience with inspection, certification and audit technique. Lead Assessor Qualification is preferred but not essential;
• experience with implementing and/or maintaining and/or auditing a Quality Management System in a cosmetics manufacturing setting;
• familiarity with COSMOS and NATRUE Certification Standards and requirements.

The role may suit academics, researchers or freelance auditors working in this field. 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. Fluency in spoken English is essential with an ability to write clear, well-structured reports. At least one other language is desirable but not essential. Computer literacy is essential. Training on IOAS assessment will be provided.

Application

Please download the application form (FR0403), and submit the completed form, along with Curriculum Vitae, references, and copies of applicable certifications/qualifications to info@ioas.org with subject line ‘2020 Cosmetics Expert Recruitment’, Attn: David Crucefix

Closing date
Please apply immediately as applications are welcome until position filled.

 


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.

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU

Organic Textiles

GOTS, Textile Exchange

Organic Cosmetics

COSMOS, NATRUE

Sustainable Agriculture

GlobalG.A.P.

ISO/IEC 17065 & other Assessment and Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

Certification Body Database

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