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IOAS Current Vacancies

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  financial 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 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.

Alliance for Organic Integrity vacancies

Alliance for Organic Integrity Executive Director

In 2019 the Alliance for Organic Integrity was established with the ultimate goal
of ensuring, protecting and enhancing the quality and integrity of the organic guarantee being provided to consumers. Despite regulations around the world requiring organic products to be certified and certifiers to be accredited, there are significant gaps and weaknesses in this system. This has compelled some of those involved to initiate a private sector-driven global Alliance, to work together more proactively to address these challenges.

The new post of Executive Director is an incredibly exciting (and challenging) role for a progressive, dynamic and ambitious leader who wishes to grow with the job and develop this young organisation from start-up to its full, internationally respected potential. You have the opportunity to make a real and positive difference to the integrity of the organic supply chain and therefore to the trust that consumers can have in the organic products they buy.

You will be well versed in conformity assessment in general and organic control systems in particular, be well respected within the organic community, with good leadership, management and strategic skills, proven fundraising experience and excellent communication skills.

The Alliance is registered (as a 501(c)(3) non-profit) in the USA but is international in scope and activity. You will be based in your own home office but with the ability to travel widely. The post is on a self-employed contract basis, starting at 3/5 with the potential to move to full time as/when appropriate. The contract will be subject to a 6 months probationary period. Salary is negotiable around $50,000 pro rata.

For more details, send your application letter (no more than 2 pages) and CV to: deane@alliancefororganicintegrity.bio.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 15th March 2020

Organic Agriculture

IFOAM, Canada, EU

Organic Textiles

GOTS, Textile Exchange

Organic Cosmetics


Sustainable Agriculture


ISO/IEC 17065 & other Assessment and Accreditation

Accredited Bodies

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