Organisation: FSC Indigenous Foundation
Position: Managing Director
Location: Panama City, Panama
Salary: Competitive salary + relocation package
Closing date: 28/07/2019 (day/month/year)
FSC Indigenous Foundation
FSC is the
world’s most trusted sustainable forest management solution. Through our
certification work, we ensure that commercial forests and forest products are
managed responsibly, delivering positive impacts for markets as well as forests
and the people and animals who rely on them. For more information on FSC, visit
our website at https://ic.fsc.org/.
established an operational office for the Permanent Indigenous Peoples’
Committee (PIPC), set up as the FSC Indigenous Foundation in Panama.
The PIPC of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
consists of Indigenous Peoples’ representatives, who provide gather and assess
information about Indigenous Peoples' involvement in FSC, including policy,
standards, organizational presence, certification, and forest sector
engagement. The Committee proactively champions FSC and disseminates its
deliberations internationally. The Committee makes recommendations to the FSC
Board to strengthen and renew Indigenous Peoples' engagement with FSC.
The Managing Director, “FSC Indigenous” will establish the office of the foundation and will lead all activities of the Indigenous Foundation (IF). You will supervise directly and/or indirectly all business affairs and staff, and reports to the board of directors.Your tasks will be varied, and will include:
o Advanced degree(s) in public policy, natural resource management, business management, and/or indigenous studies/governance with at least one degree being Masters level, or the equivalent in years of relevant experience. o Corporate (non-profit and for-profit) organizational theory
• Working Experience, Style and Skills:
o 10+ years of experience, at 5 years in the senior management of an officially recognized national and/or international indigenous organization;o Several years of international relations experience including international forum participation (e.g. United Nations fora), national government liaison processes, and indigenous group relations;o Indigenous business development experience;o Indigenous and human rights knowledge and experience;o Excellent oral and visual presentation skills;o Extensive soft and qualitative skills;o Innovative way of thinking;o Corporate (non-profit/for-profit) organizational experience;o Being indigenous would be a strong advantage• Languages:o Proficiency in Englisho Spanish as an FSC second language would be an advantage o Awareness French, and/or other languages is a plus;o Indigenous language awareness would also be a plus;
• Others: o General forest sector experience at various levels from forest management to forest product manufacturing;o Commitment to FSC’s mission and values.o Demonstrated cultural awareness and sensitivity to the diversity of values, views and approaches to issues relevant to the FSC system by stakeholders around the world.
What we offer:
The position will be full time (40 hours per week –
potentially negotiable) and is located in Panama. We offer competitive salary and relocation expenses.
Please send BY EMAIL ONLY a letter of
application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to the
post with your CV/resume (no photos) in strict confidence by email only
to: Karem Armstrong at (see email below)
Please ensure that they are sent as Word documents
with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV”
Please put “FSC-IF Managing Director” in the email subject
line. Also, please let us know where you
saw the post advertised.
Contact person: Karem Armstrong
Response email: Click here to email the recruiter
Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2019-07-28
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