Technical Officer - Standards (SFM)

We are looking for a Technical Officer - Standards (SFM) to join the team at the PEFC International office in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Location: Geneva, remote options possible, depending on candidate
Travel: 10-40%, depending on location
Occupation time: 100%

PEFC Job Posting - Technical Officer (SFM) 76.35 KB

General Mission

To coordinate, develop and maintain PEFC sustainable forest management Technical Documentation, with a focus on forest management, and to coordinate the PEFC system assessments against PEFC requirements.


Coordinate, develop and maintain the Technical Documentation (SFM)

  • Draft new and revised standards, guides and other documents as necessary
  • Support and coordinate the establishment and organisation/administration of technical working groups
  • Support of sustainable forest management related advocacy

Support and clarification on the implementation of Technical Documentation 

  • Follow-up action on development and implementation of new/revised documentation
  • General support/clarification of incoming questions on new and established technical documentation from members, scheme users and other stakeholders

Scheme assessment 

  • Coordinate the assessment process, including administrative tasks, 
  • Monitor and evaluate the assessment process and initiate and coordinate a process improvement



  • Educated to degree level in forestry or equivalent (required)
  • Fluent in English speaking and writing (required)
  • Profound knowledge in Microsoft Office world

Previous experience

  • Minimum of 5-8 years in position related to standardization, certification and forestry (required)
  • Excellent knowledge of the PEFC system (required)
  • Proven track record of effective working group moderation (required)
  • Experience of working in an international environment (desirable)

Skills and abilities

  • Strong in conceptual work
  • Ability and willingness to concern oneself in detail with technical procedures
  • A confident multitasker, able to prioritise effectively
  • Comfortable in working as part of a small, multinational, multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A self-starter, able to work with minimum supervision

How to apply: 

Please contact Florence Bel Hafner at or call +41 22 301 47 12

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