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Location : Melbourne (Docklands)

Organisation : Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : $55,000-65,000 plus SGC

Application Closing Date : 02-10-2017

About the Role

The Certification Manager operates within the Australian and New Zealand Fairtrade team to deliver effective and efficient certification services to businesses selling Fairtrade Certified products in order to maintain the integrity of the FAIRTRADE Mark.

The Certification Manager is responsible for the day to day direction and management of the certification process including audit planning, reviewing of audit reports, and certification decisions.

THE ROLE

The primary responsibilities of the Certification Manager will be to:

  • Provide information and support to all Fairtrade licensed businesses in Australia and New Zealand on Fairtrade certification requirements, including Fairtrade management systems and quarterly reporting
  • Responsibility for the preparation of annual audit plan and budget
  • Responsibility for the recruitment, training and management of contracted auditors
  • Schedule audits, assign auditors, complete reviews with certification decisions
  • Develop and implement certification policies and practices that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Fairtrade Certification in Australia and New Zealand in the context of global benchmarks as communicated by Fairtrade International
  • Liaise with counterparts in Fairtrade International and FLO-CERT.
  • Implement ongoing quality improvement processes
  • Responsibility for compliance with Fairtrade International Assurance Code for licensing and certification activities; and
  • Other duties as required.


  • The Certification Manager will work closely with other colleagues in both our Melbourne and Auckland offices, as well as with Flo-CERT and Fairtrade International. Travel within Australia, New Zealand and Internationally may be required in the role.

    About the Organisation

    Organisation Name : Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand
    Fairtrade is a dynamic, consumer driven, international movement. It links disadvantaged producers in developing countries with businesses and consumers in the developed world. Fairtrade is about business and trade – not charity. Fairtrade ensures the payment of a fair price for globally traded products and supports disadvantaged producers to access markets; enabling them to provide for their families and invest in local community development. Sales of Fairtrade Certified products are growing rapidly in Australia and New Zealand, and more and more businesses are signing up to use the Fairtrade Mark on their products. Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand is a not for profit company governed by a Board of Directors.

    Apply for this Job

    Position Description : 170915 Certification Manager PD

    For details concerning this role, please contact

    Kavita Mascarenhas

    Email : kavita@fairtrade.com.au

    Applications not allowed for this job listing.


    Please quote in application: Certification Manager via Pro Bono Australia.


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