Global Network Director (m/f)

  • Forest Stewardship Council
  • Bonn, Germany
  • May 23, 2018
Full time Communication - Public Outreach Forestry Management Sustainability

Job Description

FSC is currently looking for a Global Network Director (m/f) to be based in Bonn, Germany.
Deadline for applications: 30 June 2018

The Global Network Director is part of the Global Leadership Team of FSC, and is responsible for the overall coordination of the FSC International Network. This network is made up of regional offices, national offices, and individuals based around the world. The core responsibilities of this position are to lead the global network in contributing towards FSC’s Strategic Plan and to ensure that FSC operates as a globally aligned organization.

The Global Network Director will be a leader of leaders who thrives on the challenge of aligning the work of diverse people in different environments toward a common goal, skilled at harnessing data whilst also possessing a range of soft skills.


Your Profile

  • University degree in a relevant field.
  • More than 10 years of professional experience, including a successful record of coordinating distributed international networks.
  • Proven leadership skills in complex multi-cultural and multi-stakeholder institutional development work. Experience leading a sizable team of at least 20 staff, and leading senior managers. Experience managing senior employees from a distance is highly desirable.
  • Fluency with numbers and data and a strong interest in working in a data-driven environment. Experience managing a substantial budget.
  • A passion for people management and performance- and development-oriented leadership, including the ability to resolve disputes, facilitate interactive discussions, and maintain positive interpersonal relations with a multitude of stakeholders.
  • Exceptional communication skills. Must communicate well and convincingly in teams and in writing to a diverse audience.
  • Attachment to FSC’s values and approach, as well as knowledge of FSC’s work and context. Experience and interest in working with politics, particularly international and/or environmental politics, is desirable.
  • The flexibility to deal with ambiguity, shift focus quickly, and synthesize and harmonize apparent contradictions in organizational, managerial, and technical demands.
  • Fluency in English required. Spanish a strong plus. Knowledge of other languages, particularly German or French, is desirable.

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