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Manager, Standards and Certification

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GoodWeave International
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Washington, DC
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Published 15 days ago

GoodWeave International —a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi—is the leading global institution working to end child labor in global supply chains through a market-based system and holistic approach. We bring visibility to global supply chains; protect informal and marginalized workers; provide assurance that products are free of child, forced and bonded labor; and restore childhood to vulnerable children. Look for the GoodWeave® certification label on select products.

GoodWeave is an award-winning social entrepreneurial organization on the frontlines of the movement to end modern slavery. This is a unique position within GoodWeave and a tremendous opportunity to grow GoodWeave’s impact in supply chains and in the marketplace.

Overview of the Position:

The Manager of Standards and Certification play a key role in implementing GoodWeave International’s certification work and in managing the development and revision of GoodWeave standards. This position supports the team carrying out standards and certification system functions for the organization’s multi-country network to ensure supply chains are free from child labor and forced labor. The portfolio includes working with staff based in the US and South Asia and providing cross-functional technical support to field programs implementing supply chain inspection programs.

The Manager reports to the Director, Standards and Certification. The position is remote. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well-organized, and adept at building relationships inside and outside the organization. S/he will have technical expertise in international labor standards, child protection, and international development or supply chain programming as well as policy development and compliance. S/he will possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic.

Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director, the manager is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of certification system elements, including standards, policies, procedures, guidelines, etc. for all product lines and supply chains.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Manage day-to-day functioning of the GoodWeave certification system including implementation of policies and procedures; providing technical guidance on labor and human rights issues; managing improvements to the certification system, delivering internal trainings, etc.
  2. Manage quality assurance activities to ensure audits and inspections are being delivered consistently in all countries where GoodWeave operates;
  3. Analyze audit and inspection data to identify system improvements, including revisions to the GoodWeave Standard and updates to the certification process;
  4. Manage the process for updating and revising GoodWeave standards, including researching labor and human rights issues, coordinating with technical committees, benchmarking GoodWeave’s standards against international norms, and analyzing data on performance against current standard;
  5. Manage the implementation of internal quality management systems for inspection and auditing activities,
  6. Identify efficiencies within the certification process and manage plans for improvement;
  7. Manage/support the work of international committees, including the Certification Committee, Standards Committee and Advisory committees (child protection, forced labor);
  8. Ensure alignment of GoodWeave’s standards and certification operations with international best practices, including compliance with the ISEAL Standard-Setting Code, the ISEAL Assurance Code, and the ISEAL Impacts Code, and compliance with ISO/IEC 17065;
  9. Engage and collaborate within the Program Team and among other organization teams including fundraising, business development, finance, and communications.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least five years of progressive responsibility in supply chain standards and certification and/or voluntary sustainability standards;
  • Technical knowledge related to child, forced, or bonded labor rights;
  • Strong teamwork experience and skills, including working with international teams;
  • Understanding of project management tools, including theory of change and results frameworks;
  • Capacity to express ideas clearly in writing, excellent interpersonal, presentation, and organizational skills;
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Native level English language; other language ability an asset;
  • Knowledge of the South Asian region a plus.

GoodWeave International —a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi—is the leading global institution working to end child labor in global supply chains through a market-based system and holistic…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 6, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Compensation is commensurate with experience.

Benefits

GoodWeave also offers a generous benefits package including PTO, Health Care, SIMPLE IRA matching and professional development.

GoodWeave also offers a generous benefits package including PTO, Health Care, SIMPLE IRA matching and professional development.

Level of Language Proficiency

Native level English language; other language ability an asset.

Native level English language; other language ability an asset.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
1111 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005, United States
Suite 820

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter, explaining why your skills and experience to Personnel@GoodWeave.org. No phone calls, please.

Please email resume and cover letter, explaining why your skills and experience to Personnel@GoodWeave.org. No phone calls, please.

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