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Contractor for FSC Chain of Custody Lead Auditing

The Rainforest Alliance is an international nonprofit organization that works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Based in New York City, with offices throughout the United States and worldwide, the Rainforest Alliance works with people whose livelihoods depend on the land, helping them transform the way they grow food, harvest wood and host travelers.

RA-Cert, a division of the Rainforest Alliance, supports the organization’s mission by delivering sustainability auditing, verification, validation and certification services based on the best available global standards. RA-Cert conducts its work with the highest integrity, transparency and quality in order to generate positive economic, ecological and social benefits for our clients worldwide.


Chain of Custody (CoC) Lead Auditors perform third-party audits according to Rainforest Alliance certification policies/procedures and the requirements of the applicable Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC®) standards. The auditor is responsible for planning the audit site visit, including all travel arrangements, collecting and interpreting objective evidence, interviewing auditee staff and stakeholders as appropriate, and delivering an audit report based on audit findings after the on-site visit. Completion of assigned work deliverables within established timelines is essential. As representatives of the Rainforest Alliance, contract auditors are expected to uphold the highest standards of quality, integrity and professionalism. Contractors are required to provide their own equipment and transportation. Audits will be awarded and performed on a contract basis. Fees are based on an agreed upon daily rate and anticipated travel expenses.


  • Bachelor or equivalent degree;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Minimum of 2 years work experience, preferably in forest product industry, print industry, agricultural industry, or related field;
  • Previous auditing experience and/or ISO training preferred;
  • Strong skills in MS office, Adobe Acrobat, and Internet;
  • Knowledge of certification preferred;
  • Strong customer service skills;
  • Valid driver’s license; and
  • Initiative, self-motivated, resourceful, detail oriented, dependability, strong attention to detail.


Commensurate with experience.


Interested consultants should contact: Hope Bristow - email: Please use the following format in the subject line: first name and last name, ‘Contractor for FSC CoC Lead Auditing’. The application deadline is December 31, 2016.