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Job Purpose

The ASI Assessor, based in Southeast Asia, preferably Vietnam, is responsible for planning, performing and following-up on ASI assessments to applicant and accredited CABs in relation to ASC Farm certifications conducted in accordance with the requirements of the ASC certification program.

Assessors play an essential role ensuring the robustness and credibility of the ASC program by evaluating conformance of CABs. The position provides an opportunity for intellectually challenging and stimulating work on a variety of global aquaculture industry assessments.

Responsibilities

Assessors carry out assessments in a number of ways: these involve undertaking audits of CABs against ASC Farm requirements by onsite inspections of CABs’ records, systems and documents, by desk review, by witnessing Farm audits and by monitoring traceability.

The main tasks are:

  • Daily management of, and communication with, ASC accredited and applicant CABs.
  • Creating and maintaining strong, trusting relations with CABs so that problems can be quickly and easily resolved.
  • Planning and performing accreditation and surveillance assessments, primarily in South-East Asia and other Asian regions.
  • Preparing assessment reports and following up on nonconformities according to accreditation standards and ASI procedures.
  • Internal communication with the ASC Program Manager & Program Officer.
  • Commenting on policy and procedure development processes as necessary.
  • Providing technical support on issues relating to complaints and appeals.

Competencies and Skills

  • Professionalism: Expert knowledge in aquaculture farming, preferably for species covered by ASC standards as well as knowledge on accreditation and/or certification processes is essential. Additional experience in relation to seafood processing is an asset.
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills, both oral and written in English and one South-East Asian Language.
  • Organisational and personal attributes: Excellent personal organisational and work planning skills, demonstrating high productivity and ability to manage competing work priorities; high personal and work ethics; and a successful record of project management. Solutions-oriented approach to working with clients and within the team. Proven ability to plan and organize work independently and meet deadlines.
  • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds. Ability to work successfully as part of a team is essential.
  • International relations: Ability to work in the international arena, and deal with other international organisations. A significant amount of international travel is required.
  • Skills: Quality-related methods and techniques including quality management tools, social responsibility and environmental management methods and techniques and their application.
  • Well-developed analytical and systematic problem-solving skills, demonstrating sound reasoning abilities and logical decision-making.
  • Relationship Management: Interpersonal skills to deal effectively with the auditing role and remain professional when there are complaints and/or conflicts of interest.

Qualification and work experience

  • Advanced university degree in aquaculture or other related degree. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;
  • Background knowledge in quality and/or environmental management systems (ISO 9000, ISO 14000) is recommended;
  • 3 or more years of professional work experience in aquaculture;
  • ISO Lead Assessor qualification or equivalent is preferred (but not a must);
  • Advanced skills in the use of computers, including the use of standard MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat);
  • Proficient and competent use of electronic information systems and databases;
  • Experience of work in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment is desirable.

Working Conditions

ASI is looking for an expert working on a subcontract basis. The work assigned requires a substantial amount of travelling.

ASI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, nationality, ethnicity, or religion.

How to apply:

  • All applications including your CV/resume and a motivation letter should be sent to hr@accreditation-services.com.
  • Please provide the contact details of two individuals that would be able to provide references if required. ASI reserves the right to the contact these individuals directly.
  • Please provide an indication of an expected daily rate for subcontractor services as ASI assessor.

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful applicant will be expected to start as soon as possible.

The deadline for sending applications is 28 of February 2018.

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Accreditation Services International GmbH (ASI) is the global company that assures the integrity of leading sustainability standards. ASI offers third party accreditation for voluntary certification schemes, e.g. the Forest Stewardship Council, the Marine Stewardship Council, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council. ASI has offices in Bonn, Germany, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ASI does not certify individual producers, processors or suppliers; it oversees the certification processes and documentation of accredited Conformity Assessment Bodies (CABs) and ensures that their policies and practices are adequate, transparent, fair and rigorous.