Call for applications regional PAFC project coordinator for ATIBT


ATIBT is looking for a project coordinator to implement the regional approach for the development of PAFC certification system in Central Africa as soon as possible.

The position can be based in Nogent sur Marne or in one of the country where the project is implemented in Congo Basin.

The aim of this project is to develop a PAFC certification scheme for the Congo Basin, to have it endorsed by the PEFC Council (thus a necessary respect of content and process requirements), to provide forest operators and auditors a tool allowing them to implement the requirements as easily as possible.

It will also be necessary to sustain and institutionalize the regional PAFC scheme by giving the initiative a territorial (Congo Basin) and institutional (through COMIFAC) visibility and consequently a commercial visibility to the PAFC Congo Basin certified timber.

The project will be implemented by ATIBT (see article), which must contract a full-time project coordinator from the start (then part-time), with the help of external technical assistance.

It will be based on the involvement and mobilization of national PAFC actors (teams and stakeholders), and on the following actions:

  • Development, according to PEFC requirements, of a PAFC « regional » forest management standard with its three national annexes reflecting the specificities of each country and serving as interpretation guides for companies and auditors;
  • Development of a common PAFC certification system for three countries;
  • Translation of system documents and standards into English for submission to PEFC for recognition;
  • Recognition by the PEFC Council of the PAFC certification system.

It will be necessary to ensure the institutionalization and operationalization of the regional scheme (mobilization of national offices, advocacy with stakeholders, communication, capacity building of national PAFCs, development of operational tools, definition of a regional initiative).Applications (letter of motivation and CV) should be sent to Caroline Duhesme

you will also like