Deputy Director, Sector Programme

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)


  • Location: Amsterdam
  • Salary: Eur 70,000/80,000
  • Contract Type: 1 year initially - extension by mutual consent
  • Closing Date: 23/02/2017

Job responsibilities:

• Safeguarding trust in the GRI Standards worldwide, by ensuring technical excellence and guaranteeing that new and revised sector-specific content is developed in accordance with the GSSB Due Process Protocol
• Developing and continuously improving a project methodology for developing sector contents, in accordance with the GSSB Due Process Protocol
• Developing and continuously improving a public comment methodology for sector contents, in accordance with the GSSB Due Process Protocol
• Leading the planning and implementation of the projects for developing new and revised sector contents, based on the work program approved by the GSSB; and where relevant, supervising the Project Working Groups and Technical Committees established under the GSSB Due Process Protocol, under the direction of the GSSB
• Reporting to the GSSB on the projects under management
• Recruiting and managing an initial team of 6-8 FTEs, with the potential to grow significantly in future years; and developing the capacities of team members individually and collectively
• Representing the GRI Standards Division in external forums, meetings and events, as needed
• Other duties as required

 Key competencies / Requirements:

• Extensive experience of facilitating consensus-seeking content creation processes, in a multi-stakeholder setting; ideally, proven experience with facilitating virtual consensus-seeking content creation processes
• Extensive experience in project planning and implementation; substantial experience with project planning methodologies and software is a plus
• Proven experience in managing a team of 8+ FTEs
• Senior-level expertise in the technical development of standards at an international level, and ideally expertise in developing reporting, accounting, and/or auditing standards
• In-depth knowledge of environmental, social, and economic sustainability issues
• Knowledge of sustainability-related instruments, standards and norms
• Proven relevant experience, and a comprehensive understanding, of sustainability reporting processes and the reporting guidance published by GRI
• High proficiency in English (written and verbal, both at near-native level), including experience in writing technical standards
• Previous experience working in an international and multi-cultural setting
• Ability to travel internationally on a regular basis (up to 20%)
• Affinity with the mission and vision of GRI

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume and letter of interest in English to [email protected]. The deadline to submit an application is 12.00 noon (CET), Thursday 23 February 2017. GRI appreciates all expressions of interest; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.