Location: Geneva, London, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom
Start date: ASAP
Contract: Permanent
Closing Date: 21/02/2024
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The Director of Standards, Certification and MEL is a key leadership level role that oversees the design and credibility of our farm-level sustainability standard, assurance programme, and monitoring, evaluation and learning workstreams. Specifically, this role will be accountable for:

  1. Oversight and evolution of our farm-level sustainability standard, the Principles & Criteria. This includes technical development of the standard as well as related guidance and interpretations; supporting effective implementation, and maintaining compliance with ISEAL standard-setting requirements
  2. Design and implementation of the Better Cotton assurance programme across 10 countries, including spearheading the transition of the current assurance system towards third-party certification
  3. Ensuring that monitoring, evaluation, and learning approaches are fit for purpose to measure and report on field level impact, maintain credibility, and meet evolving needs of Better Cotton members


This role will oversee a direct team of approximately 20 staff. It will also have matrix (operational) oversight of approximately 30 assurance staff within Better Cotton country teams, including: China, Türkiye, Pakistan, India, US, Mozambique, Mali, Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, and Uzbekistan.

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