G.A.P. stands for Good Agricultural Practice – and GLOBALG.A.P. is the worldwide standard that assures it. We are a global organization with a crucial objective: safe, sustainable agriculture worldwide. We set voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural products around the globe–and more and more producers, suppliers and buyers are harmonizing their certification standards to match. The head office is located in Cologne, company language is English.

This full-time position will be based in Cologne. Occasional travel is required.

Your responsibilities:

The Assistant is responsible for assisting the CEO as well as the Board.

CEO Assistance Duties:

  • Maintain calendar, arrange meetings and appointments
  • Assist in daily activities, including staying up-to-date on outstanding tasks and follow-ups, and preparing presentations and documents
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and trade fairs with the CEO, record minutes and complete follow-ups from these events as needed
  • Liaise with internal staff and external clients at all levels

Board Assistance Duties:

  • Coordinate all aspects of meetings
  • Work in close cooperation with the Chairperson and executive management to prepare agenda and document package for meetings
  • Record minutes during meetings, and follow-up with respective management to ensure resulting tasks and decisions are executed
  • Prepare monthly updates for Board using information from all areas of the company

Your requirements:

1. Qualification and knowledge requirements:            

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in agriculture, agricultural economics, agribusiness management, or a related field
  • Professional designation in assistance is an advantage

2. Language requirements:                           

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (C-level)
  • German is an advantage

3. Work Experience:                

  • At least 3 years professional experience

4. Skills:            

  • Flexibility and ability to shuffle priorities on short notice
  • Ability to think critically and stay positive under pressure
  • Excellent coordination, organizational, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, while supporting team initiatives/objectives and meeting deadlines with a high level of attention to detail
  • Background in agriculture or standard-setting is an advantage


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled with initial interviews commencing in November, 2017. Interested applicants please submit the following:

  • Cover letter summarizing your interest in GLOBALG.A.P. and the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Submit all applications to:



att.: Gabriele Jansen – Human Resources

E-Mail: jobs@globalgap.org