G.A.P. stands for Good Agricultural Practice – and GLOBALG.A.P. is the worldwide standard that assures it. We’re 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.

For the Product Development Department , GLOBALG.A.P. is seeking a self-directed, high-integrity individual (male/female) to work full time remotely on the GLOBALG.A.P. Risk Assessment on Social Practice (GRASP) Add-on standard as a Social Expert. A 3-month training period in Cologne is required. Business travel is a requirement of this position.

A 3-month training period in Cologne is required. Business travel is a requirement of this position.



  • Provide techncial support during the development process of the GRASP National Interpretation Guidelines.
  • Approval of auditors for those countries where a National Interpretation Guideline has not yet been developed.
  • Interaction with the GRASP Technical Committee to reach final approval of developed GRASP National Interpretation Guidelines.


  • Elaborate and maintain an approved process for the development of National Interpretation Guidelines.
  • General maintenance of the developed National Interpretation Guidelines (ensure regular updates, check for completeness, etc.)
  • Address any technical questions from growers, certification bodies, Farm Assurers and other stakeholders regarding the implementation of  the National Interpretation Guideline.


  • Deliver formal GRASP public and private trainings to growers, certification bodies, Farm Assurers when required.



  • Preferably Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Humanities & Social Sciences (B.A.)
  • In-depth knowledge of social systems in agriculture
  • In-depth knowledge of the International Labour Organization’s conventions and recommendations, other social compliance programs
  • Lead Auditor Training /Qualification (e.g. SA 8000)


  • Excellent written, technical and verbal communication skills in English. Spanish language fluency an advantage
  • Excellent coordination and organizational skills
  • Excellent conflict management skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills


  • At least 5 years professional experience in the social compliance side of the agricultural industry
  • Experience in stakeholder management


  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders
  • Ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team
  • Results oriented
  • Must be flexible to travel domestically and internationally
  • Drivers license is necessary


We are looking forward to your online application in English including your availability and salary requirement:


Gabriele Jansen and Melanie Hermanns – Human Resources
E-Mail: jobs@globalgap.org