Standards Specialist

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Fair Trade USA is seeking a Standards Specialist. The role is based in Oakland, California. The Specialist will support Fair Trade USA’s trade program and Premium setting process. This work will be across all our product categories, including supply chains for agricultural products, seafood, and apparel and home goods. Our trade program covers requirements for supply chain actors related to traceability and chain of custody, as well as producer protections. The Fair Trade Premium is an additional payment for every Fair Trade Certified product sold which goes directly back to farmers, fishers and workers to invest in community development projects.

The Specialist contributes to writing clear, unambiguous standards and policies in line with the objectives of Fair Trade. They support stakeholder outreach processes on standard content, facilitating consultations, and helping ensure balanced decision-making in determining the final standards. The Specialist also supports the development of training materials and guidance documents, answering questions on clarification of program requirements, and will be responsible for website updates and research projects as requested. The Specialist supports Premium setting by working with supply chain and certification staff to research and understand market pricing and impact potential to make recommendations on effective Premium rates.

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About Fair Trade USA

Fair Trade Certified™ enables sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, fishermen, consumers, industry, and the earth. They achieve their mission by certifying and promoting Fair Trade products. From far-away farms to your shopping cart, products that bear their logo come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated. They help farmers in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities. They teach disadvantaged communities how to use the free market to their advantage. Visit for more.

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Fair Trade USA


Standards Specialist


Saturday 13th October 2018


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