ActionAid is hiring a
Business and Human Rights Coordinator
Job location: Any location where ActionAid has an office
Salary: Local Grade D
Contract type: Fixed Term up to end December 2023
Closing date: 18 November 2022
The Business and Human Rights Coordinator is responsible for coordinating ActionAid’s engagements on business and human rights, including but not limited to a United Nations (UN) Binding Treaty on the activities of transnational corporations (TNCs) and other business enterprises with respect to human rights. The role will work closely with ActionAid country offices and Global Secretariat (GS) staff, primarily the Combatting Modern Slavery, Fair Green and Global and That's Mine project teams, both of which have deliverables related to business and human rights. This role leads in preparation, coordination and engagement with the Binding Treaty process and management of partnerships with the Feminists for a Binding Treaty and Treaty Alliance coalitions. The role supports the realisation of a shared vision for ActionAid’s work on business and human rights, aligned with our system change for economic justice and climate justice priorities, with women’s rights and feminist alternatives at the centre.
Who we're looking for:
You should have significant experience in a similar role preferably in a multi-country setting, and should be in possession of a Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Human Rights, Law or others). You should have demonstratable experience and extensive knowledge on business and human rights. You should also have extensive knowledge on the gender concerns related to business, human rights, and corporate accountability from a feminist perspective. Knowledge on and experience with the UN Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights process is desirable.
You should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in project management; Global South experience is preferred. You should also have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in policy advocacy; regional and international level experience is preferred
You should have excellent verbal and writing skills. You should also have negotiation and networking skills related to advocacy in regional and international policy spaces. You should have ability to coordinate and facilitate work with colleagues from different ActionAid countries and able to build alliances and engage with (international) civil society movements and coalitions. Fluency in written and verbal English; knowledge of other languages is desirable
You should have strong commitment to ActionAid’s values and ethos, including ActionAid’s feminist leadership principles
What we offer:
ActionAid is committed to providing a welcoming, supportive workplace where we recognise a job well done, encourage close collaboration and sharing power, and where safeguarding standards and feminist leadership are exemplified everywhere. At ActionAid, you can look forward to a fair compensation package and a flexible working environment, including
How to apply:
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Applications close on 5PM GMT time on 18th November 2022**.** Please upload an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a covering letter, clearly explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.
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