Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is hiring a
London, Berlin (offices) or Global South (from home) preferred. Applicants must already have authorisation to work in preferred location. The candidate will have to be committed to work across time zones and have some overlap with Europe and Latin America time zones.
GBP 32,500-34,500 per year commensurate with experience and adjusted according to location (the range is aligned to London cost of living; if based in another location, the range will be adjusted down accordingly)
Full time position (35 hours/week) for at least one-year with a possibility to extend thereafter, pending successful fundraising, 24 vacation days per year, plus local public holidays.
Deadline: 10 March 2023
To Apply: Complete and return this application form via our jobs portal. Kindly note that the application form is required; we will not accept CVs. If you need any additional support, please reach out to Giulia Vinzi at email@example.com
The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is seeking a full-time Researcher to join our small team of passionate human rights advocates committed to the protection of civic freedoms and human rights defenders. The vision of our programme is that civil society organizations and human rights and environmental defenders addressing business-related harms can work in safe and enabling environments free from restrictions, threats and attacks, and that civic freedoms are protected.
About the organization
Business & Human Rights Resource Centre works with diverse allies and partners to put human rights at the core of companies’ business models and end abuse; to empower communities and workers to secure their rights and gain accountability for abuse; and to encourage governments to create the right regulation and incentives to uphold human rights in business. We are a global organisation that is rooted in five continental regions, with a diverse Global Team of 80 people based in 20 locations around the world. Global Team members work with a rich network of human rights advocates in ten languages, covering the full range of human rights in business. We have three thematic programmes: workers’ rights in global supply chains; responsible natural resource use and a just transition; and accountable digital technologies, and three cross cutting priorities: civic freedoms and HRDs, corporate legal accountability, and racial and gender justice.
About the Position
The successful candidate will be a core member of our Civic Freedoms and HRDs Team and work collectively to shape and implement our work over the next two years. As Researcher, you will lead our flagship database that tracks attacks against HRDs focused on business, produce high-quality written research outputs, and support the convening and work of the Alliance for Indigenous, Environmental and Land Defenders (ALLIED) Data Working Group. Your work will be done in active collaboration with BHRRC’s regional teams, as well as with HRDs and their organizations, including Indigenous Peoples’ organizations and other international organizations that support HRDs. It may involve some engagement with companies, investors, relevant UN offices, and policy makers.
As Civic Freedoms and HRDs Researcher, you will have excellent communication, organizational, systems management, and analysis skills, a strong understanding of and experience in data collection and analysis, an interest in data-driven research, a strong understanding of and personal commitment to working on business and human rights issues, and a track-record of working cross-culturally. You will be motivated and work in alignment with the programme’s core values of being guided by the leadership of and accountable to HRDs challenging corporate abuse, pursuing systemic change to economic systems to ones rooted in justice and respect for the rights of people, communities, and nature, and centring intersectionality, transparency, trust, care, solidarity, and collective action.
You will have a strong sensitivity to security risks, in particular the risk that the HRDs and communities we work with face.
The Civic Freedoms and HRDs Researcher will have a particular focus on the HRDs database and related outputs. Responsibilities will include:
Essential skills and experience
The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is a diverse, global team. We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background and we acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in this area of work and seek to directly address that through our hiring practices. We particularly encourage applications from women, gender non-conforming, BAME applicants, people with disabilities, and people who identify as Indigenous and/or LGBTQ+. We also encourage applications from individuals with lived experience as human rights defenders.
TO APPLY: Complete and return this application form via our jobs portal. Kindly note that the application form is required; we will not accept CVs. If you need any additional support, please reach out to Giulia Vinzi at firstname.lastname@example.org