Business and Human Rights Coordinator Job Vacancy at ActionAid

Business and Human Rights Coordinator Job Vacancy at ActionAid

Business and Human Rights Coordinator Job Vacancy at ActionAid


ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice.

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 Role:

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 possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, have substantial experience in a similar capacity, especially in a multi-country context, and (Human Rights, Law or others). You should have significant knowledge of business and human rights as well as relevant experience. Additionally, you should be very knowledgeable about feminist issues pertaining to business, human rights, and corporate responsibility. It would be ideal to have understanding of and expertise with the UN Binding Treaty on Business and Human Rights procedure.

A minimum of five years of project management experience is required; knowledge of the Global South is preferable. Additionally, you should have at least five years of experience in policy advocacy, preferably at the regional and international levels.

You should be a master communicator and writer. Additionally, you should be able to advocate for causes in national and international policy arenas using networking and negotiation abilities. You should be able to work with colleagues from various ActionAid countries to organize and facilitate projects, as well as form partnerships and collaborate with (global) coalitions and movements of civil society. English proficiency in both written and spoken form; knowledge of additional languages is preferred.

Your adherence to ActionAid’s ethos and values, particularly its feminist leadership principles, should be unwavering.

What we offer: Job Vacancy at ActionAid

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

  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • A workplace that embraces intersectional feminist principles
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption pay

How to apply: 

Please click on the “apply”  button to start the application process:

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.

Please check your application and make sure you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification. In addition, your application will be stronger if you meet at least some of the desirable criteria. If you do not meet at least all the essential criteria, please do not apply as we only consider candidates if they meet the essential criteria listed on the job description.

Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants. Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

ActionAid International will not consider unsolicited candidates from recruitment agencies. We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.

About us:

ActionAid is a global federation working for a world free from poverty and injustice.

ActionAid International welcomes applications from all sections of the community and promotes diversity.

ActionAid is committed to recruiting candidates who promote ActionAid’s SHEA and Safeguarding policies and values. ActionAid will only recruit candidate who are committed to SHEA and Safeguarding and ActionAid’s values, thereby helping to create safer working cultures. As a deterrence measure ActionAid is also committed to deterring candidates who are intending to cause harm from joining ActionAid.

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