SOLUTION ORIENTED ADVISOR FOR CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Overview

You will be part of an international team of experts based in Copenhagen, working directly with companies across the intersections of human rights, business and sustainable development.
Your role will be to work directly with leading multinational companies and investors on human rights and sustainable development as a part of our Corporate Engagement team. Your role will be to develop strong examples of human rights implementation by business and, where relevant, turn learnings into publicly available outputs, including through activities such as:
  • Policy and procedure gap analysis
  • Human rights training and capacity development
  • Impact identification and assessments at company – and site level
  • Knowledge, tools and methods development as well as agenda setting activities.

The Danish Institute for Human Rights works internationally to promote human rights-based approaches to business and sustainable development. We work with businesses and other key actors to ensure business respect for human rights and recognise human rights as a key part of ensuring that business and private finance contribute effectively to sustainable development towards 2030.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR   
You are someone who knows human rights and leading business and human rights frameworks, enjoys working directly with companies, and understands the role of the private sector in sustainable development.
You have:
  • More than 2 years of experience working with human rights due diligence in a company setting
  • Been involved in analysis and policy discussions on the role of the private sector in human rights realization and sustainable development
  • Knowledge of international advocacy and development cooperation
  • The ability to translate human rights principles and standards into actionable business activities and you understand the mandate and role of a National Human Rights Institution.

As a colleague, you are constructive, flexible, organised and put the team first. You are able to define and follow a strategy and prioritise your time in a rapidly evolving environment and when managing several projects at the same time. You like working internationally, have intercultural competencies and develop professional networks where you go.

You have excellent command of English and ideally, you speak an additional major language (French and Spanish preferred). Experience from working with human rights implementation in ICT, Finance, SMEs, SOEs or global south MNEs is considered an advantage. You understand that administration is part of the job. Finally, you believe work should be fun and value ongoing dialogue and co-creation with colleagues.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT  
The position is full-time based in Copenhagen with significant international travel (up to 3 months a year). The contract period is 1 year, with the possibility of longer term or fixed contract terms upon negotiation. Starting date as soon as possible. Salary and other conditions are set in accordance with the Danish Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, as applicable.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS   
Please submit your application no later than 12.00 CET on August 6 2018 by using the form found on this page. The application should include cover letter, CV and diplomas.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POSITION
We encourage you to read more about our work with companies on our website. If you have questions about the position please contact Interim Corporate Engagement Programme Manager, Signe Andreasen Lysgaard via e-mail: sigl@humanrights.dk or phone (during office hours CET only): +45 9132 5780.

 

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS   
Please submit your application no later than 12.00 CET on August 6 2018 by using the form found on this page. The application should include cover letter, CV and diplomas.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE POSITION
We encourage you to read more about our work with companies on our website. If you have questions about the position please contact Interim Corporate Engagement Programme Manager, Signe Andreasen Lysgaard via e-mail: sigl@humanrights.dk or phone (during office hours CET only): +45 9132 5780.

About The Danish Institute for Human Rights

The Danish Institute for Human Rights is a state institution, independent of government with a national and international mandate provided by law. The Danish Institute is known by its partners for being collaborative and trustworthy and for taking responsibility for creating long-lasting solutions. This allows the Danish Institute to operate in the nexus between governments, NGOs and businesses.