Overview

This position is located in the Office of Investment Policy (OIP) of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). You will serve as a Labor and Human Rights Analyst with responsibilities for carrying out a range of project level assessment and project monitoring responsibilities.  The work requires keen analytical ability and skill to make appropriate project-specific recommendations and recommendations for program and/or policy enhancements.

International travel up to 25%.

In this position you will:

  • Screen potential projects and recommend the appropriate level of due diligence.
  • Identify, collect, and provide in-depth analysis of relevant data concerning projects’ labor and human rights-related risks and impacts. Relevant data can include, but is not limited to, information submitted by OPIC clients and information obtained from host country labor laws and practices.
  • Review projects to ensure that labor and human rights-related risks and impacts are appropriately assessed and addressed. These projects include a wide range of industry and service sectors.
  • Identify and make recommendations to OPIC management regarding project eligibility and conditionality on labor and human rights-related grounds, and specifies conditions of default to be included in OPIC finance, insurance, and investment fund agreements.
  • Prepare labor and human rights sections of papers prepared for consideration by OPIC’s Investment Committee and Board of Directors.  Clearances are reviewed by supervisor to ensure conformity with OPIC statutory and policy requirements.
  • Monitor active projects through questionnaires, on-site visits and possible use of third party consultants for compliance with relevant OPIC contractual labor  and human rights-related requirements.
  • Report on non-compliance, and recommend and monitor remediation measures to cure non-compliance with OPIC contractual requirements.
  • Based on the results of monitoring, recommend remediation measures regarding failures of contract compliance with respect to labor and human rights issues.

OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. Because OPIC works with the U.S. private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets, catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds.

 

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