9 December 2021

Six-month part-time consultancy, approx. 20 hours per week

Position overview:

Rights CoLab seeks a part-time Consultant to contribute to several exciting projects that leverage financial markets and improve corporate governance to promote corporate respect for human rights. The Consultant will collaborate with two of our Co-Founders to execute our ongoing priority projects on sustainability disclosure standard setting, particularly in relation to labor issues This is a part-time six-month consultancy, that may be extended or potentially expanded to a full-time position, pending funding. All Rights CoLab positions are remote.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing and implementing project: overseeing project scope; coordinating project teams; providing subject matter expertise, conducting research; and presenting at meetings.
  • Developing and maintaining a global network of labor rights experts.
  • Developing and coordinating meetings and communicating meeting outcomes to participants.
  • Researching and mapping existing sustainability disclosure standards on DEI and other labor-related topics.
  • Developing analytical briefs and contributing to a final report to be delivered in June 2022.
  • Developing newsletters, blog posts, and social media content.
  • Contributing to the development of funding proposals and budgets, in coordination with other staff.
  • Program administration: managing project budgets; project files management; organizing fiscal sponsor expenditure control forms, such as requests for payment, expense reimbursement forms, and tax documents.

Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate is passionate and knowledgeable about business and human rights or corporate sustainability, brings an entrepreneurial spirit, and is excited to contribute to building and executing leading edge projects in the field of corporate accountability. The position requires a high degree of initiative, independent judgement, and flexibility. Specifically, we welcome applicants with the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Undergraduate degree: graduate degree in law, business, finance, international affairs, or public affairs is preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of developments in ESG investing and human rights.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and project coordination skills.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills; cross-cultural literacy; confident public speaker.
  • Self-starter, extremely detail-oriented and a great teammate, with a willingness to take ownership of responsibilities and maintain a high level of positive energy and drive.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as the ability to multi-task in the face of shifting deadlines and priorities among geographically dispersed colleagues.
  • Experience convening events and collaborating with civil society and other actors in the Global South
  • Microsoft Office Suite proficiency (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook); experience with Mailchimp or another newsletter program a plus.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and open to feedback.

Start date: January 2022

Application process:

Please send a Cover Letter and a Resume/CV in an e-mail submission to info@rightscolab.org with the subject heading “Consultant, Sustainability Standards.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early applications are encouraged.

Founded in 2018, Rights CoLab facilitates collaborations to advance human rights among  experts with diverse perspectives in the fields of business, finance, civil society, technology. Rights CoLab is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds to apply. Personnel are chosen on the basis of their qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.