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Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) was established in 2011 as think-tank to pursue its vision, ‘businesses integrate sustainability into their core business practices’. Given that sustainability is a multi-dimensional problem especially in the context of India and other emerging economies, CRB has adopted a model of engaging multiple stakeholders to develop action plans for promoting sustainable/responsible business, across various sectors in India. The work of CRB spans over four operational verticals namely, a) action and policy work; b) training and capacity building c) customized advisory services d) multi-stakeholder knowledge fora.

The organization works across a diverse set of thematic areas which include (i) business and human rights; (ii) Private Sector & SDGs; (iii) MSMEs & sustainability; (iv) Circular economy and (v) Voluntary sustainability standards. With an experience of having worked for over a decade in the abovementioned fields, CRB has developed expertise and insights that positions it well among leading think tanks on sustainable development/sustainable business. More information can be found at www.c4rb.org.

  • Job Category: Fixed Term Consultant Contract (Extendable)
  • Department/Group: Programme
  • Location: New Delhi
  • Reporting: Programme Lead on Business and Human Rights at CRB
  • Position Type: One year from the start date of the contract (extendable based on performance and available resources)
  • Date Posted: 11 July, 2020
  • Last Date of Application:20 July, 2020
  • Mode of Application: Interested candidates need to apply within the last date to the emails below, with an updated CV and a Covering letter explaining the suitability of the candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be informed for an interview. CRB is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women candidates to apply.
  • EMAIL: [email protected] and [email protected] Subject Line: Application for Business and Human Rights Consultant with CRB
  • ADDRESS:USO House, USO Road, 6 Special Institutional Area, Off Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi – 110067, India

TITLE: PROGRAMME OFFICER (BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS)

TIMELINE – AUGUST 2020 – JULY 2021 (EXTENDABLE)

Business and Human remains an important pillar of work at CRB. Being an all-encompassing thematic area, it cuts across most of the work that the organization undertakes. CRB’s work on Business and Human Rights spreads across all four operational verticals, including policy work, capacity development, multi-stakeholder dialogues and advisory. Some of our work includes, supporting the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in the development of India’s first National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights (which is expected to be released soon); developing and undertaking business and human rights due diligence in supply chain/value chain and related research and actions; building capacity and raising awareness on specific business and human rights related issues - such workers right, child labour, community empowerment, women workers right, social benefits, etc.
At CRB our endeavour is to further build and expand our work on business and human rights. The importance of this subject has been accentuated particularly in the wake of the ongoing crises (social, economic and ecological) caused by the pandemic and the ensuing lockdown) - by collaborating with various partner organisations. In this regard, CRB is not just looking at executing its current projects, but also working on taking forward the knowledge, expertise and networks built over the years to enhance its imprint within this domain.

POSITION OVERVIEW

The position is based in New Delhi and will report to the Business and Human Rights Programme lead at CRB. The Programme Officer will be expected to have a sound grounding on the subject matter including – analytical ability and fieldwork. The selected candidate will be part of the team working on projects pertaining to the said theme and hence, will be required to co-ordinate with other team members and multi-task. It is expected that the candidate will help ensure the timely implementation, quality delivery and communication on the tasks assigned. The position also entails engagement with external stakeholders and overall programmatic assistance on Business and Human Rights portfolio management.


SCOPE OF WORK

The candidate will essentially be undertaking action and policy research, stakeholder engagements, capacity building and related activities on business and human rights. The Programme Officer will report to and work with the programme lead on Business & Human Rights at CRB. It is therefore important that the candidate has prior experience of working in the area and is well versed with the policy (national frameworks) and operational aspects (human rights issues, due diligence etc.) of business and human rights, including international literature and practice. The work will be a combination of desk work and on-site travels.


RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS

  • Provide research and technical inputs
  • Assist in field-work, including data collection and compilation
  • Undertake and present analytical work in a coherent manner for the purpose of developing a study and or report

SUPPORT IN CO-ORDINATION AND ORGANIZATION

  • Undertake co-ordinate work to organize trainings and events
  • Support in the organization of trainings and events

KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

  • Ensure proper project documentation and filing
  • Write project reports and maintain record of meetings

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Masters-level degree or equivalent in Business Management/Law/Developmental studies/Human Resources Management/Labour Relations/Sustainability, etc

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Experience of 3-5 years in the field of human rights, socio-economic development, sustainable business, SDGs, community development issues
  • The candidate is required to have a good knowledge and experience of business and human rights issues
  • Hands on experience in project management including at field level will be desirable

COMPETENCIES/SKILLS SET

  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills (English, Hindi and 1 or Vernacular languages would be desirable)
  • Adept at using MS Office
  • Ability to deliver under tight timelines
  • Availability to perform duties (if needed) beyond normal working hours
  • Sound conceptual knowledge of business responsibility, UNGPs, business and human rights

NOTES:

  • Appointment shall be on contractual basis for one year and may be extendable based on performance and availability of opportunities in this or other CRB projects.
  • The candidate is expected to himself/herself available for domestic travel.

Jobs Opening

  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Educational Requirement: Graduate in Any Specialization
  • EMAIL: Interested candidates are requested to send their CVs at [email protected]
  • Last date of application: 13th July 2020

  • Excellent knowledge of MS Excel & other MS Office products
  • Internet navigation and online search skills
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Good command in English language, and regional languages, as applicable
  • Ability to conduct research with supervision and work in a team

  • Management of CRB existing database and building & updating it on daily basis
  • Insert data by inputting text based and numerical information from source documents within time limits
  • Compile, verify accuracy and sort information according to priorities to prepare source data for computer entry
  • Review data for deficiencies or errors, correct any incompatibilities if possible and check output
  • Research and obtain further information for incomplete documents/information
  • Apply techniques and procedures to simplify data searching
  • Generate reports, store completed work in designated locations
  • Respond to queries for information and access to relevant files
  • Retrieve data as and when requested
  • Maintain confidentiality of the data and be conscious of the need for data protection
  • Comply with data integrity and security policies
  • Take custody and ensure proper use of data storage equipments (hard drives, tab, speaker, recorder, CDs, etc) and address any malfunctions
  • Follow up calls as and when required w.r.t. to specific projects/ programs
  • Scan documents and print files, when needed and keep information confidential
  • Track the inventory of CRB for communications/data collaterals (brochures, standees, banners, flyers, etc)
  • Manage the program filing system of CRB
  • Make sure all the files and documents are arranged and kept in order

  • Job Category: Associate
  • Department/Group: Programme
  • Location: New Delhi
  • Reporting: Programme Manager
  • Position Type: 1-year contract (extendable)
  • Date Posted: 3rd July 2020
  • Last Date of Application:10th July 2020
  • Mode of Application: Interested candidates need to apply within the last date to the emails below, with an updated CV and a Covering letter explaining the suitability of the candidate
  • EMAIL: [email protected] and [email protected] Subject Line: Application for Project Officer with CRB on Family-Friendly Policy Project
  • ADDRESS:USO House, USO Road, 6 Special Institutional Area, Off Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi – 110067, India

PROJECT TITLE: EXPLORING OPPORTUNITY & CHALLENGES TO OPERATIONALIZE FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES IN INDIA’S APPAREL & TEXTILE VALUE CHAIN – A SCOPING STUDY

PROJECT TIMELINE – JUNE 2020 – FEB 2021

Children are the citizens of tomorrow and a nation's future. They are vital for the future development of a society. However, a large population of children in India, especially girls, are unable to receive early childhood care and denied access to fundamental child rights, including healthcare, education and found to be most susceptible to exploitation. Risks such as these are higher in low-income households and industries employing a large unskilled and semi-skilled workforces, such as the apparel and textile sector, which is the second-largest employer in the country, facing various social sustainability issues. With existing challenges, the COVID-19 pandemic amplified the problems, bringing in a sense of urgency to address them. Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) consider this critical to propel the agenda of inclusive and sustainable businesses. CRB believes that adoption of family-friendly policies will make a positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of workers and help enterprises to reduce supply chain risks such as supply disruptions critical to business continuity, particularly in a postCOVID19 scenario. It will also help make child rights issues front and centre in the postCOVID19 recovery.
The project will investigate the plausibility of implementing family-friendly policies in various tier of apparel & textile supply chains. It will also explore relationship dynamics between brands, suppliers, subcontractors, and agents to achieve the social sustainability guidelines, cost implications, cost structure, and ecosystem partners, and stakeholders for implementing the policies.
We are looking for highly motivated candidates to work as a project officer in this project.

POSITION OVERVIEW

Based in New Delhi and reporting to the Programme Manager, the Project Officer will identify and engage with apparel and textile stakeholders in select clusters of India including fieldwork; be part of the project implementation team and ensure timely implementation and delivery; communicate and represent the project in discussions with external stakeholders and be responsible for documentation and writing of brief, articles, reports related to the project and broadly to sustainability/SDGs.


ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Developing, building, and maintaining apparel & textile sector stakeholders’ database
  • Support in identification of relevant sources of information from selected stakeholders/contacts Connecting with industry experts and other stakeholders
  • Interface with domestic and foreign brands, suppliers, subcontractors, agents, and workers to obtain action specific information and data.
  • Collaborate with internal team and engage cross-cultural teams of brands, suppliers, and partners for conducting surveys, interviews, and hosting meetings and workshops.
  • Assist Programme Manager in project management
  • Visit target field to undertake supply chain mapping, surveys, interviews and conduct workshops.

FUNCTIONS

  • Perform above mentioned responsibilities including other tasks as assigned by the immediate supervisor
  • Represent CRB's core value of integrity and excellence
  • Pro-active and self starter with temperament to adopt to job requirements
  • Ensure assigned work is completed, as defined by the process and appropriate turnaround time
  • Responsible for the achievement of both productivity and quality goals
  • Ensure accurate and correct data collection, data entry, and report writing
  • Maintain rapport with partners and stakeholders
  • All other responsibilities and functions, as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Master-level degree in social sciences, business management, behavioral economics or related discipline
  • At least 3-5 years of relevant experience in sustainability domain/consulting/research
  • Understanding of socio-economic developmental issues, broad understanding of government policies, especially in the apparel & textile supply chain would be added value
  • Good in written and oral English and Hindi. Ability to converse in Tamil/Kannada will be an added value

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Desired background – Graduate from any background (A research and analytic mindset with good communication skills and understanding of sustainability issues and opportunities)
  • Relevant experience area - Consulting, KPO or any knowledge-based experience
  • Must have excellent creative thinking about all elements of work
  • Good research, data mining, analyticsl and number crunching skills required
  • Excellent project management skill with command on project management applications
  • Excellent skills on conducting secondary search through internet, advance google search knowledge and internet technologies will be added advantage
  • Agile in analyzing issues and propose appropriate solutions, researching, making connections with stakeholders, policy makers, association and pitching ideas
  • Willingness to learn new modelling frameworks, techniques, application to contribute to the on-going and new research projects

NOTES:

Appointment shall be on contractual basis for one year and may be extendable based on performance and availability of opportunities in this or other CRB projects.



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