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.
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.
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
SUPPORT IN CO-ORDINATION AND ORGANIZATION