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Policy Associate The candidate will be ensuring that accountability offices are accessible, transparent, and fair tools for justice. Communities, providing grassroots legal support and assisting communities to use accountability offices effectively; and Research program, providing concrete research and tools for the movement for accountability more broadly. Will be responsible for working closely with Accountability Counsel’s Policy Director on the design and implementation of Accountability Counsel’s strategies to increase public and private sector accountability and access to redress for environmental and human rights abuses. Strengthening the independence, fairness, transparency, professionalism, accessibility, and effectiveness at existing accountability offices. Working on the creation of new accountability offices (see our Policy Advocacy page for a listing of the primary institutions on which we focus). Advancing business case arguments for why institutions and corporations should adopt robust social and environmental due diligence measures, accountability frameworks, and commitments to remedy abuses. Conducting policy reviews to ensure that formal and informal opportunities for review of accountability policies reflect best practice and lessons from specific cases. Such policy reviews require coalition building, research, and relationship management. Supporting case-specific advocacy related to Accountability Counsel’s Communities Program;. Attending and providing leadership at meetings and conferences, both domestic and international, to further the Policy Advocacy program goals. Participating in key partnerships as they relate to implementation of the Policy Advocacy program strategies. Supporting Accountability Counsel’s knowledge- and capacity-building efforts; communications; and logistical support to the program.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have professional or advanced degree in business, finance, law, international relations/economics, public policy, or other relevant field; 3+ years of professional work experience related to corporate accountability, international financial institutions, and/or business and human rights. Must have familiarity with relevant domestic and international legal frameworks, such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises; fluent English language skills; excellent written, verbal, analytical, and organizational skills with demonstrated attention to detail; positive attitude and superior interpersonal skills. Experience in corporate compliance, sustainable investing and/or sustainable business practices, project finance, or international development is preferred. Knowledge of the workings of international financial institutions, particularly their accountability offices and/or OECD National Contact Points is preferred. Experience living and/or working in emerging market and developing countries; and fluency in languages in addition to English (in particular Mandarin, Russian, Arabic, and/or Portuguese) is preferred.
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