Our client is currently seeking the skills of a Senior Manager Human Rights to be based in Gauteng.
Please email application through to firstname.lastname@example.org
Main job function
Sustainability is at the core of the company’s business strategy. The company is looking for a results-oriented and collaborative senior manager to lead the company’s strategic efforts to ensure that the company respects, protects and promotes the rights of all its customers and stakeholders by ensuring that Human Rights policies and procedures are consistently implemented across the markets. The role requires decisive problem-solving abilities to navigate the companies ever evolving Human Rights landscape and balancing the rights of it’s stakeholders.
The role will involve:
Implementing the Company’s Human Rights strategies, policies and procedures
Driving the operationalisation of the Groups Human Rights incident management
Support the Company markets in the assessment of Digital Human Rights risks and impact of requests by Government and non Governmental entities
Support Company platform businesses to assess Human Rights risks and impacts of it’s products and services to ensure that customers rights are protected making recommendations of measures to be incorporated
Understand, mitigate and monitor the Groups Human Rights risks and impactcs to safeguard the rights of company customers and stakeholders, including coordinating Human Rights Impact Assessments
Support in assessing Human Rights risk and impact of various technologies and make recommendations of measures to be incorporated
Support the Group’s Human Rights advocacy efforts
Implementation of the integrated and multi-stakeholder approach to overall human rights and embedding human rights throughout the company existing systems and functions.
Drive and track performance of relevant key performance metrics related to Human Rights
Support the Group’s transparency and disclosure efforts on Human Rights and responses to relevant investor and stakeholder queries to ensure the company continues to address the needs of their stakeholders
Support in raising the Group’s profile in the Business and Human Rights space, including assisting with the participation of the Group at Key events
Monitor and track public sentiment and interests around human rights as well as supporting with communication on human rights related matters across the company footprint
Conduct research on human rights issues
Key deliverables will include:
Human Rights risks and mitigation recommendations
Human rights impact assessments
Human rights data management
Human rights processes and procedures management
Human rights position papers and issues briefs
Supporting in managing relationships between the Group functions, business areas and strategic partners
On-going transparency and disclosure on human rights
Working across functions, businesses and markets
Deep understanding of the company business strategy and technologies
Understanding of company markets, their business and human rights context
Timeley recommendations for decision making and rapid response
Degree in International Law, International Relations, or equivalent field. Postgraduate degree would be advantageous.
Relevant certification / accreditation / membership with professional body as required for role
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
Relevant sector, industry, or area of specialisation experience (understanding emerging markets advantageous).
Worked across diverse cultures and geographies.
Experience working in a medium to large organization would be advantageous.
Experience in undertaking human rights due diligence using standards such as UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, IFC Performance Standards, Equator principles as benchmark.
A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position. Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks. We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.