Link page offer: https://www.business-humanrights.org/en/jobs/mexico-central-america-and-the-caribbean-researcher/
The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, an international non-profit human rights organization, is seeking a highly motivated person to be a Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Researcher supporting our coverage of business and human rights-related issues in the region. The Researcher will be one of the Resource Centre’s project researchers around the world.
The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is an international human rights organisation working to ensure that respect for human rights are at the core of companies’ business models; support communities and workers to secure their rights; advance accountability for corporate human rights abuse; and advocate to governments to create strong, enforceable regulation to facilitate these outcomes. Our Global Team of more than 70 people is based in over 15 countries around the world who work with a rich network of activists, unions and human rights groups, with our website and publications available in eight languages. We work across all sectors and issues related to business and human rights, with a particular focus on the rights of workers in global supply chains, the rights of communities seeking responsible natural resource use and a just transition, and the rights of people to accountable digital technologies.
The Resource Centre has offices in London, New York City, Berlin and Bogotá -. Our team members are also based in Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, France, Germany, - Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, Switzerland, Tunisia, UK, Ukraine, and the US. The Resource Centre is a non-profit organisation, and does not accept funding from companies.
About the Position
The Researcher will work closely with a variety of stakeholders in Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean to advance human rights in business and work towards eradicating abuse, with a particular emphasis on issues related to labour rights, migrant rights, responsible natural resource use, and technology and human rights.
This role is fully funded by Avina Foundation under the project Periplo: Strengthening the Labor Migration System for the US Mexico Agricultural Supply Chain. The Resource Centre’s objective within the project is to strengthen the capabilities of the private sector, civil society and workers in the agriculture sector in Mexico in order to improve working conditions and respect for human and labor rights, as well as to meaningfully participate in relevant human rights public policy. Thus, the Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean Researcher will be expected to meaningfully contribute to this project, especially in research, training, administrative and advocacy activities.
The successful candidate will support the Resource Centre’s coverage of business and human rights issues in the region by monitoring latest developments and adding them to our website, build and maintain new relationships with key stakeholders, seek responses from companies to allegations of abuse, and collaborate with existing and upcoming projects at the Resource. Priority areas for coverage on the Resource Centre’s website include amplifying the work of civil society partners and human rights defenders related to labour rights, resource rights, and technology and, as well as policy developments related to our priority programs and cross-cutting priorities, including civic freedoms and gender justice.
They will report to the Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean Representative located in Mexico City and to the Regional Coordinator located in Uruguay.
The Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean Researcher will have excellent research and communications skills and a deep commitment to advancing human rights and social justice in the region. They will be able to work autonomously and collaboratively in a fast-paced team across multiple areas of work.
Essential functions of the position include consistently operating a laptop, remaining in a stationary or standing position while doing so, and participating in several hours of video calls per day. The role will also involve periodically attending in person meetings in Mexico City and occasionally traveling to attend meetings elsewhere in Mexico, Central America & the Caribbean (when sanitary conditions are restored).
Essential skills and experience
What’s in it for you!
The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre is a diverse, global team. We are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background and we acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in progressive movements. We particularly encourage applications from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, social or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and people who identify as LGBTQ+. Authorization to work in Mexico is required for this role.
Conflict of interest policy: No activities or membership/affiliation with organisations in conflict with the aims & objectives of the Resource Centre or which may jeopardize its image, impartiality & independence.
LocationMexico City (working from outside of Mexico City might be a possibility given shared time zone)SalaryAprox. $1,500 USD per month (20 hours/week, part-time)Closing date8 Oct 2021
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