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Malaysia: Project Coordinator/Leader/Manager (Social and Human Rights) or Child Protection Specialist

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Malaysia: Project Coordinator/Leader/Manager (Social and Human Rights) or Child Protection Specialist

Deadline for application: 
10 Nov 2019
Earthworm Foundation
Job type: 

Earthworm Foundation is an international fast growing and dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit for people and nature.

Earthworm Foundation is seeking to build a resource pool of motivated candidates which could be called upon when the need arise. We are looking for candidates for these roles:

Project Coordinator/Leader/Manager (Social and Human Rights) or Child Protection Specialist with knowledge in labour rights issues or child protection, excellent communication and writing skills, passionate about working in the Social and Human Rights space to drive transformation across connected supply chains, and interested in a career with a dynamic non-profit that builds relationships with companies, governments and civil society organizations to bring responsible products to market.

The selected candidates will be part of the Respect Team, which focuses on ensuring the rights and well-being of workers and their families in supply chains. In Malaysia, the Respect programme focuses on ethical recruitment of migrant workers, forced and bonded labour and children in plantations.

The selected candidates will support or lead on the implementation of projects in close collaboration with the Earthworm Foundation Social and Human Rights Manager, and also participate in other cross-collaborative projects, stakeholder engagement, trainings, assessments and research.

About Earthworm Foundation

Earthworm Foundation currently has presence in 19 countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, India, and several locations within West Africa, Europe and the Americas. We employ 230 people worldwide and work with big and small companies, communities and producers of raw materials to create compelling cases of transformation. With an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, we work on the ground with people to create inspiring transformation stories. We focus on creating value, engage without judging and carry hope and a positive vision of the future.

What Makes Us Unique

Beyond providing advice on policy set up based on our strong technical expertise, we see the world through interactions and relationships. Operating between two worlds (NGO-Companies/Buyer-Supplier), we encourage our partners to look inside, and are not only their environmental conscience. In addition to traceability and assessments, we create and innovate solutions to the challenges companies and communities face.

What We Offer

  • A unique work experience in a fast-growing and dynamic non-profit directly impacting the conservation of the environment and improvements in human rights and social equity through supply chains.
  • A dynamic environment with the chance to work in a multicultural team.
  • The opportunity to lead complex projects and build client relationships with exposure to different tasks.

Responsibilities and Scope

  • Project Cycle Management – including narrative and financial reporting
  • Proposal writing and business development
  • Field and desk based research; legal research
  • Conducting labour related assessments of company sites, including conducting worker and employer interviews
  • Writing reports and developing publications based on field work, data analysis and desk based research
  • Resource and training module development
  • Providing training on human rights, labour rights and related topics to employers
  • Stakeholder mapping and external stakeholder engagement
  • Leading meetings, making presentations and providing project updates to stakeholders

Requirements – Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree preferred in lieu of less than 8 years’ experience
  • Experience in project management; labour or social audits/assessments or other field work;
  • Knowledge of human rights, national and international labour law and standards and/or child rights and/or migration.
  • Good understanding of environmental and social issues related to the palm oil industry
  • Public speaking, organisational skills, critical thinking, analytical skills, data analysis.
  • Leadership capability
  • Good computer skills in Microsoft Office Programme suite etc.

Language skills:

  • English and Bahasa Malaysia proficiency.
  • Other languages are an advantage but not a requirement.

Personal characteristics:

  • Passion for working on issues related to human rights, sustainability and supply chains.
  • Hands-on, practical, innovative.
  • Flexibility, takes initiative/proactive, self-motivated and has a positive attitude.
  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work autonomously.
  • Committed to Earthworm Foundation values:
  • Focus on action and on-the-ground results;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Client-focused;
  • Open collaboration and communication;
  • Humble;
  • Passion for high quality work;
  • Respect for each other.

Working conditions / Physical effort:

  • Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Some trips around Malaysia.

Other information:

  • 1-year contract.
  • Malaysian citizenship or valid work authorization required (spouses of citizens are welcome to apply).

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send a cover letter outlining interest in the role and how you meet the Candidate Profile Minimum Qualifications and CV via email to malaysia.recruitment@earthworm.org by 10 November 2019. Please put your last name and MsiaRespect2019 in the subject line of the email. Your application will go into our resource pool. When the opportunity to call upon candidates for these roles arises, successful candidates will be contacted by email for an initial interview. Only candidates who send a full application will be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted.


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