The Danish Institute for Human Rights works internationally to promote human rights-based approaches to business and sustainable development. We are working to support the development of national and international frameworks that foster respect for human rights in the context of business activities.
You will be part of an international team of experts based in Copenhagen, working across the intersections of human rights, business and sustainable development.
Your role will be to work with State actors, including National Human Rights Institutions, to build their capacity in the area of business and human rights and support the implementation of human rights standards at the national level.
YOUR WORKING AREAS:
- Develop methods and tools to promote the effective implementation of human rights and business standards at national level in the context of the Sustainable Development Agenda;
- Work with state institutions and other stakeholders in DIHR countries of operation to support the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights;
- Collaborate with NHRIs to strengthen their capacity to act individually and collectively to promote and protect human rights in a business context;
- Contribute to discussions at regional and global level to exchange on current practice and advance standards and mechanisms.
- In-depth knowledge of international human rights law and systems and demonstrated expertise in issues related to the intersections of human rights and the global economy;
- Substantial experience of working nationally or internationally to advance human rights in business;
- Experience of working within, or with a state institution or international organisation, and in a developing country context is an asset. Experience of engagement with companies is also desirable;
- Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law, Political Science, International Relations or other relevant area;
- Experience in project management and administration and in working in a team- setting;
- Willingness to travel;
- Fluency in English;
- Proficiency in French and/or Spanish is a strong advantage.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
The position is full-time based in Copenhagen with significant international travel. Salary and other conditions are set in accordance with the Danish Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations, as applicable.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
Please submit your application no later than 12.00 CET on 24 April 2017 by using the link on this page. The application should include cover letter, CV and diploma.
The Danish Institute for Human Rights appreciates diversity in the workplace. If qualified, we strongly encourage you to apply for the position.