Join Global Rights Compliance (GRC) as a Remote Working BHR Junior Legal Advisor – Agriculture: Apply!!

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About Us

Global Rights Compliance (‘GRC’) is a niche organization made up of international lawyers and development experts focused on “democratizing” complex international human rights, and criminal and humanitarian law. Drawing on decades of experience in conflict-affected areas and transitional justice environments our “root and branch” philosophy combines innovative full-spectrum accountability strategies, building the capacity of States to implement international humanitarian and human rights standards, bespoke expertise in evidence gathering in conflict settings, and assisting communities to seek remedies for violations.

GRC is committed to enhancing compliance with international humanitarian law (‘IHL’), international criminal law (‘ICL’), and international human rights law (‘IHRL’) in fragile and conflict-affected states(‘FCAS’).

Global Rights Compliance’s Business and Human Rights Team is seeking a dynamic Legal Advisor to contribute to our Food, Agriculture and Biodiversity portfolio. This role offers an exciting opportunity to work at the intersection of law, business, and sustainability, addressing complex challenges in the food and agriculture sector while promoting human rights.

Duty Station: Remote

Contract Duration: 12 months

The Challenge

Project Coordination & Implementation:

  • Coordinate and implement projects under the guidance of the Food, Agriculture, and Biodiversity Sector Lead.
  • Draft and review reports, policies, guidances, and other technical products concerning various issues related to business and human rights.
  • Conduct research and analysis on evolving regulatory frameworks on sustainability (e.g., EU Deforestation Regulation).
  • Develop, prepare, and facilitate workshops, multi-stakeholder events, and training courses.
  • Assist in creating and disseminating capacity-building tools on business-related human rights violations, grievance mechanisms and access to remedy, documentation, and investigation of abuses etc.
  • Support and conduct stakeholder engagement exercises and contribute to project-related advocacy efforts, including launch events, roundtable discussions, and briefing sessions.

Team Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with other team members to ensure efficient workflows and timely completion of projects.
  • Provide support to fellow team members as necessary.
  • Actively engage in team brainstorming sessions to devise project implementation strategies.

Business Development:

  • Work closely with the Food, Agriculture, and Biodiversity Sector Lead to identify new clients and expand our work areas in alignment with the overall internal BHR strategy.
  • Conduct research, draft concept notes and proposals, and participate in stakeholder meetings to explore new opportunities.

Your Background

  • Advanced degree in law, with 2-5 years of experience in business in human rights.
  • Demonstrated expertise in international human rights frameworks and their application to business practices, particularly within agriculture, food, and biodiversity contexts. Familiarity with international humanitarian law and business and human rights in conflict settings would be an advantage.
  • Experience or strong interest in issues related to advancing food security and promoting responsible business conduct in the agriculture sector.
  • Excellent research, analytical, and writing skills, with the ability to communicate complex legal concepts clearly and effectively. Prior experience with drafting concept notes and project proposals would be an advantage.
  • Practical experience working with diverse clients including businesses, civil society organisations, and governmental institutions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a diverse, multicultural environment.
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Fluency in English is essential; proficiency in other languages is desirable.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a short cover letter (in English) to [email protected] by 31 March 2024 indicating the position you are applying for in the email subject.

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