Fair Labor Association Vacancy: Civil Society Engagement Associate - Bangladesh, India

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Fair Labor Association Vacancy: Civil Society Engagement Associate - Bangladesh, India
CSO Engagement Associate, South Asia

SUMMARY:
The CSO Engagement Associate for South Asia, will be part of a global team responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with, and information about, relevant civil society organizations in the South Asia (most specifically India and Bangladesh) region that are working on the issues and/or sectors within which FLA operates. The CSO Engagement Associate will report to the Director of CSO Engagement and will be based in one of the relevant South Asian countries.

MAJOR DUTIES:
  • Identify and engage with civil society organizations including labor unions, NGOs, and academics, in the South Asia region working on issues and sectors within which FLA operates. 
    • Maintain frequent and active communication with local civil society organizations, so that they are aware of FLA activities and the FLA is informed of the perspectives and issues faced by workers and their advocates, and are therefore better equipped to address issues in a timely manner. 
    • Communicate FLA’s safeguard mechanisms proactively to CSOs and how best they can go about using them. 
    • Develop ongoing relationships with local civil society organizations that have significant interest in FLA-related issues and engage them proactively to develop collaborative efforts. 
    • Take an active role to ensure that insights and concerns of civil society organizations in the relevant regions can be advanced and addressed through the FLA. 
    • Attend meetings, conferences and other events representing the FLA, its work and perspective and to better understand perspectives from various stakeholders.
  • Understand and drive collaborative efforts to advance priority issues identified by local partners. 
    • Research and conduct gap analysis to enable the FLA to play a constructive role in raising and developing collective action around an issue. 
    • Organize local or regional stakeholder convenings. 
    • Develop and manage issue-based research projects and reports. ?
  • Contribute to the evaluation of FLA’s programs, ensuring that insights and concerns of CSOs are well represented in those processes, and a mechanism is in place for their engagement and participation. ? 
  • Assist in relevant third party complaints and other safeguard actions and assist in dealing with other labor dispute cases as necessary ? 
    • Act as liaison and point of contact for CSOs in the South Asia region
  • OTHER DUTIES (10% of time) 
    • Undertake missions, as required, independently or as part of a team. 
    • Other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None

KEY SKILLS/ABILITIES:
  • Effective and excellent communication, interpersonal skills and presentation skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure 
  • Willingness to learn and take direction from the program manager
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Understanding of all businesses in the supply chains 
  • Two-to-three years of experience working with companies and factories 
  • Knowledge of manufacturing/sourcing, preferably with compliance/auditing experience 
  • Should have practical business experience
WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Up to 10% travel may be required.
To Apply
Please send cover letter, resume and salary history to resumes@fairlabor.org .
Include CSO Engagement Associate in the subject line. Your application will not be considered if you do not submit salary history. The position is based in India and may require some domestic travel.

Fair Labor Association
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Washington, DC 20036
202-898-1000 (tel.)
202-898-9050 (fax)

Closing Date 1 Aug 2014
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