We’re hiring!

date: 11/10/2018

We’re looking for a new External Relations Officer to focus on the strategy and execution of FWF’s lobby & advocacy and stakeholder management.

Roles and responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and execute a lobby and outreach strategy with the other colleagues in the External Relations team, to ensure that FWF’s work is disseminated and taken up by key industry stakeholders
  • Identify key opportunities/moments in the EU political and industry environment to share FWF’s approach and influence policy and practices
  • Manage relationships with designated international FWF stakeholders, ensuring strong relations, sharing of work, and strengthened networks
  • Coordinate the international lobby & advocacy activities within FWF’s Strategic Partnership, in conjunction with partners (Mondiaal FNV and CNV International)
  • Provide support for FWF country team colleagues on lobby strategy and execution on national or regional level
  • Represent FWF at key conferences and events, as both a participant and contributor/speaker

We are looking for someone with the following qualifications and skills:

  • Relevant university degree;
  • At least 6-8 years relevant professional experience;
  • Demonstrable human rights and/or labour rights background; Knowledge of / interest in the main labour issues in the garment industry; experience with social dialogue, (living) wages and violence against women in garment supply chains is an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with stakeholders, at different levels;
  • Strong network within Dutch and/or other European governments and one or more of the following fields:
    • (Garment and textile) trade union movement
    • (Garment and textile) industry associations
    • UN bodies (e.g. UN women, ILO, OHCHR)
    • Other relevant international bodies (e.g. OECD and EU)
    • International labour and human rights organisations
  • Knowledge of lobby & advocacy (putting / keeping issues on political and corporate agendas) with a view to tackling the structural causes of poverty and injustice and bringing about sustainable policy change
  • Good public speaking and presenting skills
  • Proven flair for dealing with complex multi-stakeholder environments;

View the full job description and requirements here.

For more information about the position, you can call Alexander Kohnstamm (+31-20-4084255). If you are interested in the role, please send your cv with cover letter to vacancy@fairwear.org no later than 31 October 2018.


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