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Director, Standards and Certification
POSITION LOCATION: Washington, DC
The Director of Standards and Certification leads GoodWeave International’s Standards and Certification Division implementing in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. This position provides technical leadership and manages the team carrying out standards and certification system functions for the organization’s multi-country network to ensure supply chains are free from child labor and forced labor. The portfolio includes overseeing staff based in the US and South Asia and providing cross-functional technical leadership to field programs implementing supply chain inspection programs. The Director reports to the CEO. The position is based in Washington, D.C., with regular travel to South Asia. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well-organized, and adept at building relationships inside and outside the organization. S/he will have technical expertise in international labor standards, child protection, and international development or supply chain programming as well as policy development and compliance. S/he will possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic.
The Director is responsible for strategy, planning, development, maintenance and improvement of all certification system elements, including standards, policies, procedures, guidelines, etc. for all product lines and supply chains.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
- Oversee and supervise the Certification Division and operational/technical staff or consultants to ensure the timely development and maintenance of standards, policies, procedures, guidelines, and training, etc., including all related standard system functions producer countries;
- Ensure programming that supports GoodWeave licensed producers to fully comply with GoodWeave certification criteria and progress criteria;
- Create, manage, and oversee relevant program and project work plans and budgets, including the forced and bonded labor project grants;
- Collaboratively develop and implement internal quality management systems across all country programs, including inspection and auditing activities, management of licensee/producer corrective actions, enforcement actions and the overall certification methodology;
- Analyze team performance and impact data and ensure it leads to functional learning to improve Certification System practices and policies, as needed;
- Develop, oversee, and facilitate the work of international committees, including the Certification Committee, Standards Committee and Advisory committees (child protection, forced labor);
- Maintain and strengthen external stakeholder relations, collaboration and partnerships with donors, civil society, and international standards organizations (e.g. through forums such as ISEAL Alliance);
- Ensure alignment of GoodWeave’s standards and certification operations with international best practices, including compliance with the ISEAL Standard-Setting Code, the ISEAL Assurance Code, and the ISEAL Impacts Code, and compliance with ISO 17065;
- Support planning and development of donor funding proposals and reporting with inputs related to standards and certification;
- Engage and collaborate within the Program Team and among other organization teams including fundraising, business development, finance, and communications.
The ideal candidate will have:
- At least seven years of progressive responsibility in technical leadership and management roles, related to child, forced, or bonded labor rights as well as supply chain standards and certification;
- Existing networks among other standards, inspection, and certification organizations, and ISEAL and ISO certification;
- Strong teamwork experience and skills, including working with international teams;
- Experience leading teams, through strategy, design, implementation and evaluation;
- Understanding of project management tools, including theory of change and results frameworks;
- Experience with donor cultivation and proposal development;
- Capacity to express ideas clearly in writing, excellent interpersonal, presentation, and organizational skills;
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
- Native level English language; other language ability an asset;
- Ability and willingness to travel about a quarter of the time in South Asia;
- Knowledge of the South Asian region a plus.
Conditions of Employment: GoodWeave is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Employment is contingent on the results of a background investigation and positive references.
Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is commensurate with experience. GoodWeave also offers a generous benefits package.
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and school transcripts to: Personnel@GoodWeave.org. The cover letter should explain your interest in working for GoodWeave, and how your knowledge, skills, and abilities make you a desired candidate for this position. Please note “PERSONNEL: Application for GoodWeave Director, Standards and Certification” in the email subject line. No phone calls please.
Project Manager, Hidden Supply Chains Initiative – Contract position
POSITION LOCATION: Dhaka, Bangladesh
SUPERVISOR: GoodWeave Apparel Program Director
Position Overview: GoodWeave seeks a Project Manager to lead a one-year DFID-funded project in Bangladesh through its COVID-19 Vulnerable Supply Chains Facility. This project will be conducted in partnership with Bangladeshi labor rights organization, Awaj, and several international apparel brands, applying the GoodWeave methodology and approach to the Bangladeshi context. The main objectives of the project are to:
- achieve transparency for bottom supply chain, informal apparel workers;
- offer relief to workers suffering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic with food and other resources, and
- ensure remedy to child, forced or bonded laborers identified within the target supply chains;
- provide guidance for governments, companies, and suppliers on how to ensure protections to hidden workers and resilient market re-entry
Target beneficiaries are informal apparel workers, predominantly women in outsourced production, migrants, and modern slavery victims.
The Project Manager will be part of the Program Department at GoodWeave International, and will be housed and liaising on a daily basis with staff in Awaj offices in Dhaka. The Project Manager is accountable for overall management of the project and delivering results. The successful candidate will have a track record in working with the private sector, ideally in the apparel sector, as well as with responsible sourcing in global supply chains and managing program and operations of international donor-funded projects. The candidate will also be highly motivated, well-organized, detail-oriented, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills for successful project implementation and relationship building inside and outside the organization. Finally, the candidate will possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic and have experience working on human rights issues.
- Oversee the completion of all technical requirements, including project results and deliverables, in accordance with the project work plan.
- With the Apparel Program Director and Awaj staff and other partners translate project goals and objectives into implementable strategies and plans.
- Develop and agree on work plans and budgets, maintain continuous communication during implementation and oversee timely delivery and reporting; recruit and supervise local technical consultants when necessary.
- Build and maintain productive working relationships with project partners, and key stakeholders. Serve as the primary liaison among all project stakeholders.
- Manage the project’s operational, financial, and administrative priorities; manage program oversight.
- Build partnerships among national and community-level stakeholders.
- Oversee the preparation and delivery of trainings, research and supply chain mapping and aid delivery as well as regular project activity reports, reports to brands and other stakeholders, as specified in the DFID grant agreement.
- Represent the project at high-level meetings, conferences, and other fora.
- Develop sustainability plan for longer-term program roll-out.
- Supervise and mentor team, clearly communicate expectations for partner performance.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Master’s degree in Business Administration, International Relations, Political Science, Public Policy, or a relevant field required.
- Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in international development project management.
- Experience with one or more of the following: socially responsible business, child labor, sustainable production, business, government and civil society capacity building, supply chains, accountability and anti-corruption.
- Experience leading and expanding successful programs, through collaborative partnership development, strategy, design, capacity building, implementation and evaluation.
- Demonstrated skills building and maintaining relationships with stakeholders, local organizations, and partners.
- Understanding of GoodWeave’s mission and socially driven business model.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Experience managing required programmatic and financial reporting requirements.
- Fluency in English and Bengali (spoken and written).
Compensation and Benefits: Competitive compensation based on experience. Position is a one-year contract position with possibility for renewal.
Please email resume and cover letter, explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position to:
Apparel Program Director
Please note “PERSONNEL: Application for GoodWeave Project Manager, Hidden Supply Chains Initiative” in the email subject line. No phone calls please.