Employment Opportunities

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Open Positions

Senior Accountant (Washington, DC)

Senior Manager, New Sector Development and Capacity Building (Washington, DC)

Labeling System Pilot Consultant

Data Entry Operator (Uttar Pradesh, India)

Senior Manager, Apparel and Textiles (Washington, DC)


accounting

Senior Accountant

Position Overview:

The Senior Accountant reports to the Chief Financial Officer and, working with GoodWeave’s outsourced accounting firm, performs accounting and reporting activities in accordance with non-profit Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The position is responsible for daily accounting operations, to include the timely and accurate completion of bill processing and payment, licensee invoicing, cash receipts, and financial report generation. The ideal candidate would have a strong background in A/P, A/R, grant reporting, financial statement preparation and a commitment to GoodWeave’s values of social responsibility.

Primary Responsibilities:

Accounts Payable:

  • Process vendor invoices using Intacct/Bill.com accounts payables system; review invoices and check requests for appropriate approvals and general ledger coding; sort and match invoices and check requests; prepare and process accounts payable checks and wire transfers; mail vendor checks; and reconcile payments
  • Monitor purchase orders and accounts to ensure payments are up to date; resolve invoice discrepancies; maintain vendor files; correspond with vendors and respond to inquiries; process, distribute, and maintain 1099s
  • Process scheduled outgoing wire transfers and record transactions accordingly
  • Prepare credit card report templates for upload into Intacct
  • Maintain vendor files

Cash Receipts/Accounts Receivable:

  • Perform quarterly billing for GoodWeave’s 150+ importer licensees globally and monitor associated accounts receivable
  • Prepare licensing upload templates for import into Intacct accounting system
  • Process incoming checks for deposit and maintain check log

General Finance Operations:

  • Perform fiscal and administrative management for major funding contracts, including generation of general ledger reports for monthly closing and year-end audit; and provide administrative support to the Finance team as needed
  • Prepare budgets and other financial deliverables, reports and invoices for submission to governmental and other donors
  • Assist with the annual audit preparation
  • Other tasks/assignments/research as needed
  • Perform additional duties as requested by management

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting or related field required.
  • At least five years of professional experience in finance or accounting with experience in government grant accounting and compliance.
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit accounting and financial management.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong working knowledge of Intacct or similar accounting software.
  • Strong analytic, strategic and planning skills.
  • High level of personal responsibility and desire for growth.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, aptitude for working with a wide range of individuals, and strong collaborative teamwork skills.

Candidate must thrive in an autonomous, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. GoodWeave’s nonprofit-business hybrid model requires business-oriented staff, committed to changing the way business is being done.

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 offers a health care and dental plan, a simple 401K retirement plan, paid vacation and nine paid holidays per year.

To apply, please email resume and cover letter (explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position) to:

Chief Financial Officer
GoodWeave International
1111 14th Street NW, Suite 820
Washington, DC 20005
personnel@goodweave.org


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Senior Manager, New Sector Development and Capacity Building

Position Overview:

The Senior Manager is part of the unit in GoodWeave’s international secretariat that leads overall program strategy together with the three country teams in India, Nepal and Afghanistan.  This position will lead documentation of the GoodWeave System, and then systematically develop strategies and tools for capacity building and expansion of that system into new sectors and partnerships. This will be done primarily by overseeing implementation of a multi-year pilot in the tea sector of Assam, India and other relevant projects as assigned. The Senior Manager reports to the Chief Program Officer of GoodWeave International, who heads the program unit. The position is based in Washington, D.C., with regular travel to South Asia.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well-organized, adept at building relationships inside and outside the organization, a capable designer and facilitator of training, and have a track record in developing international programs and raising funds for them.  S/he will possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic and ideally have experience working in issues of social justice and responsible supply chains.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Lead GoodWeave’s capacity building efforts and tea supply chain project, including project management, meeting deliverables and budgetary execution; preparation of donor updates and reports as per contractual commitments and managing relationships with donors;
  • Coordinate with the Country Director and country-level key staff as well as donors and other partners to develop and agree on work plans and budgets, maintain continuous communication during implementation and oversee timely delivery and reporting; recruit and supervise technical consultants when necessary;
  • Lead new program and proposal development in the assigned work areas;
  • Engage the Communications & Impact team to ensure that learnings from the capacity building work and tea pilot work are integrated back into GoodWeave’s wider programming;
  • Participate in external fora and events, company meetings and interactions with civil society and industry stakeholders to build knowledge of the program and GoodWeave’s work;
  • Contribute to GoodWeave’s annual planning and budgeting process and to the learning program; prepare reports and presentations for internal and external events;
  • Cultivate and mentor Country program staff to support their professional growth and commitment to GoodWeave’s work; foster a culture of accountability and quality in all aspects of program work.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least seven years of progressive responsibility in a program management role, preferably in a socially responsible business environment;
  • Experience leading and expanding successful programs, through collaborative partnership development, strategy, design, capacity building, implementation and evaluation;
  • Excellent training module design and facilitation skills for transference of approaches and methods to new and senior audiences.
  • Proven track record in donor cultivation and proposal development, preferably in issues of social justice;
  • Strong team-based orientation, with experience working with international teams;
  • Understanding of project management tools, including theory of change and results framework;
  • Understanding of GoodWeave’s mission and socially driven business model;
  • Capacity to express ideas clearly in writing, excellent interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills;
  • Native level English language; other language ability an asset;
  • Ability and willingness to travel about a quarter of the time in South Asia;
  • Experience with issues of child labor, sustainable production, socially responsible business, apparel or textiles, and 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.

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter, explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position to:

Chief Program Officer
GoodWeave International
E-mail: Personnel@GoodWeave.org

labeling

Labeling System Pilot Consultant

Project Description:

To evaluate pathways to scale, GoodWeave is commissioning a consultant to coordinate pilot testing of a new labeling concept that will evolve GoodWeave’s existing system to cover new product categories. The scope of work includes developing a 2-3 month work plan to pilot test the new labeling system; researching, identifying and deploying technology needed to support the new system; coordinating with brands and suppliers identified by GoodWeave for the pilot; and working with GoodWeave headquarters and field teams to establish protocols for carrying out the new system. This work builds on and is informed by extensive desktop-based research already completed earlier in the year.

Objectives:

(1) To test the new labeling system on a small scale, including technology platform, system for approving artwork, and managing/tracking labels and batch code numbers, with a small group of companies;

(2) To determine the feasibility of deploying the system on a larger scale; and

(3) To determine what technology, systems/protocols, and resources are needed in order to roll out the system for new sector products beginning in early 2018.

Deliverables:

Consultant will deliver the following:

  • Detailed roadmap and workplan outlining the steps needed to implement the pilot, timelines, and responsibilities, based on the existing background research.
  • Two-page memo evaluating the technology system(s) needed to deploy the new system and related operational considerations.
  • Deploy technology system for generating and tracking label/batch code numbers.
  • Bi-weekly progress reports on work with brands, suppliers and GoodWeave field teams to operationalize the pilot.
  • Policies and procedures needed to implement the new system within GoodWeave’s organizational and governance structure, including approval of artwork and managing/tracking label and batch code numbers.
  • Final report on completion of the pilot including an analysis of the results along with recommendations and guidance on the technology and resources needed to deploy the system at larger scale.

Qualifications:

GoodWeave is seeking a consultant with previous, practical experience working on certification standard systems, specifically with respect to respect to labeling and business development. Familiarity with the ISEAL Alliance Codes of Good Practice, chain of custody, claims and labeling is a plus. Candidate must be fluent in English and have a demonstrated track record of excellent project management and report writing skills.

Timeline:

Pilot and final report to be completed by January 31st, 2018.

Budget:

Competitive compensation based on experience.

How to Apply:

Application deadline: October 15, 2017.

Please submit a proposal to Biko Nagara, Senior Manager for Certification Systems at Biko@GoodWeave.org. The proposal should include a cover letter, detailed CV or resume outlining relevant background and experience, including links to at least two examples of previous reports authored by the consultant (preferably in a field related to the project scope), and a draft budget for the project, including details of daily rates for consultancy and number of days required to do this work.

Consultant should declare all potential conflicts of interest. All information exchanged during the contract will be confidential as per GoodWeave’s confidentiality policy.


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DATA ENTRY OPERATOR

Position Location:

Uttar Pradesh, India

Position Overview:

The Data Entry Operator is part of the Certification Division team that leads overall implementation of GoodWeave’s certification system globally. Currently this includes operations across India, Nepal and Afghanistan. This position will provide administrative and data entry support for the division. The position is based in UP, India.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Perform general data entry duties for various reports as required for the day to day operation of the Certification Division, primarily using the online Chainpoint platform.
  • Check supply chain information in ChainPoint to ensure updates are being done by GoodWeave country offices on a regular basis.
  • Check inspection and investigation data in ChainPoint for completeness and accuracy of reports from each of the GoodWeave country offices.
  • Download the Corrective Action Requests (CARs) from the results of company initial audits, follow-up audits, annual audits, child labour/young worker reports, etc. on a daily basis for all producing countries.
  • Prepare CAR reports for subcontractor facilities and coordinate with GoodWeave country offices to ensure they are sent to licensees every six months.
  • Check for updates from country offices on the child labour/young worker investigation reports and update records on the Chainpoint system on a daily basis.
  • Prepare quarterly reports for the Certification Committee.
  • Prepare non-compliance incident reports for exporter/importer licensees.
  • Contact GoodWeave country offices to obtain missing/additional data as needed for reporting on a regular basis.
  • Assist with data requests for various donor, board and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) reports.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well-organized, and experienced working with data and database systems. S/he will possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Self-motivated with strong organization and time management skills.
  • Experience preparing reports and working with technology and digital/online database systems.
  • Understanding of GoodWeave’s mission and socially driven business model.

Languages required: Hindi and English (fluent written/spoken)

Experience working with issues of child labor, sustainable production, social justice and responsible supply chains, and knowledge of the countries and regions where GoodWeave works are 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:

Rs.35,000 ($550) per month

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter, explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position, by November 1, 2017 to:

Director, Certification Division
GoodWeave International
E-mail: Mathew@GoodWeave.org


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SENIOR MANAGER, APPAREL AND TEXTILES

Position Location:

Washington, DC

Reports To:

Chief Program Officer

Position Overview:

The Senior Manager is part of the unit in GoodWeave’s international secretariat that leads overall program strategy together with the three country teams in India, Nepal and Afghanistan.  This position will lead GoodWeave’s expansion into apparel and home textiles supply chains to tackle modern slavery issues in these industries.  The portfolio includes overseeing implementation of multi-year pilot initiatives currently in progress in northern India. The Senior Manager reports to the Chief Program Officer of GoodWeave International, who heads the program unit. The position is based in Washington, D.C., with regular travel to South Asia.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well-organized, adept at building relationships inside and outside the organization, and with a track record in developing international programs and raising funds for them.  S/he will possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic and ideally have experience working in issues of social justice and responsible supply chains.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Lead GoodWeave’s apparel and home textiles portfolio, including project management, meeting deliverables and budgetary execution; preparation of donor updates and reports as per contractual commitments and managing relationships with donors;
  • Coordinate with the Country Director and country-level key staff to develop and agree on work plans and budgets, maintain continuous communication during implementation and oversee timely delivery and reporting; recruit and supervise technical consultants when necessary;
  • Lead new program and proposal development in the assigned work areas;
  • Engage the Communications & Impact team to ensure that learnings from the apparel/textile work are integrated back into GoodWeave’s wider programming;
  • Participate in external fora and events, company meetings and interactions with civil society and industry stakeholders to build knowledge of the program and GoodWeave’s work;
  • Contribute to GoodWeave’s annual planning and budgeting process and to the learning program; prepare reports and presentations for internal and external events;
  • Cultivate and mentor Country program staff to support their professional growth and commitment to GoodWeave’s work; foster a culture of accountability and quality in all aspects of program work.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least seven years of progressive responsibility in a program management role, preferably in a socially responsible business environment;
  • Experience leading successful programs, through strategy, design, implementation and evaluation;
  • Proven track record in donor cultivation and proposal development, preferably in issues of social justice;
  • Strong team-based orientation, with experience working with international teams;
  • Understanding of project management tools, including theory of change and results framework;
  • Understanding of GoodWeave’s mission and socially driven business model;
  • Capacity to express ideas clearly in writing, excellent interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills;
  • Native level English language; other language ability an asset;
  • Ability and willingness to travel about a quarter of the time in South Asia;
  • Experience with issues of child labor, sustainable production, socially responsible business, apparel or textiles, and 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.

To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter, explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position to:

Chief Program Officer
GoodWeave International
E-mail: Personnel@GoodWeave.org