Employment Opportunities

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Open Positions

Program and Technology Officer

Communications Officer (Washington, DC)

Program Officer, Capacity Building Unit

Strategic Initiatives Officer

Forced/Bonded Labor Pilot Consultant


certification 

Program and Technology Officer

Overview of the Position

The Program and Technology Officer will join GoodWeave International as a part of the Program Team that is focused on Certification Systems. This unit sets the organizational standards and policies for certification systems in collaboration with field offices, coordinates the work of international committees, and implements quality assurance functions for GoodWeave certification globally. The position is the primary point person responsible for the development and maintenance of GoodWeave’s certification database and provides general support for the Certification Systems Unit working closely with team members based in South Asia. The position is based in Washington, D.C. and occasional travel may be required.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated team player, well-organized, adept at building relationships inside and outside the organization, and have experience with international programs, technology and data management, monitoring and evaluation, and/or other relevant experience and coursework. S/he will possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic and ideally have experience working in issues of social justice.

 

Specific duties include:

  • Manage and develop GoodWeave’s certification database, tracking issues, and new feature requests from Secretariat and country office teams; coordinate with software developers to implement new development and fixes; and provide database training and support for staff and field offices.
  • Monitor usage and data quality of the certification database.
  • Data analysis and evaluation to inform program design, planning and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL.)
  • Track, plan for and prepare materials for reviews of standards, policies and procedures; maintain internal files and records related to the review process and maintain document control.
  • Maintain stakeholder contact and consultation lists and respond to inquiries, comments, feedback and complaints on GoodWeave standards.
  • Coordinate scheduling, preparation of materials and minutes for meetings of the Standards, Certification, Oversight and Child Protection Committees, as well as internal teams; provide technical and communications technology support to committee members and track follow-up actions.
  • Contribute to reports and submissions for annual ISEAL Code assessments and peer reviews such as Public System Reports and related documentation internally and on the GoodWeave website.
  • Collect, validate and aggregate field data and provide input to reports and presentations for internal and external audiences and events.

Qualifications:

  • Understanding of and passion for GoodWeave’s mission and socially driven business model;
  • At least five years of relevant work experience in international development or a socially responsible business environment;
  • Work experience with IT-projects and databases; ability to analyse data using different tools (Excel/pivot, STATA)
  • Experience conducting analysis, writing about and presenting complex data (including preparing graphs and other data visualizations) for both technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Familiarity with Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) principles and techniques;
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and training skills, and ability to connect with people from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Team orientation, with experience working with remote and/or international teams;
  • Capacity to express ideas clearly in writing, excellent interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills;
  • Experience with issues of child labor, sustainable production, standards and certification, ISEAL-compliant systems and/or knowledge of South Asian region are pluses;
  • Native level English language; other language ability an asset.

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. Candidate must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States on a full-time basis. GoodWeave does not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Compensation and benefits:

Compensation is commensurate with experience. GoodWeave also offers a generous benefits package.

Application:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please email resume and cover letter, explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position to:

Senior Manager, Certification Systems

GoodWeave International

Personnel@goodweave.org

 


communications 

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Position Location:

Washington, DC

Position Overview:

Overview of the Position

The Communications Analyst is part of a small team within the Communications and Impact Unit.  The unit is responsible for creating and implementing GoodWeave’s organizational communications strategy while ensuring that its campaign and organizational messages and branding are based on robust evidence and communicated convincingly through the website, annual report, editorial coverage and other key channels.  The Communications Analyst position will be responsible for a range of communications activities with a focus on building content for campaigns, press releases, newsletters, website and other social platforms to drive GoodWeave’s brand; engaging in writing/editing projects that supports GoodWeave’s corporate narrative; and manage day-to-day management of GoodWeave’s social platforms to build  awareness of GoodWeave’s results.

The ideal applicant will be an exceptional writer and editor with proven skills in building and managing brand-building campaigns and online and social media strategy development and implementation. Other experience required includes research, administrative and problem-solving skills.           

Specific duties include:

  • Support development of GoodWeave’s corporate narrative, voice, and external positioning.
  • Develop and execute strategies to meet campaign goalsand GoodWeave’s online presence, including developing content and working with retailers to co-sponsor.
  • Develop and implement social media and online advertising through Google AdWords and other tools.
  • Write, edit, and format campaign materials.
  • Maintain and monitor campaign metrics that demonstrate organizational impact.
  • Manage all aspects of GoodWeave’s website to include routine updates, content development, and managing outside consultants as needed.
  • Research, analyze and recommend new technologies such as mobile applications, webinars, and Google’s new suite of tools for nonprofits.
  • Develop press releases, blogs, op-eds, etc. and conduct media outreach.
  • Manage and update press and outreach lists and e-blasts to partners and supporters.
  • Track editorial and advertising placements and maintain press catalog.

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.

Qualifications:

  • 4-6+ years of content development, online communications and campaign experience, preferably in a socially responsible business or nonprofit environment.
  • Excellent writing, editing, interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills.
  • Experience designing and implementing social media campaigns, promoting online material and generating traffic, generally building brand awareness and ensuring media placement.
  • Experience with web backend maintenance and development. Basic familiarity with html and knowledge of css and php desired.
  • Aptitude for and interest in emerging communications technologies.
  • Self-starter able to execute projects with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Based in Washington, DC. Occasional travel may be required.

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.

Supervisor:  Chief Communications & Impact Officer

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

 Human Resources

GoodWeave International

Personnel@goodweave.org

Deadline for applications: August 31, 2018

 

 


capacit 

POSITION TITLE: Program Officer, Capacity Building Unit

ORGANIZATION: GoodWeave International

POSITION LOCATION:  Washington, DC

SUPERVISOR:  Senior Program Manager

 

GoodWeave International (www.GoodWeave.org):

GoodWeave International works to end child labor in global supply chains. GoodWeave fulfills its mission by creating market demand for products certified as free of child and forced labor, monitoring supply chains, rescuing and educating child laborers, and providing critical services for workers and their families.

Having proven its model in the South Asian carpet industry and built partnerships with some of the world’s leading brands, such as Target Corporation, Macy’s, and The Otto Group, the organization is now expanding operations on the ground and into new product categories. GoodWeave is adapting its market-driven System to new sectors including home textiles, apparel, fashion jewelry, tea and is helping to create a “better brick” industry in Nepal. Being a part of the GoodWeave team is to be on the frontlines of the burgeoning movement to end modern slavery and of an award-winning social entrepreneurial team.

Overview of the Position:

The Program Officer will join GoodWeave International as a part of the program team that is focused on capacity building, and work as assigned with the three country teams in India, Nepal and Afghanistan to support programs in the tea and brick sectors.  Reporting to the Senior Program Manager, the successful candidate will take responsibility for specific sectors and thematic areas as assigned and per organizational requirements. The Program Officer reports to the Senior Manager charged with oversight of these programs. The position is based in Washington, D.C., with some travel to South Asia.

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated team player, well-organized, adept at building relationships inside and outside the organization, and with a track record as an independent thinker and problem solver. S/he will possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic and ideally have experience working in issues of social justice.

Specific duties include:

  • Support the Senior Program Manager with a portfolio of projects, including meeting deliverables and budgetary execution, and preparation of donor reports as per contractual commitments;
  • Coordinate with the Senior Manager and points of contact with the country teams and project partners to ensure effective implementation and delivery of capacity building programs, including execution of work plans and budgets; training; development of capacity building tools and frameworks; facilitation of good team communication during implementation; and reporting;
  • Support recruitment and supervision of consultants when necessary;
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of strategic relationships with existing and potential donor organizations, as assigned, in order to execute projects and secure continuity of commitments;
  • Coordinate with the Senior Manager on new funding proposal development in the assigned work areas;
  • Collaborate with communications, business development, and evaluation and learning teams as appropriate to ensure strategic alignment and cross-departmental execution, and to ensure that learning is integrated back into programming;
  • Support GoodWeave’s participation in external fora and events, company meetings and interactions with civil society 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;

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years project management or related experience, preferably in a socially responsible business environment;
  • Understanding of and passion for GoodWeave’s mission and socially driven business model;
  • Experience with facilitation, developing content for and delivering training modules;
  • Experience actively contributing to the success of programs, through input on strategy, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Experience working independently, meeting multiple deadlines and performing multiple assignments;
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse team members and contribute to a team environment, particularly working with international teams;
  • Experience with issues of child labor, sustainable production, standards and certification, partnership development, fundraising, and/or knowledge of South Asia are pluses;
  • Experience or expertise in the tea or brick sectors is not required for success, but could be pluses;
  • Understanding of project management tools, including theory of change and results framework;
  • Team orientation, with experience working with remote and/or international teams;
  • 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 as required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree strongly preferred

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.

Application:

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

Personnel@goodweave.org

 


capacit 

POSITION TITLE: Strategic Initiatives Officer

ORGANIZATION:  GoodWeave International (www.goodweave.org)

POSITION LOCATION:  Washington, DC

GoodWeave International works to end child labor in global supply chains. Focusing initially on the South Asian carpet industry, GoodWeave fulfills its mission by creating market demand for products certified as free of child and forced labor, monitoring supply chains, rescuing and educating child laborers, and providing critical services for weaving families. Having proven its model and built partnerships with some of the world’s leading brands, such as Target Corporation, Macy’s, and The Otto Group, the organization is now expanding operations on the ground and into new product markets. GoodWeave is adapting its market-driven model to other new sectors including home textiles, apparel, fashion jewelry, tea and is helping to create a “better brick” industry in Nepal. Being a part of the GoodWeave team is to be on the frontlines of the burgeoning movement to end modern slavery and of an award-winning social entrepreneurial team.

Position Description:

The Strategic Initiatives Officer works closely with the Chief Executive Officer on a number of organizational initiatives. S/he works with the development team to efforts to engage funders and other external relationships. The position also focuses on external relations related to development and partnerships.

Fundraising-related responsibilities include planning for and managing the development team meetings, developing and updating development tools such as calendar, prospect list, shared files and revenue outlook, managing hands-on fundraising with individual donors, major donors and specific funder relationships, and assisting with proposals and reporting as needed. Occasional travel for meetings is involved, with the potential of participating in field visits to South Asia.

The Strategic Initiatives Officer also provides administrative support to the CEO, including scheduling, travel planning, and research. Because of the nature of the role in assisting the CEO in relation to the organization’s changing needs, the Strategic Initiatives Officer’s portfolio is expected to evolve.

Specific duties include:

Grants/Development/Strategic Relationships:

  • Track revenue and key grant information through pipeline spreadsheet and calendar
  • Update prospects list and track next steps for high-priority funders
  • Ensure that reporting, application and renewal deadlines are met by development team
  • Plan and manage development team meetings
  • Fact-check and copyedit grant proposals
  • Contribute to grant proposals, concept notes, and reports
  • Track incoming grant payments and paperwork
  • Manage relationships with select funders,

Individual Giving and Major Gifts:

  • Manage online fundraising channels
  • Monitor incoming donations and oversee office assistant to ensure proper processing
  • Write donor acknowledgements
  • Design, manage and oversee individual giving campaigns including print and electronic mailings and campaigns
  • Plan donor trips and prepare materials
  • Monitor and cultivate major donors and prospects
  • Manage Combined Federal Campaign applications and relationship with third-party vendor
  • Track and analyze effectiveness of fundraising campaigns

Administrative Support of CEO:

  • Manage calendar to include scheduling meetings and appointments and fielding inquiries
  • Plan travel and prepare related background materials with administrative support from office assistant
  • Manage reimbursements and credit card reconciliations
  • Assist in scheduling and planning of board meetings and other special events

External Communications:

  • Keep program-related collateral updated with current data and program information
  • Ensure consistency of data points across external communications; fact-checking in documents such as annual report and grant proposals
  • Manage Info Inbox in collaboration with office assistant
  • Manage inquiries regarding press and CEO’s appointments/engagements

Other:

  • Take and disseminate notes at staff meetings
  • Serve as staff liaison to Child Labor Coalition
  • Oversee organization’s database maintenance, especially in regards to fundraising

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of demonstrated success in fundraising and/or executive support with increasing levels of responsibility and success
  • Experience managing donor information, giving data, and generating related reports
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Superior organization and attention to detail
  • Demonstrable experience in planning donor events and activities
  • Initiative and independence, combined with the ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and priorities.
  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Based in Washington, DC. Occasional travel may be required.

Experience with issues of child labor and child protection, modern slavery, sustainable consumption, socially responsible business and/or knowledge of the South Asian region a plus.

Candidate must thrive in an autonomous, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

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.

 

Supervisor:  Chief Executive Officer

 

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

 

Chief Executive Officer

GoodWeave International

Personnel@goodweave.org

 


 


bondedpilot

Forced/Bonded Labor Pilot Consultant

About GoodWeave: GoodWeave’s mission is to end child labour in global supply chains. GoodWeave’s defining feature is its ability to partner with companies to fully map and monitor all supply chain tiers down to small urban or village units, ensuring compliance with the rigorous no child, forced, or bonded labour requirements of its standard. GoodWeave partners with 150 brands worldwide, claims 9% of the market for handmade rugs, and reaches 47,000 workers in India, Nepal and Afghanistan. GoodWeave’s child rehabilitation and education programs have directly removed 3,700 children from servitude and provided an additional 16,000 children with educational opportunities. GoodWeave is also piloting expansion into other industries across the globe reaffirming its position as the leader in the anti-child labor movement.

Project Background: During this exciting moment of growth and evolution, GoodWeave is undertaking a capacity-building project with the goal of strengthening the ability of its field teams and a range of stakeholders to identify, remediate and combat human trafficking in supply chains. GoodWeave aims to build capacity to more easily identify and remediate forced and bonded labor within the supply chains of its 150 partner brands, and share information, standards and tools with key stakeholders. The project will advance in scope and delivery of comprehensive victim services, and build awareness as a means of prevention in worker communities and along the continuum of the supply chain, from home producers to factory owners up to executives for major brands.

Project description: GoodWeave is commissioning a consultant to develop a human trafficking and forced and bonded labor remediation policy for adult victims. A more robust remediation program is required, as GoodWeave’s rigorous protocols for supporting child labor victims do not directly translate to adults. The policy will provide step-by-step guidance for GoodWeave inspectors and social program staff as they pursue appropriate remediation for each adult victim identified during supply chain inspections.

Scope of work: The scope of work includes researching existing policies, protocols and programs on remediation of forced and bonded labor of adults; conducting a legal analysis of the laws and regulations on forced and bonded labor in collaboration with a practicing lawyer, particularly focusing on India; and drafting the policy in consultation with GoodWeave headquarters, field teams and an advisory committee established for this project. Detailed descriptions and definitions of the different types of bonded and forced labor prevalent in target areas will be included, along with steps for inspectors and social work staff to follow in each scenario. Remediation shall focus on ensuring victims are able to maintain their livelihoods and receive the services they need to overcome exploitation and abuse.

Objectives:  Remediation policy is established and ready to be used as guidance for the basis for remediation pilot programs. Social programs teams will be able to follow the policy and guidance to ensure adequate care/referrals for adult human trafficking and forced and bonded labor survivors.

Deliverables:  Consultant will deliver the following:

  1. Initial report covering: (a) Literature review of existing policies, procedures and remediation programs that have been implemented by other organizations; (b) Legal analysis of Indian and international law to serve as the basis of GoodWeave’s policy; and (c) Outline of the information needed to be developed for the policy.
  2. Draft and final versions of the remediation policy, developed in consultation with GoodWeave headquarters, field teams and advisory committee, with an explanation of changes and response to feedback in each successive revision.
  3. Bi-weekly progress reports on the project.

 

Qualifications: GoodWeave is seeking a consultant with extensive practical experience on labor rights issues, particularly forced and bonded labor, with a focus on field-level implementation. Candidate must be fluent in English and have a demonstrated track record of successful projects including excellent report and policy writing. Legal expertise in labor rights is highly desired.

Timeline: Project to be completed by October 15th, 2018

Budget: Competitive compensation based on experience.

How to apply: Please submit a proposal to Biko Nagara, Senior Manager, Certification Systems to Biko@GoodWeave.org. The proposal should include a brief cover letter, detailed CV or resume outlining relevant background and experience, at least two references and a draft timeline, work plan and 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.