Employment Opportunities

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Open Positions

 

 Program Officer 

 

Director, Apparel and Fashion Jewelry

 

Consultant, Benchmarking Social Audit Standards and Assurance System

 

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Program Officer

POSITION LOCATION: Washington, DC

REPORTS TO: Director, Standards and Certification

 

GoodWeave – a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi – is the leading global institution with a mission to end child labor, and forced and bonded labor, in global supply chains. GoodWeave has been pioneering and innovating for almost 25 years, primarily in the carpet sector, a market-based certification system that is transferrable to other sectors based on authenticity, proximity, and transparency to someday realize its vision of a world free of child labor. The GoodWeave System is based on harnessing the power of the market, cleaning up supply chains, creating educational opportunities for children, and improving working conditions. GoodWeave drives impact by bringing visibility to global supply chains, giving voice to informal and marginalized workers, providing assurance that certified products are free of child labor, and restoring childhood to vulnerable children so they can laugh, learn, and play.

 

GoodWeave is an award-winning social entrepreneurial organization on the frontlines of the movement to end modern slavery. This position is a tremendous opportunity to support GoodWeave’s work to remain at the cutting edge of standards, certification, and remediation of child, forced, and bonded labor.

 

Position Description:

The Program Officer is part of the Program Department at GoodWeave’s international secretariat that leads overall program strategy together with the three country teams in India, Nepal, and Afghanistan. Through this position, the Program Officer will work closely with GoodWeave’s Director of Certification and Standards to implement an innovative project that focuses on cleaning up global supply chains by removing and remediating forced and bonded labor in India’s carpet and textile industries. The Program Officer will focus on assisting in the oversight and management of the forced and bonded labor project funded by the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons of the U.S. Department of State, and ensuring key deliverables are met on-time and in a high-quality manner. The position also includes providing program and organizational support to the Capacity Building Unit and supporting the Chief Program Officer on data and technology. The Program Officer will regularly collaborate and coordinate with staff based in the US and South Asia.

 

The Program Officer reports to the Director, Standards and Certification. 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, detail-oriented, adept at grant management and building relationships inside and outside the organization, and with a track record as an independent thinker and problem solver. The candidate will possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic and ideally have experience working in issues of social justice.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Support grant management and reporting for forced and bonded labor programming and other projects, including development and monitoring of tracking tools.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with local partner staff.
  • Oversee all planning, logistics, and budgets related to the forced and bonded labor project.
  • Assist with the preparation for external meetings, conferences and other events.
  • Assist and collaborate with the Capacity Building Unit 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.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with the organization’s 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.
  • Contribute to GoodWeave’s annual planning and budgeting process and to the learning program; prepare reports and presentations for internal and external events.

 

Experience and 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 managing US Government or other large public sector grants.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining systems for managing project operations, including meeting deadlines, achieving targets, and preparing required donor reports.
  • Understanding of project management tools, including theory of change, results framework, and Gantt chart.
  • Knowledge of project management platforms, such as SmartSheet or Trello.
  • Ability to collaborate with diverse team members and contribute to a team environment, particularly working with international teams.
  • Capacity to express ideas clearly in writing, excellent interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills.
  • Fluency in English required; other languages such as Hindi, a plus;
  • Ability and willingness to travel as required.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with data platforms and technology are strong pluses.
  • Experience with issues of child labor and forced labor, sustainable production, standards and certification, partnership development, fundraising, and/or knowledge of South Asia are pluses.

 

 

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 apply to the position by sending a cover letter and résumé explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position to:

 

Director, Standards and Certification
GoodWeave International
E-mail: Personnel@GoodWeave.org

 

 

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Director, Apparel and Fashion Jewelry

POSITION LOCATION: Washington, DC

REPORTS TO: Chief Program Officer

 

GoodWeave – a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi – is the leading global institution with a mission to end child labor, and forced and bonded labor, in global supply chains through a market-based holistic and authentic system. We bring visibility to global supply chains, provide assurance that certified products are free of child labor, and restore childhood to vulnerable children so they can laugh, learn, and play.

 

Over 25 years of harnessing market power through its work with brands, licensees, and exporters, GoodWeave has rescued over 6,000 children from labor and provided quality education to almost 26,000 children, positively impacts millions more children, and reaches more than 80,000 workers.  Most recently, GoodWeave has expanded from carpets into apparel, home textiles, fashion jewelry, bricks, and tea where its reach and impact continue to grow.  GoodWeave’s impact goes beyond reach numbers as it has been a leading voice in positively influencing societal norms and behaviors to eliminate child and forced labor.

 

Position Description:

The Director is part of the Program Department at 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 to prevent and remediate child labor, forced labor, and human trafficking in apparel and fashion jewelry supply chains. The portfolio includes overseeing implementation of multi-year pilot initiatives currently in progress in northern India. The Director reports to the Chief Program Officer. The position is based in Washington, D.C., with regular travel to South Asia.

 

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 fundraising. Other qualifications include demonstration of program development and management, leadership, strategic thinking, entrepreneurial mindset, and ability to work independently. 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 ideally have experience working on human rights issues.

 

Specific Duties Include:

  • Lead GoodWeave’s apparel and fashion jewelry portfolio, including program management activities that cover developing work plans, budget development and execution; preparation of donor updates and reports, and managing donor relationships;
  • Work directly with brands to implement agreed-upon workplans to implement components and methodologies of the GoodWeave System;
  • Develop recommendations on program implementation for the Chief Program Officer and Chief Executive Officer;
  • 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, and recruit and supervise technical consultants when necessary;
  • Communicate issues of emerging concerns and follow-up actions in a timely manner;
  • Lead new program and proposal development in the assigned work areas;
  • Coordinate with our Standards and Certification team to ensure proper implementation of standards and policies to monitor for child labor and forced labor in supply chain;
  • Coordinate and participate with the Business Development team in identifying, building, and nurturing relationships with brands, including in sourcing countries;
  • Identify and build strategic partnerships with multi-stakeholder initiatives and actors;
  • 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;
  • Engage communications staff to ensure that program learnings are integrated back into GoodWeave’s wider programming;
  • Contribute to GoodWeave’s annual planning and budgeting process;
  • Prepare reports and presentations for internal and external events; and
  • 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, including leadership, in a program management role, preferably in apparel and a socially responsible business environment;
  • Experience developing and leading successful programs, through strategy, design, implementation and evaluation;
  • Proven track record in donor cultivation and proposal development, preferably in issues of human rights;
  • Strong team-based orientation, with experience working with international teams;
  • Understanding of project management tools, including theories of change and results frameworks;
  • Commitment to GoodWeave’s mission and socially driven business model;
  • Capacity to express ideas clearly in verbal and written form, as well as 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; and
  • 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