KnowTheChain Research Assistant (preferably Japanese speaker)

Description

Job purpose:

The research assistant will support KnowTheChain’s goal of supporting companies and investors to understand and address forced labour risks within their global supply chains by benchmarking corporate practices and providing practical resources.

The research assistant will join one of the KnowTheChain partners, the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, a not for profit organization tracking the human rights impacts of over 8000 companies worldwide, with a global team of more than 40 members based around the world.

Applicants must have:

  • Good understanding of how to research and present complex information in a succinct and balanced way
  • Strong interest in advancing labour rights in corporate supply chains
  • Ability to work independently, with limited supervision and under tight deadlines
  • Fluent English-language skills (reading, writing, speaking)
  • Good writing skills
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and Word skills
  • Right to work in the UK

Highly desirable:

  • Fluent Japanese-language skills (reading, writing, speaking)

Desirable:

  • 1+ years’ work in the field of social responsibility, labour rights, or similar
  • Experience in researching corporate human rights disclosure
  • Data visualisation skills

Start date: As soon as possible

How to apply:

To apply: Please upload your CV and cover letter, including 1-2 references, here. Please include ‘Research Assistant, KnowTheChain’ in the subject line and confirm you have the right to work in the UK. For any questions, please contact Felicitas Weber, KnowTheChain Project Lead at weber@business-humanrights.org.

Next: If shortlisted, we will invite you for an interview and a written test.


Roles & responsibilities

  • Research corporate disclosure on supply chain forced labour policies and practices, using e.g. annual reports, sustainability reports and statements under the UK Modern Slavery Act
  • Research additional information on global companies, such as negative human rights impacts, business models, or sourcing countries
  • Support engagement with companies, in particular Japanese companies
  • Translate relevant communications from Japanese into English or vice versa
  • Provide administrative support and assist with other organizational work as necessary

Person specification

Values: Strong demonstrated commitment to human rights and interest in advancing labour rights in corporate supply chains. Shares values and ethos of the Resource Centre. 

Research & analytical skills: Able to search and identify relevant information online; persistent in seeking out difficult-to-find information (e.g., through desk-based research and phone calls); creative in identifying new sources of information.

Languages: Fluent Japanese- and English-language skills (reading, writing, speaking).

Communication & Representation: Good writing skills, and strong understanding of how to present complex information in a succinct and balanced way.

Experience: 1+ years’ work in the field of social responsibility, labour rights, or similar preferred. Experience in researching corporate human rights disclosure preferable. Strong Microsoft Excel and Word skills required, data visualisation skills preferable.

Self-initiative and organization: Able to use own initiative and work independently within agreed framework. Strong time management and prioritization skills, and able to work under pressure and tight deadlines.

Team-work: Able to operate effectively and constructively with colleagues based around the world and willing to adapt work hours to liaise with team members based in other regions.

Terms and conditions

  • Salary range: 23,460 - £28,560 (depending on experience)
  • Location: London
  • Contract Type: Temporary contract
  • Reports to: KnowTheChain Project Lead
  • Contract Duration: May 2019 - April 2020. The contract will be a one-year contract, which can be extended by mutual agreement.

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Job details

Salary
£23,460 - £28,560 (depending on experience)
Address
London
Company
KnowTheChain
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