Business and Human Rights OfficerJOB DESCRIPTIONThe Business and Human Rights Officer will play an integral role in the Issara Institute Myanmar Team, which supports Issara’s ethical recruitment and supply chain-oriented work with global brands and retailers. . There have been many significant developments in the past year that have helped to galvanize corporate commitment to ensuring ethical labour recruitment across their entire supply chains, where migrant workers do not have to pay the costs of recruitment and migration , and are provided with safe and decent jobs with transparent terms and contracts. Ethical recruitment has the potential to eliminate indebtedness and many vulnerabilities for migrant workers before they leave their home country. Without worker empowerment and good recruitment practices, risks and controls over workers can continue at the destination workplace. Through this work, the Business and Human Rights Officer will have a rare opportunity to work with leading global businesses and Myanmar businesses, including Myanmar recruitment agencies, and industry associations, helping them strengthen their ethical recruitment and responsible sourcing through system building, training and direct technical assistance on labour issues in the recruitment process. The position will report to the Issara Myanmar Country Director, and work closely with the other teams based in Thailand and US.REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERTISE We have a lean, dynamic, seasoned team that is committed to change, innovation, and impact. We are conscientious; we hold a high standard of care for our beneficiaries, and understand that we have to be able to work effectively with partners spanning the largest multinational corporations to the smallest grassroots CBOs. Our work ecosystem is multicultural, respectful, and energetic, whether we are working on tasks in teams, or working alone. We aim to ensure that there are many opportunities for sharing, learning, and growth on our team, and are looking for individuals who would flourish in this unique environment. The Ethical Recruitment Officer should have: ● Minimum 5 years working with industries and businesses on their human resources and/or sourcing and production, in either the private sector or an INGO/NGO ● Desirable skills and experience include business consulting; business and human rights; supply chain and ethical sourcing; sustainability; CSR; and human resources and worker rights. ● Fluency in English and Myanmar required, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. ● Strong representational and negotiation skills required. ● Experience working in a professional, multicultural environment is an asset. ● Excellent analytical skills, with strong attention to detail, and must be able to handle confidential data with discretion. ● Master’s degree in business, international development, area/social studies, and/or human rights preferred. ● Interest and sensitive in working with workers and local communities, and ability to work in a fastpaced, multicultural environment. ● Willing to travel within Myanmar and abroad.