The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, is seeking a Project Manager for its Business and Human Rights Unit. The deadline for applications is 21 February 2020.
Job Title: Project Manager: Business and Human Rights Unit (One -Year Contract) - Centre for Human Rights - Faculty of Law
Job ID: 23732
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
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FACULTY OF LAW
CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
PROJECT MANAGER: BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS UNIT (ONE-YEAR CONTRACT)
PEROMNES POST LEVEL 7
In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes to invite applications for the following vacancy.
The University of Pretoria's commitment to quality makes us one of the top research universities in the country and gives us a competitive advantage in international science and technology development.
The Business and Human Rights Unit in the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, is committed to finding evidence-based ways of addressing human rights impacts of business on the African continent by conducting research on international business and human rights standards, building capacity among governments, the corporate sector, academia, civil society and communities, investigating the human rights and environmental impacts of business in Africa, and engaging with judicial, quasi-judicial and non-judicial redress mechanisms. This Unit in the Centre also supports the management of the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA).
The successful candidate must be able to:
Think innovatively about business and human rights in a changing world where the environment is more and more under threat and technology plays an ever-increasing role that can both enhance and undermine human rights.
- Responsible for project designing, managing and implementing;
- Fundraising and oversight of spending;
- Maintaining and building relationships with donors and other partners;
- Representing the Centre internationally and at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights;
- Contributing intellectually to develop the field.
- A Masters' degree in a related field;
- Five years relevant professional experience (with organizations ideally in the field of business and human rights or corporate social responsibility);
- A successful track record of raising and managing funds for not-for-profit organizations from major donors, foundations, and members;
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES (SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND BEHAVIOURAL ATTRIBUTES):
- Excellent computer skills in MS Excel and other financial programmes and systems;
- Enthusiasm for the Centre’s mission and campaigns;
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills;
- Highly motivated;
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines;
- Experience in project designing, managing and implementing related to business and human rights
- Confidence and the ability to be proactive, think quickly, and work independently.
ADDED ADVANTAGES AND PREFERENCES:
- A Doctoral degree, or any additional qualification, in a relevant field;
- Experience working in a multicultural environment;
- Familiarity with international and regional human rights law and legal frameworks relevant to corporate accountability;
- Pre-existing relationships within the NGO community, as well as with foundations, media, and relevant policymakers;
- Knowledge of additional regional languages, such as Swahili, Portuguese, or French.
PLEASE NOTE: This position involves regional and international work-related travel.
The all-inclusive remuneration package for this contract position will be commensurate with the incumbent’s level of appointment, as determined by UP policy guidelines.
In applying for this post, please attach:
- A comprehensive CV;
- Certified copies of qualifications;
- Names, e-mail addresses and telephone details of three referees whom we have permission to contact.
CLOSING DATE: 21 February 2020
No application will be considered after the closing date, or if it does not comply with at least the minimum requirements.
Ms P Ngesi, Tel: (012) 420 5152 for application-related enquiries, and Ms C Viljoen, Tel: (012) 420 3810 for enquiries relating to the post content.
Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 30 April 2020, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.
The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity.
In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups.
All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials.
The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.