2 Research Consultants at Global Compact Network UK

Project title: The Women’s Empowerment Principles: Five years on

Launched by UN Women and the UN Global Compact in 2010, the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) are a set of principles for business, offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.  This year, the Global Compact Network UK will assess how UK-based companies are addressing the issue of gender equality and women’s empowerment, in both their domestic and international operations.  Of particular interest will be any company’s engagement with the Women’s Empowerment Principles.  This assessment will be based on a combination of desk research and analysis of publicly accessible information, in addition to a series of in-depth interviews.  To assist in the delivery of this project, the Global Compact Network UK will be recruiting for two Consultants who will work as researchers on a full-time basis for one month only. 

Position summary

The main task for both Consultants will be the mining of relevant quantitative data and qualitative information, demonstrating corporate positions and actions that foster gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, from selected UK company websites.  In addition, the Consultants will be expected to assist in the organisation and coordination of meetings and interviews related to the project.  Each Consultant will be paid the London Living Wage (currently £9.15/hour).

Skills requirements

A demonstrable knowledge of the UN Global Compact obtained through formal education, experience, or writing. (An understanding of the Women’s Empowerment Principles would be a distinct advantage)

Proficient computer skills; specifically, data mining and sourcing.

Demonstrable experience of using Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Sound communication skills (both writing and orally) and an understanding of professional social media outlets and how they work.

Good organisational skills and an ability to work as part of a small team.

Job title: Consultant, Research (x2 positions)

Location: London

Salary: £9.15/hour

Contract: Full time for one month

Closing date: 15 February 2015

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