Senior Advisor on Standards/Standard-setting Work at Shift
This is a new role in our small, dynamic team that reflects the growth in Shift’s work to influence public standard-setting processes at national, regional and international levels. The person in this position will be responsible for cultivating and leading strategic relationships with governments, companies, civil society organizations and funders to advance Shift’s mission to drive alignment with the UNGPs into public standard-setting initiatives, including on mandatory due diligence, working closely with our Vice President who oversees our work in this area. They will help make strategic connections to our related work on private standard-setting initiatives, and to our engagements with companies and financial institutions.
The person in this role is not only proficient in the UNGPs and their practical applications but also contributes a breadth of sector- and/or issue-specific knowledge to Shift’s work. They have particular experience engaging with and advocating towards public policy-makers. They analyze proposed standards and suggest how to strengthen them, in collaboration with other senior Shift staff. They bring a strategic lens to the engagements they lead, connecting the aims and outcomes of Shift’s standard-setting work with our wider engagements with business and financial institutions. They have experience managing others and they provide coaching, mentoring, and oversight to colleagues throughout the organization.