Legal & Policy Coordinator, Remedy Programs at International Corporate Accountability Roundtable

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable seeks a qualified individual for the position of Legal and Policy Coordinator, Remedy Programs.

To apply: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. As such, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Only those who we intend to interview will be contacted.

POSITION SUMMARY: The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) is a coalition of leading human rights groups, including Amnesty International, EarthRights International, Global Witness, and Human Rights Watch. Based in Washington, D.C, the organization harnesses the power of the human rights community to identify and promote robust frameworks for corporate accountability, strengthen current measures, and defend existing laws, policies, and legal precedents.

The Legal and Policy Coordinator, Remedy Programs is responsible for leading ICAR’s initiatives to enhance access to effective remedies for victims of business-related human rights violations; managing remedy programs budgets; participating in overall strategy setting for remedy programs in particular and ICAR in general; and representing ICAR publicly in relevant settings. The Legal and Policy Coordinator, Remedy Programs reports to and collaborates with the Director.

The Legal and Policy Coordinator, Remedy Programs is an exempt position. Exempt employees are expected to work the appropriate and necessary time in order to complete key assignments and related tasks on schedule.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Management

o Lead ICAR’s workstreams promoting access to remedy, including but not limited to advancing efforts to remove barriers to civil remedy and promoting enforcement of criminal and administrative laws;

o Manage external experts and consultants;

o Manage remedy programs budgets;

o Develop and execute a communications strategy to promote ICAR’s remedy workstreams.

Legal Research 

o Conduct in-depth legal research into ICAR workstreams;

o Draft memoranda and briefings on key legal questions posed by membership;

o Analyze and evaluate proposed legislative and regulatory text;

o Draft legislative and regulatory proposals.

Advocacy

o Conduct high-level advocacy with government contacts;

o Develop position statements to support ICAR initiatives;

o Assist coalition members in developing advocacy strategies;

o Represent ICAR in meetings along agreed upon positions;

o Assist in coalition building;

o Local, domestic and International travel (25-40%) is required in order to fulfill the essential job duties of this position.

Fundraising

o Work with the Director to raise funds to support ICAR’s general operations and remedy programs.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Planning and fundraising: Participate in organizational planning and fundraising activities.

Staffing: As needed and in consultation with the Director, recruit, train, and supervise remedy program fellows, interns, and consultants to support ICAR work.

Other

o Write and edit content for the organization’s website;

o Draft publications and external communications in support of ICAR workstreams.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

• Juris Doctor degree required, bar membership strongly preferred;

• Demonstrated commitment to human rights and social justice, with experience in business and human rights advocacy required;

• Civil or criminal litigation experience strongly desired;

• Successful advocacy experience, including legislative experience, strongly desired;

• Experience working in coalition-based organizations desired;

• 3+ years of professional legal experience;

• Supervision experience desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

• A portfolio demonstrating the ability to work effectively, concisely, and clearly in a manner compelling to our organizational members;

• Enthusiasm for the organization’s mission and campaigns, as well as a passion for building the organization;

• Ability to juggle multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines;

• Highly motivated;

• Computer skills: proficiency with Microsoft Office a must;

• Confidence and the ability to act proactively, think quickly, and work independently;

• Broad knowledge about human rights and corporate accountability;

• Ability to develop and manage budgets;

• Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills;

• Proficiency in a foreign language strongly desired.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS:

• Daily interactions with co-workers;

• Interactions with ICAR members and partners;

• Interactions with government representatives;

• Interactions with funders.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

• Desk research for periods of time;

• Frequent travel to meetings with Congressional offices and member organizations;

• Stand, bend, and stretch to access boxes and file cabinets;

• Ability to use mediums of communication include telephone, email, and Skype;

• Ability to access elevator;

• International travel and Domestic travel (25-40%).

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

• Quiet work environment;

• Work from shared office space;

• Computer and printer provided;

• Work internationally from hotels or shared office space of partner organizations;

• International and domestic travel with economy class airfare and standard business hotel.

Job title: Legal & Policy Coordinator, Remedy Programs

Location: Washington DC

To apply: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. As such, applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Only those who we intend to interview will be contacted.