Program Coordinator - Corporate Accountability Working Group



  • Location: New York (however "in certain circumstances, we will consider a remote working arrangement")
  • Rolling application

ESCR-Net - International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is a collaborative initiative of over 280 groups and individuals from over 75 countries around the world, working to secure economic and social justice through human rights. ESCR-Net seeks to strengthen the field of all human rights, with a special focus on economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR). Through ESCR-Net, members exchange information, develop a collective voice, amplify their actions, and develop new tools and strategies. By facilitating joint actions, enhancing communications and building solidarity across regions, the Network seeks to build a global movement to make human rights and social justice a reality for all. The member-led collective work of ESCR-Net is guided by core principles of gender and regional balance in leadership and participation, intersectional analysis, and centrality of grassroots groups and social movements.

ESCR-Net is excited to be seeking a new staff member to serve as a key part of a program and wider secretariat team, with primary responsibility for coordinating ESCR-Net’s Corporate Accountability Working Group. This Working Group offers a platform for members to take collective action to ensure the accountability of corporations with respect to significant and/or systemic ESCR violations, in ways that would not be possible for an individual organization or group to do alone.

The Working Group acts together to support civil society to develop a clear understanding of systemic ESCR issues and challenge the various ways in which corporate practices undermine human rights enjoyment around the world. Current areas of focus for the Working Group include: advocating for strengthened/new accountability and remedial structures, such as the proposed international treaty on business and human rights; developing and popularizing a practical ‘corporate capture’ framework in order to identify and take action against the undue influence or control by corporations over domestic and international decision-makers and public institutions; strengthening the role of communities and grassroots groups in challenging adverse corporate practices and projects, by connecting groups to one another, providing resources for advocacy, and creating space for information exchange.

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