Researcher: Labour standards, human rights & gender

Ergon Associates

Details:

  • Location: Amsterdam area or London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Closing Date: 21/10/2019

Interested in the labour, gender and human rights impacts of business? We are looking for a highly motivated Researcher to join our growing team in either the Amsterdam area or London. Ergon is a leading consultancy that promotes respect for labour standards and human rights through our work with major international companies, development finance institutions, inter-governmental agencies and multi-stakeholder platforms. We deliver innovative client-focused consulting and research projects that improve the lives of workers and communities. www.ergonassociates.netThis is an ideal position from which to develop or build on a research or consulting career in this field. You will have first-rate research ability, excellent communication skills, and a keen interest in our professional areas of work. Knowledge of employment rights would be an advantage.

The post is located either in our Netherlands office (located in Haarlem) or in our Central London office. We offer a friendly working environment, the opportunity to progress through the development of transferable skills and experience, and great terms and conditions including competitive salary, 25 days holiday plus public holidays; discretionary bonus; contributory pension scheme. Applicants should provide both a covering letter setting out why you are suitable for this post and a CV in the same PDF file. Closing date: 08.00 on Monday 21st October 2019. Applicants must have the right to live and work in the EU or the UK.

Essential attributes

  • Strong academic record with relevant graduate / postgraduate qualification – e.g. in employment law, human rights law, international development, industrial relations, gender studies
  • Ability to work creatively and flexibly, including producing innovative outputs
  • Commitment to customer service relevant for a client-focused consultancy business
  • Exceptional conceptual and analytical research skills, including the ability to identify relevant sources, analyse large amounts of complex information quickly, accurately and concisely, including quantitative information
  • Outstanding written and oral English communications skills, including the ability to draft clear, accurate, concise summaries as well as lengthier research papers
  • Understanding of and commitment to the labour standards, human rights and gender equality agendas, as well as knowledge of international development and CSR
  • High level of organisational and administrative skills, including multi-tasking and ability to work independently, in a small team, and to strict deadlines
  • Fluent written and spoken English.
  • Fluency in at least one other relevant language is an advantage – particularly German, Arabic, Russian, Spanish, or Turkish
  • Excellent grasp of research and standard office applications, including social media platforms.