Senior Legal Advisor in Business and Human Rights

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR)


  • Location: Berlin
  • Contract Type: The position is initially limited to a two-year contract.
  • Closing Date: 20/10/2019


  • Support ECCHR's Business and Human Rights program
  • Research facts and write background reports, legal and political analyses, expert opinions, and possibly legal briefs
  • Communicate with partner organizations, government authorities, lawyers, people affected by and seeking justice for human rights abuses
  • Take over and be responsible for your own projects
  • Participate in and organize events including workshops, conferences and panel discussions
  • Advocacy and public relations
  • Train Legal Trainees


  • A law degree or relevant university degree, for example in economics or political science, with a human rights background
  • At least five years' work experience in relevant fields
  • A deep understanding of Business and Human Rights discussions, especially possible interventions and legal mechanisms at national and international levels, or the field of development cooperation
  • Solid knowledge about labor exploitation in global supply chains and agribusiness are an advantage
  • Excellent written and spoken English and good German skills are required, Spanish or French are a plus
  • Experience in working with organizations and people in Latin America and/or Asia
  • Experience and comfort using standard computer software
  • Experience in environmental law, field research and interdisciplinary work is an advantage
  • A team-player with high social and negotiating skills
  • Willingness and ability to grasp new topics, work with new partners and in diverse teams
  • Willingness to travel
  • A structured and conceptual approach to work
  • Identification with ECCHR's goals

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