Labour Engagement Consultant (Africa Strategy)

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Result of Service

  • Organization of a policy dialogue meeting on labour rights and decent work. * Increased number of companies in the region that signed up to the living wage commitments of the Forward Faster Initiative.

Work Location

Home based

Expected duration

8 months

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Global Compact is the world's largest sustainability initiative with over 16,000 participating companies in over 160 co companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.untries and nearly 70 Local Networks around the world. As a special initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General, the United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with Ten Principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption. The United Nations Global Compact is seeking a consultant to work on the rollout of its labour and decent work in Africa in relation to the Africa Strategy. Duties and Responsibilities: - Programme Implementation and localization: Collaborate with Local Networks in Africa region, with a specific focus on Nigeria and Ghana, to implement workshops and capacity-building initiatives on labour rights: ➢ Organize a webinar to enhance stakeholders' understanding of labour rights and implementing the UNGCs labour principles; ➢ Organize a policy dialogue meeting on labour rights and decent work in the sidelines of the regional Business and Human Rights Forum; ➢ Design and organize a capacity-building initiative on “Living Wage” aligned with the Forward Faster Initiative, including a regional event on living wage. The consultant will work in close collaboration with the Global Labour team at GCO in NY. - Knowledge Sharing: Contribute to the creation and dissemination of case studies that support stakeholders in implementing responsible labour practices, with a specific focus on living wages, and achieving sustainable development objectives. - Partnerships: Support the local networks in building effective partnerships with stakeholders in the labour rights space, including ILO, national employer’s and workers’ organizations and CSO. - Advocacy and Outreach: Engage in advocacy efforts to promote the integration of labor rights and social sustainability within business operations, and participate in relevant conferences, seminars, and forums to raise awareness and drive change.

Qualifications/special skills

Master’s Degree in Management, Economics, International Relations, Business Administration, Political Sciences, Public Administration or other relevant areas. Minimum 7 years of experience in managing projects, working on business development, capacity development, and business process improvement in Africa. Experience working on issues related to labour policies and practices as part of corporate sustainability. Understanding of sustainability as it relates to UN-business collaboration is desirable. Knowledge of Nigerian and/or Ghanaian economies and labor market trends is desirable.

Languages

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Additional Information

Not available.

No Fee

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