Programme Manager Labour Rights


About Laudes Foundation

We are a new, independent foundation joining the movement that is responding to the dual crises of climate change and inequality by supportive brave, innovative efforts that inspire and challenge industry to harness its power for good. 

Laudes Foundation provides our partners with philanthropic capital, expertise and connections. We work collectively with and through specific industries to help catalyse systems change. At the same time, we influence those working in the global financial system to redirect the flow of capital to ensure investment encourages good business practices. 
We work with businesses, shareholders, investors, workers and producers to create a new definition of value beyond shareholder value alone. This means rallying thought leaders and academics to make that definition credible; supporting civil society to make it plausible; mobilising media and movement-builders to make it desirable; influencing policymakers to make it effective; engaging financiers to make it feasible; and empowering citizens to make it beneficial. 
We champion transparency, equity and diversity, innovation, and collaboration, and we both learn from our peers and partners and share our insights and knowledge widely.  

What you'll do

The Programme Manager supports the design and delivery of the Labour Rights programme by identifying and supporting interventions in the field of Labour Rights that address the dual crises of inequality and climate breakdown.

Key responsibilities

Strategy. Support the Labour Rights team with the rolling out of the five year strategic plan by developing programmatic grants in Brazil and/or with impact on Brazilian fashion supply chains to protect the rights of labour and address power imbalances that exist across the global economy.

Ambassadorship. Act as an ambassador and technical expert in relevant fora and governance bodies to build the credibility and leadership of the foundation and promote, practical and ambitious programmes. 
Delivery. Support the delivery of the programme strategy by contributing to defining clear roles and objectives, establishing programme credibility through high performing teams and partners, and designing, monitoring, and evaluating relevant results frameworks to maximize learning and impact. 
Partner Management. Develop robust pipeline of partnerships to ensure social protection for workers, develop incentives for accountability, and promote collective action for workers. This includes building relationships with key stakeholders in the fields of labour and human rights, climate, the environment and industry. Support coalitions of actors capable of delivering systemic change across the Labour Rights Programme, with other funders and networks. 
Convening. Facilitate dialogue across programmes, partners and the wider field to bring together thought leaders, promoting discussion regarding the systemic changes needed and what can be done to catalyse and implement those changes; support leading organisations to take relevant action(s). 
Learning. Proactively contribute to a learning dynamic within the foundation by researching, analysing and sharing new and relevant insights with the wider team. 

What you've done

To be successful in this role, you have a strong understanding of the complex environment the foundation operates. You communicate with conviction and passion and know how to influence key stakeholders in order to deliver results and contribute to systems change.  

You will have:
  • Significant experience (at least seven years) working in Brazil in the field of Labour Rights, particularly in policy advocacy. Business and human rights or addressing climate and human rights issues together, as well as regional experience in the Americas are considered a plus.   
  • Experience in, or knowledge of, inclusive social protection systems for workers, accountability mechanisms for industry through regulation and transparency or collective action of workers and communities affected by industry.
  • Understanding of integrating gender, equity and inclusion issues into labour/human rights programmes
  • Experience with budget management, grant management and/or the delivery of complex programmes is desired. 
  • Strong analytical skills, able to break down and solve complex problems. 
  • Strong in building and maintaining networks. 
  • Adaptability to changing contexts. 
  • A Bachelor or Masters’ degree (or proven ability to act on this level from working experience). 
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written in English and Portuguese. Ability to work in Spanish is an asset.

What we offer

At Laudes Foundation we have one thing in common: we are passionate about our work.  We offer an international, high-energy, and collaborative environment that values diversity and inclusion where you can develop your passion into a meaningful career.  As a new philanthropic organisation we encourage risk-taking and transparency, so if you are a self-starter who wants to inspire and challenge industry together with your team, the opportunities for you at Laudes Foundation are (almost) endless.

Additional information

  • Geographic scope: Brazil and regional efforts that may involve Brazil
  • Travel expectations: Up to 25% (candidates should be able to travel freely without any restrictions)
  • An (online) assessment can be part of the recruitment process
  • Reference checks are part of the final hiring procedure
Please upload your cv and cover (in English) via our website before September 26, 2021.

Laudes Foundation is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse team.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates with disabilities, LGBTQI candidates, ethnic, racial and religious minorities, and other underrepresented groups.

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