Transparentem is a discreet, non-profit unit that illuminates supply chains and spurs eradication of human and environmental abuses. We use frontline investigative reporting and forensic methods in compliance with international ethical standards. A public service initiative, Transparentem is a sentinel, not a saboteur, to industries at inflection points. We believe that securing and improving the lives and environments of workers at all tiers of off-shored industry must start with independent, methodical inquiry.
After an investigation, we deliver our findings to select entities best positioned to leverage their influence to positively impact vulnerable populations and remediate degraded environments. Transparentem does not publish the products of its investigations.
We are seeking an Industry Research Analyst to join our Strategic Engagement team. The team develops engagement strategy with brands and retailers and shapes Transparentem’s disclosure strategy for each investigation. This includes identifying and communicating with relevant stakeholders such as investors and board members of brands and retailers, NGOs, regulators, and advocacy organizations, as well as select journalists. The team develops the remediation recommendations for each report and performs due diligence for each investigation by conducting secondary research and consulting labor and environmental experts and government agencies. In addition, the Strategic Engagement team serves as an in-house industry expert to the rest of the organization.
As part of the Strategic Engagement team, the Industry Research Analyst will work closely with the Strategic Engagement Manager and other members of the Transparentem team to prepare materials that will inform the engagement strategies that accompany the organization’s investigations.
At present, Transparentem’s investigations primarily cover the apparel and textile industries, though in the future work may expand to cover supply chains in other sectors as well. The successful candidate will have a background that includes at least three years conducting research on company business structures, social compliance practices, and labor and environmental records, potentially as a journalist, for an investment firm, or as part of a non-profit organization’s company engagement or campaign team. Research for this position may extend beyond specific companies to include topics like industry best practices, opportunities for collective government engagement by companies, civil society partners available for company engagement on select issues, and other work as needed.
The analyst will:
What we’re looking for
This is a challenging role that requires total discretion, as well as strong research, analytical, and organizational skills.
We are looking for individuals with:
A plus if you have:
Transparentem is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and encourage all interested candidates to apply. Please send a resume and cover letter with the subject line “Your Full Name_Industry Research Analyst” to [email protected]. In your cover letter, please indicate where you found the job posting.
Start Date: Immediate
Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience.
Location: Washington D.C.