GoodWeave – a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi – is the leading global institution with a mission to end child labor, and forced and bonded labor, in global supply chains. GoodWeave has been pioneering and innovating for almost 25 years, primarily in the carpet sector, a market-based certification system that is transferrable to other sectors based on authenticity, proximity, and transparency to someday realize its vision of a world free of child labor. The GoodWeave System is based on harnessing the power of the market, cleaning up supply chains, creating educational opportunities for children, and improving working conditions. GoodWeave drives impact by bringing visibility to global supply chains, giving voice to informal and marginalized workers, providing assurance that certified products are free of child labor, and restoring childhood to vulnerable children so they can laugh, learn, and play.
GoodWeave is an award-winning social entrepreneurial organization on the frontlines of the movement to end modern slavery. This is a key leadership position within GoodWeave and a tremendous opportunity to ensure GoodWeave remains at the cutting edge of standards, certification, and remediation of child, forced, and bonded labor.
The Senior Program Officer is part of the Program Team at GoodWeave’s international secretariat that leads overall program strategy together with the three country teams in India, Nepal, and Afghanistan. This position will focus on leadership and project management for a US Department of State-funded JTIP program addressing forced and bonded labor in India (80%), as well as other program and organizational support (20%). The portfolio will include collaboration and coordination with staff based in the US and South Asia.
The Senior Program Officer reports to the Senior Manager, Standards and Certification. The position is based in Washington, D.C., with regular travel to South Asia. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, well-organized, and adept at building relationships inside and outside the organization, especially with bi-lateral donors such as the US Department of State. S/he will have technical expertise in management of USG-funded bi-lateral grants, as well as experience developing proposals for, negotiating with, and reporting to donors. Technical expertise in project management for the development and rollout of social data collection systems, as well as significant experience in at least one of the following: forced and bonded labor, international labor standards, supply chain programming, child protection, or education is required. S/he will possess a commitment to GoodWeave’s values and work ethic.
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Conditions of Employment: GoodWeave is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law. Employment is contingent on the results of a background investigation and positive references.
Please apply to the position by sending a cover letter and résumé explaining why your skills and experience are suitable for this position to:
Senior Manager, Standards and Certification
GoodWeave International, Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
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