Are you passionate about transforming the economic system? Experienced in climate and human rights issues? Help us grow the capacity, diversity and reach of our vibrant global team working for a rights-based economy.
CESR is seeking a Program Officer with a proven commitment to human rights, economic and environmental justice to play a key role in achieving our programmatic goals. This is a vital position, which will help us expand our work to new communities, issues, and audiences. In particular, the Program Officer will lead CESR’s work on building linkages between human rights and climate and environmental justice— ensuring that we are able to more frontally take on the challenges of environmental degradation and climate change. This includes contributing to our work on the rights-based economy and on responses to COVID-19.
Who We Are
We are an international non-governmental organization that works to harness the power of human rights to inspire fairer and more sustainable economies. Our vision is of a world in which a just distribution of resources and power enables current and future generations to live with dignity, in full enjoyment of their economic and social rights. With a budget of US$1.4m and a 14-strong staff team of human rights and economic justice advocates across four continents, we are currently embarked on a multi-year strategy aimed at envisioning a human rights-based economy and catalyzing collective action towards it. This is an exciting opportunity for a researcher, advocate and/or activist to join a well-respected, high-impact international organization that is working to advance a more just, equitable and rights-based economy in the context of climate breakdown and the COVID-19 pandemic.
What You’ll Do
Reporting to CESR´s Director of Program, the Program Officer devises and implements effective strategies for research, advocacy, skills-building and movement-bridging, aimed at fulfilling the objectives of CESR’s organizational strategy. Specific responsibilities include:
Research and policy
Advocacy and relationship building
Project management and strategy implementation
To be successful in this position, you will have:
We’re looking for someone to start relatively soon, ideally beginning in November/December 2021.
The location is flexible, provided some overlap of working hours with the rest of the team can be ensured. CESR is registered as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the state of New York, USA, and currently retains an office in New York City. However, since 2020, its international staff team is currently working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
We believe that our current economic model disproportionately hurts the most disadvantaged people in our societies, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ people, and those from working class backgrounds—particularly in the Global South. In line with our commitment to embodying equity and justice in our work and workplace, we aim to center these communities in the work we do, and therefore strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other disadvantaged communities.
The salary range for this position is between USD 52-72,000, depending on experience and location, considering relative cost of living and the need to ensure equity and comparability within the team.
CESR also offers a range of benefits, depending on the location of the individual, and 22 days of paid annual leave in addition to public holidays and end of year leave. CESR recognizes that flexible working arrangements are key to equity and inclusion in the workplace, so we are happy to talk about the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you.
Prospective candidates should fill out this form, and upload their CV and a writing sample (2 pages max) as instructed. The deadline for applications is Friday 17 September 2021. Due to the volume of expected applications, we will likely be unable to respond to individual queries, but we expect to be in touch with shortlisted candidates by late September.
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