ESCR-Net - International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ESCR-Net) is seeking a Coordinator to facilitate its System of Solidarity.
ESCR-Net connects over 280 NGOs, social movements and advocates across more than 75 countries to build a global movement to make human rights and social justice a reality for all. Through ESCR-Net, members exchange information, build solidarity across regions, develop new tools and strategies, and advance collective actions to secure economic and social justice through the human rights framework, with a special focus on economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR). The member-led, collective work of ESCR-Net is guided by core principles of gender and regional balance in leadership and participation, intersectional analysis, and centrality of grassroots groups and social movements.
For a complete overview of ESCR-Net’s work, please visit our website at www.escr-net.org.
ESCR-Net is seeking a full-time staff member to serve as a key part of its secretariat team, with responsibility for coordinating ESCR-Net’s System of Solidarity (SOS), guided by an Advisory Group of ESCR-Net Members. ESCR-Net works to strengthen the security and protection of environmental and human rights defenders (HRD) and their communities at risk, with particular attention to the different and disproportionate threats often facing women human rights defenders and others facing intersecting forms of discrimination, by harnessing the collective power of the Network’s membership and serving as a flexible and decentralized mechanism for urgent response. This includes petitions and open letters on behalf of the Network’s membership, media work and related advocacy actions, and referrals of cases requiring technical, logistical or material assistance. These actions are, whenever possible, grounded in a recognition of the broader systemic drivers of social, economic and environmental injustices which compel HRDs to take action to defend human rights and face reprisals as a result. The Solidarity Coordinator will also serve as an internal advisor on protection issues for ESCR-Net members and the secretariat and, moving beyond urgent actions, will facilitate member-to-member connections to provide additional strategic support to the broader struggles of defenders and their communities, drawing on members’ strengths and commitments to practical solidarity. Working in close collaboration with the SOS Advisory Group, the Solidarity Coordinator will facilitate member-to-member learning, analysis, and mutual support, including via security and protection workshops and consultations on evolving issues, supporting efforts to integrate member analysis and demands into collective advocacy and campaigning across ESCR-Net.
QUALIFICATIONS | REQUIRED:
QUALIFICATIONS | DESIRABLE:
This position is a full-time, exempt position with benefits, including medical coverage and vacation and paid leave. Starting salary will be discussed during first interviews, as it is calculated using a cost-of-living index. The primary location of the ESCR-Net secretariat is in New York City, where this position would ideally be located; however, in certain circumstances, we will consider a remote working arrangement.
As soon as possible, and ideally by 1 November.
INCLUSIVE HIRING AND WORKPLACE
ESCR-Net is committed to inclusive hiring practices and strives for a secretariat staff that represents the diversity of its members. ESCR-Net is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, persons with disabilities and people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or intersex communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, arrest record, ethnicity, gender identity, medical condition (cancer-related), the conditions Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS Related Conditions or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified persons with disabilities may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.
Please send a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest and contact information for 3 references to ESCR-Net by email, using “Solidarity Coordinator Search” and your initials, as the subject of your email. We encourage interested candidates to apply as early as possible as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning 5 September 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your understanding during this process.
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