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Project Leader - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Deadline: 09/04/2023

Earthworm Foundation is an international dynamic non-profit organization which helps companies transform their supply chains across the world for the benefit of people and nature.

Earthworm Foundation is seeking a motivated Project Leader (Social & Human Rights) based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with knowledge in migration, labour rights issues or child protection, excellent communication and writing skills, passionate about working in the business and human rights space to drive transformation across connected supply chains, and interested in a career with a dynamic non-profit that builds relationships with companies, governments and civil society organizations to bring responsible products to market.

The selected candidate will be part of the Respect Program team, which focuses on ensuring the rights and well-being of workers and their families in supply chains. In Malaysia, the Respect program focuses on ethical recruitment of migrant workers, forced and bonded labour and children in plantations.

The selected candidate will support or lead on the implementation of projects in close collaboration with the Earthworm Foundation Social and Human Rights Manager, and also participate in other cross-collaborative projects, stakeholder engagement, trainings, assessments and research.

Your job :

  • Managing Project Cycle, including narrative and financial reporting, update of work plans
  • Writing proposal and business development
  • Leading researches, field and desk based, legal research and data analysis
  • Conducting labour related assessments of company sites, including conducting worker and employer interviews, reviewing documents and conducting site observations
  • Writing reports and supporting the development of publications (proof reading, editing, liaising with Comms team)
  • Developing resource and training module
  • Providing training on human rights, labour rights, child rights and related topics to employers
  • Mapping external stakeholder and their engagement
  • Leading meetings, making presentations, conducting webinars and providing project updates to stakeholders
  • Submitting monthly timesheets and expenses on time
  • Supporting other colleagues where needed on ad hoc projects

Your profile:

  • Project Leaders – more than 3 years relevant experience;
  • Completed Master’s degree preferred or relevant professional trainings;
  • Experience in project management in the non-profit sector;
  • Experience in labour or social audits/assessments, developing corrective action plans or other field work involving interviews/document reviews;
  • Knowledge of human rights, national and international labour law and standards, human resources, child rights, sustainability and/or migration;
  • Knowledge of MSPO/RSPO an advantage
  • An understanding of environmental and social issues in Malaysia, particularly related to the palm oil industry;
  • Public speaking or experience conducting trainings;
  • Ability to think critically and analytically, with experience of data analysis;
  • Ability to work individually and as a team, with leadership capability;
  • Good computer skills in Microsoft Office Programme suite etc.

Language skills:

  • English and Bahasa Malaysia proficiency.
  • Other languages are an advantage but not a requirement.

Working conditions / Physical effort

  • Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and participate in field trips to remote areas.
  • Desk work with regular travel in the region for assessments/site visits/workshops/forums/business development/other meetings.

Other information

  • 2-year renewable contract, based on performance and funding.
  • Malaysian citizenship

To Apply

Interested candidates should send an updated CV along with a 1 page cover letter outlining interest in the role via email to Application will be accepted on a rolling basis until a suitable candidate is found.

Please insert your last name and PLMsiaRespect2023 in the subject line of the email. Successful candidates will be contacted by email or phone for an initial screening interview. Only candidates who send a full application will be considered. Only selected candidates will be contacted.