Position: Part-Time Consultant on Business and Human Rights

  • Posted on 30 June 2020

Job Description

The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights is the ABA’s focal entity for critical human rights concerns in the United States and around the world. The Center is seeking a consultant with experience investigating the linkages between business enterprises, human rights violations, and public corruption.

Responsibilities include:

· Research on public records concerning corporate officers, entities, and transactions.

· Submission of requests for public records.

· Interviews of relevant witnesses.

· Research concerning local laws, as applicable.

· Analysis of linkages between business enterprises and public officials.

· Preparation of report summarizing research.

Basic Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must have a JD or MBA and at least 4 years experience.
  • Experience in communicating with local partners, including through the use of secure communication platforms.
  • Experience in drafting reports that provide succinct and well-documented facts and analysis.
  • Experience researching and investigating business entities is required.

How to Apply

· Please send a detailed cover letter, resume or CV, and three references to Emma Watson: emma.watson@americanbar.org

About the Organization

The Rule of Law Initiative is a public service project of the American Bar Association dedicated to promoting legal reform efforts in over 40 countries around the world. The Rule of Law Initiative believes that rule of law promotion is the most effective long-term antidote to the most pressing problems facing the world community today, including poverty, economic stagnation, and crippling levels of corruption. The Rule of Law Initiative concentrates its technical legal assistance efforts in the following substantive areas: 1) Anti-corruption & public integrity; 2) Criminal law & combating trafficking in persons; 3) Gender issues; 4) Human rights & conflict mitigation; 5) Judicial reform; 6) Legal education reform; and 7) Legal profession reform. The Rule of Law Initiative enlists talented individuals who possess the skills and commitment necessary to effectively promote the rule of law in our host countries. We regularly seek experienced attorneys, judges, and law professors interested in lending their expertise to our programs for both long- and short-term pro bono assignments overseas. For more information please visit our website at www.abarol.org.

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