Our client is looking for a Senior Project Officer who will support, coordinate and implement project activities on the ground, including communication with all project partners and stakeholders, for a USDOL grant-funded project in Malaysia to combat child labor and forced labor in the apparel and palm oil industries.
The position is a full-time engagement and must be based in Greater Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The selected candidate will support, coordinate, and implement activities related to MY Voice project. MY Voice project is a USDOL-funded multiyear project to combat child labor and forced labor in the production of Malaysian palm oil and garments.
Your Responsibilities Will Include
Managing, cooperating, and executing tasks related to this project to ensure smooth and timely implementation.
Preparing, updating, and following workplans.
Liaising with partners and stakeholders.
Submitting project deliverables and reports in a timely manner.
Contributing to the creation and sharing of knowledge within the project and the client.
Escalating challenges to the supervisor in a timely manner and propose solutions and alternative strategies to achieve results.
Conducting child labor and forced labor risk assessment in different supply chain tiers.
Supporting the development and pilot of remediation model(s) and tools to address child labor and forced labor in the apparel and palm oil industry.
Preparing, coordinating, and conducting trainings and awareness raising campaigns with different stakeholders both in person and online.
Conducting desk research as well as monitoring and evaluation reports by summarizing and documenting results, lessons learned and good practices from the implementation of the project.
Establishing and maintaining network with project partners and local stakeholders, including local governmental agencies, sectoral associations, international and national NGOs, government entities, educational institutions and commercial service providers and trainers etc.
Performing other tasks as assigned by The Centre such as data analysis, reporting, participating, and representing the client in events, conferences, meetings as decided in cooperation with the Director of Services & Products, Asia.
Doing regular calls with client’s colleagues in other offices, partners of the project, and regular check-in with the Director of Services & Products, Asia.
Traveling from time to time (mostly domestic).
You have minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the field of human rights due diligence, child rights (in particular child labor), social compliance, with audits/assessments experience and certification as auditor (e.g. FLA/SAI etc. certified auditor) a plus
You have a Bachelor’s degree or master’s degree reflecting expertise in areas relevant to this project, such as social sciences, law, public policy, sociology.
You have strong skills and experience in project management (incl. meeting deadlines, achieving targets, budget setting and monitoring, etc.).
You have strong skills in research tools development, report writing, and policy and guidelines development.
Experiences relating to Malaysia’s apparel/palm oil industry strongly preferred.
You have strong and proven skills as a trainer and facilitator.
You have good command of both verbal and written English and Bahasa Malaysia, knowledge in other Southeast Asian languages a plus, to be able to liaise effectively to different stakeholders across the region.
You are self-motivated, independent, pro-active, and has team-work spirit.
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