Job advert: Advocacy officer in corporate responsibility
Are you interested in participating in a project with global impact? Are you tempted to use your expertise and presentation skills to promote systemic changes at EU level for the protection of the environment, climate and human rights? Do you want to deal with partners and policy makers in Brussels and strategically develop an international platform working together to strengthen corporate responsibility?
What does Frank Bold do for corporate responsibility?
At European level, we pushed through the adoption of an EU Directive that introduced the obligation of non-financial reporting - a requirement for large corporations and banks to report on the risks and impacts of their activities, including climate, human rights and corruption. This legislation was the first step in our long-term campaign to improve corporate transparency. We strive to make this obligation more precise, enforceable and to ensure that companies publish key information that is necessary for both investors and civil society. To promote these changes, we have established the Alliance for Corporate Transparency, a platform made up of over 10 major non-profit organisations and supported by responsible investors, academia and business partners. Frank Bold also promotes the debate on the purpose of the corporation, including a comprehensive reform of corporate governance towards a more sustainable model.
What will your role be?
You will get acquainted with a broad spectrum of corporate responsibility issues so that you can
- present and contribute to our policy proposals, persuade relevant players at European level, including the European Commission and Members of the European Parliament
- talk to potential partners, investors, corporations, European politicians and donors
- help to strategically develop the Alliance for Corporate Transparency platform
It's an opportunity for you if...
- you are inspired by ambitious goals and want to help resolve major global challenges, including climate change and systematic human rights violations
- you like to communicate with people and you can easily get in touch, collaborate, and reach out to potential partners or policy makers as well as manage and maintain these relationships
- you have the ability to adapt your message to any audience from technical experts, policy-makers or the wider public
- you have excellent English and you want to work in an international environment. French or German is a very strong asset and other EU languages will be an advantage
- you are able to quickly familiarise yourself with new topics through research, policy documents or expert publications
If you have relevant experience in public administration or business, or have worked in public policy making or lobbying, it will be an advantage.
Please send applications to email@example.com with the subject line "Advocacy officer in corporate responsibility".
The deadline for applications is 18 September 2019. Please send your CV and a short cover letter. Phone interviews will follow and selected applicants will be invited to our offices between 10-15 October 2019. The candidate would start as soon as possible.
What can you find at Frank Bold?
- Meaningful work, informal working environment, great team and opportunity to meet interesting projects and people. Opportunities to grow professionally and a great deal of freedom at work
- Full-time position (eventually with 0.8 part time agreement)
- Working place in Brussels, Brno or Prague (flexibility will be welcome)
- Flexible working hours and ability to work from home
- A competitive remuneration package will be offered based on qualifications and experience following Frank Bold guidelines
Frank Bold is a purpose-driven law organisation working on international human rights, climate change litigation, anti-corruption advocacy and strengthening grassroots civil society.
Established in 1995, Frank Bold is headquartered in the Czech Republic and has offices in Brussels (Belgium) and Krakow (Poland). The firm seeks to use the power of business and non-profit approaches to solve social and environmental problems. The Responsible Companies section at Frank Bold and focuses on improving EU legislation and developing a corporate governance framework that better integrate societal interests in companies’ purpose, governance, and decision-making. Frank Bold is also a steering group member of the European Coalition for Corporate Justice, which promotes corporate responsibility within the EU.
Frank Bold has also led The Purpose of the Corporation project, where we work to build a framework for sustainable corporate governance. For more information please visit our website: http://en.frankbold.org/our-work/programme/responsible-companies