RAID is a UK based charity that exposes corporate wrongdoing, environmental damage and human rights abuses in Africa, partnering with those harmed to hold companies to account. We use rigorous investigation, advocacy and the law to strengthen the regulation of business and achieve justice.
About the role:
RAID has an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Accountability Researcher to join our London based team. You will conduct research and investigations, provide legal analysis and engage in advocacy.
This post is at the heart of our dynamic team and provides the opportunity for international travel, both for fieldwork and to participate in relevant international forums. Our team is small, so multi-tasking is required. This is a unique opportunity to be actively involved in holding corporations to account for environmental and human rights harms.
- Conduct research and monitoring on business and human rights issues relating to RAID’s work.
- Prepare and conduct field investigations.
- Help provide legal analysis on cases and situations that RAID is undertaking and work closely with outside legal counsel as needed.
- Collect and analyse information from a wide variety of sources.
- Write or contribute to the drafting and publicization of compelling reports and other materials.
You will bring enthusiasm and self-motivation alongside a keen interest in, and knowledge of, business, human rights and environmental issues, especially in sub-Saharan Africa.
The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in human rights, law, international relations, political science, social sciences or related subjects. You will have at least 3 years of relevant work experience (legal trainee programs can be included). Research and field experience in Africa, especially in the Democratic Republic of Congo or in similar francophone countries, is highly desirable and will help set you apart from the crowd.
We are seeking someone who:
- displays good judgement, empathy and sensitivity towards affected communities and victims;
- has a proven interest in human rights and justice, and is a compelling advocate;
- brings strong analytical and research skills, and an ability to plan strategically;
- speaks French and English, with strong research and writing skills in English (essential);
- brings knowledge of anti-corruption, money-laundering, corporate structures and accounts (desirable but not necessary).
We offer flexible working and remote working during the pandemic.
RAID believes in the value of a diversity. We believe change can only be achieved if we have talented employees with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences. We are an equal opportunity employer intent on building a balanced team from all walks of life. We actively encourage applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and value the positive impact that this will bring to our team.
Eligibility to work in the UK is desirable.
Please see the job specification for further details.