11 Apr 2018

Job and Fellowship Opportunities for Social Workers

1. Central Fellowship

One of the ministries in the Central Govt is looking for fellows for an innovative program to link sustainability (on the lines of UN sustainability goals) and standardization norms. The candidates need to be entrepreneurial in nature with a proactive and go-getter attitude. Any prior experience with the UN or any other organization working on SDGs would be an added advantage. Duration of the fellowship is Two years and includes a stipend of Rs.50,000 per month approx. The position will primarily be based out of Delhi. Interested candidates can mail across their CVs to nish.barni[at]gmail.com.

2. Programme Manager, Working Conditions (Indian National)

About C&A Foundation
C&A Foundation is here to transform the fashion industry into a force for good. We do this by
providing financial support, expertise, and networks to enable brands, NGOs and other
changemakers to make the fashion industry work better for every person it touches.
Our work is focused on five areas that we believe will have the biggest impact for people:
accelerating organic cotton and other sustainable materials, enabling the industry’s transition to
circular, improving working conditions, eradicating forced and child labour, and strengthening
communities. We believe that addressing gender inequality is fundamental to industry
transformation, and seek to apply a gender justice lens in everything we do.
As a corporate foundation, we share the same heritage, values and approach to sustainability as
the global retailer C&A. For more information: www.candafoundation.org

Position Overview
The Programme Manager will report to the Head of Supply Chain Innovation and Transformation.
S/he will be responsible for developing, executing, and measuring the impact of programs to
improve working conditions through increasing accountability in the apparel supply chain in India.
? Design programmes and partnerships to realize the foundation's vision of improving industry
accountability through public disclosure, worker negotiations and bargaining, policy change
and access to justice
? Build relationships with key stakeholders including thematic and regional teams within the
foundation, with the C&A business, and relevant non-profit, academic, government, and
community partners.
? Monitor, evaluate, and communicate the impact of Foundation partnerships
? Track and co-define clear roles and objectives with partners and colleagues to achieve
? Influence key stakeholders / partners in order to enable sustainable impact and change
? Act as an ambassador and thought leader in relevant fora and governance bodies to build
the credibility and leadership of C&A Foundation
? Demonstrate positive team spirit and trust
? Actively support change to increase efficiency and effectiveness, facilitating the
implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace
? Live the C&A Foundation mission
The ideal candidate will have at least seven years of relevant experience and the following
? Indian national
? At least 7 years of experience working for the improvement of working conditions and labour
rights in India
? Deep understanding of complex systems and ideas for systems approaches that can lead to
sustainable change in the apparel industry in India
? Knowledge of the apparel industry and supply chain sustainability
? University degree in a relevant discipline such as law, international development, or human
? Fluent English is required, both written and spoken in addition to fluency in Tamil, Kannada
or Hindi.
? Able and willing to travel within India and globally

C&A Foundation is recruiting for a Program Manager with experience in improving working conditions and labor rights in India.  Please find the job description attached.

If you are interested in the position, please send your resume to Caroline Van Thessen.  Her email address is c.vanthessen[at]porticus.com.