Are you looking to join a highly professional, motivated and value-driven small team on a temporary basis?   Do you want to be part of a groundbreaking program that is moving the needle in the social landscape in global supply chains?

Summary

SLCP (Social & Labor Convergence Program) is a non-profit, multi-stakeholder initiative in the field of labor conditions in the apparel sector. The SLCP Senior Manager Stakeholder Engagement (SHE) & Comms will be on maternity leave from end Feb – early Sept 2021. We are seeking a temporary replacement for several components of this work for 3 – 3.5 days/week (TBD). The person in this role will report to the Executive Director, SLCP. We are looking for an experienced Stakeholder Engagement or Comms Manager in this field, preferably with knowledge of the Program and its tools. We are also willing to consider your applications if you are interested in fulfilling some but not all of these tasks or have more limited availability (e.g. 1-2 days a week). Find more information on SLCP on our website: www.slconvergence.org

Qualifications

  • Diplomatic, convincing, energetic, flexible and enthusiastic personality
  • Eager to learn and open-minded
  • Strong project management skills and ability to effectively juggle multiple projects at once
  • Analytical skills and experience in performance monitoring– ability to translate the organization’s objective into concrete actions and KPIs
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated competence in conducting and facilitating (virtual) meetings
  • Experience working with people from a variety of cultures and backgrounds
  • Effective (English) written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills including ability to create engaging presentation materials
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Financial literacy and Excel skills
  • Enjoys a fast-paced, dynamic, challenging work environment
  • Team player prioritizes his/her work based on the needs of the organization and its signatories and ready to ‘go the extra mile’
  • Knowledge of SLCP and the CAF is a strong preference

Education level and experience

  • 4-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a program management intense field; advanced degree in relevant field strongly preferred (e.g., MBA).
  • 8+ years of working experience of which 5+ years in a management role.
  • Experience in retail, corporate responsibility, and/or human rights and environmental programs preferred.
  • Experience in non-profit/membership type organization preferred

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Own and implement the Stakeholder Engagement and Communications Strategic Plan, in a timely and cost-effective way. This will require engagement with SLCP colleagues, signatories, and partners to reach consensus.
  2. Coordinate with other Senior Managers and consultants, overseeing the work of junior comms/ event manager
  3. Creating communications content and maintain communication channels, tailoring messages to specific audiences (stakeholder groups)
  4. Together with junior comms/event manager, coordinate/support in external communication including, but not limited to website, annual reports, info-packs, press-releases
  5. Together with junior comms/event manager, organize and execute SLCP (virtual) signatory and stakeholder events (limited)
  6. Review and align broad SLCP communication, including mailings and information from other fields/Senior Managers.
  7. Implement signatory engagement cycle: onboarding and continuous information provision
  8. Oversight of SLCP income (including charter, verification-related, and Accredited Host fees), ensuring invoices are sent on schedule and following up on late payments

Employment, organization set-up and location

The replacement Senior Manager will work directly with colleagues in the SLCP Secretariat: the Executive Director, Senior Managers in other fields, and support staff. The SLCP Secretariat actively collaborates with its signatories (220+ including some of the leading brands, manufacturers and organizations representing other stakeholders), to implement the Converged Assessment Framework (CAF).

The replacement Senior Manager will be part of the SLCP team and will report to the Executive Director, who is based out of Amsterdam. The assignment is based on a 24-28-hour work week (3-3.5 days/week, 8 hours/day) – TBD. The work will be organized either by a temporarily employment contract, or a consultancy contract. SLCP is an independent Program hosted by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). For this position SAC will be the formal employer/contracting party.

Ideally, our chosen candidate(s) will be available to start in mid-January/ early February to allow for a handover. The compensation will be in line with monthly salary of an SLCP Senior Manager. The exact amount will depend on hours/week, qualification and terms (consultancy/contract).

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and a short covering letter to Janet@slconvergence.org by December 11 at the latest. Please include an indication of your monthly compensation/day rate for this assignment in your application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

About the Program

SLCP is implementing a Converged Assessment Framework (CAF) to reduce social audit fatigue and to free up resources to improve working conditions in global supply chains. The vision is that this will drive collaborative action and improved working conditions.

The Converged Assessment Framework (CAF) was developed by and for SLCP signatories and consists of a data collection tool and verification methodology. The CAF is intended to replace existing proprietary audit tools, therefore reducing the need for repetitive audits. SLCP has also developed a unique system for hosting and sharing the data so that it can be shared with multiple stakeholders. SLCP launched the Converged Assessment Framework in June 2019 and has now rolled out in over 30 countries. So far, over 1000 facilities have completed an SLCP verified assessment and over 30 brands have publicly committed to accepting SLCP data instead of using their own audit tools.

Find more information on: www.slconvergence.org